The Essential Oil Company : Virgin Coconut OilThe Essential Oil Company                                     The Essential Oil Company

"I should coco!....."

60% of what you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body.  Pure Virgin Coconut Oil, you can slap it on your face, on your hair and eat it for health & vitality. One of nature's richest superfoods with amazing healing properties......

Buy Coconoil    Read what some of our customers

Virgin coconut oil has long been recognised as a healthy nutrition option and is equally kind to the outside of the body as a skin or hair conditioner.  Great for those who wouldn't put anything on their skin that wasn't safe to eat!!  Modern research is proving the many health giving properties of eating coconuts and virgin coconut oil and it's ability to help rid the body of many ailments caused by diets of refined and processed foods.  Just replacing your normal cooking oils and spreads and butters with coconut oil will lead to burn fat and raise your metabolism leading to Weight & Inch Loss - even if you do nothing else!

Read what the experts say.    Google "coconut health" and see the many pages of research or go to our quick links at the bottom of the page                                                          Special Offers

Coconoil is a pure form of coconut oil that has not been hydrogenated, bleached, refined or deodorised.  It comes from the best coconut palms on the west coast of Sri Lanka which are grown using traditional farming methods and no pesticides.  It is pressed and filtered in modern, hygienic conditions.  

Although the Original Virgin Coconut Oil is grown in the complete absence of pesticides and undergoes the same traditional production routine, for those demanding a certified organic variety New Coconoil™ Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is the product to choose! 

One of nature's most versatile oils. Specification

The health benefits of virgin coconut oil       More: Benefits of Coconut    FAQs

  • Coconoil is cholesterol free and good for the heart.
  • It contains medium-chain triglycerides and fatty acids (MCFAs) — when these are digested they go straight to the liver and are transformed into energy, not fat and can help to burn excess fat in the body.
  • Rich in lauric acid - a key constituent of breast milk which is known to boost the immune system and has proven to reduce viral load on those with HIV.  Premature babies fed on coconut oil gain more weight, not because it is fattening but because it makes them stronger and coconut is easily absorbed in the body and provides many nutrients.  It is also a source of Vitamin D.
  • Coconut Oil has been shown to have anti–viral, anti-bacterial, anti–fungal & anti-parasitic properties, helping to prevent and treat health problems such infections, yeast infections, candida and many more illnesses including cancer.
  • It is considered to be useful in treating digestive problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), pancreatitis, ulcers, ulcerative colitis & crohn's disease.  It is one of the few fats tolerated by those who have had their gallbladder's removed.
  • Coconut Oil has been used for centuries in Eastern Ayurvedic Medicine to prevent and treat conditions including diabetes, viral infections (including HIV),  cardiovascular problems and is useful for treating chronic fatigue.
  • It is thermogenic, which means it helps to increase the body’s metabolism (some studies show by up to 48% and up to 65% in very obese people, contributing to increased energy levels and Weight & Inch Loss .    The Fat that can make you Thin
  • Anti-ageing antioxidants helps skin stay young and diminishes fine lines & wrinkles.   It also helps protect against sun damage and to repair the effects of sun damage.  More about coconut for beauty
  • More Benefits of Coconut                                                                                   More Uses & Research

One of the Healthiest Ways to Cook!  Coconut oil is highly heat resistant and will only oxidise at temperatures ABOVE 198o Celsius due to its high concentration of saturated fats!.  A little goes a long way - with a water content of less than 1% - you need use only 1/3 of the amount that you would use butter, margarine or lard.  That means a 500ml tub (460g) of coconoil is equivalent to 1.5 Litres of Butter so its economical too.    DO NOT MICROWAVE, THIS DESTROYS THE NUTRIENTS

                                  More Info on the Book: The Coconut Oil Miracle


  • Some of our customers use Coconoil as a daily supplement, taking 2 to 3 dessertspoons* a day, but there is a host of other ways to get the same health benefits:

    • Use instead of olive oil, butter or cooking fat when frying, browning and roasting
    • Use as a base for a curry dish
    • Flavour boiled or stir-fry vegetables with a knob of Coconoil
    • Try instead of butter on a baked potato
    • Use as an ingredient for delicious ice cream
    • Replace some of the fats in cakes and biscuits
    • Drizzle liquid Coconoil on to salads
    • Serve in smoothies or try in a hot drink
    • Spread on to crackers or toast or whatever you fancy
    • Tastes great with jam, cream cheese or tasty dips!
    • Stir into hot porridge for an instant energy boost. Add cinnamon too - which is great to fight candida and helps blood sugar levels Just half a teaspoon of cinnamon spice per day has been shown to reduce blood sugar levels in diabetics click for report!
    • Keep it in the fridge and scoop out chunks - it's a bit like eating coconut ice cream.
    • Take a dessertspoon and scoop up some yoghurt or (my favourite is with a dollop of rice pudding!)

