Welcome to the first edition of SemseY SPOTLIGHT series.

Here we will be sharing with you interesting facts about our raw materials, its efficacy and how we use it in our products and give you do-it-yourself tips for your own craft ideas.

Today is about COCONUT

Interestingly... Coconut Oil by nature is a refined product, because oil does not grow on a tree. Coconuts do.


The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family) and the only species of the genus Cocos. The term coconut can refer to the whole coconut palm or the seed, or the fruit, which, botanically, is a drupe, not a nut.

Coconut, as a term is derived from the 16th-century Portuguese and Spanish word coco meaning "head" or "skull", from the three indentations on the coconut shell that resemble facial features.

It is a tree that grows in tropical climate that are frost free, such as those in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific region. In Nigeria, we have it mainly on the coast at location distance of no more than 450 miles from the sea. The following states, which are engaged in production of coconut oil in Nigeria are included in the list: Lagos, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Ekiti, Delta, Bayelsa, Ogun, Rivers, Anambra, Ondo, Enugu, Imo, Oyo, Abia, and Edo. (in no particular order)

There are various method used in extracting the oil, and the two main types are Cold pressed and Hot pressed. – Either of them is fine and produces great oil. The difference is in how much goodies you get!!!


Coconut is one of those plant whose anatomy part never go to waste. Read below



Coconut is one of those foods that seems to ping-pong between the 'good food' and 'bad food' list, and if you're confused about this, don't worry – even experts can't quite agree. Below are two of such controversy:

  • One of the best-known coconut water benefits, an uncommonly high amount of potassium, is also the main reason that drinking too much coconut water can cause harm.
  • Coconut oil is said to be comedogenic – tends to clog the pores.


Coconut is one of the food of life that is useful in more than one way. So we advise moderation in its uses. And importantly, if it is observed to cause some form of allergy, then stop usage immediately.

 At SemseY, Coconut oil is at the very heart of most of our products. In our Soap for its high cleansing properties, Body Butter for its rapid penetrative yet moisturizing properties, Meat in our dry skin exfoliating scrub (available only on order) and the Shell as a base for our Activated Charcoal.

So there you have it. The A.B.C of Coconut. Feel free to share yours'.


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