Coconut Oil FAQ
Does Kapuluan ship internationally?
Yes we do! All international orders are shipped from our warehouse in Buffalo, New York. Please understand that international orders do take a bit longer to arrive due to longer shipping times, as well as potential customs inspections and delays. All international orders are subject to customs duties and taxes.
What is your Shipping Policy?
All USA orders are shipped within 2 days from our warehouses across the United States and are scheduled to arrive within 7-10 business days. Expedited shipping is shipped the next day and arrives within 2 business days. International orders are subject to customs duties and taxes. This is beyond our control and these fees are carried out by Country and State / Province governments.
What is your Return Policy?
We offer the finest quality products in the world and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We are confident that you will love Kapuluan Coconut products. However, if for any reason you are not satisfied, we will be happy to refund your order.
Does Kapuluan Coconut Oil Melt/Harden?
Our Raw Organic Coconut Oil is 100% natural and is happiest when kept at room temperature. Virgin and raw coconut oil naturally hardens and softens with temperature fluctuation. In temperatures above 25 degrees Celsius / 77 degrees Fahrenheit the oil liquifies, and when the temperature drops below 25, it begins to harden. The colder the temperature, the harder the coconut oil. There is not a lot to worry about, as change in consistency does not hurt the quality. However, we do advise against leaving Kapuluan Coconut Oil in direct sunlight and in hot temperatures for extended periods. We also do not recommend using hot water to soften the oil if it becomes hard. If so, warm with neutral water, or rub in your hands until the oil softens, and then store at room temperature. Always squeeze from the top of the tube for easiest use.
What is the shelf life of the products?
Our products are best used within 36 months of purchase.
Which hair/skin types will benefit most from Kapuluan Coconut Oil?
I have acne-prone/oily skin. Can I use Kapuluan Coconut oil on my face and body?
Kapuluan Coconut Oil can help reduce the appearance of acne and help balance skin. Just don’t over-apply oil to the face because your skin can only absorb so much product at a time. While it may seem crazy for those with oily skin, using coconut oil on your face can actually regulate sebum production and reduce acne. Conventional oil-free acne solutions use harsh drying methods that cause dehydrated skin. Stripping the skin of moisture increases sebum production as our skin attempts to maintain a balance. Your natural oils cannot secrete properly when skin is dehydrated, so it hardens and gets stuck in pores. Coconut oil is able to penetrate the skin and absorb quickly to maintain skin’s moisture balance. Please check with your dermatologist before replacing any medications with Kapuluan Coconut Oil.
What is oil pulling?
Oil pulling is an ancient detoxification process through swishing plant-based oil in their mouth (much like standard mouthwash) for an extended period of time. In the most literal sense, the oil “pulls” impurities away from teeth and gums, and kills bacteria that has built up in the oral cavity over time. Oil pulling with coconut oil can be extremely beneficial to your overall health, as well as the health of your mouth and teeth. It is also a great all natural tooth whitener. Some of the benefits of oil pulling are:
- Removes bacteria in mouth
- Whitens teeth
- Prevents plaque, gum disease, cavities, and gingivitis
- Remedy for bleeding gums
- Can treat jaw problems like TMJ
- Kills bacteria that cause bad breath
- Helps with hangovers
Does coconut oil improve energy?
Coconut oil contains a unique form of saturated fats known as medium-chain triglycerides. Unlike other saturated fats, MCTs provide a great energy source for the body, rather than being stored in the body. The fats contained in coconut oil may also help to boost thermogenesis and/or fat burning in the body. You can take either organic virgin coconut oil or isolated MCT supplements extracted from coconuts. Make sure to follow health guidelines to add coconut oil to your fitness program. These healthy fats which are contained in coconut oil may also help to boost fat burning in the body. Try using coconut oil instead of butter on toast, add it to your morning or pre or post workout smoothie, use it in coffee instead of cream and/or sugar, cook with it, or use it on deserts.
Can coconut oil help reduce stretch marks?
Coconut oil has immense moisturizing properties and gets absorbed deep into the skin very quickly while it is loaded with antioxidants that fight free radicals and nourish damaged skin. To prevent stretch marks coconut oil can be used internally and externally. During pregnancy, gently rub coconut oil on your belly two to three times daily. Using coconut oil for stretch marks during pregnancy is completely safe for both the mother and the baby and the unique properties of coconut oil will help heal, soothe, clarify and moisturize the skin. If you already have stretch marks, rub coconut oil on the affected skin area every night before going to bed. Massage the oil in well, and then allow it to soak into your skin. Rinse the next morning with a little warm water and a mild soap if necessary. The healthy and beneficial saturated fats in coconut oil will make the cell walls of your skin strong while its antioxidant properties will fight free radicals. Coconut oil works as a powerful moisturizer and can even help delay the formation of aging signs.
