Last Updated: November 23rd 2019

Jarrow Formulas Organic Coconut Oil Review

Jarrow Formulas coconut oil is 100% organic, extra virgin,  unrefined and expeller pressed. It is vegan safe and is safe for those with nut allergies and food sensitivities; it is made in a facility that has no wheat or gluten, no soybeans, no egg, no dairy, no fish/shellfish and no peanuts.

Jarrow Formulas Organic Coconut Oil is unrefined, which means it has more nutrients and healthy properties than a refined coconut oil does. Being unrefined, makes Jarrow Formulas coconut oil better for a health supplement than a refined coconut oil would be. Like all coconut oils, Jarrow Formulas coconut oil contains healthy medium chain fatty acids such as  lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid. These healthy medium chain fatty acids offer excellent antibiotic, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties. Jarrow Formulas coconut oil is safe for the whole family, including dogs and cats, and can be taken daily to help fight disease, boost immunity system and improve overall good health. As a health supplement it can be taken straight or added to food or drinks.

This coconut oil is also excellent for skin and hair care. It can be used as an all over body lotion to help keep skin soft and supple; it can be used a daily face cream and moisturizer to help diminish the look of fine line and wrinkles, and give the face a beautiful youthful glow; and it can be used as a deep conditioner to help repair dry damaged hair. It can also be used as a massage oil, for oil pulling, shaving cream, and as a bath oil.

Jarrow Formulas coconut oil can also be used in the kitchen as a healthy substitute for butter, margarine, shortening and vegetable oil. It can be used in baking to replace butter, eggs or shortening. It can be spread on toast or muffins instead of butter or margarine, and it can be used in cooking instead of other cooking oils. However, due to the oil being unrefined it is not the best for cooking at very high heats. Jarrow Formulas coconut oil is expeller pressed, which decreases its coconut  smell and flavor, making it preferred for cooking and baking by some people.

 

Key Facts

  • Organic
  • Non-GMO
  • Expeller Pressed
  • Extra virgin
  • Solvent-free processing
  • Unrefined
  • Vegan friendly
  • Contains no trans-fatty acids
  • Available in two sizes; 16 ounce and 32 ounce
  • Product Dimensions for 16 ounce container: 4 x 4 x 6 inches
  • Product weight for 16 ounce container: 1 pound
  • Contains healthy medium chain fatty acids such as lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid

Reviews

Customer reviews for Jarrow Formulas coconut oil are extremely positive. Most reviewers had nothing, but good things to say about it. Several customers commented on how they liked the fact that it didn't have a strong coconut smell or taste, while other reviewers commented that they loved it due to its versatility. One reviewer said she added it to all her meals and her dog's meals, and they both loved it. Another reviewer said she loved to use it as a skin cream and loved that it made her skin soft and supple in a very short time. Several other reviewers commented on how it helped their dry cracked heels and brittle nails, and several others stated that they were amazed at how long it took them to finish off a full container. In addition, there was numerous customer comments about how well it worked for baking and cooking.

The large majority of customer reviews for Jarrow Formulas coconut oil are positive; however, there are a few negative reviews. Negative comments about this product included complaints that it went bad if not kept in the fridge after opening; had a horrible taste and smell; was expensive for the quality; and that it was poor quality. There was also several reviews that stated that they did not believe it was extra virgin.

Overall, at least 95% of customer reviews were very positive. Most reviewers were happy with their purchase and said they would buy it again, and recommend it to their family and friends.

 

Pros

  • No strong coconut scent or taste
  • Vegan friendly
  • Safe for the whole family
  • Excellent health supplements; contains antibiotic, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties that help to fight disease, strengthen immunity system and help maintain good health.
  • Healthy alternative for beauty products and cooking oils
  • Available in two sizes
  • Made in a peanut, egg, wheat, gluten, dairy free facility

Cons

  • Some people found it tasted bad
  • Some people were not happy with its consistency
  • Some people felt in was low quality coconut oil
  • Only available in plastic containers
  • Not good for cooking at very high heat