Skinny Coconut Oil – Totally raw makes the difference in quality and integrity

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skinny-coconut-oil(NaturalHealth365) In my search for the best products for my readers I recently learned about Skinny Coconut Oil. Their coconut oil is unlike any other coconut oil on the market today. To understand why, let’s go over how coconut oil is typically produced.

The three main ways coconut oil is produced are:

• Centrifuge – the coconut oil meat (called “copra”) is spun to release the oil
• Refined – this is usually “RBD” which stands for refined, bleached, and deodorized”
• Expeller pressed – the copra is mechanically pressed using a hydraulic press

Understanding the process of coconut oil production

Each process varies in the amount of machines and chemicals that are used to create the oil. The more aggressive the machine, the more heat is created and the more chemicals are used, the less natural or pure the coconut oil becomes.

The term, “cold pressed,” applies to either centrifuge or expeller pressed oil. When coconut oil is pressed without the use of chemicals, it’s called “virgin coconut oil”, but because it’s mechanically pressed, it still gets heated, which reduces quality.

Most “cold” pressed coconut oil is actually heated up to 120 degrees. While kept under “air conditioned” conditions to reduce heat, the friction created from the centrifuged process still raises the temperature of the coconut oil above what is considered “raw” (104°F).

Skinny Coconut Oil does something special in its production process

Skinny Coconut Oil takes the best features of virgin coconut oil, but hand-presses the coconut oil to create a new form of coconut oil called, “cold processed”. This process keeps the oil cool to ensure all of its vitamins and minerals remain intact.

To cold process coconut oil, Skinny & Co. (makers of Skinny Coconut Oil) uses cold air to dehumidify and extract the virgin coconut oil at room temperature. The oil is then filtered to remove impurities down to 5 microns leaving it 100% pure, but also completely raw.

Skinny & Co. produces a raw coconut oil because it is cold pressed at room temperatures below 100°F.  Most other “virgin coconut oils” are expeller-pressed or centrifuge-processed at the temperatures above 120°F. Not all virgin coconut oil is raw, but Skinny Coconut Oil is.

It’s easy to get bogged down in questions like, “which oil is best?” or “should I get cold processed or virgin?”  While these processes and features are important, it’s also important to know where the coconut oil is coming from and who is making it.

Skinny coconut oil represents the best in business practices and integrity

Skinny & Co. partners with local farmers in the Ben Tre region of Vietnam where owners, Matt Geddie and his colleagues, manufacture the raw coconut oil before shipping it to their headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.  This helps the people of Vietnam and the United States.

Matt was inspired to start Skinny & Co. while brokering raw goods out of Southeast Asia.  While comparing products in America versus the quality of products he saw – it wasn’t even close to the way it started out.  In other words, the processing of most raw goods destroyed the quality.

Along with his brother, Luke, Matt took his experience with brokering raw materials to create the highest quality coconut oil product on the market.  By doing that, Skinny & Co. started changing the way people feel by making them healthier.

When I asked Matt why he created the company – he said, “Because our coconut oil products are helping consumers to be able to make a healthier choice each day and being healthier makes people happier, which allows them to feel better.”

Click here to learn more about Skinny & Co. or to place an order today. (your purchase helps support our operations – at no extra cost to you)

jonathan landsmanAbout the author: Jonathan Landsman is the host of, the NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour – a free, weekly health show – and the NaturalHealth365 INNER CIRCLE, a monthly subscription to the brightest minds in natural health and healing.

Reaching hundreds of thousands of people, worldwide, as a personal health consultant, writer and radio talk show host, Jonathan has been educating the public on the health benefits of an organic, non-GMO diet along with high-quality supplementation and healthy lifestyle habits, including exercise and meditation.

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  • Vivian Pentel

    I never heard of this brand, but their products look great. I use raw coconut oil and like to know I am getting the best possible type. I go through coconut oil pretty fast as I cook with it and use it in blended drinks.

  • Marlie Kane

    Thanks Jonathan, now I know where I will get some of my holiday gifts. What a beautiful assortment for when I need a gift for a health conscious individual.

  • Harriet Cantor

    I buy coconut oil from the supermarket and wasn’t aware of the differences between brands. I have no idea where the coconut oil comes from even when it says raw on the label. I will now be an informed consumer.

  • Barb Norris

    There is a difference in taste between coconut oils. The better the oil the lighter the taste. That means you can cook with it and no one complains of an overpowering coconut flavor. I use it instead of olive oil or I mix the two when cooking. My family has no idea and thinks all the dishes taste great

    • roundthings

      The lighter the taste usually means it is more processed. Virgin Coconut Oil has a strong Coconut taste because it isn’t processed to remove the smell and taste

    • Kristie Kristie

      Shouldn’t cook with olive oil–very low smoke point. You can heat it slightly but it’s best to use at the end, drizzling, or for making salad dressings.

  • Parker Foster

    My wife is what I call a health fanatic. Now, I know where to get her a gift she will enjoy.

  • Caroline Sanford

    I love to use coconut oil as a moisturizer. It works wonders on the dry parched patches I have on my arms. This is one of the most versatile oils.

  • Jean Geller

    So my raw coconut oil may not be so raw after all. This is disappointing. However, I am glad to know the facts as they help me make a more informed decision.

  • Louis Adams

    Does anyone know if you can cook at high temperature with coconut oil? I try not to, but my wife likes to get things done and is impatient.

    • roundthings

      Yes you can, it’s a saturated fat and is stable

    • Xmen442002

      Refined has heat point generally up to 425 degress. Virgin has heat point up to 350 degrees.

      Again….these are general guidelines.

      Probably not a good idea to get to this temp on either for long time.

    • Kristie Kristie

      You’ve been misinformed by a couple of replies below–they used to think you could could high heat with unrefined coconut oil–Xmen442002 has it correct –only to 350 degrees which is fairly low heat in a pan.

  • pam r

    Hi, This company uses wild harvested coconuts which is a step above organic
    plus they test for DDT and it’s clean. They are updating this information on their website. I called and spoke with them.

    • George Henry

      Fantastic. Thanks.

    • Mitchell Stevens

      Hi Pam, thanks! Just to be clear, by this company, you mean “Skinny & Co.”?

  • pam r

    Hi, see my reply above to mitchell

  • Ty Shlackman

    I doubt DDT would be allowed on any coconut oil that is certified organic.

  • Xmen442002

    I do not believe this article as truthful.

    I have read different than stated here about cold pressed oil.

    This sounds like paid promotional for this oil.

  • Xmen442002

    Most of the raw meat is sent to other countries for processing.

    This is where you find contamination happening.

    Oil produced on site in Philippines or Sri Lanka or India may not have this issue?

    Refined is healthy as well but is just missing the star health benefit of lauric acid and the smell and taste..

    Virgin… the best for health benefits.

    There really is no such thing as organic in coconut market. The coconuts are high up and free for the most part of pesticides and other additives.

  • James

    Hi there, Jonathan! For me, this would be a great suggestion from Mitchell Stevens, concerning the problem with DDT corrupting Coconut oil, and the possibility of Mike Adams testing Skinny Oil, for this corruption. It is so great to have you and Mike as sister organizations, and I hope he will find this suggestion something he is interesting in doing for Skinny and for the American public, seeking to be as healthy as is possible.

  • Xmen442002

    Like I said earlier and for some reason….comments did not make it??

    Sounds like paid promotional for product.

  • pam r

    I love this Coconut oil and the coconut oil for the oil pulling with the peppermint
    is so nice! I do the oil pulling every night it is so refreshing with the peppermint.