Non EU agriculture
- 100 % organic
- pressed from ripe coconut flesh
- for baking, frying and cooking
- for skin and hair care
- contains lauric acid
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Hardly any other edible oil is as versatile as coconut oil. Coconut oil is not only an all-rounder in the kitchen, it also convinces as a rich skin and hair care and as a healthy food supplement for pets such as dogs and cats.
Coconut oil for cooking
Coconut oil is a purely natural vegetable oil with a versatile use in the kitchen. Its natural composition makes it insensitive and heat-stable, which prevents the formation of trans fatty acids during baking and frying. Since it consists predominantly of saturated fatty acids and therefore is not sensitive to oxidation, the shelf life of coconut oil is up to 24 months after pressing. Coconut oil is versatile in culinary terms. It is suitable for meat and fish dishes, for vegetarian and vegan and of course for sweet food. With its fine taste it gives not only Asian, but all kinds of dishes an exotic note. As a spread coconut oil can be used as a butter substitute with cheese or jam.
Coconut oil for a healthy diet
The Ölmühle Solling offers only the best quality, the so-called Virgin Coconut Oil, also known as native coconut oil. It is made from fully ripe organic coconuts mechanically pressed, gently and bottled and of course not bleached or refined. That's why it scores with its fine coconut taste and inner values. Coconuts naturally provide a wealth of high quality nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals. At our manufactory, we offer a variety of top quality coconut products, including native coconut oil, which is referred to as "Virgin Coconut Oil". The abbreviation "VCO" for "Virgin Coconut Oil" is now a quality term worldwide.
Native coconut oil is made from ripe organic coconuts, pressed mechanically, and then bottled immediately fresh. It scores not only with its fine coconut note, but above all with inner values: It contains medium-chain fatty acids, the so-called MCTs (Middle Chain Triglycerides), such as lauric acid, which accounts for almost half of the fatty acids in the oil. In combination with a versatile diet, coconut oil makes an important contribution to a balanced diet. Due to the saturated fatty acids, the oil is solid and becomes liquid when temperatures are above 24 degrees.
Because coconut oil contains no essential, polyunsaturated fatty acids, you should rely on an oil diversity for a balanced diet. In particular, oils such as our mill-fresh linseed oil, native hemp oil and our omega DHA oils provide essential omega-3 fatty acids. That is why Ölmühle Solling offers you a wide range of freshly pressed organic edible oils for your health.
Coconut oil as skin care
Coconut oil is a real all-rounder not only in the kitchen, it also serves as a moisturizing skin care product. For this reason, we also use the oil from the coconut as a valuable ingredient for our skin balms and soaps of our Solling Naturkosmetik. The exotic oil not only gives a pleasant fragrance, but also acts as a natural protective coat for unsaturated fatty acids. It gives our skin balms a pleasant texture and a special care effect, which also helps dry skin to retain moisture for a long time. It provides intensive care and moisture. Coconut oil contains natural antioxidants, protects the skin from free radicals and prevents aging.
Coconut oil as hair care
Virgin coconut oil is a proven and popular hair care product. The valuable oil has a nourishing effect and provides hair and scalp with moisture. Especially with dry and damaged hair, a cure with coconut oil is recommended. Native organic coconut oil is natural and irritates neither hair nor skin with additives. In addition to vitamins, it contains a multitude of minerals that nourish, revitalize and strengthen the hair against environmental influences.
The application of coconut oil as hair care is easy: depending on the hair length, rub one to two teaspoons of coconut oil in the palms of your hands until it melted and apply it to dry or slightly damp hair and massage in. As a next step, you can comb longer hair to better distribute the oil. In order to achieve an ideal effect and to keep the coconut oil liquid, the hair should be wrapped in a towel (so it stays warm). Leave in for half an hour to an hour. Afterwards, you can rinse your hair with warm water and then wash it with a mild, silicone-free shampoo and dry it as usual.
Make-up removal with coconut oil
Coconut oil is also suitable for the gentle removal of make-up. Simply moisten a make-up removal pad with warm water, add a little coconut oil and gently stroke over skin, lips or eyelashes. Make-up removal pads made of bamboo or organic cotton are reusable and protect our environment.
Coconut oil for baby skin
Of course, our pure, natural coconut oil is also an ideal care for sensitive baby skin. It is 100 % free of synthetic additives and convinces by a good skin compatibility. Coconut oil can be applied directly to the skin or as a moisturizing bath additive.
