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Marys Oil Blend Recipe

Dr Mary Enig and Sally Fallon
Dr Mary Enig, (left) is an international expert on oils, and creator of Mary’s Oil Blend, which includes Virgin Coconut Oil

Marys Oil Blend Recipe: Put More Coconut Oil Into Your Diet

Click to see a blog post about the recipe.
You can also see it on page 188 of the book Eat Fat Lose Fat, by Dr Mary Enig, and Founder of the Weston A Price Foundation, Sally Fallon.

What’s next?

If you don’t already receive our weekly email, you may like to do so, as we have an ever growing number of recipes which we now publish in the weekly emails, along with stock updates. These recipes will be of interest to people around the world.

As we don’t publish all the recipes directly on our site, the easiest way to keep track of them, and get notified of new ones is to get our emails each week, and look for the recipe link in the email. : )

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Julia and Libby Chickpea Curry

Coconut Oil Chickpea Curry
Curry is always a favourite in our house.

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans have many nutritional benefits. So combining Chickpea Curry with Coconut Oil and Creamed Coconut sounds like a good idea. This recipe is vegan too which is good for those people avoiding meat.

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Pure Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

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If you are in New Zealand order Creamed Coconut to make your own Coconut Cream

Creamed Coconut, Make Your Own Coconut Cream

Coconut Oil Chickpea CurryCoconut Oil Recipes like this Chickpea Curry are something of a Julia and Libby (blog) specialty

A reader told me he was going to try the recipe that I had posted on the Facebook page, so I asked for a photo (before it was too late).

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You can find the recipe here.

For more information and instructions on how long to cook for, take a look at the J & L ( Blog post Chickpea Curry.

Who wrote this short article?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.

Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide and the emails will help you unlock it.

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Chocolate recipe for virgin coconut oil and coconut sugar or syrup

Coconut Oil User Recipe for chocolate

A customer who has been reading our emails for some time responded to our request for coconut oil user recipes. This chocolate recipe has no sugar cane, and calls for a 1/4 of a cup of Agave. But you can use coconut sugar, or stevia, or even coconut nectar syrup.

Chocolate with Virgin Coconut Oil - Gracious Chocolate

Gracious Chocolate – made with Virgin Coconut Oil – adapted from The Gracious Pantry blog.

1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1/4 cup agave (or substitute with stevia or maple syrup to taste)
Mix sweetener with oil then add cocoa powder.  Keep stirring.  I tend to put it in the fridge for 5 minutes until it gets a little harder to stir then spread it on grease-proof baking paper.  Put another sheet of baking paper on top and flatten it down with a place-mat.  You’ll end up with a slab.

Once you’re happy with the basic version you can start experimenting with fruit and nuts or orange peel etc.  It’s absolutely delicious but melts very easily.

This recipe was originally posted by Tiffany at The Gracious Pantry.

When you make it, you can try using it on Gourmet Banana Pops!

Who posted this short article?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide, and the emails will help you unlock it.

This recipe summary was posted by Neil Smith Wholefood Enthusiast at Camp Coconut.

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Blood Pressure, Anxiety and taking Coconut Oil

Do we offer basic medical advice for common ailments?

Sometimes we get questions about medical conditions, such as blood pressure, anxiety, and other things.
The short answer is no. We don’t offer personalised advice about common medical ailments.

Dr Mary Enig, and Sally Fallon Co-authors of Eat Fat Lose Fat

So what do we do?

We point you in the right direction
There is a lot of documented information, from a number of reliable sources which can help you. We have a range of good books for sale which cover the benefit of cooking with good oil. Take Dr Gursche’s book, “Coconut Oil”, for example.

There is also the excellent work of Dr Mary Enig, and Sally Fallon in their book Eat Fat, Lose Fat. It has a lot of background information which will be of benefit to those suffering from common ailments.

Generally speaking, Virgin Coconut Oil is a whole, life giving oil, and taken in small amounts which work up to 3+ tablespoons a day, as your body can cope with it, without going into a “full systems cleansing”, will provide you with some pleasant health surprises. For more information, you’ll need to read through the 5 short lessons in the “Which Oil?” course.

We recommend you buy some books from the Books Aisle, but best of all, read, and reread them!

Take a look now at the books aisle. You’ll be surprised as how many coconut oil questions they’ll asnwer.

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Coconut Oiled Leek

Virgin Coconut Oil winter warmer use for IndusKera Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

A great way to get your family used to the taste of coconut oil is frying a leek.

