The smell of coconut oil always transports me to tropical island paradise, and for good reason- coconut oil has been used as a skin moisturizer, hair conditioner and healing agent by Pacific Islander and tropical natives for centuries.
Just Coco is a sustainable, community empowering business started by my world traveling friend Sara Krosch, and uses all natural cold pressed virgin coconut oil in their products. Based out of her home on tropical island paradise in the Philippines, she runs Just Coco.
Using only all-natural and, whenever possible, organic ingredients combined with virgin coconut oil, they create skin, hair and nail care products. All of Just Coco’s products are vegetarian or vegan.
Their cold pressed, preservative free pure virgin coconut oil contains 50% lauric acid (the highest content possible) with natural antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.
“Here [in the Philippines] farmers and fishers can earn supplemental income by selling coconuts to factories for refining and export. My community-based work has taught me to value and advocate for subsistence laborers, so Just Coco’s virgin coconut oil comes from a small farmer’s cooperative instead of from a large factory. And our natural, reusable packaging is handmade by a women’s’ handicraft cooperative also the Philippines.”