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Kaikoa's Original Maui Coconut Oil Skincare

Indigenous-owned Single Origin Certified Organic Coconut Body Oil - Join us on This Journey!

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Our coconut business, "Kaikoas Maui Original Coconut Oil" will produce and sell a high-quality, organic skincare product targeting the presun and aftersun market. Our target market is health-conscious consumers who are looking for ethically sourced and sustainable products. We aim to differentiate ourselves by sourcing only Fair Trade organic coconuts to produce a pure and high-quality oil while providing complete transparency for consumers on our website about what that means.

 

I am so glad you are here! Thank you for joining this journey!

My name is Jennifer Yogyog Udan.

My search for the perfect skincare product inspired me to create Kaikoa’s Original Maui Coconut Oil. It’s really getting back to the roots for me. Coconut oil has been used by ancient cultures for thousands of years so it was kind of like finding an old friend. The fact that Kaikoa’s is made from only one ingredient - Certified Organic cold-processed 100% extra virgin coconut oil extracted from fresh picked coconuts - brings me peace of mind that I am putting something natural, pure, and safe on my skin.

 

Our coconut business, "Kaikoas Maui Original Coconut Oil" will produce and sell a high-quality, organic skincare product targeting the presun and aftersun market. Our target market is health-conscious consumers who are looking for ethically sourced and sustainable products. We aim to differentiate ourselves by sourcing only Fair Trade organic coconuts to produce a pure and high-quality oil while providing complete transparency for consumers on our website about what that means.

 

What does ethically sourced really mean? Well, for us it means we know both the farmers and the farms where our coconut oil is produced. Our coconut oil hasn't been tampered with. It’s not refined, fractionated, deodorized, bleached, chemically extracted, monkey harvested or any of the other odd things they do to coconut oil these days. Knowing that I am using a product that works and is socially responsible and ethical makes me feel good. I am proud to be creating a brand that prioritizes both the planet and people's well-being.

 

Our coconut business, "Kaikoas Maui Original Coconut Oil" will produce and sell a high-quality, organic skincare product targeting the presun and aftersun market. Our target market is health-conscious consumers who are looking for ethically sourced and sustainable products. We aim to differentiate ourselves by sourcing only Fair Trade organic coconuts to produce a pure and high-quality oil while providing complete transparency for consumers on our website about what that means.

 

When I search for skincare products that are socially responsible, ethically produced, vegan, and made from natural ingredients, I feel overwhelmed by a market crowded with synthetic chemical-based skincare products posing as eco-friendly, organic, or natural. I want to find products that are not only good for my skin but also good for the planet and the people who produce them. Every time I read the ingredient list on the back of a product, I feel frustrated and confused about what I am putting on my skin. How can a long list of synthetic chemicals be good for me?  It's hard to understand whether the product will actually benefit my skin or if it will cause harm to me and the environment.

Using Kaikoa’s Original Maui Coconut Oil not only benefits my skin but also contributes to a sustainable and socially responsible lifestyle for our producers. Overall, creating Kaikoa’s Original Maui Coconut Oil has brought me a warm sense of relief, excitement, and peace of mind knowing that I am creating a positive impact on my health, the environment, and the people who produce the product. I really want to share that with you! 

Our coconut business, "Kaikoas Maui Original Coconut Oil" will produce and sell a high-quality, organic skincare product targeting the presun and aftersun market. Our target market is health-conscious consumers who are looking for ethically sourced and sustainable products. We aim to differentiate ourselves by sourcing only Fair Trade organic coconuts to produce a pure and high-quality oil while providing complete transparency for consumers on our website about what that means.

 

As a women-owned business, I understand the importance of taking care of ourselves and our planet. As I bring Kaikoa’s Original Maui Coconut Oil to the world, I have made it my mission to provide high-quality, vegan coconut oil skin and suncare that supports regenerative agriculture and promotes women's health.

Our vegan coconut oil is not only good for your skin, but also good for the environment - the reefs you swim over, the air you breathe in, the oceans you swim in,  the earth you walk on.

I also believe that women's health should be a priority, which is why we use ingredients that are free from harmful chemicals. We are committed to real transparency and truly ethical business practices. Gosh, please just try this stuff. It's amazing! Let's start there. One perfect product at a time! 

 

Our coconut business, "Kaikoas Maui Original Coconut Oil" will produce and sell a high-quality, organic skincare product targeting the presun and aftersun market. Our target market is health-conscious consumers who are looking for ethically sourced and sustainable products. We aim to differentiate ourselves by sourcing only Fair Trade organic coconuts to produce a pure and high-quality oil while providing complete transparency for consumers on our website about what that means.

 

So a little about me. As previously mentioned, my name is Jennifer Yogyog Udan. I am a graduate in Entrepreneurial Management and a passionate advocate for wellness and a healthy lifestyle. I am the mother of a nine-year old girl. I have a passion to create a sustainable business and lifestyle, while working toward healthier children and women's health.

Like you, I believe there is a global movement underway to be conscious of how our skincare products affect our body chemistry, our general wellbeing, our environment and furthermore, how products can be healthy, sustainable, and truly ethically sourced.

My mission is a tall order - to bring a global brand to market that does no harm to farmers, end users, or the environment and in fact brings benefit and real value throughout the supply chain from the farm to the end user. I fiercely embrace the mission!

 

Our coconut business, "Kaikoas Maui Original Coconut Oil" will produce and sell a high-quality, organic skincare product targeting the presun and aftersun market. Our target market is health-conscious consumers who are looking for ethically sourced and sustainable products. We aim to differentiate ourselves by sourcing only Fair Trade organic coconuts to produce a pure and high-quality oil while providing complete transparency for consumers on our website about what that means.

 

I really want to thank you for reading this far. This is my first crowdfunding project so I really don't know what to expect. I do know this product deserves the light of day.  Jump onboard with me (a little or a lot) and let's see where this journey takes us! Continued blessings to you and yours. Onward with deepest gratitude!

Jenny ♡

Our coconut business, "Kaikoas Maui Original Coconut Oil" will produce and sell a high-quality, organic skincare product targeting the presun and aftersun market. Our target market is health-conscious consumers who are looking for ethically sourced and sustainable products. We aim to differentiate ourselves by sourcing only Fair Trade organic coconuts to produce a pure and high-quality oil while providing complete transparency for consumers on our website about what that means.
Our coconut business, "Kaikoas Maui Original Coconut Oil" will produce and sell a high-quality, organic skincare product targeting the presun and aftersun market. Our target market is health-conscious consumers who are looking for ethically sourced and sustainable products. We aim to differentiate ourselves by sourcing only Fair Trade organic coconuts to produce a pure and high-quality oil while providing complete transparency for consumers on our website about what that means.
Our coconut business, "Kaikoas Maui Original Coconut Oil" will produce and sell a high-quality, organic skincare product targeting the presun and aftersun market. Our target market is health-conscious consumers who are looking for ethically sourced and sustainable products. We aim to differentiate ourselves by sourcing only Fair Trade organic coconuts to produce a pure and high-quality oil while providing complete transparency for consumers on our website about what that means.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

 

Question: When will Kaikoa's Original Maui Coconut Oil be available to purchase?

Answer: Pre-sales are available now through this crowdfunding campaign with an estimated delivery date of October 15th, 2023. Soft launch to the public is expected to begin approximately two weeks later.

 

Question: What is a GCMS assay and why is it important?

Answer: The short answer is, it is a purity test. A GCMS test produces an assay report (a chromatogram) that lists the compounds found in a substance (for instance, coconut oil). Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry tests are the industry standard to determine if a solution has adulterants or contaminants. We can provide GCMS assay tests on request. Our coconut oil routinely undergoes GCMS testing. 

 

Question: Where does your coconut oil come from?

Answer: Our oil supply is directly traceable to individual farms and families on a single island in Indonesia off the coast of Sumatra.  Our Certified Organic Control Union Certifications are recognized by USDA, JAS, and EU standards.  

 

Question: Why isn't your oil sourced from Maui or Hawaii?

