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The end of the line

Railroad in Sri Lanka

Folks, it’s been a great ride.

As far as the ownership of Coconut Oil Shop by its founders, the Smith Family and Shy Sheep Limited are concerned, this train has stopped.

Tomorrow John Brotherston takes control of the Coconut Oil Shop. And the brands we lovingly created.

I have absolute confidence in John and his lovely wife Alice.

Orders will be sent as usual from Auckland by the same people who have done it for years.

The Smith Family will continue to make and sell soap and skincare basic items.

Thank you for your support. We’re at the end of the line. It’s time to concentrate on our other business activities.

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Have you ever wanted more brainpower?

C8 MCT Oil 99% Pure BrainPower 250 ml(

C8 MCT Oil may improve brainpower temporarily. Many of our customers have come across the groundbreaking research of Dr Mary Newport, whose husband was suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. In summary, she discovered that using MCT oil along with Coconut Oil appeared to temporarily improve brain function in her husband.

Finally, we have the finest most potent fractionated Organic Coconut Oil (C8 MCT Oil).

This is absolutely the purest most potent fractionated oil (C8 MCT Oil) we have seen in the New Zealand market.

If you cannot log into the Coconut Oil Shop using your old process, then try “My Account” or register anew at “My Account“.

Who wrote this short article?

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

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Year Eleven Discount Coupon Celebration

Reminder: year eleven discount coupon celebration. We emailed email list subscribers on the 21st of September, the $11 discount finishes on Saturday night, don’t miss out. Instructions on using coupons are here.

Year Eleven Discount Coupon Celebration
We made a short video about this reminder on Wednesday, 23rd of September, 2020.

Year Eleven Discount Coupon Celebration Reminder Video

We have an $11 discount coupon to celebrate 11 years of operation at Coconut Oil Shop, and this is a reminder that it expires on Saturday night. If you don’t know about it, I sent out an email about it earlier, on the 21st of September, 2020. The email went to the general subscriber list.

We have not used the Camp Coconut videos as much as I intended. There have been a lot of changes in recent years, at the Coconut Oil Shop. The changes have been time and technology-driven. With all the best intentions, we took the website down a certain path, and there were forces which took the technology in a parallel path.

So what? We nearly totally broke the website.

Year Eleven Discount Coupon will end after the 26th of September

If you have trouble, didn’t get the email etc, get in touch with us by email or phone.

Do this if trouble with a login to Coconut Oil Shop arises

If you cannot log into the Coconut Oil Shop using your old process, then try “My Account” or register anew at “My Account“.

Who wrote this short article?

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

Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

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How To Apply Coupons Instructions


How do you apply the discount coupon to this item?

Some of you may be wondering how to apply coupon codes. Its been a long time since I mentioned them in the emails to customers, and I don’t normally mention them at all on the website. But in these Post COVID Times, we can do new things…

How to apply coupons here and at

How to apply coupons

After you have placed the coupon code (which will not be the word “example” into the box, you click on the words “Apply Coupon” and it ought to be pretty clear what to do from there. But because I have often experienced some level of frustration at the instructions found in books, manuals, and online, I have made more detailed, illustrated instructions in those links above.

What does the shopping cart look like with an example coupon?

How to apply coupons

In the image above I have placed an example coupon code, which does not provide any financial benefit. But you can see that you can add it, and take it away by clicking on the word, “Remove”. At all times, while you are the Cart page, you are in control. Once you progress to the checkout, you are not able to do any of the things listed above, you would need to back space, or click on “Cart” in the menu at the top of the page.

Who wrote this short article?

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

Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

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August 2019 Upate

August 2019

As of August 2019, we have some new products! We have been quietly serving our existing, and new customers, we have not been doing a lot of updates, or emails. But we have expanded our product line slightly. So this August 2019 update post it here to let you see the new products.

Specifically we have added two Coconut Jam varieties.

  • Organic Coconut Jam
  • Organic Woodapple Coconut Jam

We have also updated our Coconut Nectar Syrup to a 375ml bottle.

Click on the images above to be taken to the product specific page. From there you may view the information about each product.

Do You Pay Postage or Freight?

All our prices, $20 and over are postage and freight inclusive within New Zealand. You pay no more than the price in the checkout after you have chosen your items, like 2 x Organic Woodapple Coconut Jam 330g Jars.

No extra charges for Rural Delivery

You’ll pay nothing extra in any rural setting. You’ll pay nothing extra in Stewart Island or even the Chatham Islands! (Yes they do consume our oil over there. It’s not a very tropical place).

Who wrote this short article?

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

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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Statin drug study: statins linked to diabetes risk

There are two conclusions with this study.
1) [This is the most important part of the research.]

