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Here at Jiwa Damai, we produce our own virgin coconut oil with the organic coconuts grown on the property. Not only do we use the coconut oil in our kitchen for each meal, we also have various sized bottles available for sale in our small shop.


Coconut oil is considered one of the world’s top superfoods with thousands of uses and more benefits than we can count! Here’s a wonderful infographic explaining just a few of the benefits from this incredible food:

We use a very special process to extract the oil from each coconut, which is done by hand by our lovely Balinese staff. We would love for you to click the pictures below and read more about this process in our simple step by step guide.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Have you tried this method before? If not, what other methods have you used? We would love for you to comment below and share with us!

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At Jiwa Damai we are using a special way to place our coconut shells around the base of our plants. Since we are producing our coconut oil form our own coconut trees , the shells are available and we are using them for several purposes.

During the rainy season they can collect some of the water with their inner softer hairy material thus allowing to keep some water away form the plants.


The second reason is to have them soak up the water we are distributing in the dry season  around the fields. They will hold the water longer for the plants to feed .


Last but not least when they decompose they will make an excellent nutrition to be added to the soil. On some plants we are just setting them directly around the root of the plants.



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When I arrived at Jiwa Damai as an intern, I had to organize the production of the Coconut House.  A very interesting and exciting project that I enjoyed doing with the help of Margret and Libby.


Entrance of the Coconut House on a sunny morning. The whole procedure takes place in this small building.

The production begins with Nyoman and Ketut opening  the coconuts in the tropical garden.The coconut meat is extracted before being transformed in flakes with a grinder.


Nyoman and Ketut are opening the coconuts which were just harvested from the trees.

Inside, in a green atmosphere, fruits are drying while the filtering process of oil is done by hand.


The green roof of the coconut house immerses the room in a green light.

Empty jars and glass bottles are ready to package the delicious virgin coconut oil.


Production, packaging and labeling are carefully organized

You can use it on your skin or for cooking. It is a really healthy food with lots of benefits. I had the pleasure to enjoy it in the delicious Balinese meals that are prepared by Made. Finished products are then nicely put together in the small shop of Jiwa Damai and other outlets.



Clara, our intern, in the small sales area of Jiwa Damai with the organic products.

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Read step 1 here and step 2 here.

Once the coconut flakes have been produced, we Fresh spring water is added to the flakes and the liquid then extracted by hand. It is then filtered thru a fine piece of  fabric and the water is allowed to settle on the bottom of the container. This process of filtering is done 12 times to produce the delicious virgin coconut oil, a health food and natural medicine.

Unlike the cooking coconut oil, which is extracted by heat, the virgin oil never exceeds the temperature of 30 degrees.

Now that you’ve made it to step 3, we’d love to hear about your experience in using this method. Please comment below and share – we’d love to connect with you!

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In our previous post, we began guiding you in how to produce virgin coconut oil in a step by step process. Be sure to check out step 1 here!

Once the outer and inner shells of the coconut have been split open, the coconut meat is carefully extracted by hand from the inner hard shell. The fresh meat is then ground into coconut flakes with an electric grinder, fed by hand.

Keep following along with step 3 here.

Have you tried this step? How did it work out for you? Comment below and let us know!

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To produce virgin Balinese coconut oil, the coconuts must first be totally ripe.

Tip: The young green coconut is full of delicious water. The dark brown one has ripened and is full of rich white coconut meat. From this meat the oil will be produced.

The outer shell is opened and its small, tan colored fibers become visible. This shell can be used for many different purposes. For example, you could get crafty and make your own floor mat or use the shells simply as firewood.

Once the outer shell has been opened, you’ll find a smaller shell where the coconut meat is located.

The inner harder shell needs to be split open with a large, heavy knife to reach the rich meat. This shell is very hard, so a sturdy knife is necessary.

The meat can be used for coconut flakes, added to smoothies, dehydrated coconut chips, or oil production for a wonderful boost in essential vitamins and nutrients.

Be sure to read step 2 here and step 3 here!

Have you ever felt inspired to produce your own coconut oil? Have you tried this method? If so, how did it work out? If not, what other methods have you used?

Comment below and let us know!

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Coconut Escape

3 days at Jiwa Damai

A health program based on the multiple physical benefits of virgin coconut oil. At Jiwa Damai we produce our own Bali Virgin Coconut Oil from the finest organic coconuts, grown in rich lava soil.

Package includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily Balinese breakfast
  • Two lunches and three dinners, prepared with virgin coconut oil
  • One table spoon of coconut oil with each meal
  • Fresh young coconut water, fruit juices, water and teas
  • 1 Balinese massage with our Bali Virgin Coconut Oil (1x 50 min.) & a flower bath
  • 1 head and hair package with virigin coconut oil
  • 1 meridian health diagnosis by our acupuncturist
  • 1 session ‘Unfolding the Heart Qualities’ with our transpersonal psychologist
  • Daily morning yoga session including heart meditation (45 min.)
  • Guided tour through our organic garden (1 h)
  • 1 hour Internet usage per day
  • Bicycle usage (unlimited)
  • Airport transfers

Price for one person:  IDR 5 640.000 / US$ 660
Price for two persons: IDR 9 030.000 / US$ 1.050
incl. a 5% service fee


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