Answer: Due to the high cost of land in Hawaii, it is not commercially viable to use the land for coconut oil production on any wide-scale basis.

 

Question: Who is Kaikoa?

Answer: Kaikoa is a Hawaiian avatar symbolizing our ethos (kai = ocean,  koa= protector). 

 

Question: Who is your target demographic?

Answer: We know that our philosophy, mission, and trade dress holds appeal to both men and women of all ages. Due to long standing family connections in Hawai’i, we expect Kaikoa's Original Maui Coconut Oil to have strong sell through and to be a category leader in the visitor market throughout the Hawaiian Islands. It’s a market we understand. In some ways Kaikoa’s Original Maui Coconut Oil was specifically designed for this market while still appealing to a global marketplace. We expect Hawai’i and Hawaiian visitors to be a core part of our market. Hawaii attracted  9.2 million visitors in 2022. This is without question our base demographic.

 

Question: What does ethically sourced mean? I see that term used a lot these days.

Answer: We can't speak for others, but for us, ethically sourced means a number of things. We know the trees, independent farmers, farmer collectives, and stakeholders who harvest our oil. Our women-led supplier, sources from a single 700 square mile island. We know our farmers practice regenerative and sustainable organic farming practices including seedling nurseries. We know the oil is processed from freshly harvested Certified Organic coconuts. We know that our oil is free from contaminants, pesticides, herbicides and other contaminants. We know that our oil is raw cold processed extra virgin oil (EVCO). No heat is used anywhere in the process. It's as close to origin as is possible for a product to be. We believe it is the finest coconut oil in the world. Our organic Control Union Certifications are recognized by USDA, JAS, and EU standards.  

 

Question: Is your product vegan? 

Answer: Yes, absolutely! Though it is an after-sun and pre-sun skincare oil, it is pure enough to drink! That is a claim no other skincare or suncare product can make. 

 

Question: So what exactly is in your product?

Answer: 100% raw cold processed extra virgin coconut oil. That's it. Nothing else. Our product is as close to origin as possible for a product to be. Our gentle cold process centrifugal extraction retains an astounding 50% MCT lauric acid content. No heat is introduced anywhere in the extraction process. Our coconuts usually undergo the extraction process in less than 48 hours after harvest. 

 

Question: What is lauric acid and how is it beneficial to skin?

Answer: Lauric acid is a naturally occuring multi-chain triglyceride found in our unprocessed coconut oil that is shown to provide moisturizing, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and collagen stimulating properties. 

 

Question: Do you use monkeys to harvest coconuts?

Answer: Absolutely not. All coconuts are harvested by hand in a traditional manner. Furthermore, no animal testing is used anywhere in our supply chain. 

 

Question: What will you use the funds you raise for?

Answer: We are ready to get oil in bottles and bottles in hands! We will purchase bottles, caps, and coconut oil to begin production as well as equip and rent a small storage and production facility to begin production and begin shipments in accordance with our business plan. 

 

Question: What is your COGS, SSV, and wholesale pricing? 

Answer: Our COGS is 1.50 USD per bottle. Our Suggested Store Value is 18.99 USD per bottle. Our wholesale price is 9.50 USD per bottle. 

 

Question: When will I receive my reward?

Answer: We will make every effort to see that rewards are delivered in the fourth quarter of 2023. We can't wait to send them to you!

 

Question: Do you have a Business Plan and Marketing Plan?

Answer: Yes, we do! If you are interested in supporting us, we would be happy to forward a PDF of both to you.

 

Question: I have questions that I couldn't find an answer to. Can I reach out to you?

Answer: Yes, and we will make every effort to respond quickly!

kaikoas.com

 

Our coconut business, "Kaikoas Maui Original Coconut Oil" will produce and sell a high-quality, organic skincare product targeting the presun and aftersun market. Our target market is health-conscious consumers who are looking for ethically sourced and sustainable products. We aim to differentiate ourselves by sourcing only Fair Trade organic coconuts to produce a pure and high-quality oil while providing complete transparency for consumers on our website about what that means.

