Where Kokoso Baby Comes From
The idea behind Kokoso Baby was the easy part. As parents, we loved using coconut oil to care for our baby's skin and wanted to share its magical multipurpose moisturising powers with everyone, everywhere. But finding a coconut oil that matched our exacting standards was a whole different ball game. Because we believe only the best will do for your baby. And so the search began...
It would take us on a worldwide journey ending at a very special certified organic, ethical family-run farm in Thailand. Here we’d meet a man on a mission to save the coconut industry. We'd discover the importance of using mature organic coconuts and fresh-pressing them within three hours of being opened. And we'd learn about a revolutionary new way of making coconut oil. Throw in a brainy professor and we knew we’d found an exceptional product with a great story to share with you all about where our premium organic coconut oil comes from.
Here it is.
Keeping it in the family
The very special variety of premium organic coconuts used to make Kokoso Baby grow on some of the oldest coconut trees in Thailand. Amazingly, these coconut palms were planted 50 years ago by our farmer’s granddad. He passed the farm down to his son, who then passed it down to his son. That’s Sami, the farmer in our lovely little film (watch here). And now it’s Sami’s dream to hand down a sustainable coconut business to his own children too.
Saving the coconut industry
When Sami took over the family farm, he set about researching how to produce the ultimate organic coconut oil. Why? Because the recent boom in coconut oil had seen more and more producers making cheaper, lower grade oils that are highly processed and less nutrient rich (and no good for your baby’s skin). This has devalued the product so much that it’s now more profitable for farmers to cut down their coconut trees and replace them with palm trees – for sugar and palm oil – or rubber trees.
Sami’s afraid that the coconut industry in his region will die out completely if this trend continues – and he isn’t prepared to let that happen! So his vision is to buck the trend by producing the highest quality raw virgin organic coconut oil, so that companies like Kokoso Baby – that want the best coconut oil we can possibly find – will pay him a fair price for a premium product.
Enter the brainy professor
To ensure he could produce the best coconut oil possible, Sami teamed up with an eminent professor at the University of Agriculture who designed a revolutionary new way of producing coconut oil. This ultra cold extraction method – unique to Sami’s farm – is what makes Kokoso Baby the best coconut oil for baby skin.
This process, combined with fresh-pressing only the best coconuts within three hours of being opened, creates an oil that is less dense than others with a high lauric acid content, luxurious lightweight texture and mild, fresh coconutty fragrance (not sickly sweet or overpowering like many other brands). It means Kokoso Baby is packed with nourishing skincare goodness and absorbs beautifully into delicate baby skin – whether applied as a moisturiser, bottom balm or baby massage oil.
As a family business that's passionate about providing the highest quality natural skincare products for little people, we couldn't be happier that our hunt for the best coconut oil lead us to Sami, with his clever coconuts and brainy professor. We believe he makes the best coconut oil in the world to care for the precious skin of babies, in so many different ways. Try it for yourself and we hope you will too!
Kokoso Baby is a premium fresh-pressed raw virgin organic coconut oil specially selected for head-to-toe infant skincare. It hasn’t been refined, bleached, deodorised or tinkered with. We’ve simply left all of its amazing natural nutrients to do the important job of nourishing your little one’s skin.