best organic extra virgin coconut oil?

Hey everyone! One of my girlfriends makes me homemade batches of cold pressed, extra virgin coconut oil (bless her!) I’m running low, but my friend has just had a baby, so I don’t want to bother her for another jar. Could any of you recommend a good brand? I use it primarily for my hair, face and skin. Thanks in advance =)


  • SamiliciousSamilicious Raw Newbie

    Wow! How on earth do you make homemade coconut oil?!????

    I like the DME Alpha brand of extra virgin coconut oil. Its the only one I’ve used so far and I think its fine, although I heard that the Nutiva brand is pretty good and creamy.

    But HOMEMADE!! Wow, I hope there’s no special appliance needed to make HOMEMADE coconut oil!

  • My friend makes hers similar to this way:…

    I would make my own, but it takes so long and I just don’t have the time right now. Grating and waiting seems to take the most time =) Maybe in the summertime…

    Does DME or Nutiva melt rather quickly? I tried a brand I purchased from and was disappointed because it didn’t melt quickly on contact.

  • SamiliciousSamilicious Raw Newbie

    Thank you for the article. Well, I don’t know how quick your definition of melting is but I’d say the DME melts fairly quickly. It also has a very rick aromic scent that is absolutely irrisistable! I just slathered some on my face and I love it. If you mean melt quickly when rubbed on the skin, yes it does! But you know, even though I think the DME is awesome, I always feel that homemade is best so I don’t know how it would compare to the one your friend makes. Anyway, hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

  • I order the Nutiva from (grocery) and get it delivered for free if I get over $25 worth of specific products. It seems to melt easy for me. Love the smell and taste. Wish I could get homemade..mmmm. I use it as a oil and as a moisturizer. tortue…I never thought of using it on my hair! I will have to try it-lol

  • KristensRawKristensRaw Raw Newbie

    This is the only brand I buy for coconut oil and products. You will smell the fresh difference in their products versus others. Incomparable Raw organic centrifuged coconut oil and low-temperature dehydrated coconut flakes. The flavor and quality are unsurpassed.


  • Nutiva is very good. Organic,extra virgin, cold-pressed. Smells and tastes excellent (like fresh coconut). I also buy from Amazon. Good price!

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