Virgin coconut oil, cold-pressed from the white “meat” of the coconut, consists almost entirely of the saturated fatty acids lauric acid and myristic acid. Its unusual fatty acids profile means that coconut oil cannot contain harmful transfats, since these can only be created out of mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Indeed, the high content of saturated fats makes coconut oil ideal for frying, since it is extremely stable at high temperatures. For the same reason, coconut oil has a very long shelf life (up to two years). Coconut oil is sometimes unfairly accused of being unhealthy due to its high content of saturated fats. However, unlike the saturated fatty acids found in animal fats and some vegetable fats, the saturated fatty acids in coconut oil are much shorter (they are called “medium-chain tryglicerydes” as against the “long-chain tryglicerydes” in animal fats). These shorter saturated fatty acids do not have the widely documented health risks associated with long-chain fatty acids. On the contrary, researchers regularly point to the robust health of Pacific Island communities (heavy consumers of coconut oil) as an indication of the healthy nature of virgin coconut oil.
As a Skin Treatment
Virgin coconut oil has for centuries been used as a remedy by traditional healers to nurture the body, mind and spirit. It is ideal as an all over body moisturiser and skin conditioner especially for sensitive skins. It may be helpful in topical relief for skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis and after sun relief, through its cooling and soothing properties.
The oil can be slightly warmed to ensure that it is very liquid. You then massage 2 to 4 teaspoons (depending on the volume of hair) into the hair and leave it in the hair for 1 to 2 hours. Alternatively you can leave it on overnight (you will need to cover your pillow with a towel). After that you will wash your hair with your favourite natural shampoo. This can be repeated 2 x weekly. VCO will also help control dandruff.
As a Cooking Oil
Virgin coconut oil contains a unique group of saturated fats known as medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) the same unique set of MCTs that are also found in human breast milk (mothers milk) Traditional knowledge supports coconut oil as the richest vegan source of Lauric Acid, found only in Mother’s Milk and Virgin Coconut Oil in concentrations of up to 50%.
The Coconut oil has many benefits:
Most oils contains long chain fatty acids which are absorbed slower into the body due to the fact that they must be emulsified by bile salts in the small intestine before they can be absorbed into our body. The short and medium-chain fatty acids contained in coconut oil is absorbed directly and this is more easily digestible and converted into quick energy.
The Good Oil
Research has found that medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs), which are created when digesting MCTs in coconut oil, enhance the absorption of minerals such as calcium and magnesium, B-group vitamins as well as fat soluble vitamins A, D, and K.
Virgin coconut oil’s unique properties make it an ideal addition to any weight management program. A study conducted on a population, where coconut oil is a staple, showed that metabolic rates of the individuals within the population were 25 percent higher than in comparable test subjects. It is recognised that an increased metabolic rate is a key to healthy weight management and may account for the leanness of people living in areas where coconut oil is consumed on a daily basis. Coconut oil yields fewer calories than any other oils. MCA’s actually speed up metabolism so we can more efficiently burn the calories we eat.
Enjoying Virgin Coconut Oil
The saturated nature of virgin coconut oil proves to be highly resistant to heat and light. It has the highest smoke point of all natural oils (approx. 180°C), making it ideal for baking and frying, without causing the breakdown into trans fatty acids or rancidity often associated with vegetable oils. It has the slight aroma and taste of the beautiful fresh fruit. Ideal for curries and Asian dishes, it’s great when sautéing onions, baking or frying potatoes, scrambled eggs or simply spread on toast. You can blend it with other healthy oils such as olive oil, use it in smoothies and salad dressing, or enjoy it straight from the spoon. Recommended daily intake is three tablespoons a day.
Please note: The 500ml option comes in a glass jar while the 400ml and 1l come in a plastic container.
