This Is Coco
Hi! Welcome to This Is Coco – the coconut queendom: a platform dedicated to everything coconut, health & wellness.
Whether you’ve been using coconuts 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:
∗ Vibrant, plant powered, healthy recipes made with coconuts and coconut products such as coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut water, coconut flour, coconut sugar and coconut butter.
All the recipes are vegan and refined sugar-free. Eating healthy and tasty can go together perfectly, which is what I want to show here and hopefully they will inspire you!
The recipes are simple and easily customizable to meet your personal preferences, so feel free to use your creativity.
∗ Natural DIY beauty for skin, hair, nails and oral health.
A healthy lifestyle is the key to our wellbeing. This applies to what we put into our body, as well as what we put on it.
The nourishing and healing powers of nature have so much to offer us. We can achieve amazing results using natural products, without the need for harmful chemicals and synthetics. Good for you, the environment and animals, because all ingredients that I use are vegan, cruelty-free and sustainably sourced.
Coconut oil is a very versatile product, used in many types of cosmetics.
It moisturizes, strengthens, protects and restores both skin and hair.
Shea butter and essential oils are other common ingredients in my beauty recipes.
You will see how easy it is to make your own deodorant, moisturizer, hair mask, massage oil, after shave, lip balm, eye cream and more. And how well they work!
∗ Articles about coconut related topics, lifestyle, travel and health.
This is Erika
Hello I am Erika – the creator of This Is Coco – the coconut queendom.
Originally from Amsterdam, I’ve spent the past 15 years living in different corners of the world including Latin America, the Middle East, Europe and Southeast Asia. Each one of these places has influenced my relationship with food and introduced me to a new culinary world.
Food is such an important part of my life – there are few things that I enjoy more than preparing, eating and socializing over a great dish!
Over the years I’ve become more conscious of the impact that food has on us, which has made me focus on using ingredients that not only taste great, but are healthy too. Food is our medicine and how we feel, function and look, depends largely on what we take in.
The recipes on This Is Coco are an eclectic mix of my own kitchen adventures, inspirations from travels, people in my life and random experiments.
In 2002 I opened a health food cafe in the Mexican caribbean, serving smoothies, pancakes and salads. This was my first professional experience with healthy food and I learnt and enjoyed so much.
Over the past 9 years I’ve been active in graphic design and creative consultancy, specializing in branding and visual identity.
I love working on projects with soul and creating aesthetic content that expresses the essence of a brand.
More information and answers to regular questions can be found on the FAQ page.
Thank you for stopping by and come say hi! I love hearing from you and getting to know other coco-lovers. You can connect with me on social media, send me an email, or leave a comment in the blog section.
Where to get started?
Enjoy the Coconut Queendom!