    • Stir it into coffee - doesn't look great but its very palatable.

    • Liquefy it (not in the microwave though please!) by placing in a container or a spoon in a bowl of hot water and drink!


    *coconut oil is a very strong detoxifier and some people have reported nausea and diarrhoea so we recommend starting with a teaspoon 2 or 3 times a day and gradually build up to 2-3 dessertspoons. 

    Coconoil™ Virgin Coconut Oil is supplied to sports clubs including Premiership Rugby and Premier League Football teams.

    Buy Coconoil

    Did you know? coconut is a fruit not a nut!  So can be tolerated by those with nut allergies.

    What the Experts Say                                                  What our customers


    In the April 2006 issue of Woman & Home Magazine, Dr Sarah Brewer revealed her top natural fixes for everyday problems. Dr Brewer, who has written over 35 books on health suggested using Coconoil as a healthy cooking alternative:

    "Coconut oil is a healthy option for cooking as longs as it's not hydrogenated, bleached and refined. Pure virgin coconut oil from Sri Lanka is cholesterol-free and contains medium chain triglycerides, which the liver transforms directly into energy rather than fat".

    “Organic virgin coconut oil stands alone as being the healthiest oil that you can use. It possesses a plethora of health benefits, and the research to substantiate it.  I strongly encourage you to make organic virgin coconut oil part of your daily nutritional plan.”   Dr. Mark Atkins, Holistic Medical Physician

    The Sunday Telegraph, 2nd December 2007,"England’s gilded generation bred for excellence" - by Paul Ackford.

    "With improvements from different methods of training starting to plateau, food and how it fuels the body is the new battleground.

    "According to Matt Lovell, the RFU’s nutritionist, the 2007 World Cup squad were on average 2kgs of muscle heavier than the mob in 2003. Much of it is down to what they put in their bodies. Coconut oil is the current substance of choice. Apparently it burns fat and raises the metabolic rate."

    "The anti-obesity effect of coconut oil is clear in all of the animal studies, and in my friends who eat it regularly." Raymond Peat, Ph.D.

    All that man needs for health and healing has been provided by God in nature, the challenge of science is to find it." Philippus Theophrastrus Bombast that of Aureolus Paracelsus (1493-1541)

    The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition." Thomas Edison

    Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." Hippocrates

    Ezekiel 47:12 : "Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. The fruit thereof shall be your meat*, and the leaf for medicine"  *The edible part inside the coconut is described as meat.

    Coconoil - as recommended by Janey Lee Grace.  

    Many of the product recommendations by Janey are available from us such as pure essential oils, virgin coconut oil, ecoflow magnets, cool oil omega blend, rosewater, witch hazel and bath foam and shampoos free from sodium laureth  sulfate (SLS).  Please browse our shop and if you think we should stock something that we don't - please give us a shout!  The Book is also available at 12.99 plus P&P 2.95  Read More!

    The juice from coconut cavity (called water not milk) has been used as an intravenous fluid and has saved many lives! It is the best sports & rehydration drink on the planet with the right balances of sugars, fibres, proteins & vitamins & minerals for isotonic electrolytic balance and is a great nutritional drink, especially in hot & humid climates. Ref: PMID: 10674546

    Virgin Coconut for beauty - Skin & Hair

    Virgin Coconut Oil is high in natural antioxidants and protects skin from damaging free-radicals. Used daily, it helps to keep skin firm and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  It is anti-ageing can help heal and repair the skin and make the skin smoother and more evenly textured by removing the outer layer of dead skin cells.  Unlike many moisturisers which just plump up the skin with water and leave it dry once the water has soaked in or evaporated, coconut is easily absorbed and will really nourish the skin on the inside too.  It also offers protection from wind & sun damage.    When choosing your sunscreen, we recommend finding as natural product as possible - many chemicals in commercial sunscreens are irritants and carcinogenic and that effect is enhanced when exposing them to heat from the sun.  Zinc Oxides is the safest alternative and naturally reflect the sun's rays.  Once a base tan has been established just use coconut oil for a deeper and longer lasting tan.  Just try to avoid mid-day sun on a beach or boat where you can't feel you are burning, even the highest SPF cannot protect you from all sunburn so don't overdo it, cover up if necessary! 