101 out of 102 people would recommend this product13/07/2017, By SizweThis is one oil that should be in everyone's cupboard. What more can I say, you can eat this guy, use him as a spread, apply him on your skin and even your hair! Best of all he won't kill you or make you sick.09/07/2017, By Laralove this stuff04/07/2017, By HeatherI use for both cooking and i add to my homemade body scrubs.03/07/2017, By Dr NGreat product, I use it for cooking and for my skin as a moisturizer. At first my husband complained a little about our food smelling like coconut oil, I didnt notice it, and it doesn't bother me, but he seems to like it now20/06/2017, By LeaLove, love, love this coconut oil! Used it for food and cosmetic products. Brilliant.11/06/2017, By DominiqueHigh quality coconut oil, great for cooking with and for moisturizing09/06/2017, By LarisaA bit difficult to get out of the bottle, but it tastes good and does what it should!05/06/2017, By JennaStill the best coconut oil available - have tried many other brands but keep coming back to this one -02/06/2017, By CindyLove the flavour of this coconut oil, and it is cost effective to boot! This is a daily staple for me, I love cooking with it combined with grass-fed butter, adding it to coffee, and just taking a tablespoon or two straight out the jar.31/05/2017, By PauliUse for all cooking, frying!
Great products!29/05/2017, By Kellymy favourite coconut oil because i love re-using the jar afterwards. its amazing for cooking (esp making popcorn) and i love it as a hair mask for my thick frizzy hair28/05/2017, By Mulalo NaomiI have read so many uses of coconut oil bt for me this is my best bread spread and i sometimes use it for my body. I cannot get over the smell,it smells amazing18/05/2017, By JoanneYou haven't had a bath until you have added a cup of sea salt to a hot bath, and used the AYATE WASH CLOTH with EARTHSAP Honey and Almond Milk Body Wash. Finally, after rinsing, take a handful of sea salt and scrub under your arms, and rinse thoroughly in a hot shower. Turn the shower onto cold, and when you have cooled down, use CREDE Extra Virgin Coconut Oil from top to toe and you are good to go.11/05/2017, By EllieCrede Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is the only coconut oil I use. I use it as a skin moisturiser and hair mask. The scent is divine, makes me feel like a freshly baked macaroon!
My dogs love it too, I give them spoonfuls and use it on the shiny, healthy coats :)27/02/2017, By SandiCrede Organic Coconut Oil is by far the best on the market! The packaging is great and the quality of the coconut oil is always top notch!16/01/2017, By JennyI also wouldn be without this wonderful Oil. I use it for absolutely everything as well. From digesting to applying to cleansing!04/01/2017, By NatashaDelighted with this purchase, it has cleared up my dry and itchy skin that affected certain areas in my body, my skin is much brighter and healthier now - I will continue to buy this superior brand. My hair feels so much more nourished, silky smooth and soft, goodbye to dry, brittle hair - I hardly have to use hair straighteners anymore as my hair is amazing. I had spots on my arms which I thought was keratosis pilaris (genetic skin disorder that affects 50-80% of adolescents and roughly 40% of adults) - after using this oil these spots that I though were permanent are lightening and I can wear my short sleeves summer tops with ease. I will keep you informed of progress. I am yet to try out other uses of CREDE.31/12/2016, By DonnaeI don know what I would do without coconut oil, I use it for so many things, and this particular brand is top class. Thank you.15/12/2016, By Patiencethis is by far the best coconut oil. I can get over the coconut smell. It works for oil pulling a moisturizer for my 4C type of curls. Iove how it moisturizes. Great product guys10/11/2016, By JennaThis is by far the best coconut oil that I have ever tried. It really costs much more than other brands but seems so pure sooo good smelling. Can really recommend !!!! Use it in my coffee -lovely. Made a body oil with some essential oils it really moisturises. My skin seems to be coming almost too soft !!! also for cooking. Please try this - you will love it - if you love the smell of coconut15/09/2016, By TalithaThis coconut oil stands out above the others Ive tried. It is a bit more expensive but I love the taste compared to the odourless ones. Would be great if the price can be matched with health shop prices though. Ive found the 1 kg tub at about R20 less at a health shop in Somerset West.01/09/2016, By ShelleyI am in love with thus oil. From cooking to deodorant to body scrubs etc I use it in everything I make and it smells exquisite! I have recommended it to all my friends.28/06/2016, By BrianOne of the best coconut oils that I have bought. I love the smell of the coconut, the flavour. I add it to my smoothies, my breakfast oats, sometimes just eat it out of the jar. I will definitely be keeping a stock of this in my kitchen cupboard!15/06/2016, By Joannethis is the best Coconut Oil Ive used so far. smells great, tastes great and is such a good moisturizer for dry skin.21/04/2016, By YakshaI will only use this brand ! Used for well a million things .. Just google the uses :)15/04/2016, By MorongwaI love this product...will definitely buy more. I use it for my hair19/03/2016, By JuandreI use it for cooking, my hair, my skin... GREAT PRODUCT... Highly recommended....18/03/2016, By CindyI have always enjoyed coconut oil for cooking, but I started to become more adventurous with my applications of coconut oil, and have tried various brands, this one however is my favourite, mostly because it tastes great! ;)
I mix it with my Superthrive for Women, before adding the hot water, and it is so easy to take this way. I also use it as a facial product by mixing it with Epsom salts to create a daily scrub, which makes my skin so soft and supple.
