Vita Coco Organic Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil
Inspired by Brazil, where coconut oil is part of everyday life, Vita Coco’s organic coconut oil brings all the flavour and vibrancy of the home of carnival and rainforests right to your kitchen or bathroom cupboard.
Made from the huge seeds of the coconut palm, also known as the Cocos nucifera, coconut oil has long been used by the Brazilian people in a multitude of ways.
Cold pressed, extra virgin coconut oil is often used in Brazilian cookery, lending its distinct flavour to fish stews and chicken curries.
And it is just as valued for its moisturising properties, so you will find it on the dressing table of most Brazilian women too, used on bodies, faces and hair for a variety of tasks.
Totally free of chemicals, Vita Coco coconut oil is made from dried or fresh raw coconut meat only, ensuring it maintains all its tropical goodness, from tree to jar.
Coconut oil’s beauty benefits
An occlusive, meaning it forms a barrier to prevent moisture loss, coconut oil is a highly effective hair product and particularly beneficial for thick, curly or frizzy hair.
It helps to seal in moisture and smooths and protects from the damage of brushing and rubbing while you wash and style.
It can also help to soothe an itchy, dry scalp – simply smear on before bed, cover and rinse out in the morning.
For those with fine hair, coconut oil can be a little greasy, so stick to using this beautiful smelling oil to tame ends and smooth down wispies.
A skincare hero, coconut oil is often rubbed into dry skin to help make skin glow.
It is an especially effective moisturiser for scaly, rough knees and elbows and likewise for dry, tight shins.
Warming a small handful of coconut oil in your palms creates an easy to apply product that can also be used as a lip balm, cuticle oil or foot cream and can even stand in for make up remover if you are sensitive to the harsh ingredients in wipes and cleansers.
Coconut oil: a versatile ingredient in cooking
Do not just keep this delicious oil for your skin and hair.
Using coconut oil for cooking is a must too. Its unmistakable flavour makes it fantastic for baking - a substitute for butter in vegan recipes and adding a tropical twist to simple sponge cakes, chocolate brownies and oaty biscuits.
Coconut oil can also stand in for vegetable or sunflower oil, its high smoke point making it ideal for frying tasks.
Try frying prawns and other stir fry ingredients in coconut oil instead of sesame or use it to grease your pancake pan for vegan friendly almond or oat milk pancakes.
Popular with those on a keto diet and one of the chief ingredients of bulletproof coffee, edible coconut oil like Vita Coco is high in natural medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs).
MCFAs are converted to ketones in our bodies, providing a powerful energy source and keeping the body in ketosis, so it burns fat instead of carbohydrates.
Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Always read the label before use
|Energy||3280kj / 784kcal|
|of which saturates||78.7g|
|of which polyunsaturates||1.6g|
|of which monounsaturates||5g|
|of which sugars||0g|
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Coconut oil is high in certain types of saturated fats. It contains some medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are shorted chains of fatty acids.
These MCTs are metabolised differently to other fats and the body uses them for a quick source of energy.
Coconut oil is considered to be one of the best oils for cooking at high temperatures as it does not smoke.
Coconut oil has an extremely wide range of uses.
One of the most popular uses is to use coconut oil for cooking. It can be used for frying and works especially well in stir fries and curries.
It has been used in Southeast Asian cuisine for years and has become more popular in western cooking in recent years.
Edible coconut oil has a delicate, slightly tropical taste, which adds flavours to some dishes. It can also be used in baking.
Coconut oil can also be used on the skin and the hair. Applying it onto the skin and hair can help hydrate both of these and leaves both the hair and skin feeling soft and smooth.
In fact, the list of uses for this versatile oil is almost endless. You can also use coconut oil to clean your teeth, apply to irritated skin and even repel insects!
If a coconut oil is marked as extra virgin it means that it is very high quality coconut oil.
It means that chemicals are not used in its processing and it is made with either dried or fresh coconut meat, in order to retain all the nutrients from the fruit.
Organic coconut oil is one which is produced without the use of artificial chemicals, fertilisers or pesticides.
Yes, you can put coconut oil in your hair. Applying coconut oil to your hair either before or after you wash it helps to protect it from damage, when hair is at its most vulnerable.
It can also help to hydrate the hair, leaving it looking shiny and smooth.
You can use coconut oil on your skin as a moisturiser. It works especially well on the driest areas of skin such as the elbows, knees and arms.
You can also use it on your face, unless you already have very oily skin.
It works well as a night cream, as it is rich and provides intense hydration. Just massage in a thin layer of coconut oil to your face before bed time.
You can also use coconut oil to remove your make-up. Simply apply to a reusable pad and wipe gently over the face and eyes, until all traces of make-up have been removed.
If you are looking to declutter your cosmetics, then coconut oil might be a good all-in-one solution for you.
Yes, Vita Coco Coconut Oil 250ml is suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.
Since it is made from 100% organic raw coconuts, it is a completely plant-based oil.
Simply rub it into your skin as a moisturiser or apply it to the ends of your hair, as a conditioner
You can even apply it to your skin after shaving for extra hydration
Suffering from dry and chapped lips? Simply rub Vita Coco Coconut Oil on them for a soothing effect
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