Lauren founded Kokoso in 2014 when she was a new mum looking for a natural solution for her little one’s sensitive skin. Fast forward seven years, the product has won awards, and the business is another of our suppliers who have secured investment on BBC’s Dragon’s Den. We are now stocking Kokoso’s lightweight organic coconut oil as part of our Create a Pregnancy Care Package as it’s the perfect crossover product to suit both mum and baby.
We asked Lauren a few questions about where the business is now, and what their plans are for the future as part of our Spotlight on… series. Read on to find out more!
Tell us how Kokoso came about?
Kokoso started in 2014 after using and loving coconut oil on my baby. She had rough dry red patches of skin and coconut oil was a miracle for this. I also used it as a bottom balm and she never had nappy rash. Any sore creases or cradle cap vanished with coconut oil. One day I just thought why isn’t everybody using this for their babies, and so the idea for Kokoso Baby was born!
How have you found the last 12 months?
As with many small online businesses, sales rocketed when customers weren’t able to get out to the shops. At this stage we were still processing and packing online orders ourselves, so along with home school and everything else that goes with running a business, it was a crazy busy time for us.
Have you learned anything new in the last 12 months that you will be keeping?
We’d been thinking about outsourcing fulfilment for a while, and lockdown gave us the push we needed to do it. Our time has now been freed up to run the business more effectively.
A lot of our packages are sent for people going through something, whether that’s illness or a break up or a tough time at work. What’s your go-to product or thing to do when you’re feeling the need for TLC?
I treat myself to a little bit of TLC every day with our coconut oil. It’s my body moisturiser and evening facial cleanser. My hands get a good massage with it at bedtime and my hair is treated to a weekly overnight treatment. It’s definitely not just for babies!
If you had to use one Kokoso product for the rest of your life, which one would it be and why?
Kokoso Baby Coconut Oil. It’s so versatile and heals almost everything!
What makes you laugh?
Today, listening to Whatsapp voice notes on double speed. It’s much more time efficient and oh so amusing!
Words to live by?
Ditch the nasty chemicals and go natural.
Kokoso’s lightweight organic coconut oil can be found in our Create a Pregnancy Care Package