Coconut oil is amazing stuff – but one thing about coconut oil: There can be a big difference in quality. One of the markers to look for is smell: A good coconut oil should smell fresh and… (surprise surprise)… like coconut. I know, it sounds like stating the obvious – but once you’ve compared a few, you will see what I mean. Lower grade coconut oil has much less of a sweet coconut aroma – and if you get a chance, compare the scent of a freshly opened jar with an older one. As it gets old it can also start to smell more stale and “fatty”. Dr. Bronners (no affiliation) is my current favorite. Look out for extra virgin, cold pressed, organic.
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