Our Story

Coconoil Virgin Coconut Oil was established in the wake of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami as a new revenue source for the Sri Lankan economy.

Our virgin coconut oil is ethically produced from the finest coconuts in Sri Lanka. Using traditional methods of production Coconoil™ contains all of the healthy qualities of this completely natural and unique oil.

The Story Behind Coconoil

Coconoil™ was founded by Garry Stiven following his visit to Sri Lanka in the immediate aftermath of the 2004 tsunami to help with emergency relief work. Garry, a former field director for Save The Children, was shocked by the vast devastation and quickly realised that it would take many years for the worst hit areas to recover.

After gathering his thoughts and reading a well placed magazine article on the health benefits of coconut oil, Garry, with his past experience, found a way to help the Sri Lanka people for the long term and found an export market for the country to bring in new revenue and boost the economy.

During this time the virgin coconut oil had a limited market for cosmetic production in Italy and was not available in the UK. Having found a supplier, Garry returned to the UK and became the first UK importer of Sri Lanka virgin coconut oil, under the brand name Coconoil.

Coconoil certified virgin coconut oil is distributed in the EU by Bamber Watson Associates Ltd.

Virgin Coconut Oil

Virgin Coconut Oil is produced using the fresh, mature kernel of only the highest quality coconuts. Our oil has not undergone any chemical refining, bleaching or deodorising or any other process which would lead to the alteration of the nature of the oil. Virgin coconut oil is the purest form of coconut oil and has colourless appearance with a mild fresh coconut aroma.

Virgin coconut oil is best stored in a cool dry place and is usually in a solid form but becomes liquid between 18°C and 24°C. The properties of the oil are not affected during the transition from solid to liquid to solid.

As an edible oil, Coconoil virgin coconut oil is ideal for cooking because of its high heat resistance. Virgin coconut oil is a Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) oil, with many unique health properties which distinguish virgin coconut oil from the saturated fats found in meat and vegetable oils. MCT’s promote good health and have many amazing health properties.

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