Coconut Oil is a tropical oil which has been incorporated to the diets of those in the South Pacific and Hawaiian Islands for generations. Coconut oil acts as a great natural moisturiser. Modern research has also shown that coconut oil is unique in its structural make-up, due to its medium chain fatty acids.
Communities from the South Pacific and Hawaiian Islands have been cooking and consuming coconut oil for generations. This oil can be used for cooking, baking, a substitute for other oils such as butter, and even as a body moisturiser.
Coconut Oil Production
In order to make coconut oil, the coconuts are first harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). The oil is then extracted from the kernel or meat of these matured coconuts and undergoes either a wet or dry process before it is ready to be packaged and sold.
Coconut Oil Products
One of the special unique features of coconut oil is it structural make-up; it is made up of medium-chain fatty acids. Holland & Barrett sell a sweet smelling and rich tasting Pure Coconut Oil (453g) which can be used on salads, for cooking or can be used as a body moisturiser. Other moisturisers at Holland & Barrett can be found on the creams category page.