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FAQs - Learn about the benefits of using 100% pure coconut oil

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  • What is OCO?

    OCO is a multi-use personal moisturizer made of 100% pharmaceutical grade, unrefined virgin coconut oil that is so pure, it is exactly as it's found in fresh, organic, raw coconut.

  • Why choose OCO?

    We like to call it "bliss in a jar" because it is truly the finest coconut oil you will ever use. In a market that is overwhelmed with virgin coconut oils, OCO is absolutely unique. This pristine oil is the result of the most technologically advanced, unrefined, virgin coconut oil extraction process in the world, producing a pharmaceutical grade oil that is so perfect that it is exactly as it is found in fresh, organic, raw coconut. Because OCO is free of impurities, it has a clean, fresh taste; appears crystal clear when liquid and white when solid; feels light yet decadent on the delicate tissues of the body; and absorbs flawlessly into the skin and hair.

  • Why is OCO's extraction process better than those of other virgin coconut oils?

    Technology and quality control! Typical unrefined, even organic virgin coconut oil manufacturing is rudimentary at best, usually with open air processing (often outdoors!) in less than optimal sanitary conditions, exposed to contaminants (bacteria, viruses, mold, insects, smoke, etc...) in a myriad of ways from start to finish. OCO, with it's unparalleled purity, uses premium organic coconuts processed under controlled conditions in a closed, and thus sanitary manner. Using a smart adaptation of the traditional wet milling method, along with proprietary, state of the art technology is the key to the OCO difference. This applied technology uses a unique centrifuge system, designed specifically to extract just the coconut oil, allowing gravity to effectively separate the oil from the fresh coconut milk at the molecular level without the use of heat,refrigeration, enzymes, solvents, fermentation, or vacuuming. The result of this highly simple, yet sophisticated extraction method is an oil that is so pristine and unadulterated that it still thinks it's hanging on the tree! Lab testing further ensures that OCO is as pure lipid as possible. In fact, the lab results state that OCO averages 0.03% retained moisture. That is drier than the world's driest rock (a meteorite called tektite) that averages 0.05% or less retained moisture. The higher retained moisture in most coconut oils is problematic because the water will bond with the medium chain triglycerides causing the oil molecules to hydrolyze, and degrade the product. Also, when there is retained moisture, bacterial, fungal, or viral contaminants may multiply despite coconut oil's innate antimicrobial properties. OCO has virtually no retained moisture, so it is inhospitable to hydrolysis and disease causing microorganisms. Another important detail to note is: the less retained moisture in the oil, the less water soluble impurities in the finished oil to weight it down and hinder absorption into the skin and hair. Generally, virgin coconut oils are the most desirable because they are unrefined, meaning the oil is more natural as it hasn't been purified, bleached, or deodorized. They are usually produced one of two ways: the quick drying method (most popular) or the wet milling method (the "traditional" way). The quick drying method puts fresh coconut meat into hot air tumblers. This dehydrated coconut meat is then mechanically pressed to extract the oil. During wet milling, the coconut milk is extracted by mechanically pressing fresh coconut meat. The coconut milk is then pressed to express the oil. This extracted oil is either boiled, refrigerated, fermented, vacuumed, exposed to enzymes, or centrifuged (usually with a centrifuge designed for dairy) to extract the water, then filtered. Depending on the choice, the look, taste, feel, and absorption of the finished oil varies.

  • Why does OCO taste, feel, and look different than other coconut oils?

    OCO is the only coconut oil that extracted with a technologically advanced process that is capable of separating just the oil from the fresh coconut milk of certified organic coconuts. Without heating, cooling, fermenting, or other manipulations to the oil, it stays exactly as it is found in the fresh, organic raw coconuts that it came from. The taste and smell is light and clean as opposed to the toasted coconut flavor and aroma of typical coconut oils. Since OCO is pharmaceutically pure with no impurities whatsoever, the texture is decadently creamy with no dried coconut particles, water residue, or other contaminants. Visually, it is bright white when solid and crystal clear when liquid.

  • Why is OCO sometimes a solid, and other times a liquid?

    It is because the form of coconut oil is influenced by temperature. If the temperature is approximately 76 degrees fahrenheit or above, the oil is liquid. If the temperature is below 76 degrees fahrenheit, the oil is solid. The quality of the oil is unaffected by this fluctuation of form.

  • How do I apply OCO?

    With clean hands, carefully remove the plastic barrier and foil sealer, dip fingers into the container and scoop out the desired amount, replace the plastic barrier on the rim of the jar, then secure the lid tightly. If the OCO is solid when used, it will melt in the warmth your hands from body heat.

