Skinny Coconut Oil Opens Store in Broad Ripple
Skinny Coconut Oil & Co. hosted a grand opening on June 19 to spread awareness of their new retail space and beauty bar at their company headquarters in Broad Ripple. Attracting more than 400 attendees, the evening was filled with live music, beauty bar sampling, goodie bags and samples from local food vendors that use Skinny Coconut Oil in their products.
The company attests that it’s unique in producing completely raw and cold-pressed coconut oil with no fillings. The coconuts are wild harvested in Vietnam and manually extracted at low temperatures near 80 degrees, preserving the delicate enzymes and maintaining a high nutritional value.
“The lower the heat in the extraction process, the more nutrients are preserved,” says local Skinny Coconut Oil representative Omar Freyre. Other commercial coconut oils extract their oils in temperatures starting at 120 degrees.
Coconut oil is becoming widely popular in food products for its effects on boosting the metabolism, as well as in beauty regiments, such as skin hydration, teeth whitening and hair strengthening. Athletes are known to use it in their diets for increased stamina.
Skinny Coconut Oil started as a supplement product sold in doctors’ offices. The headquarters opened in Broad Ripple and its products are now sold in local Indianapolis health food stores, yoga studios, and dentist and doctor offices, and distributed to vendors in California, New York, Boston, Japan and South Korea.