CONCLUSIONS In a real-world setting, the risk of new-onset diabetes rises as adherence with statin therapy increases.

2) Benefits of statins in reducing cardiovascular events clearly overwhelm the diabetes risk. But do they, really? Not according to Gary Taubs, Dr Bruce Fife and Dr Mary Enig.

See what Gary Taubs says about Diabestes


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Mother’s Day 2014 Afternoon Tea Idea

Hot Chocolate and Muffins: Mother’s Day 2014 Afternoon Tea Idea

If you want to show off your Coconut Wholefood ideas this Mother’s Day, here is an idea starter for you.
Sometimes when we are learning, or indeed mastering a new skill we freak out at the thought of demonstrating that skill in front of family. I completely understand. The reason why we write this blog, and why the other incredibly talented bloggers write up recipes is to empower you.

At the Coconut Oil Shop, and Camp Coconut, we want to empower you and members of your family to make use of Coconut Wholefoods, even in front of family, even on Mother’s Day!

Coconut Wholefoods Mothers Day Idea

This week we’re going to combine some recipes blogged or written about in the past, with a simple drink solution

Last week we introduced to you you a Little and Loved blog’s “Black Doris Plum Coconut Sugar Muffins”. In the past we’ve written about making coconut cream with Creamed Coconut (Coconut Butter). And I know at least once I’ve shared the Coconut Hot Chocolate post from But for some of you, the idea of sharing your love of Coconut Wholefoods with important family members is pretty scary. So let’s start looking at ways you can do that.

If you want to make Coconut Hot Chocolate, you may want to use some Coconut Cream or Coconut Milk in it.

How To Make Coconut Milk and or Coconut Cream

You can buy Rich Gold Creamed Coconut and make your own Coconut Cream with water. But what is the point in putting tap water into a Coconut Cream? I don’t know what they put in the tap water at your house, but I know we filter all of the water that comes through any tap at our house. With that in mind, let me suggest you could enhance your coconut milk or cream with some C Coconut Water.

Here is the instructions we provide for making Rich Gold Creamed Coconut into Coconut Cream.

Rich Gold Creamed Coconut

Creamed coconut comes in two layers; the white oil layer at the top and the solid yellowish layer at the bottom. (Can you tell from the photo above?) You need to mix the layers back together before use. We put the whole jar in a bowl of warm water until the content softens, and then put a handheld mixer inside the jar. You can also do the mixing with a knife or fork. You can also scrape out of the jar, put it all in a food processor, and mix it up until smooth.

The standard way to make Coconut Cream from Creamed Coconut is here.
After mixing back the two layers in the jar as above, put 1-4 tablespoons of Creamed Coconut to 1/2 cup of hot water according to your taste. Mix together well, and that’s all!

So now you’re all ready to make a creamy hot chocolate with Coconut Milk, if you feel like it. Read on to find out some more about that now.

Coconut Hot Chocolate – A Wholefood Twist

You maybe wondering how Hot Chocolate could possibly boost your metabolism, as the picture at the top of the page suggests. Well, this hot chocolate calls on the powers of Virgin Coconut Oil.

Simple-metabolism-boosting-coconut-hot-chocolate reports that, “According to a study in 2009, ‘Women who consumed 30 milliliters (about 2 tablespoons) of coconut oil daily for 12 weeks not only did not gain more weight, but actually had lowered amounts of abdominal fat, a type of fat that is difficult to lose, and contributes to more heart problems (Source).'”

Introducing: Alex from

Alex from
Alex from

This is what Alex has to say about her Coconut Hot Chocolate: “If you want a simple and delicious recipe for homemade hot chocolate, this one has just four ingredients and takes only a few minutes to prepare. It’s healthier and better tasting than the old powdered mix packets or chocolate syrup I used to use. Plus, there’s the added bonus of metabolism boosting coconut oil.”


To find out more, take a look at Alex’s blog,

As you know last week posted about Zoe’s muffins. And below we’ll post a link again to last week’s post.

Black Doris Muffins and 75 grams of Coconut Sugar

The uniqueness of these special muffins is found in the tart plum with a rich caramel flavour from the coconut sugar.

You maybe wondering how Coconut Sugar could possibly be good for you! These muffins call on the mineral power of Coconut Sugar.

Coconut sugar is rich in minerals. According to Zenian Organics, when compared to brown sugar, Coconut Sugar has:

  • 36 times the Iron (compared to brown sugar)
  • 4 times the Magnesium (compared to brown sugar)
  • 10 times the Zinc (compared to brown sugar)
Black Doris Plum Muffins

Are you new to Coconut Oil?

We’ve got a short tour for beginners at the “Start Here” page.

Take a look now at the “Star Here” page if you’re new to Coconut Oil.

Who wrote this short article?

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

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