Does coconut oil help reduce cellulite?
Coconut oil is deeply moisturizing and loaded with rich proteins that help to strengthen the skin while protecting it against free radicals, fungus, sun damage, and other skin issues. While coconut oil can aid in the recovery of cellulite, it is most effective when used with other ingredients, or specific treatments. Some ways to reduce cellulite are:
- Consuming coconut oil daily is not only great for your overall health, but it helps to burn fat and reduce cellulite
- Massage coconut oil on the cellulite-affected parts of your body. This oil gets absorbed by the skin easily and breaks down the fatty deposits in skin cells. It also nourishes the skin and makes it softer, smoother, and younger-looking
- Apply coconut oil immediately after a hot shower and then rub your skin with an all natural (avoid synthetic and artificial fiber brushes) dry brush to stimulate your body’s lymphatic system. Dry brushing helps eliminate toxins and fats accumulated in the cells by opening up the pores. This ensures tighter skin and proper blood flow to all the organs
- Coffee helps to stimulate the circulation of blood and Coffee Scrub is one of the best home remedies to get rid of cellulite
Can I shave with coconut oil?
Coconut oil makes skin everything you want it to be—glowing, healthy, hydrated, and smooth. So why wouldn’t you use coconut oil for shaving? Of all the things you can use Coconut Oil for, this one may surprise you the most. Coconut oil is extremely moisturizing, while rich in nutritious proteins which help to rebuild healthy skin cells. Coconut oil naturally softens hair while providing a layer of protection against the skin. Razors glide easily over coconut oil while your skin is moisturized and protected. The result is very smooth skin without the nicks and irritation that some shaving creams and gels do not protect against. Coconut oil smells beautiful and there is no need for an aftershave or moisturizer. For added benefit, add coconut oil to a bath and let your skin soak for a while before applying coconut oil directly to the areas you wish to shave. This is one of our favorite ways to use coconut oil.
Can I use coconut oil on my lips?
One of our favorite benefits of coconut oil is lip protection. While there are some all natural lip balms and glosses available these days, nothing is as safe as pure, organic coconut oil. While many people do not understand that what you put on your skin is absorbed into the blood, and thus, isn’t all that much different than what is absorbed through eating, most people wouldn’t dare use harsh ingredients on their lips. To those still using generic lip balms and glosses which are not all natural, you might want to reconsider. Not only can ingredients be easily ingested, but many products leave your lips dependent on the product. Ever had a problem putting lip balm on every 20 minutes? Coconut oil naturally hydrates and protects lips from the elements while also creating a barrier against harmful UV rays with a natural SPF. The same fatty acids in coconut oil that help your skin lock in moisture also provide that protection for your lips. It also tastes great, and doesn’t create the need for more, like some lip balms.
What is the difference between Handmade DME Coconut Oil and Raw Organic Coconut Oil?
DME Handmade Coconut Oil is the highest quality coconut oil in the world. It is the fastest process for making coconut oil, which is important because coconuts are just like other fruits; once the unprotected elements of the fruit are exposed to air they begin to break down and rot. Think…apple. DME, or “direct micro expelling” coconut oil is also an artisan process, handmade with simple equipment (not large factories), and requires care and detail in the process. The result is a pure and natural organic coconut oil, made without large equipment, fuels or other resources. The result is the finest quality natural organic coconut oil, made without large equipment, fuels or other resources. It is a pure product for people and the planet. Most importantly, DME coconut oil empowers coconut farming communities to the furthest extent. Our Raw Organic Coconut Oil is the best coconut oil in the world not called DME. It is an exceptionally high grade coconut oil for beauty and personal care. The coconut oil is made from the freshest coconuts on small family farms in the Philippines and is a noticeably high quality. Silky smooth with a beautiful subtle coconut aroma, the oil absorbs quickly and is highly moisturizing, while rich in nourishing Vitamin E and antioxidants. Kapuluan Coconut is naturally wet and cold pressed with no heat, resulting in the finest quality coconut oil, which meets raw food standards and contains all essential nutrients.
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