Dr. Bronner’s Fair Trade & Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Healthy & Delicious Whole & White Kernel Virgin Coconut Oil in Stores Nationwide
Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling brand of certified fair trade and organic soap worldwide, has expanded into the grocery aisle, with culinary coconut oil. Dr. Bronner’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is fresh-pressed, unrefined and offered in two varieties, white kernel and whole kernel.
Dr. Bronner’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is expeller-pressed from the fresh, carefully dried coconut kernel, which gives it a mild, delicious aroma. Versatile and healthy, VCO can be used for stir-frying, soups, sauces, baking, deserts and body care. After years of demonization as “artery clogging” fat, doctors and nutritionists now increasingly recognize coconut oil as an oil that may offer many more health benefits compared to other food sources.
Whole kernel oil, which is made from the coconut kernel with the inside skin left on is more nutritious and has a slightly nuttier flavor whereas white kernel oil offers a more familiar choice to consumers who are familiar with this grade. Both oils have the same culinary and bodycare uses, and are both certified Organic and Fair Trade.
Dr. Bronner’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is produced at Serendipol (Pvt) Ltd. in Sri Lanka’s coconut triangle. Serendipol was founded by Dr. Bronner’s in their ongoing effort to create a cleaner supply chain by sourcing all of their major raw ingredients from fair trade sources. Serendipol has become the world’s foremost producer of organic and fair trade coconut oil. The company has converted some 500 growers to organic practices, thereby improving soil fertility and increasing yields. The production staff has grown to 160 workers who enjoy working conditions and compensation uncommon in the industry. The fair trade premium paid by Serendipol’s customers, which averages $250,000 per year, is administered by a broad-based committee and funds a range of community development projects, hospital equipment, school facilities and books, water and electricity supply. Serendipol proves that business can be socially responsible and environmentally sustainable.
Since 2008 Dr. Bronner’s has been certified Fair Trade for all major raw materials (representing over 95% of annual agricultural volume) by the respected Swiss Certifier IMO. Shifting supply chains to use certified Fair Trade ingredients makes a big difference in the lives of several thousand farmers and workers — and is money well spent. Along with their families and communities, farmers and workers benefit from fair prices, living wages and funding for local development projects.
Certified Under the USDA National Organic Program
Dr. Bronner’s products are certified to the USDA National Organic Program, which consumers trust to ensure the organic integrity of organically labeled products.
No Animal Testing and Vegan
Dr. Bronner’s qualifies for the rabbit and stars logo of the Coalition for Consumer information on Cosmetics (CCIC). This logo certifies that the product and its ingredients are not tested on animals. The CCIC, a coalition of animal rights organizations, requires independent audit for confirmation. Dr. Bronner’s Virgin Coconut Oil is a vegan culinary product.
Dr. Bronner’s has also obtained vegan certification from Vegan Action for all offerings that contain no animal-derived ingredients (this excludes lip and body balms), and the company is registered with the Vegan Society in the U.K. Vegetarian and animal welfare advocacy are a core focus of Dr. Bronner’s activism efforts.