Organic Coconut Oil Frequently Asked Questions
Is Conscious Coconut sustainable?
The toxins in plastic leach into coconut oil under varying temperatures so a plastic tube doesn't work for us. We use a laminate aluminum (toothpaste) tube which allows you to work with it in all consistencies. The tube and sustainable bamboo lid are both recyclable and the box is made of recycled paper and packaged by adults with mental disabilities.
Are Conscious Coconut products safe for kids and pregnant or nursing mothers?
You bet they are! And highly recommended at that! Mamas can use CoCo to ward off stretch marks during pregnancy, to ease sore, chapped nipples when nursing and to keep away diaper rashes on their precious babe's behind! You can also use it to help quickly get rid of cradle cap, infant acne, eczema, dry, chapped lips, to smooth baby’s dry hair, to tame insect bites, chest rub for baby’s cold, to treat thrush (candida!), use as a replacement for baby’s toothpaste, to help with teething pain, and as massage oil or body lotion for your little one.
Is Conscious Coconut Oil a Superfood?
Heck YES it is! And it’s right up at the top of the list if you ask us! Pound for pound, coconut oil is one of the single most nutritious superfoods you can put in your body. It has a vast array of incredible health benefits and is something recommended to almost everyone we talk to on a regular basis. If you do some basic research on the health benefits on coconut oil you will discover just how SUPER this food really is. These benefits include healthier skin and hair, lower cholesterol levels, increased levels of immunity, proper digestion and a boost for your metabolism. It has been shown to provide relief from symptoms of kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and a whole host of viruses. The reason it is so effective is because of high levels of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid. The presence of these acids contributes to the antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial and general body nourishing properties of coconut oil.
Where do you source your coconut oil?
Conscious Coconut Oil is cold-pressed and made in small batches from certified Fair Trade farms in Davao City, Philippines.
Is Conscious Coconut oil nut free? Gluten free? Soy free? Vegan?
Yes, yes, yes and YES! Many people express concern about nut allergies and coconut products. You will be happy to know… a coconut isn’t actually a nut at all! It’s a drupe! Most people who have even the most severe tree nut allergies, can typically safely eat coconuts and use coconut products. Score! It is gluten free, soy free and vegan.
Is Conscious Coconut oil Kosher?
Yes! While we haven’t yet gone through the Kosher check certification process to make it official, coconut oil is indeed Kosher! “Sababa!”
Is Conscious Coconut oil caffeine-free?
While coconut oil has been known for giving you a needed energy boost, coconuts are a naturally caffeine free food! The fatty acids (MCFAs) in coconut oil are metabolized by the liver and used as fuel, so they give you 'faster' energy than other oils, BUT not in a crazy 'sugar high' kind of way. CoCo is thermogenic, raises the metabolism and also boosts thyroid function!
Why does the consistency of my oil change/look different?
How do you know winter is coming? Your coconut oil is solid! It’s in liquid form? Must be summa summa summatime! (Did you just hear DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince circa 2002? Yeah… us too!) The melting point for coconut oil is 76 degrees, so if it’s solid, warm your tube in your hands or run under warm water. If it's runny, just toss it in the fridge for a few minutes. In any of these cases, the benefits don’t change!
Follow these steps to get your oil out of the tube:
- Massage the tube with your hands or run under warm water for a moment if the oil is hard.
- Coconut oil may still be on the denser side at the opening - so use a q-tip or bobby pin to clear the neck of your tube. Voila!
Coconut oil may be one sassy soul, but we promise she's worth it!
When does Conscious Coconut oil expire?
Since coconut oil is full of saturated fats, it’s a very stable oil. Its fatty-acid composition makes it fairly resistant to spoilage. It also contains anti-viral, antibacterial, anit-microbial, and antifungal properties that naturally help reduce contamination. Our extra-virgin variety has a long shelf life: 2 years sealed and approximately 1 year once your CoCo is opened to make sure you're using the freshest coconut oil possible. But with so many uses... who can keep it around that long anyway?
What is the best way to use Conscious Coconut oil?
Is this a trick question? How CAN’T you use this stuff? Here’s a quick short list!
- Face wash
- Hair conditioner
- Oil pulling! Use is as a replacement for toothpaste
- Face & body moisturizer
- Make up remover
- Treatment for scars and infections
- Light sun protection or after sun care
- Itch relief
- Shaving cream
Be sure to follow us on social media. We post lots of fun new uses all the time!
