Conscious Coconut Oil
Conscious Coconut is packaged in a recyclable tube made of laminate aluminum layered over a small layer of post-consumer plastic and closed with a bamboo lid. The plastic insert in the coconut oil tube is removable for recycling and the boxes are made of recycled paper. Packing and shipping of all of their orders is done through the MacDonald Training Center, a facility that employs adults with mental disabilities. The company supports fair trade practices and has built a certified fair trade circle of farmers in Thailand. Additionally, with every purchase a child is given a meal through a partnership with Feeding America.
A Coconut Oil 101. The fatty-acid-rich oil has an authentic combination of medium-chain fatty acids, or MCT’s, that are absorbed quickly by your skin. The MCT's, most notably lauric acid, heal from within by heading to the base layer of your skin, regenerating cells and repairing damaged tissue. Lauric acid also has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties and can improve texture and tone thanks to the increased cellular turnover and stimulation of collagen. The high antioxidants prevent destructive free-radical activity, which are the primary cause of aging. Use on scarring and stretch marks to fade and allover to diminish the signs of environmental stress and aging. Also strengthens, defrizzes, and softens hair, whitens teeth and freshens breath and can be used as a makeup remover.