2020 April

Are you looking for Coconut Oil in larger packaging?

When your needs are bigger than the jars, order bulk Coconut Oil and have it couriered overnight. Choose economy size organic unrefined cold-pressed virgin Coconut Oil in NZ.ed virgin Coconut Oil in NZ.

Coconut-Oil-200ml-glass-to-20-Litre-pailsClick the image to view product options. Pictured are oil packaging sizes from 200ml to 20 Litre pails. The 4L pail is missing in this picture. orders of $20 NZD or over are free. Otherwise $9 in NZ, and $20 in Australia.

Your needs for oil may require sizes from a small glass jar to 20 Litre pails. This website offers Virgin Organic Coconut Oil in sizes from tiny jars to large pails.

Coconut Oil
We, the Smith family, are regular users of Coconut Oil. At first we used to buy oil in small bottles or jars, back in 2003.

We started using Coconut Oil back in 2003, 12 years before the Coconut fever hit the media. We wondered why health shops only offered small jars of coconut oil and never in bulk.

Neil was born in Christchurch, Junko in Tokyo. Coconut Oil was new to us both.

Eventually, we came to realise that there is a time honoured guideline in retail food packaging. “The smaller the package, the more profit”. As Coconut Oil buyers that didn’t really suit us. We were getting frustrated. We wanted to focus on customer needs more than retail profits.

These days you can see various sizes in shops. But there is seldom much larger packaging than 1 Litre in a shop.

Why buy product in larger packaging from us?

Dealing directly with the Smith Family at Shy Sheep Limited means you will get:

  • a family owned business
  • support
  • membership
  • our unique 90-day Taste & Smell Unconditional Guarantee

You could buy elsewhere, but if you are not buying from the Smith Family, you will not have access to our support, online membership, or 90-day Taste & Smell Unconditional Guarantee.

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Coconut Oil

Resealable Value Pails. BPA-Free. Food Grade Plastic.

Why we started buying in bulk packaging

One reason we were feeling frustrated with our supply of Coconut Oil in small jars was the distance we had to travel. To get a decent product in those days it took us a 45-50 minute drive to get the product.

Our need for Organic Virgin Coconut Oil had outgrown the size of the jars available. That’s when we started to think those small jars and bottles were a pain.

After all, we’d heard of the benefits of coconut oil and wanted to use more, but where were we supposed to get enough of this wholefood revitalising oil?

The purpose of this website

To provide you with Coconut confidence with every order. The Smith Family, who run Coconut Oil Shop understand the needs of large volume buyers, and families that use oil regularly. We’ve bought small jars, then moved up the sizes from there.

We understand the market choices in New Zealand, and Australia.

Where is the proof? Where can you find assurance that we care about giving you confidence with every order? You can see other people’s “Coconut confidence” in the comments and replies found in the pages of this site.

This site has over 800 comments and replies and helpful links dotted around the bottom of the pages. We will help you.

If you are looking for Organic Oil in New Zealand you don’t have to search any further.

When did we start selling Coconut Oil?

We started selling oil on this site in 2009. That was a while ago. Now skipping forward in time, we have noticed that 2017 and 2018 is revealing a list of “organic” type businesses which have unraveled financially.

For example we used to drive 45-50 minutes to buy tiny jars of Organic Coconut Oil jars from a nationwide store. But one day I got out of the car, and found they had shut down their store. Gone!

That same group is now owned by a very large business, and their stores are only found in New Zealand’s golden population triangle. They only have stores where 70% of New Zealand’s population resides.

The Smith family intend to keep serving buyers from this website for a long time still to come. Not only that, we are operating from Te Anau, from a road which has only one way in, and one road out! Coconut Oil Shop is committed to rural, and remote customers.

This site focuses on providing information about Coconut Oil, and other Coconut Products sold online by Shy Sheep Limited, the Smith family’s business, based in the South Island, New Zealand.

We are here to serve your needs with the smiliest service!