Love it!16/03/2016, By AshleighYou know its summer when the coconut oil melts! Love this product, use it for cooking as well as hair masks and facials! Lovely texture and price is one of the best I have seen when compared to other over priced coconut oils.24/02/2016, By AnnelienLike it alot26/01/2016, By ashleighThis oil is so good for a multitude of applications. Baking, hair, skin....highly recommended.17/10/2015, By MariaWill definitely buy tho product again!05/10/2015, By CatherineCoconut oil is a beautiful thing... And fantastically versatile! I use mine mainly in my bathroom- as a daily body lotion (which isn sticky and sinks in so quickly) and as a hair mask treatment before washing. It really is brilliant stuff :) Plus, the faint natural smell of coconut whisks me away to a tropical paradise every morning- reason enough to give this stuff a go daily!06/09/2015, By lucythis oil is just sooo delicious! I spread it on my muffins or fruit, use it in my roasts or stir fry, a spoonful in my coffee or just straight to my mouth- yes, it tastes that delicious. I use it as a moisturizer for my hair, body and face all the while trying to resist the urge to lick myself! This should be a household staple30/08/2015, By TracyThis is the number 1 organic staple in my everyday living. Crede coconut oil is incredibly versatile and replaces numerous items in my home. It is a much healthier alternative oil for cooking and baking and the foods taste great. It is a favorite in making granola. I use it for Oil Pulling. Very hydrating as a body lotion and great for a golden suntan. I mix coconut oil with a few drops of essential rosemary and cedarwood oils for an amazing hair treatment once a week. It is a great facial moisturizer and the only makeup remover I use (my eyelashes have grown longer and thicker). After using and cleaning my potjie pot I rub a thin layer of coconut oil onto the inside and pack it away until the next use, this avoids rusting. Before using again I give it a rinse, residue gives the potjie food a nice flavour.28/08/2015, By JanineI recently decided to incorporate organic coconut oil into by beauty arsenal, and I was shocked that as a leave on moisturizer, this was not nearly as greasy as I expected and actually absorbed nicely. I use this under another moisturizer at night for a boost of hydration, and it causes no problems for my combo/oily breakout prone skin. I use this on my naturally wavy hair, to add hydration, shine, and control and it works wonderfully, because a lot of hair products tend to break me out as well. As a makeup remover, I will rub this onto dry skin, breaking up all my makeup, then wet my face and add my foaming cleanser and rinse it all off, and it helps keep my foaming cleanser (Everyone Soap-Coconut + Lemon) from drying me out, but also gets everything off in on sweep.28/08/2015, By SelmaI will never again be without my Crede coconut oil. Love to cook with it and I used it as moisturiser during the harsh winter months. Works reasonably well as a deodorant too.12/08/2015, By MaritaI am very happy with this product and will definitely recommend it to my friends and family. Thats all I use!11/08/2015, By CarlGreat alternative to butter and other oils, theres no noticeable taste change to the food, even though the coconut oil tastes great on its own.08/07/2015, By Peter SAm I allowed to say that choosing between Crede Organic and Kapruka Organic virgin coconut oil is a difficult decision ?