How do I care for my Bamboo Dry Brush?
- The bristles of your bamboo dry brush should be washed with soap on a semi regular basis (weekly if you use the brush daily).
- Use liquid soap to thoroughly wash the bristles, rinse, and allow the brush head to dry with the bristles facing down so water doesn't collect on the base part of the brush. Place brush on a towel to dry.
- Wash weekly if you use the brush daily, if you only brush once a week, cleaning the brush in soapy water once a month will be adequate.
What is the nutritional information for Conscious Coconut Oil?
1 TSBP of coconut oil is 117 calories and 14 grams of fat. But have no fear, it’s full of healthy, GOOD fat! Over half of the fat in coconut oil is from lauric acid! Also, it has an unusually high amount of medium-chain triglycerides. These babies are A LOT harder for the body to convert into stored fat, and easier to burn off than long-chain triglycerides.
Is Conscious Coconut oil a meal replacement?
As much as we would love to say we could live solely off coconut oil alone, it’s sadly NOT a meal replacement. It does however, make a killer addition to just about any creation coming out of your kitchen! After all, it is made with 100% pure love. <3
Are your coconuts harvested responsibly?
We are both cruelty free and Fair Trade for humans. We would never dream of using or abusing animals - we’re fueled by love and our Fair Trade certification ensures that!
We love the packaging of your product. How did you come up with the design?
"Right after I decided to start Conscious Coconut, I boarded a flight with an over-sized jar of coconut oil by accident. As TSA was tossing my jar in the trash, I realized I had to put coconut oil in something convenient, since my travel essential had just been chucked. I went back overseas in 2014 to work directly with our factories to figure out how to package coconut oil differently. The toxins in plastic leach into coconut oil so a plastic tube wasn’t going to work for us. Coconut oil is sassy so we use a laminate aluminum (think toothpaste!) tube which allows you to work with it in all consistencies. The tube is a condensed version of all my favorite colors & textures. Turquoise, ombre, bamboo?! It brings a smile and sense of peace every time I pick up a box & tube - even four years later. Plus the tube, lid, and packets are recyclable and our boxes are made of recycled paper and packaged by adults with mental disabilities. I can literally feel the love when it's in my hand!" -Danielle Conte, Founder
Is Conscious Coconut oil certified organic or Non-GMO?
Absolutely! We are so proud to say that your travel-ready tubes and packets are filled with 100% Certified USDA Organic, cold-pressed, virgin coconut oil. And the best part? ALL certified organic foods are inherently non-GMO!
Is Conscious Coconut the same as the edible kind of coconut oil?
Our coconut oil is certified USDA Organic - you can plop it in your coffee, put it on your toast and then take your makeup off with it. Our coconut oil isn’t intended for only consumption or only topical use - it is packaged for travel so you can use it for both!
How do I cancel an order?
Unfortunately, once an order is transmitted to our system, it cannot be cancelled. Please contact customer service if you have any issues with your order. We stand behind our products and know you will LOVE them just as much as we do!
What is your return policy?
Once an order ships from our warehouse facility, all sales are final due to the USDA Organic certification of our product. With the versatility of coconut oil, we are sure you will find a way to put it to good use! If you need some ideas, feel free to reach out or visit our website! We will be happy to share coconut oil’s myriad of health and wellness uses with you.
Can I try your products before I buy them?
We encourage you to stop by any of our national retailers or amazing stockists and check out their tester tube!
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What form of payments do you accept?
We are happy to accept all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club debit and credit cards. We also now accept PayPal!
Are payments made on your site secure?
Yes! Our online store is powered by Shopify. Shopify is certified Level 1 PCI DSS compliant.
When will my card be charged?
Your credit card will be charged at the time of purchase. If for some reason there is a problem with your card, our Customer Service Team will contact you right away before processing your order.
How long will my order take to arrive?
All of our orders have $3 Flat Rate Shipping, no matter how large your order is! We ship all orders via USPS First Class Mail or USPS Priority Mail, which should take 2-7 days to arrive. Need CoCo faster? Head over to Amazon for 2-Day Prime Shipping!
Where does Conscious Coconut ship? We’re grateful to be spreading the coconut love worldwide!