This is what I've read from the anitagrant.com site
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Fresh Yummy Coconut
Cold pressed from FRESH coconut meat contained within it's outer shell the Coconuts used are from the traditional Palms organically grown in Fiji - no hybrid varieties are ever used.
The Coconut meat is hand picked & gently heated at a temperature that *does not* exceed 60°C. It has a free fatty acid level below 1%, which is well within the stability criteria for vitamin E and other natural tocopherols.
No chemicals added
Our Fair Trade Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (or VCO) has an irresistibly yummy aroma, pure white in colour and is good for you both inside and out.
In India, VCO is gently messaged into the scalp and is said to promote strong healthy tresses.
"Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) is the only oil found to reduce the protein loss for both undamaged and damaged hair. This is due to the fact that VCO is a triglyceride of lauric acid (principal fatty acid). It has a high affinity for hair proteins & because of its low molecular weight and straight linear chain, VCO is able to penetrate deep inside the hair shaft and carry nourishment along with it. "
source: J. Cosmet. Sci., 54, 175-192 (March/April 2003) "Effect of mineral oil, sunflower oil, and coconut oil on prevention of hair damage"
AARTI S. RELE and R. B. MOHILE, Research and Development Department,
Nature Care Division, Marico Industries Ltd., Mumbai, India.
Accepted for publication April 29, 2002.
The caprylic acid found in coconut oil is said to be effective against fungus, planter's warts and athlete's foot.
Cetearyl Alcohol is a fatty alcohol derived from Coconut Oil. We use this ingredient in our Goodies as an emulsifier, emollient & thickener.
Our Fair Trade Certified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is produce of the Taveuni Island of Fiji and has been certified Organic by the (OHGA) Organic Herb Growers of Australia.
I personally love love love coconut oil on my skin and in my hair.