Description: Coconut RBD (Refined, Bleached and Deodorized) Carrier Oil is solid at room temperature. Coconut Carrier Oil is a very versatile carrier oil. It is excellent to form a barrier on the skin and absorbs quickly into the skin. Coconut oil can be used as a skin moisturizer, helping with dry skin. It also reduces protein loss when used in hair.
Color: Clear when liquid, white when solid.
Aromatic Description: Coconut Carrier Oil has a very slight coconut scent, but is generally considered odorless.
Common Uses: Coconut (RBD) Carrier Oil can be used to create variety of products such as massage oils, body balms, lip balms, lotions and cold process soaps. It is one of the most preferred oils in soap making because soap made with coconut oil tends to be hard, and retains more water than those made with other oils and therefore increases manufacturer yields. It is more soluble in hard water and salt water than other soaps allowing it to lather more easily. Coconut oil is also used in cosmetic manufacturing industries.
Consistency: Solid at room temperatures. Gentle heating is required.
Absorption: Coconut Oil creates an oily, protective barrier on the skin.
Shelf Life: Users can expect a shelf life of up to 2 years with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended. Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for current Best Before Date.
Note: The facilities from which we purchase this product do not process peanuts or manufacture peanut oil.
Cautions: None Known.
Storage: It is recommended that cold-pressed carrier oils be kept in a cool, dark place to maintain freshness and achieve maximum shelf life. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before using.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.
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Rating: Great price for a great product! This is a staple in my products and I'm so glad I found it! The pail can be a bit of a challenge although I had minimal issues using some pliers and a good, sharp knife.
By:Lisa, Calgary, Alberta
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Dec-2016
Rating: I had no problem with opening it. It is top quality and the price is amazing. I have bought other brands even at Costco but this is the best price for this quality and size . Have made many products with it. Works great in soap recipes.
Rating: As much as I hate opening the container in the beginning, this coconut oil is a staple for my products. The quality is always consistent and it blends perfectly in all my skincare products! If there is ANY way to change the packaging, I would have NO complaints!
By:Nadia, Hamilton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Feb-2012
Rating: Very good price for a great oil. Pail is a pain to open though.
By:Kristina, East St. Paul, Manitoba
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Nov-2016
Rating: I thought people were kidding about the pail, even following the steps. When I finally got it open I cut my thumb and pour at least 1/2 the bucket of oil on the floor. So sad. Good news, the product is wonderful. Love the product HATE the pail. ( I consider myself handy, I have no issues opening paint cans, plaster buckets, just this pail).
By:Heather, Apple Hill, Ontario
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 16-Aug-2012
Rating: Super produit, très heureuse des savons que je fais avec cette huile. Le contenant est pratique, je vais en racheter c'est certain!
By:Julie, St-Paul-De-L'île-Aux-Noix, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 31-Aug-2014
Rating: It was a task to open the pail initially especially with my tiny hands. However once I succeed that I was met by the delightful solid white coconut oil. Such a beauty! A large scoop or spoon should work to dig out what's needed. Very happy with this buy. It was on sale at the time.
Rating: I didn't have any trouble opening the pail because my husband did it for me! He used pliers and they worked great to cut the tabs. So easy to scoop out the coconut oil from the pail. Works great in CP soaps.
By:Elaine, Stoney Creek, Ontario
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Aug-2015
Rating: The first time cracking open the pail was a terror, but otherwise I love the format it comes in. The oil is very versatile and price for quantity can't be beat.
By:Florence, Newcastle, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Apr-2015
Rating: I love this product, it's great for sensitive skin and great for making CP soap.
By:Solim, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Feb-2014
Rating: Great oil and a fantastic price! I use this in almost everything I made. Absolutely wonderful!
By:Victoria, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 13-May-2013
Rating: This oil is great with a fantastic price, but it took me ages to open the pail and every time I shut it I dread opening it :(.
Rating: There's one flaw in this...The pail is too quick to empty :P Works just great in my CP soaps.
