Community Fair Trade

Virgin Organic Coconut Oil

From Samoa

Our virgin organic coconut oil comes from the island of Samoa. The coconuts are hand-gathered and hand-cracked. Then the flesh is grated and cold-pressed to release the fragrant oil. It can take over 10 coconuts to make just one kilo of oil.

The Heart Inside

THE SUPPLIER

We source our virgin organic coconut oil from Women in Business Development (WIBDI). There are around 200 organically certified farmers in the co-operative, which was originally set up to create opportunities and a regular income for women on the island. Today, whole families are involved, helping to gather the coconuts and make the oil.

THE COMMUNITY

Samoa is a group of nine islands in the South Pacific. Volcanic activity is frequent, and the islands are vulnerable to other natural disasters such as cyclones. Life on this isolated island can be hard and unpredictable, and the population relies heavily on agriculture and fishing for income.

KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER

Finding work in rural communities is often difficult. The jobs and opportunities the coconut oil trade creates help families to stay in their villages instead of moving to the city to find work.

KEEPING TRADITIONS ALIVE

The trade in coconut oil provides WIBDI with funding to maintain other traditional island crafts. One of these is fine mat-weaving which produces cloth used for traditional warrior ceremonies, which can also be sold for extra income.

GOING ORGANIC

The island is now growing many other organic ingredients, including vanilla, ginger, mango and bananas. This is great news for the island’s trade, and its environment.

Our Iconic Coconut Products

Coconut Body Butter

  • Coconut Body Butter

    This rich and creamy Body Butter is a feast for the skin. It melts straight in to leave skin feeling soft and smooth. It contains Community Fair Trade virgin organic coconut oil and has a totally tropical coconut scent. 24-hour hydration Great for normal to dry skin Tropical coconut scent.

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Coconut Shower Cream

  • Coconut Shower Cream

    This soap-free, lather-rich shower cream contains organic virgin coconut oil and has a deliciously tropical scent.

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Rainforest Moisture Conditioner

  • Rainforest Moisture Conditioner

    Help restore moisture and improve your hair's softness without weighing it down for a smooth and shiny finish.

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Nutriganics Smoothing Day Cream

  • Nutriganics Smoothing Day Cream

    Reduce the appearance of fine lines, improve skin's elasticity and protect your skin against sun damage with a luxuriously rich moisturizer that quickly absorbs into the skin and moisturizes for up to 12 hours.

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