  • Can bacteria grow in OCO?

    Bacteria requires water to survive, so it is highly unlikely to grow in OCO because there are only traces of residual moisture (in fact, OCO contains less water than the world's driest rock!). Additionally, the medium chain triglycerides that are naturally found in OCO have broad-acting anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties.

  • Where do I apply OCO?

    Wherever extra moisture is needed, inside or outside the body.

  • What's the shelf life of OCO?

    Retained water and impurities in the oil is what effects shelf life. Since OCO is pharmaceutically pure, with virtually no detectable retained water (in fact, it has less retained moisture than the world's driest rock!), it is unlikely to hydrolyze and become rancid. Unopened, it has a shelf life of three years.

  • Can I ingest OCO?

    OCO is pharmaceutical grade and therefore, absolutely pure coconut oil. As long as you are not allergic or sensitive to coconuts or coconut oil, it is safe and delicious.

  • Can I have an allergic reaction to OCO?

    Since OCO has only one ingredient,100% pharmaceutical grade coconut oil, an allergic reaction is unlikely. In fact, it is rare to be allergic or sensitive to coconut or coconut oil, however, if you are, please do not use OCO.

Intimacy

  • When do I apply OCO?

    To protect sensitive tissues and allow appropriate friction, apply before or during intimacy.

  • How much OCO do I need to apply for proper moisture during intimate activity?

    This is personal preference, based on the amount that promotes individual pleasure while offering a protective layer for the body's most delicate tissues. Generally, without a medical condition, vaginal intercourse is aided by natural moisture produced by the body, so less OCO; may be required. Anal intercourse requires a more generous application due to an innate lack of natural moisture. Moisture for masturbation and sexual aids is subjective with some people preferring more friction, and others less. Generally, start with 1/4 teaspoon (or roughly the size of a quarter) of OCO, then adjust the amount depending on moisture needs.

  • Can I use OCO with condoms?

    Please do your own research, but generally, natural oils like OCO are compatible with polyurethane condoms (the Trojan brand, for example). In fact, proper moisture helps prevent tears in condoms, so apply liberally. All oils can damage latex condoms, so OCO is not recommended.

  • Can I use OCO with sexual aids or toys?

    Because OCO is a natural oil, it is less likely to damage sexual aids, however, there just isn't enough definitive data for each toy material. We can confirm that OCO, as with other oil-based lubricants, should not be used with latex sexual aids. Steer clear of latex!

Medical (always consult your physician, please)

  • Can I get a yeast infection or a Urinary Tract Infection from OCO?

    Since OCO only has one ingredient, 100% pharmaceutical grade coconut oil, an infection is unlikely. Additionally, the medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil, mainly lauric, caprylic, and capric acids, are naturally antimicrobial. Lauric acid is known to be a powerful virus and bacteria killer, and at nearly 50%, coconut oil has the highest documented concentration of lauric acid.

  • Can I have an allergic reaction to OCO?

    Since OCO has only one ingredient,100% pharmaceutical grade coconut oil, an allergic reaction is unlikely. In fact, it is rare to be allergic or sensitive to coconut or coconut oil, however, if you are, please do not use OCO.

  • Can OCO soothe dry skin?

    Since OCO has no impurities, it absorbs flawlessly into skin, is deeply moisturizing, and even acts a protective barrier against further environmental damage.

  • Can OCO help to relieve vaginal dryness?

    Vaginal dryness is a normal problem for lots of women, especially during and after menopause. Our customers that suffer with dryness report that virgin coconut oil is the best remedy that they've found because it not only moisturizes delicate tissues, it is also unlikely to cause adverse reactions like some medicated creams. OCO is a unique coconut oil, as it is pharmaceutically pure, and therefore, has no impurities to irritate the already distressed, sensitive tissues. Also, it's natural anti-fungal properties are supportive of the delicate ecology of the vagina. Generally, begin with 1/2 teaspoon applied to genitalia (1/4 teaspoon outside, 1/4 teaspoon inside), and increase or decrease amount and frequency to achieve desired moisture and comfort level. For internal dryness, some women tell us that they pour the oil into small molds, put them into the refrigerator to harden, pop them out of the mold into a container, and return them to the refrigerator for storage. Then, there is a ready supply of vaginal suppositories when moisture is needed. OCO may also be applied discretely before intimacy.

  • Is OCO an effective treatment for eczema?

    OCO® has antibacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that can help soothe your skin when it's itchy during a flare-up, and can also help reduce the inflammation. In addition, OCO® contains high levels of lauric acid, a natural anti-inflammatory.