Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is Viva Labs Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Naturally Solid or Liquid?
A: Virgin coconut oil is naturally solid due to the molecular structure of fatty acids and has a melting point of approximately 76˚F (24˚C). Our coconut oil is pure and unrefined and as such there can be variances in texture as the oil melts and solidifies. The change in state will not alter the nutrition profile or characteristic coconut qualities in any way. Store in a cool environment or in your refrigerator during summer months if you prefer it to remain solid.
Q: What is the Shelf-Life of Viva Labs Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil?
A: Our coconut oil has a shelf-life of two years. Virgin coconut oil has a longer shelf-life than traditional oils due to naturally-occurring MCTs which help preserve nutrients, antioxidants, flavor and aroma. We recommend storing it in a cool, dry place with the lid tightly sealed, away from heat and light.
Q: Is Coconut Oil Safe for Pets?
A: Coconut oil is perfectly suitable for pets and may be taken internally or applied topically. Internally, coconut oil helps maintain normal functioning of the digestive tract and boosts immunity. Topically, coconut oil may be used on pet ears, cuts, wounds, sores and paws.
Q: Is your Coconut Oil Peanut and Tree Nut-Free?
A: Yes. Our coconut oil is produced in a peanut and tree nut-free environment and packed in a GMP-certified facility, free of all common allergens.