Last Updated: September 22nd 2017

Barlean's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Review

Barlean's Coconut Oil is certified organic, virgin, and made in a Vegan friendly environment. It is made from coconuts grown on the lush Philippine island of Quezon. The coconuts are harvested with care and then cold pressed into coconut oil to help retain as much of their natural, goodness as possible. This coconut oil is packaged in the United States. It is 100% GMO free and contains no hydrogenated fats. It is also unrefined, which means that it has more nutrients than a refined coconut oil has. However, unrefined coconut oil has a lower smoke point than refined coconut oil has, so it is not the best for very high heat cooking.

Barlean's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is excellent for use in the kitchen as a shortening, butter, margarine or vegetable oil substitute. It tastes great on toasts, on muffins and in milkshakes and smoothies. It can also be used to saute vegetables and tastes great when used instead of shortening or butter in baked goods.

It is also fantastic for skin and hair care. It can be used as a daily face cream to help diminish the signs of ageing; an all over body lotion to help keep skin soft and supple; a deep hair conditioner to repair dry damaged hair, and is great for doing oil pullings. It is also excellent for soothing and fighting skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. It also works great on things like sunburn and diaper rash.

This coconut oil is jammed packed with healthy medium chain fatty acids that have been proven to fight disease and improve overall health. Barlean's coconut oil makes a fantastic daily health supplement for the whole family, pets included. As a health supplement, it can simply be taken by the spoon straight from the jar or added into smoothies, milkshakes or even a bowl of breakfast cereal. It also makes an excellent heath supplement for pets; a teaspoon of Barlean's coconut oil can be mixed in with the pet's food or given to them straight. It is also fantastic to use on pets externally.

 

Key Facts

  • 100% certified organic and non-GMO coconut oil
  • Cold-pressed and unrefined
  • Made in a vegan friendly environment
  • Healthy alternative to commercial beauty products
  • Healthy alternative for butter, margarine, vegetable oil and shortening
  • Non-hydrogenated
  • Contains no trans-fatty acids
  • Contains healthy medium chain fatty acids such as lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid
  • Container Size: 16 once or 473 millilitres
  • Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Product dimensions: 6 x 5 x 4 inches

Reviews

The large majority of customer reviews for Barlean's coconut oil are very positive. Many reviewers wrote about how well the coconut oil worked for healing their dry skin and decreasing acne, and how amazing it was for decreasing the appearance of scars, wrinkles and fine lines. There are also numerous reviews stating that this oil tastes delicious and is great in or on just about anything.

One customer said that she gave her dog a tablespoon on Barlean's coconut oil nightly, and that it had improved her dog's overall health and decreased its allergies. Another customer commented on how much she loved having it in her coffee each morning. Another positive review raved about how well it worked as a skin moisturizer and the reviewer said that she had stopped using her normal expensive commercial face cream as Barlean's coconut oil worked better!

There was the occasional negative review for Barlean's coconut oil, but they were very few. The couple of negative reviews were about the oil being too expensive and two reviewers stated when they opened their coconut oil for the first time, it had gone bad.

Overall, Barlean's coconut oil got excellent reviews and the large majority of customers were extremely pleased with their purchase and would buy it again, and would recommend it to a friend.

 

Pros

  • 100% USDA certified organic
  • All natural with no-GMO ingredients in it
  • Made in a vegan friendly environment
  • Cold-pressed and unrefined
  • Very versatile
  • No artificial flavor or chemical ingredient
  • Comes in a recyclable and re-useable plastic container
  • Excellent healthy alternative for commercial beauty products
  • Contains healthy medium chain fatty acids that help to fight disease and maintain good health
  • Wonderful light coconut taste and smell
  • Excellent for soothing and healing skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis
  • Safe for the whole family, including dogs and cats

Cons

  • Expensive compared to similar coconut oils
  • Not available in glass jars
  • Not good for cooking with at very high heats
  • A couple of people complained it was “bad” when they got it