meet our founder

Danielle Conte

Following a career in investment banking, I headed to Bali in search of happiness, balance, and to catch up on years of sleep. Over the next year I taught English and computer skills to Balinese children, traveled throughout Southeast Asia, dove into Buddhism, my yoga and meditation practice, and more importantly spent time with people that needed care and support. Everyday of my journey I was overwhelmed by the endless abundance of love and positive energy these beautiful people were sending out to the world; despite their modest means and more than often dire living circumstances. Coconut oil is a huge part of daily wellness and I unconsciously became quite the coconut fan. Returning home I had yet to find my “divine purpose” but I was even more inspired to start something to help those in need. After a few months, my friends said – “if you’re going to talk about coconut oil so much why don’t you sell it”. Here we are today. I believe when our ambitions are aligned with our greater spiritual purpose, we can achieve anything. And I’ve always felt that kindest thing you can do, is give a child a meal – and this is the foundation of which all is built. 

With a couple winks from the Universe and a lot of meditation Conscious Coconut was created. I am grateful to bring a natural remedy that millions of people have used for centuries to the public. Conscious Coconut is a tool for us to manifest both inner and outer health and wellness while also guiding ourselves towards our most divine greatness: supporting those less fortunate. Giving back is what makes you the most beautiful you could possibly be. I believe in making all decisions from pure love and with this, the world will change.

the conscious coconut mission

Conscious Coconut is a social enterprise fueled by love. We are committed to giving everyone the tools to live their healthiest, happiest lives.

At Conscious Coconut, we work directly with our farmers in the southern Philippines to our packaging factories in China, supporting fair trade practices every step of the way. Conscious Coconut tubes are then packaged by adults with mental and developmental disabilities at the MacDonald Training Center located in Tampa, Florida. We are dedicated to empowering people with disabilities to lead the lives they choose. We also love kids (a lot) and are committed to raising awareness for childhood hunger in the States. For every product sold, we donate a meal to a child in need through Feeding America food banks.

Our Coconut Oil is crafted using the traditional cold-pressed method, without the use of heat, pressure, or machinery. As a result, CoCo is never exposed to any harsh or toxic chemicals. This ensures that it retains its powerful anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antimicrobial properties – just as nature intended. Lauric acid, one of CoCo's finest assets, is considered a healthy saturated fat because it is a medium-chain triglyceride (MCT). As an MCT, lauric acid is easily absorbed by the body and is loaded with health benefits. CoCo also contains Vitamins E and K, which together pack a punch in delivering nutrients to the body, aiding in skin treatment, controlling blood sugar, stimulating hair growth, and for whole body health, just to name a few. Oh, and did we mention it’s also travel-ready and packaged beautifully?

For all things itchy, dry, unsightly, or sore, Coconut Oil is our little miracle. From hair care to skin care, sun care to soul care, our favorite oil has you covered.

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