May 08, 2015 1 min read

Name: Cocos nucifera

Method of Extraction: Pressed

USDA Certified Organic: Yes

What is Coconut Oil?
Coconut oil is extracted from the kernel (meat) of coconuts harvested from the coconut tree, a palm.  

The oil itself has a deep scent of pure coconut pulp and is renowned for its nutritional properties. 

Coconut Oil Actions and Benefits
Coconut Oil is predominantly composed of saturated fatty acids (about 94%), with a good percentage (above 62%) of Medium Chain Fatty Acids. It is also packed full of Vitamin E - a powerful antioxidant that drives oxygenated blood to the skin for healthy skin and fur! 

How does Coconut Oil work? 
Coconut oil is a extremely hydrating, a great moisturizer and helps to provide a protective layer, retaining moisture in the skin while allowing the skin to breathe. As a mild oil, it is very good for use with inflamed and irritated skin, or dogs with skin sensitivities. 

It is also the number one later-producing agent used in soaps. 

How do we use Coconut Oil?
Coconut is saponified with olive and jojoba to form the base of our shampoos - gentle and mild Castile Soap! 

Is Coconut Oil safe? 
Yes. It is safe and non-toxic.

About Our Coconut Oil:
We use certified organic, sustainably grown, fair trade certified coconut oil. As an organic oil, it was grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. 

Saponified Names: Sodium cocoate and Potassium cocoate