 

 

 

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05/01/2023
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Personalized Thank You from Founder Jennifer Yogyog Udan

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Personalized Thank You from Jennifer Yogyog Udan

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(1) bottle Kaikoa's Original Maui Coconut Oil with exclusive pre-launch "Founder's Circle" gold badging 

Kaikoa's Original Maui Coconut Oil Bottle gold and enamel collector pin (exclusive reward)

Exclusive Hawaiian wood sunglasses with "Kaikoa's Original" badging (retail value $85.00)

Personalized Thank you from Founder Jennifer Yogyog Udan

Lots of Luck, Love, and Aloha!

 

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(1) 50 dollar grant donated in your name recognizing a coconut cooperative farmer practicing regenerative agriculture

(1) bottle of Kaikoa's Maui Original Coconut Oil with exclusive pre-launch "Founder's Circle" gold badging

(1) Kaikoa's Original Maui Coconut Oil Bottle gold and enamel collector pin (exclusive reward)

Exclusive Hawaiian wood sunglasses with "Kaikoa's Original" badging (retail value $85.00)

Social media shoutout with link back mentioning grant for regenerative farming

Personalized Thank You from Founder Jennifer Yogyog Udan

Lots of Luck, Love, and Aloha!

 

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(2) $100 grants donated in your name recognizing coconut cooperative farmers practicing regenerative agriculture

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(1) Kaikoa's Original Maui Coconut Oil Bottle gold and enamel collector pin (exclusive reward)

Two pairs Hawaiian wood sunglasses with exclusive "Kaikoa's Original" badging (retail value $170)

Social media shoutout with link back mentioning grants for regenerative farming

Personalized Thank You from Founder Jennifer Yogyog Udan

Lots of Luck, Love, and Aloha!

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(4) $250 grants donated in your name recognizing coconut cooperative farmers practicing regenerative agriculture

Framed First Edition bottle (0001) with Certificate of Authenticity

(1) pair of exclusive Hawaiian wood sunglasses with pua shell inlay

(6) bottles of Kaikoa's Maui Original Coconut Oil with exclusive pre-launch "Founders Circle" gold badging

(1) Kaikoa's Original Maui Coconut Oil Bottle gold and enamel collector pin (exclusive reward)

Personalized Thank You from Founder Jennifer Yogyog Udan

Social media shoutout with link back mentioning grants for regenerative agriculture

An Ocean of Luck, Love, and Aloha!
 

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(4) $500 grants donated in your name recognizing coconut cooperative farmers practicing regenerative agriculture

Shadow boxed "Founder's Edition" bottle (0000) with Certificate of Authenticity

(2) pairs of exclusive "Founder's Circle" Hawaiian wood sunglasses with pua shell inlay

(12) bottles of Kaikoa's Maui Original Coconut Oil with exclusive pre-launch "Founders Circle" gold badging, gold and enamel pins, and custom packaging shipped to 12 people of your choice with special mention and thank you

Social media shoutout with link back mentioning grants for regenerative agriculture

A personalized Thank You from Founder, Jennifer Yogyog Udan

A galaxy of Luck, Love, and Aloha!

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(4)  $1000 grants donated in your name recognizing coconut cooperative FAMILIES practicing exceptional regenerative agriculture. (Option to divide donation into other denominations. 8x$500, 16x$250, etc.)

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Fund a small children's library for disadvantaged island children ($10,000)

Honorary Co-founder Status (with crystal award)

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Dinner with the Founder in Vancouver Canada 

Free product for life 

 

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A personalized Thank You from Founder Jennifer Yogyog Udan

 

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Personalized Thank You from Founder Jennifer Yogyog Udan

Lots of Luck, Love, and Aloha!

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Personalized Thank You from Jennifer Yogyog Udan

Lots of Luck, Love, and Aloha!

 

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(1) bottle Kaikoa's Original Maui Coconut Oil with exclusive pre-launch "Founder's Circle" gold badging 

Kaikoa's Original Maui Coconut Oil Bottle gold and enamel collector pin (exclusive reward)

Exclusive Hawaiian wood sunglasses with "Kaikoa's Original" badging (retail value $85.00)

Personalized Thank you from Founder Jennifer Yogyog Udan

Lots of Luck, Love, and Aloha!