However, with my first order of Crede Oil I did find that after quite a long time it did develop a slight stale smell [the correct word just walked out of my mind] but there again I must also admit that It lived in my Kitchen cabinet and suffered the highs and lows of summer heat. Throughout winter I did not experience this problem.
As a hand moisturizer, I spend a lot of time with dirty oil encrusted hands, I find it beautiful after scrubbing my hands. Hair treatment, with Hemp Shampoo to follow, seems to encourage my hair to grow; as a general moisturiser, especially after a shower and shave - Beautiful.
Cooking - the delicate flavour adds that something exotic to all preparations.03/07/2015, By NthabiI love this product, smells lovely, and its great for dry skin30/06/2015, By LynnIts wonderfully nourishing as a hair treatment but unfortunately too pore clogging as a facial product for me. I love melting some coconut oil before my shower, and after I have washed, I moisturize with it all over my body, fantastic for dry skin and nice to know Im moisturizing such a large area of my skin with such a pure natural product.02/06/2015, By Jackie PillayI have really long hair and I use this product on my hair twice a month as a hair treatment (Leave in for the night and wash off in the morning.) My hair feels soft and moisturized, my scalp feels wonderful and my hair is growing out beautifully again. Love it Thanks!02/06/2015, By RyanCoconut oil has so many health benefits and that is why we consume it - for immunity and infection resistance but I have been pleasantly surprised at how many cosmetic uses it has too after reading all the reviews on your website. Thank you.14/05/2015, By Louiseso nice in our porrige every morning! Ordered again. This time a litre!13/05/2015, By CarolIt has quickly become one of my beauty regime staples. I use it on my skin hair, as well as for cooking. Im yet to try it in baking, but Im definately looking forward to it. Best buy ever!13/05/2015, By AngeliqueI love this product! It makes my hair feel so soft! Would definitely buy it again.25/04/2015, By LeighWill definitely make this a regular purchase! My daughter loves a coconut oil, nut butter and a dash of honey sandwich...the same is delicious in oats for breakfast. I would highly recommend this particular brand.19/02/2015, By MoniqueNeed I say more :)03/02/2015, By Loulla GeorgiadesWow! What can i say! great product and am very happy with this purchase. my hair feels and looks a lot healthier.29/01/2015, By TanushaAwesome in food and on hair!12/01/2015, By ThavashniGreat to cook with and an awesome moisturiser for my very dry skin. An absolute must have !!!!15/12/2014, By jeanI use it for everything, love it, will always be on my shopping list.12/11/2014, By CheriThere really is nothing bad to say about this stuff - I use it for everything, on my face, hair, body - I cook with it, put it in my smoothies ect, ect, ect :) and surprisingly works like a bomb for thrush...27/10/2014, By GailI love this coconut oil! I use it for so many things:- for my hair, as a make-up remover, as lipbalm, as a moisturiser for dry skin, for cooking, I even drink it in my coffee! It smells so good, you want to eat it straight from the tub! Much, much, much better than the kind I bought at the pharmacy, and cheaper too.21/10/2014, By PhumeleleI have a very dry skin so is my son but since we started using this cocunut oil, that is history. I enjoy cooking with it as as well, the benefits are fulfilling.09/07/2014, By HlengiweIve been using coconut oil for a while but by far this is the best Ive come across. It mixes wonderfully with my essential oils. It smells absolutely amazing, you just want to eat it up. My hair absolutely loves it, its shiny and soft.25/06/2014, By MariaanI bought this product, without really knowing what to expect, but wanting to create a more healthy lifestyle. I was pleasantly surprised. I use it in cooking, frying and baking. The coconut taste is not overpowering and quite nice in some dishes as an extra flavour.15/06/2014, By MikaLovely, soft fragrance. Great texture colour associated with the pure form of organic coconut oil. I use it on my whole body, hair and for cooking! Same goes for my fiance. No need for any moisturiser anymore.09/06/2014, By ZonkeI use this on my body and it keeps me moisturised the whole day06/05/2014, By UnknownGranny is 92 and has diabetes and her mind is (for the most part) not there. Coconut Oil is being added into her oats (natures choice) every morning for the past 6 months and there is such a vast improvement! Shes more with it, less aggressive and her sugar levels are stable!13/04/2014, By Vianai wish i had a whole pantry full of this stuff. Great for cooking curries, raw recipes and chocolate.03/04/2014, By SamHad highlights done in december. Wreaked havoc on my waist length hair. I couldn even run a brush through it. However, after using crede oil my hair is soft shiny and smooth. My mom just raves about how wonderful it is.Shes using it too. Been using it since jan and my hair is back to normal only better! Also soil shea butter is marvelous u just need a very small amount01/04/2014, By Melanie-annI love Coconut Oil and use it lavishly all over. In my hair, on my face, as a body scrub and eating it. (It makes the most fabulous French toast!)
