We buy our coconut oil from a model farm in Labasa Fiji. This farm reconnects people with the land teaching them how to grow organically and sustainably, the farm also teaches arts and crafts as other ways to provide further skills and income for people. www.christiantrainingcentre.org
The model farm produces 100% pure cold pressed coconut oil. This oil is extracted from the raw 'meat' of the coconut. Our coconut oil is not hydrogenated, refined, bleached or deodorised and contains no solvents, preservatives or additives. It is processed in small batches, allowing the oil to be produced from the fresh coconut meat within a short time of opening the coconut.Versatile Health Benefits ~
Possesses a host of natural properties and is ideal for cooking, skin and hair. Coconut oil is a solid under 24.5 degrees and a liquid over that temperature so we package this exceptionally versatile oil differently for different uses.
However you use it, it seems compelling that Pure Cold Coconut Oil has got to be good for you. Mainly attributed to its high levels of lauric acid.
Dr. Mary Enig Ph.D, writes; "Lauric acid is a medium chain fatty acid, which has the additional beneficial function of being formed into monolaurin in the human or animal body. Monolaurin is the antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal monoglyceride used by the human or animal to destroy lipid-coated viruses such as HIV, herpes, cytomegalovirus, influenza, various pathogenic bacteria, including listeria monocytogenes and helicobacter pylori, and protozoa such as giardia lamblia. Some studies have also shown some antimicrobial effects of the free lauric acid."
Cooking Healthy and Delicious Food with Coconut Oil
- Coconut oil tastes and smell delicious in food and is ideal for cooking being able to tolerate high temperatures. Vision Products coconut oil has a particularly good coconut taste. Coconut oils seem to vary in taste from region to region and depending on extraction processes.
- Cold pressed coconut oil doesn't go rancid easily if stored in a cool, dark place.
- Is primarily composed of cholesterol free, medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs), foremost lauric acid as whats found in mother milk.
- The MCFAs in coconut oil are also believed to boost immunity. There is growing opinion in health circles suggesting coconut oil helps ward off degenerative diseases such as; Alzheimer, Parkinson and Heart disease.
- Healthy fats like coconut oil are necessary so that we can absorb fat soluble vitamins such as vitamin A,D,E, K and beta-carotene.
- Converts more readily into energy rather that fat, making it ideal for competitive sports people and the health conscious alike.
- Can be used for oil pulling (oil pulling involves swishing a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes, this helps reduce harmful bacteria).
For Radiant Skin and Skincare
- Helps protect against free radical damage and is ideal for relieving cracked, dry skin, and improving elasticity.
- Is claimed to have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties due to its medium chain fatty acids/triglycerides (MCTs) thought helpful by many for assisting in the treatment of a range of skin conditions including acne, psoriasis, eczema and fungal infections in general.
- An excellent natural alternative for eye make up removal.
- Has an excellent 'slip' making it an ideal massage oil.
- Provides an attractive natural sheen ideal for as a highlighter for legs and bodybuilders.
- Makes the perfect product to use during pregnancy to help avoid stretch marks.
- Ideal to use on baby's skin and helps reduce nappy rash.
For Revitalising Hair and scalp
- Excellent as a pre-conditioner treatment providing essential proteins for revitalising damaged hair and helping in the prevention of hair breakage strengthening the hair strands.
- Massage into the scalp once or twice per week, before bed, as a natural treatment for reducing dandruff.
Incorporating a refill/recycle system to save people money and help the planet out in dealing with used containers.
All Vision Products have a unique Biospherically Correct indicator which depicts each product's environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Due to the exceptional attributes of this product, this cold pressed coconut oil carries a Biospherically Correct 2 rating.
Special thanks toRemuera New World, an Auckland based supermarket which is fully sponsoring retail space in support of this Vision Products initiatives and our communities.
ENDORSEMENTS FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE DISCOVERED THE INCREDIBLE BENEFITS OF OUR 100% COLD PRESSED COCONUT OIL AND COMPLETELY FALLEN IN LOVE WITH IT.
$12.99Ideal food use jar Coconut oil is primarily composed of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) excellent for health, and being able to tolerate high cooking temperatures while making food smell and taste delicious. These MCFAs are also believed to boost immunity. Growing opinion in health circles suggesting coconut oil helps ward off degenerative diseases such as; Alzheimer, Parkinson and Heart disease....
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$59.99Convenient refill system 100% Pure Coconut oil is ideal for cooking, skin, hair and a solid less than 24.5 degrees so we have brought you a multi-use refill/ recycle system to help integrate this incredible natural resource into your lifestyle. Simply immerse 750ml bulk bottle in very warm water (not boiling) for 10-12 minutes until your coconut oil becomes liquid,...
To what extent does the cultivation and extraction of the raw materials necessary to produce this product;enhance the diversity of life, that is, aids the greater biospheric services of the planet, the localised eco systems (species and habitat protection) and preserves the associated knowledge, customs and prosperity of the indigenous cultures of the territory?Biospherically Correct
Our coconut oil comes from a model farm that creates work for the local people of Labasa- Fiji, supporting the local community to effectively utilise its natural resources by working with the land to sustainably support itself. Coconut products are part of the farm model and possible uses include: cooking oil, food, coconut bu, fibre, fuel, shelter and skin lotion
As the local people have become increasingly removed from living on the land and the knowledge associated with it, many have looked to
Summary: Diversity protection is achieved through local people being able to replicate the ecologically sustainable, productive model of the farm thus securing their livelihoods and the prosperity of future generations.