IndusKera Virgin Coconut Oil | I opened it and couldn’t believe the wonderful smell, wow.
Heike Koester

Heike Koester was thinking of ways to help her family consume her 4 L Value Pail of IndusKera coconut oil. The first attempt didn’t go so well with the children. But sometimes ideas come at the spur of the moment!

I made lunch today for hubby and me, just fried (in coconut oil) one leek and added some left-over rice, some sweet pepper and tomatoes. It was the most delicious lunch ever, so yummy!!!

Thanks Heike! We really appreciate sharing this with us. It will really help those who are new to coconut oil. And thanks for the testimonial you gave us too!

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Autism Spectrum: Can we stop Autism in it’s tracks?

Here is a video of someone who has stopped Autism in its tracks

You can find out some more about stopping Autism, by visiting the link to the book by Dr Bruce Fife.

Here is another great video on this important topic, Autism

Detoxification is said to be important for those suffering from Autism Spectrum. Oil Pulling is a detoxification. Check out the book here on the site.

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Coconut Oil user questions and expert answers May 2012

Creamed Coconut Concentrate

Real coconut oil questions

But they have been edited slightly.

User’s comment 1. The creamed coconut came with a white layer on top that tasted yummy!

Our answer. You’re tasting unfermented oil with minimal processing. It has naturally separated from the meat. It has a short shelf life in that form.

User’s comment 2.  It seems a shame the creamed coconut has to be melted by submerging the bottle in hot water. When you do so, you’re melting and losing the label with info on it after soaking the bottles.

Our answer. I think you’re right. Time we did something about that! Take a photo of the label before you submerge it.

Ancient Wisdom Virgin Coconut Oil
Ancient Wisdom Virgin Coconut Oil is easily absorbed into the skin.

User comment 3. Ancient Wisdom oil tasted quite different, perhaps even a little rancid when taken cold.

Our answer. I can assure you it isn’t rancid. If you try Zenian Fully Fermented you’ll soon find out how strong a fully fermented coconut oil can be! But strong taste is not bad. Even the Zenian Fully Fermented tastes great when you get used to it.

We got a fermented coconut oil sample from another country recently that tastes like soap!

Ancient Wisdom is a grated, then fermented only. It tastes slightly fermented, which can be mistaken for rancid. If you take it by mouth, and by the spoonful, draw it through your teeth, and swish it around a little before swallowing. You’ll have less trouble that way.

If you cook an egg (fry) you won’t notice the difference between fermented and unfermented tastes. If you put it on bread, you may notice. If you bake with it you probably won’t detect much coconut oil smell or taste. Ancient Wisdom Coconut Oil is good like that.

Try it, and see what happens. Everyone is different.

Comment / question 4. I wondered whether I should order another range with the same benefits especially for skin and hair?

All our oil is virgin and organic. So yes you could. BUT. Only two of our oils are fully fermented. The first one is Ancient Wisdom.

I’ve read, and I can’t remember where, I think in Dr Gursche’s book, “Coconut Oil”, or Dr Fife’s book, “Coconut Cures”, that fermented coconut oil goes into the skin more readily than unfermented oil.

Only fermented oil provides the benefits of easier absorption into the blood stream through skin, into hair through the follicles, and into the digestion. Not fermented oil absorbs, but not as easily as fermented. See Dr Wendy Enig, Sally Fallon and Weston Price for more information on that topic.

Coconut Oil Miracle book by Dr Bruce Fife
Coconut Oil Miracle book by Dr Bruce Fife

Comment 5 I’m trying to convince family and friends on the benefits of coconut oil.

Our answer. Keep it up!

The key is your mastery of the product for daily use. No amount of theory will convince some people. If you can learn to cook with creamed coconut concentrate, they are getting coconut oil by stealth! They won’t even know.

Using Ancient Wisdom on your hair before shampooing is a great idea. But make sure you regularly check the drain, or unblock it with EM or something to break down the build up.

We’re here to help you. Check out our “Which Oil” lessons.

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Why we don’t sell deodorised oil

Coconut Oil: why you should look for the word “virgin” when you buy Coconut Oil

Virgin oil, as opposed to cooking grade – refined Coconut Oil, gives all that the tree can give as an oil. None of the antioxidants are heated out of the oil. 

