Coconut oil has many health benefits and can be used in cooking, as a moisturizer, for hair care, and more. This guide will show you where to buy coconut oil in Singapore as well as how to choose high-quality coconut oil.
Our Top Choice
iHerb is our recommended choice for getting coconut oil. There are many brands available but the one that I personally use is the Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil.
The price is reasonable and the expiry date is clearly stated on the product page.
It has over 1200 reviews and costs about 17.62SGD for 444ml. You can use the coupon NEV841 for an additional 5USD off your first iHerb order.
Shipping is US$4 (around 5.60SGD) for up to 6kg so you can buy more or larger bottles for extra savings. They ship to Singapore usually within a week via SingPost and shipping comes with a tracking number.
Coconut Oil on Qoo10
Due to the high number of sellers, we are only looking at the listing with the most positive reviews and has a reasonable price.
The current bestseller on Qoo10 for coconut oil is Green Earth Organic’s Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. It has over 400 reviews and costs S$29.90 for 1 litre.
There is a shipping charge of S$3.99 for shipping via Qxpress.
CocoNurture sells an Organic Ultra Light Virgin Coconut Oil at S$18.90 for 375ml. It costs another S$7.50 for SingPost shipping so this is a lot pricier than the above options.
Nutrimax Organic Store
The Nutrimax Organic Store sells a Organic Virgin Coconut Oil from Thailand that starts from S$7 for 125ml to S$19 for 450ml. Their shipping is S$20 for orders under $200 so it’s too expensive if you’re trying to get the oil online. In terms of cost per ml, they are also the most expensive.
However, they have a physical store opposite Raffles Hospital at 390 Victoria St, #02-30 Golden Landmark, Singapore 188061. If you prefer buying coconut oil offline, you can try them instead.
Other Physical Retail Stores
Coconut oil can also be found in local supermarkets such as Cold Storage and NTUC Fairprice. However not all branches have them so you’ll have to call and check.
Additionally, I have not had a good experience with buying coconut oil offline. Perhaps due to low sales volume, the coconut oil I’ve seen in supermarkets tend to have shorter expiry dates. Make sure you check the expiry before you buy and use the tips below to help you choose a good bottle or tub.
Tips for Choosing High-Quality Coconut Oil
- In most cases, unrefined or virgin coconut oil is preferable to refined coconut oil
- Unrefined or virgin coconut oil has a coconut flavour while the refined version has no taste or smell
- If the packaging does not indicate whether the oil is refined or virgin, it is most likely refined
- Coconut oil can be solid or liquid depending on the room temperature. In most non-air-conditioned places in Singapore, coconut oil is liquid (the melting point of coconut oil is 24 degrees Celsius)
- In liquid form, coconut oil should be clear; do not buy if there are impurities or cloudiness in the oil (I’ve seen it before on retail shelves!)
- If in solid form, coconut oil is a snow white color.
- Check expiry dates before you buy.
- Again, I recommend Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil if you’re looking for a high quality product.
Feel free to leave a comment below or suggest other places to get coconut oil in SG.