Do the ingredients in the product meet the criteria for being 'green ingredients', that is, organic and/or natural, high yielding and sustainable?Biospherically Correct
Our coconut oil is naturally organic and is derived from coconuts sourced throughout the island of Labasa, Fiji. In this setting palms grow naturally without the use of fertilizers or pesticides. Coconut palms produce about 35 coconuts per year once established (5-7 years) and provide a continuous supply of raw materials which may otherwise go unutilised, especially in remote areas.
The oil we bring to you is extracted from the raw 'meat' of the coconut. Our coconut oil is not hydrogenated, refined, bleached or deodorised and contains no solvents, preservatives or additives. It is processed in small batches, allowing the oil to be produced from the fresh coconut meat within a short time of opening the coconut. Our oil is not made from Copra (dried coconut flesh) as oil made from copra requires refining to remove impurities and in the process the aroma and flavour are diminished.
Summary: Our pure, cold pressed (see Eco Processes) coconut oil is inherently organic, from a naturally occurring sustainable supply.
How positive for the individual, society and the environment is the function of the product in its final form?Biospherically Correct
Coconut oil is a healthy saturated fat. It doesn't easily go rancid and can tolerate high temperatures, so it's ideal for cooking.
Coconut oil is primarily composed of cholesterol free, medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) which help protect against heart disease. MCFAs may aid weight loss because they boost the metabolism, burning calories. Healthy fats like coconut oil are necessary so that we can absorb fat soluble vitamins such as vitamin A,D,E, K and beta-carotene.The MCFAs in coconut oil are also known to boost immunity. For example, Lauric acid (also found in breast milk) is vital for building and maintaining the immune system. MCFAs provide a shield against disease because of their anti microbial properties, potentially aiding the healing of fungal and bacterial infections.
It is wonderful for topical application because it is easily absorbed onto the skin making it almost the same as eating it, so food grade oil such as ours is preferable, "If you wouldn't eat it, it's best not to put it on your skin!" Coconut oil is ideal for relieving cracked, dry skin, improving elasticity leaving a natural, attractive sheen.
Coconut oil is also a complete hair treatment in itself. It is effective as a pre shampoo conditioning treatment and helps to minimize protein loss caused during regular washing; keeping each hair strand strong. Also useful as a treatment for dandruff.
Summary: Much research has been done into the positive benefits of coconut oil. We are proud to bring you this product.
How well do the processes inherent in the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of this product sustain nature?Biospherically Correct
Coconuts fall from trees when fully mature so harvesting does not harm the palm. Our oil is processed using a simple chemical free method of extraction with easily learnt skills, making it ideal for small rural island communities. Coconuts are opened using a machete (a traditional practice), the fresh coconut meat is scooped out and shredded before being placed on extraction tables. The oil flows naturally due to a low heat source from underneath the tables. In this way all the natural goodness and flavour of the coconut is retained.
Where possible, materials used for packaging and labelling are capable of bio-intergrating back into the environment as part of our 'cradle to cradle' philosophy. Labels are made from recycled paper and printed with vegetable inks. All of our self adhesive labels are made to be compostable and our printers participate in the Enviro Mark NZ Programme, currently reaching Bronze certification. We use glass jars and PLA plastic(750ml bulk bottle- in warm water oil becomes a liquid and is used to refill smaller jars (this does not harm the oil) as part of an environmentally friendly reuse/refill system. Polylactic acid plastic (PLA) is made from renewable, biodegradable cornstarch which breaks down into water or organic matter. During manufacture and decompostion no toxic gases are used or produced.The ongoing everyday logistical issues and the associated reliance on fossil fuels represents an area for improvement. We look for such improvement to help raise our skin care range to a 2nd Generation Biospherically correct product in the future.
Summary: The processes used to supply our coconut oil to you are all part of a model designed to sustain nature.
How well does the supply and promotion of this product align with the principles of trade Integrity: transparency of information, honest/accurate advertising claim, traceability of ingredients and an emphasis of working via gratifying and harmonious business relationships?Biospherically Correct
To the best of our knowledge the claims we make are accurate. One Ingredient-traceable to point of origin. Our pricing is fair and reflects the quality of the product. The coconut industry has been the victim of misleading information disseminated to the public. Wrongly, trans fats and saturated fats have become intertwined, both being viewed as unhealthy. This has lead to hardship in countries dependent on the coconut industry. However, things are now improving in this regard as accurate research brings to light proof that coconut oil is a healthy saturated fat.
At Vision Products we value the principles of the VFH (Vision for Humanity) vision statement, "A successful planet where the attributes of love, forgiveness, compassion, tolerance and intergrity form the basis of every human interaction and endeavour." A basis to help form socially responsible and ecologically sustainable practices. Utilizing the unique 'Biospherically Correct' rating methodology, we have given our Coconut oil a Biospherically Correct rating of 2. Petroleum dependent logistical practices represent the greatest potential areas for improvement towards a higher Biospherically Correct rating in the future. Please support us as we endeavour to continually improve our products for you.