When we first started out Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) was relatively unknown in Australia and around the world. It's because of what we've done over the past 22 years that it's become an industry.
Back then (and even today) mass produced, low quality coconut oils made in mainland factories from highly processed "copra oil" were often chemically processed to make it taste and appear commercially acceptable. The coconuts could be left open for days or even weeks before pressing the oil, plus the only return to the farmer was the low price paid for the coconuts. It was harsh, back-breaking work for very little pay.
This changed forever when our founder, Dr Dan, invented the DME® (Direct Micro Expelling) Coconut Oil Press and Process.
Our unique DME® Process enables families living in remote islands to hand-make one of the world's freshest virgin coconut oils within an hour of opening the coconut without the need to leave their village or travel to the mainland.
Unlike the production of copra, which is heavy backbreaking work, the DME system can be operated comfortably by women, youth and even the disabled. It provides an entire micro-economy of jobs and opportunities for everyone in the village.
From the farmers who pay their kindy fees in coconuts to the local transport driver who delivers the coconut oil and goods made by other small village businesses to the outside world.
Not only do we buy ALL the oil the villages produce upfront (as long as it meets export standards) we also give back all the profits from the sale of every Niulife product so they can enjoy a better quality of life.