Why coconut wax?
Coconut oil is extracted from the kernal of mature coconuts harvested from the Coconut Palm tree (Cocos Nucifera). Using the hydrogenation process, coconut oil is then transformed into wax. Coconut is a completely renewable resource. A mature coconut palm produces an average of 120 fruits a year and can live for over 60 years. During its productive years, the tree will continually produce fruit. The coconut palm tree is known as a “three generation” tree which means it can support a farmer, her children and their grandchildren. They are not sprayed with pesticides and they need relatively few nutrients (fertilizers) to produce good yields.Coconut plantations absorb CO2. One hectare contains around 150 mature trees. Five years before any coconut tree is uprooted, a new one is planted so that it will be in full production by the time the old tree is removed.