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BLUE COCONUT Cooking Oil & Raw Organic Wild Virgin

Watch the below short video to show how one Dr helped her husband reverse his Alzheimers & see how the Ketones produced in the body by the medium chain fatty acids in pure Coconut oil can help a whole array of diseases & health issues.  

Also here is a link for 50 reasons why you need to have coconut oil in your home: so no reason why you can't grab some below for all those uses as well as for your health.  

Blue Coconut oil is cold pressed in the Pacific Islands. Our pure coconut oil contains no additives, contaminants or trans-fats and is naturally cholesterol free.

Blue Coconut package and distribute 100% pure coconut oil, with both a virgin organic oil (VCO) and a refined coconut (RBD) oil.



Because coconut oil can be refined without losing its health benefits, the choice of oil to use often comes down to personal preference. If you love coconut flavour, then the virgin oil is likely to be the best for all but higher heat cooking (the refined oil can be used at higher heats than the virgin). If you or someone you are cooking for dislikes coconut flavour (it can be a little strange eating fried eggs that taste of coconut!) or is very frail, then a refined oil will be best.

Just remember to enjoy using coconut oil and remember you are reaping health benefits whether you choose virgin or refined.

Blue Coconut coconut oil is ideal for cooking with – use it to sauté, pan fry or deep fry potatoes, meat and fish, or to roast vegetables. In baking, you can substitute it for butter or margarine in most recipes. Get inventive and spread it onto bread or toast, blend it into smoothies or stir a little into your morning porridge and enjoy the health benefits. Make your own personal care products using coconut oil as well.

 Try this toothpaste recipe:

1 part Coconut oil(gently melted, not in microwave)

1 part Baking Soda

2 drops peppermint essential oil(optional)

Gently melt the coconut oil & mix in Baking soda well.  Add peppermint essential oil if you want that flavour. 

This will harden on cooling & will easily break into small pea sized pieces to put on your toothbrush.  Allow the 

toothpaste to melt in your mouth & brush around as usual.  You can also use the straight coconut oil to 'oil pull'

by melting a tablespoon in your mouth & swish around for 5-20 minutes(build up the length over time) per day.  

Spit this swished coconut oil out after you have done as it will contain all the nasties in your mouth as well as

toxins pulled out of your blood. 



Unlike the olive oil industry, coconut oil has no regulations regarding the term ‘virgin’. This means that there is no legal restrictions in using the term. Generally, however, it refers to coconut oil that has been pressed from coconuts and undergone no further refining. There are two main types of virgin coconut oil available on the market:


  1. Coconut oil made from fresh coconut meat, using one of two processes:


    The first process involves quick drying fresh coconut meat using minimal heat. The oil is then pressed out using mechanical methods

  • The second process, called "wet-milling," extracts the oil from fresh coconut meat that hasn't been dried first. The water in the oil is then removed through various techniques such as fermentation, mechanical centrifuge, boiling, refrigeration and the use of enzymes.

Both of the processes above produce a high quality oil that is usually safe for human consumption.

Coconut oil made from dried coconut meat, or ‘copra’ (see below). The copra is mechanically squeezed to release the oil. This can be a cold-press.

  1. Due to the unsanitary conditions the copra may have been dried in, the resulting virgin coconut oil is not safe for consumption. This oil is often found in pharmacies, with the ‘do not consume’ label.
  2. Virgin coconut oil may or may not be organic, depending on whether it was produced from organically grown coconuts.
  3. Virgin coconut oil contains more vitamin E and other antioxidants than refined coconut oil.


Coconut oil that isn't virgin is made from dried coconut, called "copra." Copra is obtained by drying coconut meat, either by sun, kiln, smoke or a combination of these. Copra can be dried in very primitive and unsanitary conditions and therefore may not be safe to eat ‘as is’.   This oil often undergoes refining to remove any impurities.



There are a few different methods used to refine coconut oil. All methods result in an oil that has a very mild flavour, without the coconut flavour found in virgin oils. Refined oils are also free of impurities and safe for human consumption.

The usual RBD Process

This often involves using high heat, sodium hydroxide and bleaching clays (such as silicate clays) . The volatile flavour oils are removed with this heating. Because coconut oil is chemically very stable, it can withstand significant temperatures and treatments without being affected. If you are wanting to know more about a coconut oil that has undergone the RBD process, good manufacturers should be able to advise you on the level of freshness , water content and other characteristics of the oil that will indicate it is clean, non –hydrogenated and fresh.


Why coconut oil is so good for you:

 Boosts energy
 Promotes weight loss
 Powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties
 Remarkable moisturising and healing properties for skin and hair
 Vegan, gluten free and hypoallergenic
 Encourages healthy brain function, even in those with dementia
 Supports healthy growth and development of babies and children
 Can improve sports performance
 Easily digested