Samui’s certified organic virgin coconut oil is derived from fresh organic island coconuts, which are big in size and contain high content of vitamin E and lauric acid. The islanders pick their ready-to-take coconuts with the helping hands of monkeys. They would remove the husk, scratch coconut flesh and press coconut milk, and then leave for about 8 hours to allow the virgin coconut oil to separate its layer from coconut milk. All processes are entirely hand-made without using heavy machine and heat. The processed coconut oil is, thus, virgin and fully filled with great skin nutrients straight from nature.
Being Thailand’s second-largest island after Phuket with white sandy beaches, coral reefs and natural resources, Samui, long before it became very famous among the tourists all over the world, was known as ‘Coconut Island’ for it had relied much on coconuts to drive the local economic. Owing to the good weather and abundant soil, Sami’s coconut trees are incredibly tall. The Samui islanders produce virgin coconut oil for internal use without heavy machine responding their extensive needs in consuming this nutrient-rich oil as main food ingredients, as natural skincare and as part of medicinal recipes. They also sell their homemade virgin coconut oil and coconut products to the tourists visiting their happy island.
Many years back then all the Samui families owned a coconut garden. Their coconuts were distributed throughout the nation. The story of tourism on the island began with the very first groups tourists that journeyed to Samui and were welcomed by the locals with heartfelt hospitality; a beginning of the big talk in the global tourism industry. However, the latter massive invasion of luxury hotels to the island made the locals sell their land plots extensively and became the hotel employees. Today, only the middle and southern parts of the island are left for coconut plantations.
We realized that local identity tells the pride of the locals, that’s why we traveled to Samui Island to be even a small part to support and lift the pride of the small of group of happy people, who are still making high quality virgin coconut oil. Sabai-Arom fairly sourced Samui virgin coconut oil to partly help the locals in remaining their legendary treasured drops for long.