How smilie? Just read our 90 day unconditional taste and smell guarantee. We don’t know of any other Coconut Oil online shop anywhere in the world that gives a refund if you don’t like the taste.

If you are looking for Coconut information, where-ever you are in the world, you can find information here to help you. Start learning more with our free Coconut Oil Basics Guide.


This shop was the 1st New Zealand multi-brand Coconut Oil website.
*We offer you different brands to help people keep track of the options.

Our main Coconut Oil brand is White Gold.

Sometimes a brand will be out of stock, or partly out of stock. We’re doing our best to prevent that. The reason we  have different brands is to make life easier for you. We like to keep brands pure, one brand has one supplier, and comes from one country of origin. This limits buyer confusion.

In fact, we love to provide advice and service with a smile. What sets us apart from other online shops is that we aim to do this with the smiliest service!

Demand has also grown over the years for a variety of Coconut Oil packaging sizes from tiny 100ml glass jars to bulk – 20L pails.

Regular Oil Users Need Larger Packs

Coconut Oil Shop is run by the Smith Family. We understand the needs of large volume buyers, and families that use oil regularly. Our team would love to help you choose oils in a size to suit you and your needs.

You may also be looking for different grades and types of oil for different uses.

We have one type of oil. That is Virgin Coconut Oil. But it comes in skin oil, massage oil and food oil. In some cases this variety demands different supplies of oil.

Coconut Oil Shop is focused on providing you with three options for oil.

  1. Various sizes, including discounts per litre for larger sizes
  2. Different brands*
  3. Single supplier brands
Apparently we weren’t the only ones looking for larger packaging. Let’s see what one of our customers, Louise Hoff, has to say about her journey with Virgin Coconut Oil. She placed her first order on 15th June, 2012.

Wow 5 years has gone by fast!

Hi Coconut oil shop!
Thank you! I just need to say the products are beautiful for skin care, cooking for everything I use it all the time, wow 5 years has gone by fast! buying virgin coconut oil I started out with 1 litre jars, to 31/4 litre bucket to the 10 litre I get now, I never run out and it lasts me for nearly a year? I have to say the service is awesome, the best it fast & it’s number one by me!  No doubt I will be buying more in the future!
Blessings to you all there at the Coconut oil shop😁🤗

We are not in business to compete on price

Our website sells skin and cooking oil, Coconut Dry Goods and Coconut Liquids. This attracts people who shop on price without realising the true value of our high quality oils.

We have even seen customers go away and come back again. Perhaps the comments from Dirk and Marie Nicasi summarise that way we do business quite well.


“Your site must attract some who buy on price value, without realising the true value of your high quality coconut oils. However I have no doubt that you also have MANY (like me and my husband) that are like-minded seekers of the truth, which of course includes seeking out good quality foods that nourish our bodies –  instead of causing dis-ease, as the intake of processed/synthetic foods […] do.

Thanks for being there for us.”

Dirk and Marie Nicasi – New Plymouth


What makes Coconut Oil Shop different?

We specialise in service that makes you smile. Specifically, free overnight* delivery of bulk virgin coconut oil. We specialise in Organic Virgin Coconut Oil because it is a complete product which requires no refining to deliver its life-giving properties to those:

  • who eat it
  • oil pull with it
  • and use it on their skin or hair

We select and reject our oil based on

  • taste
  • type of processing
  • bulk packaging being available

But what makes us different is that we do so with the Smiliest Service in the business.

Coconut Oil Shop Bul Pail OpenedAn opened White Gold 4 Litre Pail

White Gold brand plastic pails come in 4 Litres, 10 Litres and 20 Litres. A 900kg IBC is available upon request for manufacturer use.

About New Zealand delivery

In New Zealand, your oil will be overnight* couriered to you in secure, recyclable packaging. You can use as much or as little as you like and reseal it with ease. It will last for months and does not change its properties after melting and returning to solid again.

You’ll get your bulk-size pail, glass jars, delivered to your house, office or PO Box, at no extra charge. (Courier costs included in price). Yes, postage is included in every New Zealand order twenty dollars and over. Free courier costs are included even if you live in the middle of nowhere. So start your journey to an unlimited supply of coconut oil.

