Kelapo is not only one of my favorite brands of coconut oil but they are also one of my favorite companies. Kelapo’s values and ethics are ones that align with my own, but just as important, Kelapo is a woman owned business. So yay for that!
I absolutely love the Kelapo Mission statement. With each and every jar, we strive to deliver the freshest, highest quality coconut oil and ensure the fair and ethical treatment of the farmers who cultivate it. As one of the first Fair Trade coconut oil food products on the market, our products are 100% organic, vegetarian and free of trans fats. Plus, we incorporate eco-friendly practices to protect and preserve the planet’s natural resources.
Now about their coconut oil… You can read my full review of Kelapo coconut oil but I assure you, it is gooood stuff!
Kelapo™ Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is cold pressed from fresh coconut meat that is harvested from organically cultivated coconut palms, grown exclusively on Fair Trade farms on the island of Sri Lanka (which just so happens to be where my mother-in-law was born and raised). Practices of the farmers they source from include the use of non-chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. They also include maintenance and improvement of soil fertility, weed control and pest control by natural means. Their growers are provided with custom made compost that meets the nutrient needs of coconut palms. Mulch is also used that contains coconut leaves and fronds, which provide high levels of potassium needed by the trees for fruit production.
Impressive right? Even in transport, Kelapo employs practices that are supporting the sustainability of our environment. Their shipments are packaged in special totes that can store as much as two to six drums in 20% less space. Plus, the totes contain no metal and are completely recyclable and biodegradable.
Kelapo is more than just a jar of coconut oil. They also carry a couple of rather unique products. In addition to the jars of coconut oil, they also offer travel packs of coconut oil and premeasured baking sticks. Kelapo also offers coconut oil cooking spray which is my absolute favorite.
Kelapo carries coconut oil softgels. You can read more about that in my review. In short, I like the idea of the softgels for people who simply cannot stomach coconut oil or cannot stand the taste/texture. Of the coconut oil brands I am loyal to, they are the only ones offering the softgels.
Kelapo is generously giving away a gift package of coconut oil goodies. The lucky winner will receive:
- 1 (8) ounce jar of Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1 Coconut Oil Cooking Spray
- 1 package of Coconut Oil Baking Sticks
- A Kelapo Tote
- And a bunch of samples!
Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
This giveaway opens today, Saturday, February 9th and closes at 11:59pm PST on Friday, February 22nd. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond.