We are limited to just how much we can brag about the beauty benefits of coconut oil and especially centrifuged coconut oil. However, here is what we can say…
We import the finest organic extra virgin coconut oil! Our farm is certified organic, the process we use is certified organic. That means no fertiliser or pesticides or growth promoting chemicals come near our coconuts.
Try it for yourself and you’ll love it, we only request that you cover the postage and packaging for £1.25.
Essence of Eden’s Organic Extra Virgin coconut oil has a wide range of uses and benefits.
Use it in your cooking when baking, frying, grilling, roasting, on toast or straight off the spoon. Use it as an alternative in any recipe for butter, oil or margarine. It has a delicious light creamy taste, unlike some coconut oil products that can leave a burnt taste and aroma.
Coconut oil is excellent for beauty treatments as well. It moisturises your skin, face, body and hair. Whilst your skin adapts, you may find that you need to reapply to reach your skin’s saturation point. It will vary from person to person. This is because most beauty products we use contain a percentage of water, which immediately satisfies the skin.
How about using coconut oil for aromatherapy and massage, it is an excellent carrier oil!
Coconut oil is classified as a medium chain fatty acid (MCFA) so it gets immediately converted into energy when ingested and does not get stored in the body, unlike hydrogenated oils.
Take a look at these other websites that we have found useful and beyond that there’s Google:
Eating Well – Benefits of Coconut Oil, Milk, Water and Flour
Organic Facts – Benefits of Coconut Oil
Authority Nutrition – Top 10 Evidence Based Benefits of Coconut Oil
Essence of Eden only supply products made using centrifuged coconut oil, the finest quality coconut oil available on the market.
What is it about centrifuged oils that makes it so delicious when compared with the mass of cold pressed, expeller pressed and copra oils? And what is it about our process that makes it extra special?
Coconut meat is first shredded then crushed and pressed without heat, expelling the coconut oil and water mixture. This is directed within seconds to a centrifuge machine where the coconut oil separates continuously by spinning. It then gets siphoned off (harvested) into a receiving drum. The result is the very top oil, the crème de la crème, the premium product.
Even some centrifuge machines allow the coconut meat and oil to heat. Heat negatively causes the enzymes in the coconut oil to degrade, which negatively affects the quality of oil.
The machines we use are known as Super Centrifuges, which limit the heat generated by the process itself to less than 3°C.
This means that the nutrient content of the Super Centrifuged coconut oil is almost as fresh and natural as the moment at which they were extracted from the coconut itself.
Centrifuged coconut oil generally has less moisture and a higher lauric acid content (healthy saturated fats) than cold pressed coconut oil, giving it a superior taste and flavour. It tastes like cream rather than an oil with a strong taste of coconut.
We are thrilled that our award-winning products have been recognised for their premium flavour and quality.
We have handpicked our suppliers who must meet our strict criteria for farming, production, processing and exporting. They also work exclusively with us so that we can guarantee consistently top quality coconut oil.
Essence of Eden’s Virgin Coconut Oil
Finding good quality virgin coconut oil is a hard task these days, with so many to choose from whether at the supermarket or health food stores. So what does Essence of Eden do different to other suppliers?
We are extremely careful about those that we endorse because we too have had to search for the best.
Our top grade coconut oil is centrifuged coconut oil. It tastes like cream, with a smooth texture and light fresh coconut aroma. Because this method gives a far lower yield per harvest (but higher quality) centrifuged virgin coconut oil is a rare find and therefore more expensive.
We also stock a more affordable yet still high quality cold pressed coconut oil.
What are the Differences Between Centrifuged Coconut Oil and Cold Pressed?
The main differences between centrifuged coconut oil and cold pressed are the flavour, aroma and texture. Cold pressed coconut oil also contains less of the healthy saturated fats that coconut oil is known for. Cold pressed coconut oil typically contains 42-50% lauric acid, whereas centrifuged oils contain between 50-54%.
Our Products are Certified
We offer an oil certified by the Soil Association and the Vegetarian Society. We choose these because both bodies have stringent controls in place to ensure quality of supply, something we at Essence of Eden firmly believe in. These controls ensure that the machines, the farms, the process, the exporter and importer are all inspected and monitored. So what you are getting really is organic.
Essence of Eden are also part of the Food for Life Catering Scheme.
Fair Trade is something that we are frequently asked about. We have spoken to our farmers and by mutual agreement have decided not to subscribe to Fair Trade. This is subject to regular review and may be something we take up in the future. In the meantime, we can assure you that we do believe strongly in fair trade, which is something we can implement ourselves by dealing directly with our farmers.
100% Guarantee of Product Satisfaction
We have nothing to hide. That’s why we package our coconut oil in glass jars. We think you should be able to see the quality of the product you’re buying right from first sight. There are no grey or yellow patches of mould hiding inside. So you can be as confident as we are that you are purchasing the very best quality coconut oil available!