Last Updated: November 25th 2017

Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Review

This particular extra virgin coconut oil is made by Garden of Life, Living Foods. It is an excellent multi-purpose coconut oil that is 100% USDA certified organic. It is made from coconuts grown in the Philippines. Only the best coconuts go into making Garden Of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil; each coconut is carefully chosen and harvested at the perfect time to make the best quality coconut oil possible. The oil is cold pressed and made by Philippine farmers in the traditional methods of their country. This traditional method of making coconut oil helps it to retain all its natural nutrients and health benefits.

Extra Virgin coconut oil is 100% vegetarian and contains no GMO. It is unrefined, and has not been bleached, deodorized or hydrogenated. It is excellent for those on a low carb diet, and is a healthy substitute for margarine, butter and vegetable oil. Like all coconut oils, Garden of Life Extra Virgin coconut oil helps to maintain good health, fights disease, and helps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. It is free of unhealthy fatty-trans acids, and full of healthy medium chain fatty acids, such as lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid. As a health supplement, Garden of Life Extra Virgin coconut oil can be taken by the spoon straight from the jar or add to smoothies and other food. This coconut oil is also an excellent choice for those who do oil pulling.

Garden of Life Extra Virgin coconut oil is a versatile oil. It is excellent for baking and cooking, and is a healthy substitute for other oils, butter and margarine.  However, as it is unrefined, it has a lower smoke point than refined coconut oil does, so should not be used at extremely high heats. As a health care product, it is superb for soothing and treating skin conditions such as sunburn, diaper rash, eczema and dermatitis. It also helps to decrease acne and is excellent for diminishing fine line and wrinkles. It also makes a fantastic deep conditioner for hair, and an excellent daily face moisturizer and all over body lotion. In addition, it works as a great base for homemade health care items like toothpaste and sunscreen.

Garden of Life Extra Virgin coconut oil is safe for the whole family, pets included, and is available in two sizes; 16oz and 32oz jars.

 

Key Facts

  • Certified organically
  • Unrefined and cold pressed using traditional Philippine methods
  • Non-GMO
  • 100% vegetarian
  • Excellent health supplement
  • Available in two sizes: 16oz and 32oz jars
  • It is not bleached, deodorized or hydrogenated
  • Contains medium chain healthy fatty-acids; lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid
  • The 16 ounce jar weighs 1.4 pounds
  • The 32 ounce jar weighs 2 pounds

Reviews

Customer reviews for Garden of Life Extra Virgin coconut oil are extremely good; they are about 98% positive. Customers commented on how nice it made their hair and skin feel, and how much they enjoyed its light coconut flavour and smell. Several reviewers commented about how they enjoyed the lighter than normal coconut flavor for baking and cooking; it doesn't leave the pronounced coconut taste that some other coconut oils do. In addition, there was numerous customer reviews that stated they used  Garden of Life Extra Virgin coconut oil as a health supplement for themselves, their family and even their pets, and they loved it!

Negative customer reviews for Garden of Life Extra Virgin coconut oil are very few. A couple of reviewers commented on it being too expensive and several customers felt it did not have the great coconut taste and flavor that many other brands offered. In addition, there was a customer comment about it being too thick and too oily, and a couple of customers felt it was poorly packaged for shipping and that the lid does not always seal completely.

Overall, customers were very pleased with their purchase and planned on buying it again. Reviewers seemed very fond of the Garden of Life Living Foods brand and felt they were a very high quality company.

 

Pros

  • Comes in a glass jar
  • Available in two sizes
  • Organic, unrefined, cold pressed and non-GMO
  • It is not bleached, hydrogenated or deodorized
  • Excellent health supplement for the whole family, pets included
  • Very light coconut scent and taste.
  • Very versatile; excellent for cooking and baking, and skin and hair care

Cons

  • Some people felt it was too expensive
  • Thicker and oilier than some other coconut oils are
  • Coconut smell and taste not as nice as some other brands of coconut oil are.
  • Lid does not always seal tight and if knocked on its side may leak