Why deal online at Coconut Oil Shop?

Here are some reasons to consider choosing Coconut Oil Shop and ShySheep.com for your Organic Coconut Oil and products. Because we know our customers by name, and we answer your questions.

  • 800 customer comments and replies and helpful links
  • If something goes wrong with an order, we put it right.
  • No price surprises.
  • Shotover shipping rule
  • Rural delivery is always free.
  • All prices are GST inclusive.
  • We believe we offer the Smiliest Service.
  • 90-day Taste & Smell Unconditional Guarantee.
  • 1st New Zealand multi-brand Coconut Oil website.

How smilie is the Smiliest Service?

The Coconut Oil Shop’s claim to offer the Smiliest Service is backed up with two main benefits.

  1. 90 Day Taste and Smell Guarantee for all products
  2. No price surprises policy
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90 Day Taste and Smell Money Back Guarantee

It’s our pleasure to deliver bulk Coconut Products free in New Zealand with no price surprises.

What does “no price surprises” mean?

  • Rural delivery is always free in every country we send to.
  • All prices are GST inclusive in New Zealand.

We believe we offer the Smiliest Service. You can tell we’re serious about service because of the 800 comments, replies, and links (as of 17th May 2018).

Don’t take our word for it. Look at this comment below.

“Hi team!! Thank you for your brilliant service and dedication. You guys rock, providing a superior product, a service equal to the best and a fantastic attitude in your approach to everything you do. Many, many thanks and lots of love to you all!!!!”

Loren Bevins July 24, 2016 at 7:52 am

What about smaller sizes?

Coconut Oil, Coconut Water, and some Coconut Dry Goods come in a variety of sizes. When we started this online shop we only had one size. But then we moved to smaller and smaller sizes. A new option re have recently introduced is the 200ml White Gold Glass Jar.

White Gold is available in glass jars of 200ml, 500ml, and 1000ml.

We have oil in a variety of sizes to suit your needs

Coconut Oil NZ in various sizesThe most popular sizes for oil are 20 Litre, 3.25 Litre, and 1 Litre.

Turn information into buying skills

There’s a lot of articles and information out there on how unique coconut oil is. It’s discussed on health forums, women’s magazines etc, then people go looking for this amazing oil – and there is a confusing range of options. It can be so overwhelming! (If you want a quick solution, click on the picture of the jar of oil below. Or continue reading.)

You’re all pumped up on the recommendations, ready to make a choice of oil and are forced to make a number of choices before you can begin. Sigh…

Coconut Oil - White Gold 1L Glass 1000ml VCO
White Gold is a popular choice – regular oil – Raw Organic Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Coconut Oil.
Click on the image to see more of the popular White Gold Coconut Oil range.

Are you new to Coconut Oil?

When you deal with the Smith family, your satisfaction is guaranteed. You can relax and have confidence in your choice of Virgin Coconut Oil because of our 100% money back guarantee for both taste and smell. We’re here to help you.

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Master Coconut Oil Basics – grab your free guide – click on the image above.
The Coconut Updates newsletter started as a tiny newsletter without any announcement. When the first person subscribed we wondered if anyone else would join them. Today we have over 1600 readers. Readers come from all over the world. You will be treated to our ShySheep.com shop discount code, ongoing recipe, and coconut tip updates, plus other announcements.

Introducing our range of Coconut Oils, Coconut Liquids, and Coconut Dry Goods.  Save time by choosing to browse one part of our product selection at one time. Click on an image below to go straight to the selected range.

View our Virgin Coconut Oil Range

View Coconut Liquids Range

View Coconut Dry Goods Range

Start learning more now

You have been presented with the idea of fermented and unfermented Virgin Coconut Oil. You can use either in the kitchen, bathroom or any way you like. It all depends on your preference for function, taste, and smell.

