You may have noticed some pink, brown or yellow hues at the bottom of coconut oil purchased from us. This is perfectly normal for cold pressed virgin coconut oil, and here's why. Cold pressed coconuts can contain small particles from the coconut, such as tiny piece of husks, which mix with the oil during the extraction process. The oil is extracted through mechanical methods, compared to refined coconut oil, which is extracted with solvents, then de-colourised and de-odorised. In the hot weather, the oil is in liquid form. The jars come to us from Sri Lanka and are therefore in liquid form during transportation, at which point any sediment from naturally occurring particles drift to the bottom of the jars. When the coconut oil reaches colder climates, it begins to solidify and stays in a solid form in the cooler temperatures in our warehouse. In mid-2021 we found more jars than usual had the aforementioned colours at the bottom. We have discussed this with our coconut oil producers in Sri Lanka who are working on improving the filtration process to minimise the fragments of coconut that are making their way into the final product. Due to higher ambient temperatures in Sri Lanka, the discolouration is virtually unnoticeable at the point of production and preparation for export. Please rest assured that pure oil does not support microbial growth. The discolouration is simply due to harmless residues that can occur with virgin coconut oil extraction. You could compare it with olive oil: good quality extra virgin olive oil has shades of green, simply because the extraction method is more slow and gentle, compared to non-virgin olive oil, which is usually plain yellow.