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About Us

Our story began when our founder Emily was nourishing her skin back to health after treatment for melanoma. Recovery required Emily to take a step back from her hectic work life and prioritize her healing and well-being. She drew inspiration from talks with her dermatologist about the healing properties of coconut oil and traditions learned from long cold winters spent during her youth in Alaska. 

She set off developing a coconut body balm recipe and soon enough began sharing it with friends and family. Through their encouragement and support, she realized there were others like her. People who live purposeful and busy lives who seek to find a moment of peace and recovery in their day. 

It turns out she was right. She met busy working moms crushing their morning workout class, hard-working fisherman pushing through a record rockfish season and champion surfers who nailed their sunrise set. Folks who faced eventful days, and had skin and hair ready for recovery with a midday micro vacation. 

Their livelihoods inspired us to choose ingredients and develop formulas that make the difference. With Cap’n Coconut, paradise awaits anyone who needs a getaway. 

Meet Our Friends & Collaborators

We couldn’t do it without our amazing, talented, incredible friends. These makers, artists, companies, and organizations have been behind Cap’n Coconut from the little baby egg of a beginning or just rooting for us along the way. Thank you for your support and energy!