    To use a skin cream — it’s great all over the body — just scoop out with a spoon and rub all over, it will soon start to liquefy in your hand (mind you dont lose too many drips on the carpet!)  Pure moisturising & softening properties with no nasty chemicals!  If you have really dry skin just use as often during the day until your skin absorbs the oil and reaches a natural balance.  Known to help psoriasis and other dry skin conditions (coconut will even affect your skins suppleness by eating it, which we cannot recommend enough!)

    Use as a natural lip balm, many face & lip products on the market have chemicals which are free radicals that can  cause damage - coconut oil is not only natural but can help reverse the damage and repair the skin caused by using perfumes & chemicals.

    Use as a pre-wash hair conditioner for shiny, soft healthy locks and condition the scalp.   If your hair needs a deep conditioning tonic - apply to dry hair, wrap your hair in towel, sleep on it (or leave on for a couple of hours), then wash it off in the morning!  Also as effective as medicated shampoos against dandruff. 

    Use as a conditioning hair serum - use on dry hair after washing and smooth through the ends.  Start with a really tiny amount to avoid looking greasy and build up as necessary.  Coconut contains proteins that will help nourish your hair.

    Massage, Bathing & Blending, Virgin Coconut is great to use on it's own, blended with essential oils or added to other creams and lotions for extra moisturising and nourishing properties - palmarosa is a great moisturising essential oils, frankincense helps cellular regeneration and myrrh helps to plump up the skin.   You can also use coconut oil in the bath on it's own or blended with essential oils. 

    Buy Coconoil

    How to use Coconoil

    Despite its name, Coconoil usually appears in its solid state in the UK, liquefying at between 18 and 24 C. It does not need refrigeration and can be stored in the kitchen cupboard or bathroom cabinet — wherever it’s most convenient

    If you want to use as a liquid you can either:

    • Store it somewhere warm — for example in the airing cupboard or near the boiler
    • Spoon some of the solid oil into a dish and sit it in some hot water to melt. We don’t recommend microwaving Coconoil (or any food!) as it degrades the health properties

Buy Coconoil


Other ideas and uses

Coconoil is a truly versatile oil and our customers are always coming up with new uses for it, a few of which are listed below. Try out your own ideas — you might be amazed by the results!

  • Rub on to chickens' legs to stop scaly mite*
  • Treat skin problems for pets
  • Grease machinery — one of our customers has had great success using Coconoil to grease the cogs on his textile machinery and another has tried it on his bicycle chain


Ethical Trading & Job Creation

The company importing & marketing Coconoil in the UK is the brainchild of founder Garry Stiven, who visited Sri Lanka in the immediate aftermath of the 2004 tsunami to help with emergency relief work.  When Garry, a former field director for Save the Children who has spent many years living abroad, saw the extent of the devastation, he knew it would take many years for the worst-hit areas to recover.

Garry used his experience from previous events, such as Hurricane Fifi and the Guatemalan earthquake to help with a number of immediate relief projects. But he wanted to find a way to help the Sri Lanka people in the longer term and he turned his attention to finding an export market for the country to bring in new revenue and boost the economy.

Specification - Coconoil 'The Pick of the Palms'

100% Certified Organic -  made from fresh coconut not "copra"

Grown without pesticides or herbicides   *   Unrefined  *  Unbleached   * Non-deodorised

Non-hydrogenated  * No GMO ingredients  * Free of Chemicals * Ethical Trade

Vegetarian Society Approved.   Organic Certified by 3 Organisations: Soil Association, USDA and Control Union Certifications.    Suitable for vegans.      Not tested on animals  

Free from dairy, gluten & nuts                                      Buy Coconoil

We have Organic certified and non-certified organic available. 

Research Links on Coconut : Health & HIV       Thyroid & Weight Loss         Research Centre

VCO Info Site

 The Truth About Coconut Oil: Why it Got a Bad Rep When it's actually Good         Overview Wikipedia

An invitation: Why don't you google  "virgin coconut" and just read up on this amazing oil, not everything is included on this page and we are finding out more everyday!                                 

 Quick Links

Improve Your Sleep

Deadly Drinks  Read what lemonade, squash and pop can do to you.  Shocking Stuff!

Travel Page - Going on Holiday?  Unique Travel Tips

Tackle Cellulite Now!  Affordable & Effective Treatment

Get Fit For Summer

Pretty Feet - Get One Step Ahead

Check out our Special Offers


Back to Top of Page