This is by far the best of the Coconut Oils available locally.14/03/2014, By AnliThis is the best locally available coconut oil and its delicious. I cook with it, eat it by the spoonful, use it as deodorant and body lotion, put it in my hair and feed it to my dogs, who all go ballistic for their coconut oil!10/03/2014, By ZestAfter reading all the rave reviews of this coconut oil I just had to try some, and believe me it meets all expectations! It smells fantastic, it melts quickly for easy application on your skin or hair, and it tastes delicious with just about anything! :) Its the real deal. Id recommend it to anyone looking for a healthy cooking alternative or a smarter skincare solution. Enjoy!20/01/2014, By GerdaThe crede coconut oil has become one of my favourite products, I use it on a daily basis on my face and body.10/01/2014, By MCNo other coconut oil comes close to the Crede brands make. I will never go without it. And thanks for the amazing service I always receive from you guys!03/01/2014, By JoEspecially roast potatoes! Yum and healthy to boot! I only cook with this now - I have even replaced my butter for coconut oil as a spread on toast. Just delicious.27/11/2013, By Leigh-AnneI have just received this beautiful smelling coconut oil with my latest order. I used it on my hair last night and I am amazed at how shiny and soft it has left my hair after 1 use! I would definitely recommend this product!!05/11/2013, By PrebaI follow the low carb diet - fits in perfectly. Even make my own toothpaste with it.30/10/2013, By MoniqueI am highly impressed! I use it for everything: from cooking to body oil to a leave-in conditioner for my hair. Love that its healthy and will not go without a jar in the house anymore.06/08/2013, By AshI bought this initially to add to my porridge and use as a substitute for butter, but after reading all the other reviews, I decided to try it out as suggested as a hair treatment/body oil/lip balm/cooking oil and wow wow wow. This is an amazingly versatile product. My tip for all you great organic nuts is to add it to smoothie mixes - delicious to the max and you all know how healthy it is too!07/12/2011, By NadèlIt gives a lovely flavour to all food!! And the fact that it is healthy makes it an excellent buy!!29/11/2011, By NirvanaI've been using this product for just over a week now and I love it. It has a soft yummy coconut smell. I add it to my warm Tasty Wheat instead of butter and also on my toast instead of butter with some jam! I also use it on my face as a night "cream". It absorbs nicely and doesn't leave my face shiny. I will try it in my cooking and in my hair next.26/11/2011, By LizeI am LOVING my coconut oil - in food, on my face, as a scrub or even a hair mask. Divine!20/11/2011, By LouiseI absolutely love how the the crede coconut oil makes my hair feel and
look! Thanks for all the recommendations.17/11/2011, By GerdaI am thoroughly enjoying my Crede organic coconut oil! It smells amazing and my skin looks great14/11/2011, By SantieMy bottle just arrived after I ordered it Sunday night... After the second day it is already here!!!