By:Laura, Hazelridge, Manitoba Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Jan-2015
Rating: Great product, Great price! I use this for everything!! soaps, creams, hair conditioners, lip balms, make up remover, and the list goes on... the pail was actually quite difficult to open at first, but at least you know its a nice tight fit for ultimate freshness. So glad I can get it in bulk for such a great price, thanks NDA!
By:Laura, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Feb-2015
Rating: This is the most wonderful base for my lotions, make-up remover, conditioners, lip balms....the list goes on! Great quality and great price
By:Nadia, Kitchener, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Feb-2012
Rating: Can't beat the price and the it is of high quality. I love that it comes in a pail makes scooping it out so much easier. I use it in my soaps and lotions and also on my hair as well as just as a skin moisturizer when I'm out of my home made lotion. It's a must have product for hand made bath and body creations.
By:Coriene, Tillsonburg, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 31-Jan-2013
Rating: Used it in CP soap - great results, as expected :)
By:Sandra, Vaughan, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 20-Oct-2014
Rating: The 5L jugs are a little hard for my tiny hands to open but the best quality coconut oil around!
By:Charlene, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Feb-2012
Rating: This is great! I use it in my hair:)
By:Robyn, Cornwall, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 30-Oct-2013
Rating: use this oil in every soap I make.
By:Dianne, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Nov-2013
Rating: Well you can't be without this at these prices. I use to use another suppler but not any more.
Rating: I love this oil its amazing for my lotions and soaps Just love ordering from NDA always great products and service!
By:Danielle, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Jan-2013
Rating: As a soap maker I am always running to the store to buy coconut oil. I finally bought this and what a saver. No issues in opening the container and very smooth. Little difficult to work with getting it out as it is harder than what I am use to, but a definite keeper.
By:Janit, Souris, Manitoba Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-May-2013
Rating: Très bon produit à très bon prix mais je déteste les contenants de 5L qui sont tout simplement impossible à ouvrir...
Rating: Oh Coconut oil how i Love you !!! I love coconut oil in my CP soaps, i use it at 25% every time. This coconut oil form NDA cannot be beat, its a smooth texture, not grainy, melts perfectly, not hard to work with, doesn't accelerate trace, i use it in my balms and salves too, i also use it to infuse my botanicals. This oil from NDA is a stample in all my recipes, and seriosuly...price is awesome!!
Rating: I didn't like this oil at all. strange texture and a strange smell that doesn't belong to a coconut oil . Maybe better if only used in soaps. Unfortunately, I don't make soaps.
By:D., Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Nov-2013
Rating: Fantastic price, great quality and is a staple in my CP recipe.
By:Andrea, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 13-Nov-2011
Rating: I use this to make cp soaps, hair moisturizer, lip balms, lotions, scrubs, body butters.... It's definitely a staple for me! I've never had any problems with NDA's coconut oil. The 5 L bucket's are a chore to open...the claw tool for opening pails is a MUST unless you want to be having an argument (both vocal and physical in my case) with a tub of coconut oil!! The claw tools are available at hardware stores ;-)
By:Melissa, Pugwash, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 20-Apr-2007
Rating: Love this oil! Its wonderful in my lotion bars and lip balms! Scent free and a great price!
By:Heather, Oshawa, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 03-Apr-2013
Rating: I started making Cold Process soap a few years ago and use this oil in every single batch..I love this oil and have yet to find a better price, thanks New Directions!
By:Jalisa, Guelph, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Nov-2011
Rating: I am not 100% sold on this coconut oil. I find the texture strange - unlike other coconut oils I have used in the past. It also has no scent, and I am used to coconut oil having a pronounced coconut scent. Great price, and will use it all, but not likely to order again.
By:Megan, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Aug-2012
Rating: For those of you who have a hard time opening the buckets, there is a tool for opening oil buckets that automotive places sell which could possibly do the trick, or since NDA uses these buckets perhaps they could also sell the tool to get them open. HINT...
