How do we obtain it?
Coconut oil is made from the skin of the coconut. It takes about 25 coconuts to make the equivalent of 1kg of oil. Lush buys the component via Two Indonesian sources. They are cruelty-free, which means that no animals are used in any part of the chain of supply, not even the harvest phase.
Nias island Lush has been working with this small company for the past decade. The company was established after an earthquake and tsunami caused havoc in the region in 2004. The primary goal of the company is to provide employment and assistance to the inhabitants of the island. The company is connected to a foundation, to which they contribute 20 percent of their earnings. The firm intends to create local jobs, while the foundation assists with health and education.
Bangkaru as well as Simeulue islands since 2017, Lush has purchased certified organic oil directly from alan an association of organizations located in the Aceh region of Indonesia. They collaborate with 500 small-holder farming families who have 2600 acres of land. In addition to producing the finest grade coconut oil, they strive to protect the natural beauty of the islands with a sustainable model that ensures both nature and business prosper side-by-side. The alumni group is comprised of an organization that is committed to preserving and restoring ecosystems, as well as vulnerable species (such as coral reefs and Green turtles). With the help of Lush, the group also began the first phase of a project to plant and grow new coconut plants to replace the old crops and ensure sustainability.
Find out more about Lush’s experience in sourcing coconut oil here and more about our alumni community here.
What are the advantages of coconut oil on hair and skin?
- Containing antioxidants
With a blend of anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits, coconut oil can reduce the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis when applied topically.
Coconut oil is used in soaps
The traditional definition of soap is a cleansing and foaming paste that is made by mixing a fatty ingredient along with caustic sodium. At Lush, we refer to it as a soap base rather than a soap base, since we add a myriad of essential elements to it (like essential oils or humectants). We aim to create the most comprehensive, efficient mild, and fragrant soaps.
In soapmaking today the use of palm oil is frequently utilized to make soap bases since it can be readily changed. Due to the environmental impacts of the overproduction of palm oil, Lush switched to an (externally produced) base made of coconut oil and rapeseed oil 2007. A decade later and determined to experiment with different textures and effects and select the highest quality and sustainable oils, Lush inventors have developed their soap bases produced by hand in the Lush factory. Alan’s coconut oil is the main ingredient utilized in their soaps and assists to create a thick and smooth leather.
Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) is believed to be indigenous to warm climates in Polynesia, Malaysia, and southern Asia. The trees flower and bear fruits all year round with the same flowering spike every month. It then develops into an array of 6-12 fruits. The seeds are found in coconuts. fruit, the largest known seed all over the world! When they are young, their flesh is as soft as the flesh of a Melon. “Kalpa vrishka is the Sanskrit term for the coconut, translates to ‘tree that provides all the things required to live.’