If you have ever wondered what the difference is between tastless refined coconut oil (RBD), and Virgin Coconut Oil, then you’ve thought about the very core difference between the oils we sell, and most of the oil in the supermarkets. What makes Coconut Oil Shop, online shop different is our commitment to supplying only virgin oil that tastes good, and comes in bulk sizes. (newly updated – October 2014 the Coconut Oil Shop Team).

Why we don’t sell deodorised oil - Virgin Coconut Oil vs Natural Cooking Coconut Oil

The Coconut Oil on the left is Virgin, food grade oil. Nice and white, and bursting with flavour. The right hand side bottle has Coconut Oil extracted without Chemicals. It is not Virgin, the taste and smell have been heated out of it. It is tasteless, yellow, and separated. It lost it’s phytonutrients (antioxidants) in the deodorising process.

Sometimes the white Coconut flesh used to create Virgin Coconut Oil is exposed to smoke, in a simple outdoor drying process. This can damage the oil, making it yellow when liquid, and slightly less than bright white when solid.

Tasteless oil is refined.

The Coconut Oil Shop is here to provide pure, “unadulterated”, virgin coconut oil. Tasteless oil is refined. We specialise in virgin oil because virgin oil needs no refining to deliver its life giving properties.

Executive summary

Deodorised (RBD) may have hexane in it.
Hexane is a solvent. It can be found in petrol. We don’t want clients exposed to solvents in their foods.

Wikipedia states,”The long-term toxicity of n-hexane in humans is well known.[7] Extensive peripheral nervous system failure is known to occur in humans chronically exposed to levels of n-hexane ranging from 400 to 600 ppm, with occasional exposures up to 2,500 ppm.”

Dr Mercola states, “This chemical, hexane, is toxic, and banned from use in Organic food.

Even if it didn’t have Hexane in it, we know it will have other things in it, and organic VIRGIN coconut oil is a whole food that needs no refining.

Unmelted Deodorised Coconut Oil
Unmelted Deodorised Coconut Oil

We have melted three RBD oils, and all of them were fully or slightly yellow liquids, compared to virgin coconut oil.

Unmelted Virgin coconut oil
Unmelted Virgin coconut oil

There is no yellow in a virgin oil when it is solid, nor when it is liquid.

Many people who have tried deodorised coconut oil, wonder if there is any difference in health benefits between refined oil, and virgin oil. Firstly it is important to note that any coconut oil will have lauric acid, and ketones. But Virgin coconut oil will have the less processing than any deodorised coconut oil, even if it is, organic and cold pressed!

We receive emails like this one following quite often. “My friend is using a “clay filtered “coconut oil – is this oil healthy??”

We believe there is a reason why that oil is filtered in clay. The most likely reason is because the oil producers know it doesn’t taste like a coconut.

In Vanuatu and some other locations they slowly simmer the coconut milk to make oil. This exposes the oil to the air for long periods of time. Virgin Coconut Oil, produced without a lot of heat is full of antioxidants that help our body’s cells to fight the cell deterioration we call “oxidation”.  Some brands of oil steam the oil to remove the taste and smell, which destroys the “antioxidants”.

But back to the Islands.
In some cases where the oil is being producted the air is filled from smoke from the fire used to heat it. So it is common enough for Island coconut oil to have a smokey taste.
Our Pacific Island Coconut Oils does not have that smokey taste and have a pleasant faintly cocont smell. Both of them, (currently Samoa and Tonga) have a distinct taste and smell of their own, but neither of them were clay distilled, or steamed.

Copra oil
Other coconut oils produced from sun dried coconut meat have been exposed to air as coconut flesh. This oil is yellow, instead of clear when liquid.

You don’t have to eat, cook or rub your skin with yellow oil…

There is some yellow in high quality virgin coconut oil, but it settles at the bottom of the container, this is not the same thing. It appears to us, from our experience with Virgin Coconut Oil that Inferior grades of coconut oil are all yellow when liquid, and there is a part mottled yellow when solid.

I hope that helps to clarify things.

Hey, if someone wants oil that is exposed to the air for long periods in the production, and is yellow all the time when liquid, you can buy it.

It is cheaper, even though it requires a lot more processing with refining (filtering with clay and sup high heat steam treatment as well).
All Coconut Oil has medium chain fatty acids. Only tasty, coconut or savoury smelling oil that has not been subjected to super high steam treatment have antioxidants in it.