-the oil is great, but hard to open the bucket
By:Deborah, Port Hardy, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Sep-2009
Rating: Worked great for my body butters and scrubs and no scent whatsover. Texture was just fine. The pail, I will agree is a bugger to open and it took my son and I a bit of muscle to get it off. Price is great and I will buy again. Wish it had gone on sale a week earlier, like it is now though!!! Overall very happy with my products from NDA but was disappointed that it took so long to process my order and my package was a a day later than ETA, even after paying extra for UPS.
Rating: I agree with the previous reviewer that the oil smelled rancid. I did not even have it that long, I used the entire pail within 6 or 8 weeks so it should not have smelled bad. I agree that the pail is nearly impossible to open. My husband had to do it for me. I am a gigantic fan of NDA, however I think that for this one product I'll stick to my local supplier of coconut oil.
By:Kathleen, Edmonton, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Oct-2012
Rating: Very disappointed in the new coconut oil from NDA - smells almost rancid at times and odd texture. Wish NDA would back to their old supplier.
Rating: I love this coconut oil and especially the price. One thing is the pail lid is so stiff and difficult to open. Had to use the pliers to pry it off!
By:Nicole, Vercheres, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Nov-2007
Rating: J'ai fais l'achat du 5L très satisfaite de mon achat. Le prix est vraiment intéressant. Je compte refaire le plein malgré que j'ai pas terminé mon gallon...Je vous le recommande
By:Hicham, Edmundston, New Brunswick
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Nov-2012
Rating: Don't like this coconut oil at all. I wish you didn't change the source as I loved the one I was buying for years. The new one I just purchased recently looks and smells like LARD. It's awful and I can't use it in any of my products. I hope NDA will take it back and I'll have to find another supplier that can provide us the same coconut oil we used to buy from NDA.
Rating: I absolutely love this oil! I use it mainly for massage and body care and find it beautifully smooth in application and it absorbs quite well into the skin. This oil also carries fragrance beautifully.
For those concerned about liberating the oil from the container: don't worry, it's a breeze with the wide mouth (4L) and took no time at all, even as a solid.
I will definitely purchase this again!
Rating: GREAT product - have purchased many times!!! We have used many different coconut oils in the past, and this is by far our favourite!! 4L in a wide tub with carrying handle - easy to scoop out!!!!
By:Laura, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Dec-2011
Rating: This is the first thing I ever ordered from NDA and it has been a staple in my body products ever since. I buy the 4L drums now and they last forever even though I use this coconut oil for: cp soap, face masks and lip balm! And the price is unbelieveable! I personally haven't been able to find a more affordable coconut oil anywhere else!
By:Jalisa, Brampton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Nov-2011
Rating: I love this product! The coconut oil lasts such a long time, and is an excellent price! I use it in all my products! I've bought at least three batches of the 4L size!
The container is hard to get it out of so I just purchased one of the large white platic pails, melted the oil, and transfered it in. So much easier now!
By:Jesi, Winnipeg, Manitoba Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 12-Oct-2007
Rating: Very nice but i ordered the 4L and im not sure how i will manage to get it out of the container :/
By:Phyllis, Halifax County, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 31-Jul-2011
Rating: Great quality oil. The packaging is wonderful. The lid comes off of the large drum so the product is removed so easily. Sure beats the soft plastic containers that some suppliers (NOT NDA) offer. Glad i got it at a great price.
By:Farkhanda, Oakville, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Feb-2010
Rating: This oil is a staple in all of my soaps and shampoo bars. I always have it on hand. And the price is amazing! I checked the price of coconut oil at my local health food store--more than twice the price! OW!
By:Marie, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 30-May-2011
Rating: Great price, a must have as the price in the grocery stores are shocking. The container is wide mouthed and i didnt have an issue getting the product out. very subtle scent when melted.
By:Betsy, Brockville, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 23-Apr-2010
Rating: Great product and great price. I was so happy to see the new wide opening container. Raves to ND for listening to their customers.