Coconut oil for tender lips
Native coconut oil is an ideal lip balm. The exotic oil gives a pleasant fragrance and acts as a natural protective coat for the sensitive skin of the lips.
Lip scrub with coconut oil:
- ½ teaspoon coconut oil
- ½ tsp coconut sugar or cane sugar
- ½ tsp honey
Mix the ingredients well, apply and massage gently over the lips for one to two minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a soft towel. Dead cells are gently removed and the skin is revitalized and cared for.
Coconut oil for oil pulling
Oil pulling is an important part of Ayurveda, the traditional Indian healing art, and serves to cleanse the mouth, tongue and teeth. During oil pulling a small amount of coconut oil is agitated in the mouth for at least 10 minutes. This is intended to improve oral hygiene, but also to remove bacteria and other pathogens from the oral cavity and thus from the body.
The best time for oil pulling is the morning. Every time before you start, you should use a tongue scraper to remove the tongue from the tongue. In this way you reduce the number of bacteria that accumulate in the oil. If you do not have a tongue scraper, you can also use an inverted tablespoon to clean the tongue and carefully stroke the tongue two to three times from back to front. Clean the spoon afterwards. Then rinse your mouth with a little water. You do not need to brush your teeth before pulling the oil - you can do that afterwards.
Take about a teaspoon of coconut oil in your mouth, let it melt there for a short time and then move the oil back and forth like a mouthwash. Pull the coconut oil repeatedly between your teeth and moisten the entire oral cavity with it. At the end of the oil pulling do not swallow the oil, but spit it in a handkerchief, which you then throw away. Brush your teeth afterwards.
Coconut oil for dogs and cats
Coconut oil is also popular as a supplement for pets. Ticks and fleas do not like coconut oil, so it can even serve as a natural protection against vermin. Depending on the size and weight of your animal, cats receive ¼ to ½ teaspoon of coconut fat several times a week. Large dogs can be fed with a full teaspoon daily. Simply mix the oil with wet or dry food.
Manufacturing of coconut oil
The Ölmühle Solling offers only the best quality, the so-called native coconut oil in organic quality. It is mechanically pressed from fully ripe organic coconuts, gently bottled and of course not bleached or refined.
The path to the best native coconut oil begins with the processing of harvested, fully ripe coconuts. The opening of the hard outer shell is done by hand only by trained and experienced workers. Once the coconut is opened, the coconut water is collected from inside the nut. Then, further processing must be carried out quickly. In the next step, the pulp is carefully removed from the shell by hand. If snow-white coconut oil is to be produced, the thin, brown skin surrounding the white coconut meat is peeled off.
Subsequently, the fresh coconut meat is shredded into coconut flakes with the help of stainless steel cutters. However, before the oil can be pressed, the grated coconut meat must first be dried. The drying process takes only a few minutes, whereby the temperatures of the drying hot air must reach at least 80 degrees, and must not be lower. This process, which is crucial for the shelf life of the oil, is called "blanching". Coconut meat contains natural enzymes, so-called lipases, which can split fats (triglycerides). If these enzymes are not inactivated by heat, the lauric acid-rich oil would soon get a soapy taste. The water content of coconut meat is reduced from about 45% to less than three percent. As soon as the solid coconut meat is blanched and dried, the so-called “copra” can be pressed into native oil directly on site.
Drying coconut meat for several days at low temperatures would increase the risk of mold microbial spoilage. Thus, an optimal and fast drying process before pressing the flesh plays a major role in the shelf life and quality of the native coconut oil. The drying process is essential and still, unfortunately, often goes unmentioned. Instead, the customer is fooled into a "cold pressed" oil in "raw food" quality. The oily dried coconut meat is also known as “desiccated coconut” (DC). It serves as a raw material for the extraction of native oil. It is irrelevant where the pressing of the DC takes place. The processing to oil and press cake (coconut flour) can take place on site. Packed airtight and stored refrigerated, it can also be exported to Europe. In the Ölmühle Solling, it is further processed to delicious coconut spice oils and spreads.
Average energy and nutrient content for 100 g
Please enjoy our products as part of a diverse and balanced nutrition.
As a product of nature the composition of the oil can vary, the given specifications are therefore average values.