Frequently Asked Questions

Education

What is coconut oil?

Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the meat of mature coconuts. Ours is organic and cold-pressed, and it’s great for cooking, baking, and dozens of beauty and wellness needs.

Is Vita Coco coconut oil organic?

Yup! Certified!

Does coconut oil expire? How long does coconut oil last?

In its packaging, and stored in a cool, dry place, our coconut oil lasts about 2 years on average.

Do you refrigerate coconut oil?

Nope—just store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

What does “unrefined” mean?

Some brands “refine” their coconut oil, meaning that they chemically process and bleach dried coconut meat before extracting the oil. We don’t. Vita Coco is cold-pressed and chemical free, which makes it “unrefined.”

Wait, is it solid or liquid?

Both! Coconut oil solidifies in temperatures below 77 degrees F (23 degrees C).

What is broad spectrum hemp?

Broad-spectrum is a hemp extract that has 0.0% THC, but contains CBD while also containing other beneficial cannabinoids and phytonutrients. Translation: everything works in harmony to help deliver soothing benefits that aid in the reduction of stress and anxiety — without the high.

So will Vita Coco Infused get me… you know… high?

Nope. No way. Not a chance. Our beverage is made with broad-spectrum hemp, which contains 0.0% THC, so there is absolutely no psychoactive effect.

Who is Plant People?

Plant People is a respected and trusted brand in the world of consumer hemp products. Their mission is to empower people to make alternative and more positive choices when it comes to healing the body, mind and planet. Like those of us at Vita Coco, they believe in the power that natural, whole ingredients hold, whether that’s coconut, hemp, or other plants. Oh, they’re also our friends too. They’re wonderful people who we love spending time with.

Why did Vita Coco work with Plant People to create Vita Coco Infused?

Both Vita Coco and Plant People were looking to enter the hemp-infused beverage world. More importantly, we both wanted to do it right. While Vita Coco had a hunch that hemp would be a great complement to our coconut water, we lacked the hemp expertise to really know for sure. We’re coconut experts, after all, not hemp experts. At the same time, our friends at Plant People saw an opportunity to bring hemp into delicious and refreshing drinks but didn’t really know where to begin either. When we combined both our expertise, our shared values, and our shared mission to give back to our respective farming communities, it was a match made in hemp heaven.