 

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(1) 50 dollar grant donated in your name recognizing a coconut cooperative farmer practicing regenerative agriculture

(1) bottle of Kaikoa's Maui Original Coconut Oil with exclusive pre-launch "Founder's Circle" gold badging

(1) Kaikoa's Original Maui Coconut Oil Bottle gold and enamel collector pin (exclusive reward)

Exclusive Hawaiian wood sunglasses with "Kaikoa's Original" badging (retail value $85.00)

Social media shoutout with link back mentioning grant for regenerative farming

Personalized Thank You from Founder Jennifer Yogyog Udan

Lots of Luck, Love, and Aloha!

 

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(2) $100 grants donated in your name recognizing coconut cooperative farmers practicing regenerative agriculture

(3) bottles Kaikoa's Original Maui Coconut Oil with exclusive pre-launch "Founder's Circle" gold badging

(1) Kaikoa's Original Maui Coconut Oil Bottle gold and enamel collector pin (exclusive reward)

Two pairs Hawaiian wood sunglasses with exclusive "Kaikoa's Original" badging (retail value $170)

Social media shoutout with link back mentioning grants for regenerative farming

Personalized Thank You from Founder Jennifer Yogyog Udan

Lots of Luck, Love, and Aloha!

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(4) $250 grants donated in your name recognizing coconut cooperative farmers practicing regenerative agriculture

Framed First Edition bottle (0001) with Certificate of Authenticity

(1) pair of exclusive Hawaiian wood sunglasses with pua shell inlay

(6) bottles of Kaikoa's Maui Original Coconut Oil with exclusive pre-launch "Founders Circle" gold badging

(1) Kaikoa's Original Maui Coconut Oil Bottle gold and enamel collector pin (exclusive reward)

Personalized Thank You from Founder Jennifer Yogyog Udan

Social media shoutout with link back mentioning grants for regenerative agriculture

An Ocean of Luck, Love, and Aloha!
 

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(4) $500 grants donated in your name recognizing coconut cooperative farmers practicing regenerative agriculture

Shadow boxed "Founder's Edition" bottle (0000) with Certificate of Authenticity

(2) pairs of exclusive "Founder's Circle" Hawaiian wood sunglasses with pua shell inlay

(12) bottles of Kaikoa's Maui Original Coconut Oil with exclusive pre-launch "Founders Circle" gold badging, gold and enamel pins, and custom packaging shipped to 12 people of your choice with special mention and thank you

Social media shoutout with link back mentioning grants for regenerative agriculture

A personalized Thank You from Founder, Jennifer Yogyog Udan

A galaxy of Luck, Love, and Aloha!

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25,000.00 USD
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(4)  $1000 grants donated in your name recognizing coconut cooperative FAMILIES practicing exceptional regenerative agriculture. (Option to divide donation into other denominations. 8x$500, 16x$250, etc.)

Exclusive amenity package

Social media and public relations collaboration

Infinite flow of Luck, Love, and Aloha!

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100,000.00 USD
Immortal...

Fund a small children's library for disadvantaged island children ($10,000)

Honorary Co-founder Status (with crystal award)

Exclusive custom amenity package

Social media and public relations cooperation

Dinner with the Founder in Vancouver Canada 

Free product for life 

 

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25.00 USD
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This reward level provides one bottle of Kaikoa's Original Coconut Oil with exclusive pre-launch "Founder's Circle" gold badging and includes free shipping to USA or Canada

A personalized Thank you from Founder Jennifer Yogyog Udan

 

Lots of Luck, Luck and Aloha!

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(3) This reward provides three bottles of Kaikoa's Original Maui Coconut Oil with exclusive pre-launch gold badging and includes free shipping to the USA and Canada

A personalized Thank You from Founder Jennifer Yogyog Udan

 

Lots of Luck, Love, and Aloha!

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