Virgin Coconut Oil needs no refining

We firmly believe that Virgin Coconut Oil is a wholefood revitalising oil that needs no refining to give animals or humans its life giving benefits, sucked from the sea water it lives near.

We have written at length about two brands of Pacific Island coconut oil in response to a question. The link is here below. We don’t take responsibility if we got some information wrong, as the amount of public information about the brand we are discussing has shrunk over time.

For more information on the difference between two brands, look at this link.

For more information on virgin vs RBD oil, look at this page of the “Which Oil?” mini course here at the site.

At the end of the day, we need to realise that “Organic” doesn’t always mean the least processing has been used. By way of example, you can raise “Organic” cows for beef, and feed them in concrete lots, and raise “Organic” chickens inside on organic grains and feeds. Both practises, if they are not supplimented with free range, undermine the idea of an “Organic” animal lifestyle. So it is with coconut oil.

Virgin coconut oil is the gold standard, and if it is wild harvested from a remote location, it is as good as organic certified, and in many cases better!

Dr Mercola uncovers Hexane in Organic Food

Dr Mercola, of, has recently uncovered a blight in the USDA’s reputation by pointing out an ingredient in some “Organic” baby formula, approved “Organic” by them, has been extracted by a chemical. This chemical, hexane, is toxic, and banned from use in Organic food.

The moral of the lesson is simple. Just because coconut oil is “Organic”, or even “Certified Organic”, it doesn’t mean it is the best quality product available. Two of our suppliers have deodorised Coconut Oil. We don’t and won’t sell them. It’s not what we do.

We sell unrefined;Virgin Unfermented Oil, Virgin Slightly Fermented Oil, and Virgin Fully Fermented oil. We don’t sell deodorised oil, even if it does not have chemical processing.

Hexane is the type of thing used to make RBD deodorised coconut oil in many oil plants. Neither Ceres nor Blue Coconut use chemicals (Hexane) in their processing, but they do use super high heat and steam in processing the oil.

If you haven’t yet seen our mini-course, “Which Oil?” I’d suggest you try the first lesson now. It is open to anyone to participate in.

Click here.

Where can you see our Coconut Oil NZ range?

View our Virgin Coconut Oil Range

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Hair Care with Pre-Shampoo Oil Treatment

We often get questions about uses for coconut oil

Hair care is a use for coconut oil.
I came across these two articles about natural hair care, written by a women by the writing name Heather R. She is writing for a national Sunday newspaper, The Standard, in Zimbabwe.

I can’t find the first article in this series. But here are two articles by Heather R, a Black lady in Zimbabwe.

Where is Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe is just above South Africa, in the cone part of the African continent. Over the years it’s been called Southern Rhodesia, and Rhodesia as well. Coconuts grow along the coast line in the African continent, too.

Anyway, about hair care.
Members of the Smith family have used coconut oil for hair care over the years. There is no doubt it is worthwhile. We discovered the power of coconut oil, originally through Dr Mercola, and Dr Fife.

Have other non-Pacific Ocean cultures traditionally used coconut oil for their hair?

Kerala State of India, again, a southern area of a large continent, runs along the lower coastal area of the Indian continent. There Indians love to use coconut oil for hair care. But a lot of that oil is now RBD. That means it is not virgin, or first press, and it has been treated with high heat, and chemicals to get the most out of the coconut oil. We do not recommend the use of such oil, even for hair care.

Oil is messy! How do you clean oiled things like towels etc?

It is wise to wrap up hair being treated with coconut oil. But what about an oily towel? Who wants the job of fixing that? Well there is a product that does a wonderful job of it, and you can buy it at Countdown / Foodtown, The product is Sodium Carbonate.

Sodium Carbonate loves oily things

Greenwoods (laundry crystals) are a 100% biodegradable product called “Soft and Safe Washing Soda Crystals”. They are made in New Zealand, and created with Sodium Carbonate in water. If you hair is not looking like it’s glorious potential, and you’re intending to have a shower, you might consider vigorously rubbing in some coconut oil. Any of our virgin coconut oil offerings will work fine for the job. Afterwards, add some Greenwoods granules to your wash, to remove the oil.

So in summary, let’s say, the Coconut Oil Shop Team wish you happy hair days!
Bye for now, from the Coconut Oil Shop Team

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The book, “The Coconut Oil Miracle”, by Dr Bruce Fife

Here is an excerpt from the book.
Coconut oil has been used throughout Asia and the Pacific for thousands of years as both a food and a medicine.

