Food & Nutrition

5 coconut oils that we love (for frying, coating, or using on your skin)

Coconut oil is one of those special products that everyone should have at least one jar of - it can be used for everything from cooking to skincare, and recent studies have shown that it can even improve your dental health.

We thought it would be useful to round up the best coconut oil that you can buy in the UK, let’s get into it:

Suma

We’ve included a number of products from the Suma brand in our guides such as the vegan pesto, as the brand produces a number of excellent plant-based products, and the coconut oil from Suma is a great example of how good they are. The coconuts used to make this product are sourced from the Philippines and are 100% organic. Suma works closely with an organisation in the country who ensures that the coconuts are sourced responsibly. Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk
Suma extra virgin coconut oil

Vita Coco

We love the delicious coconut water from Vita Coco, and the coconut oil from the brand is just as good. It's made using a mix of dried and fresh raw organic coconut meat which is cold-pressed, and there is absolutely nothing artificial added to the jar. This coconut oil is very versatile and can be used for cooking, skincare, and hair care. Learn more and buy it here - hollandandbarrett.com

Vita Coco coconut oil

Lucy Bee Extra Virgin Raw Coconut Oil

This coconut oil from the Lucy Bee brand is totally unrefined and organic, and can be used for cooking or for applying to skin and hair. It contains nothing artificial including no additives. On top of this, the coconuts used to make the coconut oil are 100% Fairtrade and the Lucy Bee team is committed to only using coconuts which are sourced responsibly from the Philippines. Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk
Lucy bee coconut oil

Sainsbury’s Organic Virgin Cold Pressed Coconut oil

A number of the UK supermarkets produce an own-brand coconut oil, but we think the coconut oil from Sainsbury’s is the best. It’s organic and cold-pressed, and as with many of the coconut oils we've used in this guide, the coconuts used to this make this product are sourced from the Philippines. It's very impressive to see a supermarket make such a high-quality own-brand coconut oil, learn more and buy it here - sainsburys.co.uk
Sainsbury's coconut oil

KTC 100% pure coconut oil

The KTC coconut oil is intended to be used for cooking as it's perfect for frying, but it’s odourless so if you want to use it on your skin throughout the day then you can do safe in the knowledge that nobody else will be able to smell it. It's 100% pure coconut oil which is completely free of anything artificial added. Learn more and buy it here - tesco.com
KTC 100% pure coconut oil
We hope this guide helps you to find some excellent coconut oil to use either for cooking or for hair/skin. Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have any other suggestions for us to check out!

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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