LOVE this product to bits, even after only testing it once. I am so glad that it arrived in time for our weekend away!26/10/2011, By BeautyAddict @ The Beauty BulletinIm never without a tub of organic coconut oil because its so VERSATILE. I review and test many products but OCO is still one of my all time favourite products in the world. I use it mixed with some brown sugar for a body scrub, use warm coocnut oil in my hair as a hair mask. after a shower as a body treat and its edible and yummy.25/10/2011, By MelodyIts been a week since I received this product and the only word that comes to mind is WOW!!! I am super addicted...I use it on my hair, my body and add some to my porridge in the morning. I smell yummy everyday!!!!! Thankyou11/10/2011, By RinaI have purchased 2 containers of the organic coconut oil, one for me and one for my daughter. We absolutely love it; In fact I soon have to order again because my bottle is under half already and this only in 2weeks!30/09/2011, By LumkoAfter having used a R10.00 brand of coconut oil (which smelled nothing like the real thing) for a few months, I was overjoyed to discover that I could purchase this amazing oil at "home", as I was already in the process of ordering the oil overseas.16/09/2011, By WarrenI Received my 1st order today and am extremely happy with the wonderful service and the excellent quality products at great prices! You also have a fantastic website which is very informative of your wide range of products and what I see here online is exactly what I got - this is how it should be! You got a customer for life! Many thanks! :)12/09/2011, By JoletteLOVE this product! The smell is heavenly and it works wonders for your hair and skin. I use it as a reverse conditioner (!): first massage into wet hair and leave on for a while, then rinse and shampoo with a clean product. The only thing I had to get used to was the difference in product consistency between summer and winter - in hot weather it's an oil, but in winter its harder than butter and slightly awkward to get out of the jar in the shower. But that definitely won't prevent me from buying it again!05/09/2011, By KaraWe are also LOVING this! it LOOKS beautiful, it smells delicious it tastes wonderful!!! Very Very nice!04/09/2011, By ElmarieThis product has done wonders for my hair. I had very dry, coarse hair that just kept on breaking and splitting. Leaving it on my hair ovenight completely fixed it! It tastes good too, I will use it as a cooking oil in the kitchen.03/07/2011, By IngridLove it!!! i use it as a body moisturiser and a lip balm - it makes my skin feel gorgeous. and it tastes great too!!!29/06/2011, By PreciousNonhlanhlaI bought the coconut oil mainly for my natural kinky hair and it works wonders! So I tried on pancakes and they turned out lovely! This is the one product that I will always have at my house -:) By the way I also did a bit of price comparisons with other Crede Oil suppliers in SA, FaithfulToNatures price is best -:)24/06/2011, By AnitaThis coconut oil is Magic! I have been using it on my dry skin for a couple of weeks, and it has made a huge difference. Going to try it on my hair next. Love the smell too. However, I have to agree with Jolette on the consistency - it arrived as a firm butter, but one morning when I went to use it, I opened the jar to find it had morphed into Oil overnight! I told you it was MAG
IC!13/06/2011, By NaomiI absolutely love the lovely smell of my crede pure organic coconut oil, my skin and hair are thanking me everyday for getting this product.11/05/2011, By PreciousI absolutely love the organic coconut oil.I initially ordered it for my ethnic hair, but I have tried it on my pancakes. Lovely! Its now going to be one of those things that I never go without.
29/04/2011, By KariCompletely hooked! I use it as a body moisturiser, eye and lip balm - the smell is divine, like toasted coconut, and it melts into your skin sooo easily.22/03/2011, By KarenThis is such a versatile product. Great for both inside your body and out. Highly recommend it!12/03/2011, By AnjaI have 2 kids with severe eczema (4years and 1 year old) as well as my husband. Ever since using the coconut oil to replace all lotions and creams, they have improved a lot! I can't stop telling everyone about how amazing it is!27/01/2011, By TiffanyWow this product is amazing - after three days my skin was so soft, and it smells wonderful!21/01/2011, By LieslAddicted! I use it in cooking, as a body moisturiser, as a hair conditioner. Mixed with a little sugar as a facial scrub. Mixed with a drop of two of lavender essential oil as a body deodorand. Three tablespoons a day helped clear up a bladder infection. Do yourself a favour and go and read up some more on the net about this truly amazing product!
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