Coconut Oil for:



Ideal for:







Oil Pulling


Learn from our experience. We are giving it away for free in our download ebook called “Coconut Oil Basics“.

What do customers say about us?

We promise the Smiliest Service, but perhaps you’d like to know what dealing with us is like.

We have some customers who have been dealing with us since 2012 or earlier. Recently we received an email from one of them, when reached out to them by email. Here is what they said.

First I thought based on the subject line that this is an automated email but I was so glad to find out it’s not 🙂

Thanks for the message Neil. First I thought based on the subject line that this is an automated email but I was so glad to find out it’s not 🙂
I have to admit your coconut oil has always been great quality and affordable. And a 20l bucket can last very long despite us using this exclusively for cooking / baking. Some friends of us might have ordered, too as most of them were quite curious to see the huge bucket when they were present at the meal preps.
So keep up the good work, after our first order due to our satisfaction with it, I have never checked other places when we ran out, just ordered another bucket from you.
Istvan Martinka – Auckland

Read more from a surprised first-time customer.

[I] will find time reading your articles

“I am so glad to have stumbled upon your website last night while searching to buy coconut oil….The information on your website and newsletter are so vast & helpful and will find time reading your articles.”


I looked at a lot of the other websites around

“Just wanted to say a quick “thank you” for the incredibly fast service – ordered yesterday, arrived in this mornings mail – to a rural delivery address – in what seems to be, to some other courier firms, another country – the North Island LOL

Just had time for a quick sample of the oil as I was rushing out the door for work – the taste of it is incredible – thank you so much.

I looked at a lot of the other websites around – spent time, over a couple of days a couple of days researching – and kept coming back to your site. And so far everything has exceeded expectations.”

Val Cobum loves the Coconut Oil ShopVal Coburn
English Setters & Siberian Huskies
Rotorua, New Zealand

How about the quality of oil?

If you are looking for certified organic, raw, unrefined, cold-pressed virgin coconut oil (VCO) for your family, you have come to the right place. We offer nothing but the best. Your oil will be from the first press, or you can choose a fermented oil, extracted without pressing. Our organic virgin coconut oil is ideal for both cooking and cosmetics. We personally use it for all cooking, spread it on toast like butter, use it for daily bread making in place of butter, as well as using it for our skin and hair, not to mention soapmaking! Virgin coconut oil is an absolute all-rounder, and we love having plenty of it on hand! Go to the Products – Order Coconut Oil page to find out more.

A comment from a satisfied customer

“I was just searching the net one day, looking for coconut oil to buy, when I came across your shop. It’s great! I won’t buy it anywhere else now. I tell all my friends about it. More people need to know how good it is!!”

Grayling B Coconut Oil Shop CustomerBronwyn Grayling, Mt Maunganui

And of course, you can’t tell much about our coconut oil from this page. To take a site tour is FREE. So click on the button below to start your naturally healthy journey…

Enjoy your stay here. Be sure to bookmark this site. And tell your friends about it. Availability of organic virgin coconut oil fluctuates from time to time in New Zealand, but we are committed to overnight* couriering to you the best-tasting coconut oil available at any given time. So be sure to find out how to browse through the 3 product categories and multiple aisles of products in our “start here” page by clicking on the link below.

See that red button? Click on it. Or click on one of these links.
Instructions for keeping Coconut Oil
View our Coconut Oil NZ range

Explore our Coconut Liquid range
Discover our Coconut Dry Goods range
Read an article at the blog

Click Button to for the New Zealand product range.

Have fun!

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P. S. When you buy from The Coconut Oil Shop and through Shy Sheep Limited you can enjoy Coconut Confidence.
Yes, you can rely on our 90-Day Taste & Smell Unconditional Guarantee. If you’re not 100% happy, you get your money back.
*Bulk items are sent free. All items $20 or more are sent free, and usually by overnight courier. Overnight shipping is delayed by some rural delivery drivers by up to 2 working days. Some items cannot be dispatched on the same business day.
Before you go…
Make sure you grab the free guide called Coconut Oil Basics.
Happy New Year!!