This Is Coco

Hi and welcome to This Is Coco: the coconut queendom.
A place dedicated to everything coconut and vibrant, holistic living.

Coconut is delicious, versatile and very nutritious. You can use it to prepare different kinds of food and drinks with.
Almost everyone can eat it, since it’s dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free and free of nuts and soy.

Besides eating them, there is so much more you can do with coconuts.

Whether you’ve been using them for a while and are looking for more ways to implement them or are a coconut newbie and curious what all the coco buzz is about, you’ve come to the right place!


Here you will find:

1. Healthy, delicious plant-powered recipes

Eating healthy and tasty goes together perfectly and I’m here to show you how much fun it is.
I use fresh coconut and coconut products such as coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut water, coconut flour and coconut butter.
The recipes are simple and easily customizable to meet your personal preferences, so feel free to use your creativity.

All my recipes are dairy-free, vegan, refined sugar-free and mostly gluten-free.


2. Natural DIY beauty recipes for skin, hair, nails and oral health

A healthy lifestyle is the key to our wellbeing. This goes for what we put into our body, as well as what we put on it.

The nourishing and healing properties of plants have so much to offer us.
I show you how to easily make your own deodorant, moisturizer, hair mask, massage oil, after-shave, lip balm, eye cream and more that actually works.

Everything is free of synthetics, vegan, cruelty-free and whenever possible, sustainably sourced.

Coconut oil is a versatile product that moisturizes, strengthens, protects and restores skin and hair. I also love using shea butter, coconut milk, argan oil, essential oils and CBD extract.

Making your own beauty products is healthier, more sustainable and often also much cheaper.


3. Articles about everything coconut related

Are you curious about the different ways you can use coconut oil, what you need to know when you buy packaged coconut water, why coconut milk is so healthy, if coconut sugar really lives up to its hype, how to make cold-pressed coconut oil and other subjects? You’ll find them in my blog.



4. Workshops on location

I give coconut workshops in Amsterdam, with a focus on health, taste and sustainability.
During a fun, educational meeting I will show you how you can easily make different coconut products yourself from fresh, organic coconut. Plus I will teach you how to open coconuts like a pro!

If you want to attend one of my workshops, invite me to your event or organize something together, you can get in touch with me here.



The coconut queendom - four coconuts



This is Erika

I am Erika, the creator of This Is Coco. Everything here from the illustrations to the recipes, articles and photos is made by me.

Since I was a little girl, I have been in love with coconuts.

Food is a very important part of my life. There are few things that I enjoy more than preparing, eating and connecting with others over a great dish.
Over the years I’ve become more conscious of the impact that food has on me.
This made me focus on using ingredients that not only taste great, but provide the fuel that I need to be at my best.
Food is our medicine and how we feel, function and look, depends largely on what we take in.

Healthy living is the essence of both my private and professional life in the holistic field.

My own experience with healing eczema and allergy in a natural way, has been a great motivation to do something with the knowledge I gained from it.
Eating the right things and using products that are good for my skin, has helped me enormously to fully thrive in health again.

I am happy to share my experiences with others, so that it can hopefully also help you maximize the quality of your life.

After being a visual design professional specializing in branding and visual identity for over 12 years, I am currently active in different holistic fields.

I have my own product line with organic adaptogenic herbal and mushroom powders High Vibeology.

As a holistic therapist, I help people to fully stand in their power by transforming limiting beliefs and blockages on a mental, physical and emotional level.

I am an herbalist in training and love expanding my knowledge, healing abilities and passion for the plant world.


It’s nice to have you here!

You can connect with me on social media @coconutqueendom or send me an email.

For answers to frequent questions, take a look at my FAQ page.


Enjoy the Coconut Queendom.

With coco love,
Erika Naomi



Where to get started?

An introduction to coconut oil

The coconut products guide

Coconut oil benefits for your skin

Why you should use coconut oil for your hair

30+ coconut oil uses for your hair, skin, nails & oral health

Oil pulling with coconut oil

The different types of virgin coconut oil