Even today it holds a highly respected position in the Ayurvedic medicine of India. Only recently has modern medical research confirmed the many health benefits traditionally attributed to this remarkable oil.

Once mistakenly thought to be bad because of its saturated fat content, coconut oil is now known to contain a unique form of saturated fat that actually helps prevent heart disease, stroke, and hardening of the arteries. The saturated fat in coconut oil is unlike the fat found in meat or other vegetable fats. It is identical to a special group of fats found in human breast milk which have been shown to improve digestion, strengthen the immune system, and protect against bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.

These fats, derived from coconut oil, are now routinely used in hospital IV formulations and commercial baby formulas. They’re also used in sports drinks to boost energy and enhance athletic performance.

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(Please note that we have actual stock of this book here so you don’t have to wait for 3-4 weeks for it to arrive like with some online book shops.)
Excerpt continutes:
Some of the benefits of coconut oil:

Reduces risk of atherosclerosis and related illnesses
Reduces risk of cancer and other degenerative conditions
Helps prevent bacterial, viral, and fungal (including yeast) infections
Supports immune system function
Helps prevent osteoporosis
Helps control diabetes
Promotes weight loss
Supports healthy metabolic function
Provides an immediate source of energy
Supplies fewer calories than other fats
Supplies important nutrients necessary for good health
Improves digestion and nutrient absorption
Is highly resistant to spoilage (long shelf life)
Is heat resistant (the healthiest oil for cooking)
Helps keep skin soft and smooth
Helps prevent premature aging and wrinkling of the skin
Helps protect against skin cancer and other blemishes

Coconut oil has been called the “healthiest dietary oil on earth.” If you’re not using coconut oil for your daily cooking and body care needs you’re missing out on one of nature’s most amazing health products.

Availability of the book?
We have stock of the book in now. Order, pay, and we send. No waiting around, like some other online shops.

Buy now from this link, at our shop.

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Allergies: It’s the season for allergies in New Zealand

Allergies: It’s the season for allergies in New Zealand – updated July 2014

Steam some coconut oil into nostrils to protect against allergies

Melt some coconut oil into hot water, and steam some into your nose, to line your nose with oil, and protect it from allergies – the article says.

Welcome to the Coconut Oil Wholesale Page
Welcome to Coconut Oil Shop Membership
We love to support those who feel our shop resonates with them. That’s why we created the resource page and membership areas. If someone in your home suffers from allergies, you’ll want to spend time on this site looking at our resources, including the membership area.We’ve created the following membership options:

  • the Coconut Oil Basics consumer guide (which also talks about Oil Pulling)
  • free Camp Coconut Membership Area login (access restricted articles and explanations)
  • purchase membership to Coconut Tips (accress all of Camp Coconut, and more)
  • free Facebook page (content is different to the weekly emails or Membership Area)
  • free Google+ page (content is different to the weekly emails or Membership Area)
  • free Neil Smith Google+ page (content is different to the weekly emails or Membership Area)

I can safely say Oil Pulling relieves nose allergy and common cold nose blockages

This article was first posted in October 2011, and since then I’ve experienced October in 2012, and 2013 as well. I’ve been using Oil Pulling more regularly since 2011, and it really unblocks your nose, especially in the morning. To find out more, you should consider getting a copy of our free Consumer Guide: Coconut Oil Basics. Alternatively, you could buy the book, Oil Pulling, by Dr Bruce Fife.

We also have a short Oil Pulling guide here (for those logged into Camp Coconut).

Daadi’s diary – from India

I found this facinating article, includes information on allergies, and talks about coconut oil. I haven’t tried to find the Indian goosberries in NZ, but I thought you’d be interested in the article anyway.

Here is the article.

Kind regards,

The Coconut Oil Team.

Product offering selection from the site.

The book, “Coconut Cures”, by Dr Bruce Fife
Here is an excerpt from the book.
Preventing and Treating Common Health Problems with Coconut
Discover the amazing health benefits of coconut oil, meat, milk, and water. In this book you will learn why coconut oil is considered the healthiest oil on earth and how it can protect you against heart disease, diabetes, and infectious illnesses such as influenza, herpes, Candida, and even HIV.

There is more to the healing power of coconut than just the oil. You will also learn about the amazing health benefits of coconut meat, milk, and water…

Availability of the book?
We have stock of the book in now. Order, pay, and we send. No waiting around, like some other online shops.

Buy now from this link, at our shop.

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