The coconut is one of nature’s most versatile creations – there’s no surprise why it’s loved for its hydrating water, rich milk, and dense fruit. Its aroma immediately envelops our senses, sending our imaginations to tropical climates with salty ocean air and palm trees gently rustling in the breeze.
Which is why we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to bring you certified organic body and hair products containing Coconut Oil in its purest form. Our new Avalon Organics® Moisturizing Coconut Collection features Organic, Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil, alongside other deeply hydrating and nourishing Earth-sourced ingredients like Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, and Shea Butter.
Not all coconut oil found on grocery store shelves or in hair and body products is the same, however, and you may be wondering what makes Coconut Oil “unrefined.” The process by which Coconut Oil is extracted from the coconut and its journey afterward determine whether it is considered refined or unrefined.
Refined coconut oil is dry milled, meaning that the coconuts have been baked prior to extraction. The oil is then filtered, resulting in a milder flavor and clear appearance. This processed outcome is further away from Coconut Oil’s natural state, containing less polyphenols and important fatty acids – both which offer valuable antioxidant properties.
Unrefined, Virgin Coconut Oil, on the other hand, is wet milled, meaning that it’s extracted from fresh coconuts that are spun in a centrifuge. It also foregoes the filtration process, leaving it in its most pure state, resulting in a stronger coconut aroma and less clear appearance. As a result, Unrefined, Virgin Coconut Oil is also full of nutrients and body-loving antioxidants.
Our commitment to using nature’s ingredients in their purest forms is meant to serve the Earth and its inhabitants. Our Avalon Organics® Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner are EWG VERIFIED™, meaning that the formulas are gentle, minimally processed, held to a high ingredient standard and are manufactured in a safe, clean setting. The Conditioner has been clinically tested, with 91% of users reporting that their hair is moisturized, soft and easy to detangle after use.
The new Moisturizing Coconut Bath & Shower Gel is made with 100% vegan ingredients to purify, hydrate, and refresh skin. Along with the Moisturizing Coconut Hand & Body Lotion, each are NSF/ANSI 305 certified, and contain no harsh sulfates, synthetic fragrances or colors, phthalates, parabens, or GMOs. They are also biodegradable, helping us maintain a cleaner water supply.