When Added to Food:
- A high smoke point, higher shelf life, and a coconutty fragrance
- Even controls Thyroid levels - Healthiest alternative to the traditional cooking oil
- High Proportion of saturated fats - Easily absorbs vitamins A, D, E, K, and other Minerals
- Can be added as butter and milk in baking goods
When Added to Cosmetics:
- Provides an Anti-bacterial and Anti-fungal base for natural beauty products
- Helps to treat skin ailments like eczema & psoriasis
- Penetrates hair cuticles better than other oils & treats dandruff
- High amount of anti-oxidants improves overall health, immunity & shine
Most modern methods of oil extraction involve supplying heat at various stages, right from crushing the nuts until the final extraction.
To make the oil appear attractive, they even remove gums (a thick layer that forms in the oil) and then refine it further with acetic acid, hexane, or bleaching soda. To bring down the cost, the manufacturers also mix liquid paraffin made from crude oil.
During this chemical process, the coconut oil loses its essential nutrients. Exactly why we extract our oils in an all-natural process such as below.
Method of Extraction:
Step 1: Using cold compression or milling, oil is extracted from dried coconut kernels.
Step 2: Fresh oil is separated from the water (moisture) and proteins using natural processes like fermentation, churning, refrigeration, and action of enzymes.
Step 3: Oil retains a very high nutritional value, and a natural and coconutty fragrance.