How do you make coconut oil?
Coconut oil can be produced in two ways:
Firstly by refining and bleaching dried coconut – yuk!
Or secondly by pressing fresh coconut without the need for nasty chemicals. Clearly you want to buy coconut oil which uses this second method!
Coconut oil made using this method is labelled virgin or extra virgin coconut oil. Unlike olive oils, there is no real difference between ‘virgin’ oils and ‘extra virgin’ oils – except maybe the price – so do not let that influence your choice when selecting your preferred brand of coconut oil.