Frequently Asked Questions About Coconut Oil

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Where is your coconut oil sourced?
There are many areas around the world where coconut oil is harvested. We source Coco’Mon™ from the Philippines but other producing regions are India, Sir Lanka, Mexico, Brazil and Indonesia. Back to top

What does Cold-Pressed mean?
Cold Pressed is a form of expeller pressing used for delicate oils. No external heat or harmful chemicals like Hexane are used and temperature does not exceed 118 degrees F in our process.

Some companies use the term “virgin” or “extra virgin” when describing their product.  Unfortunately there are no recognized “virgin” standards for coconut oils like there are with olive oils so using “virgin” to describe their product is really just marketing.  We prefer to be as transparent as possible regarding how we produce our delicious oils.  Back to top

What is the best way to cook with coconut oil?
Stove top cooking, wok stir fry and as baking ingredients are an excellent way to put Coco’Mon into your favorite meals. Just substitute coconut oil for oil or butter in any recipe. Our unrefined coconut oil has a smoke point of 350 degree F so you can rest assured that it will work in your cooking. We recommend melting 2 Tbsp. of Coco’Mon in a sauce pan, browning your ingredients and then lightly finishing your dish with a Tbsp. from the jar for flavor. Back to top

My coconut oil is liquid. Is it still OK to use?
Absolutely. Coconut oil melts around 76 degrees F. Above 76 degrees F and it will be clear liquid. Below that and it will be a white solid. Coco’Mon works great in either state. Back to top

Do I need to refrigerate coconut oil?
Nope. Coconut oil does not require refrigeration unless you want it to be solid all the time. You can treat our oils as you would any olive or vegetable oil. Back to top

My coconut oil is slightly yellow or brown. Is it still OK?
It is. Coco’Mon oils are unrefined (so you know they contain all the good and none of the bad) and occasionally natural coconut fibers impart a slight color to the oil. It is very rare as we clean our oils three times but, even if slightly colored, it is perfectly good to use. Back to top

Why were there questions about the health of coconut oil?
Previously, coconut oils and palm oils contained hydrogentated fats and were processed using chemical synthetics like Hexane. Our coconut oils are all trans fat free, non-hydrogenated, unbleached, are cold pressed and delicious. They are not processed with hexane. Also, coconut oil is an excellent source of medium chain triglycerides (MCIs) that contain lauric acid (C-12) and caprylic acid (C-8). Back to top

Are Coco’Mon oils Vegan?
Yes as well as USDA Organic, non-GMO Project verified, Gluten-free certified and Kosher.  Back to top

Can I use coconut oil in my hair and on my skin?
Our Original (non-flavored) is excellent for your skin as a moisturizer or in your hair.  You can use the flavored varieties if you like a little fragrance.  Back to top