By:Judy, Orangeville, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jan-2006
Rating: Excellent product. I use it in my CP soap. This is the best price I've found. Thanks NDA!
By:Shannon, Comox, British Columbia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Mar-2009
Rating: I noticed the poor review for coconut oil, or the container it comes in. I have tried pure coconut oil from other sources and I didn't find the wait time for it to melt out of place. Come to think of it, I bought coconut oil in my last order and compared to other supplier, ND's container opening is actually either the largest I've used or average. Besides, for the value and quantity of the oil, I wouldn't complain.
Rating: i cant believe the amazing price on this coconut oil! my daughter has a lot of skin issues and she puts coconut oil straight on in the shower. i love NDA!
By:Stephanie, London, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 03-Oct-2008
Rating: Great oil, Great price, Awesome addition to soaps.
By:Jackie, Porter's Lake, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 21-Jan-2009
Rating: I order my coconut oil from New Directions since years now and the quality is always number one. There is a very very slight fresh little smell -one has to force himself to smell it - but it does not affect any product in any way. It has a very good shelf life and is easy to use. If one does not want to lose time with the 4 kilos containers, let the container sit in hot water, then, transfer in a bigger container. This coconut oil is always fresh and is always a lovable oil.
By:Louise, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Feb-2006
Rating: Excellent Product! I use in in all my CP soaps - I order the 20 L pail, but do find it is overpackaged....plastic wrap and box over the pail is a bit much! Can't beat NDs quality and price!
Rating: This oil is really easy to melt; I just put the bottle under running hot water, or leave it in the sink with hot water (not boiling, just hot from the tap), and it doesn't take long at all! Great product, as always.
By:Amelie, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Feb-2009
Rating: I received my coconut oil today and it is absolutely lovely. There is no scent at all that I can smell, and it is of very high quality. I look forward to using it in my CP soaps.
Rating: Good coconut oil. The only down side is the container! I'm use to use a spoon to take it off.... But just warm the bottle a bit and it works like a charm!
By:Jacinthe, Montréal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 13-Mar-2009
Rating: Well don't I feel foolish as I sit here wasting time waiting for my Coconut Oil to melt so I can get it out of the container. I had wrote how easy it was and could not understand the problems people were having getting it out of the container. Up until now I had received it in a large opening type container but this must be the way others received it and no wonder they complained. No possible way to get it out of the small opening without first melting it. This is most frustrating and taking up time I do not have to waste. I must then transfer it to some other container as I can not melt it every time I want to use it. I am definitely not happy with this and when I am done this I have to turn around and do it for the Palm Oil! I would rather pay more and have a suitable container. My new rating is for the container these oils come in.
By:Vanice, Cambridge, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Dec-2006
Rating: This is the only coconut oil I use. It makes a great, quality soap! Work great other processes too.
One of the first products I bought from NDA and fell in love!
Rating: It should be noted that this coconut oil is not scent-free. It has a very definite floral aroma. I was using it to make food-scented products (vanilla, chocolate, coffee) and the floral smell of the coconut oil did not mix well with these scents.
Rating: This is an excellent oil at a great price. I use it in all my CP soaps. I usually set it out somewhere warm for a few hours before using to make it easier to scoop out. Straight from the fridge it is pretty hard.
By:Sonya, Hubley, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Nov-2008
Rating: I disagree with the other posters about the bottle. I find it's perfect, you can squeeze out dollops at a time, without any problems. It's not like the container is glass. The oil itself is great, apply at night and wake up with noticeably more supple skin. Absolutely wonderful, I can't wait to make my body butter with it!
By:Lucie, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2008
Rating: Mix with cocoa butter this oil was fabulous! Great scent, great price. A must have!!
Just one bad thing... bottle was not a great container for this oil, plastic white jar was a better choice but the product was really great!
Rating: Love this product. I can't make my soap without it, and it's outstanding quality, and prices is just for grabbs!!!
By:Yulia, Newmarket, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 17-May-2006
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