Apply oil to the inside surface of the shell. We suggest coconut oil. Youmay use any vegetable oil, linseed oil or food grade mineral oil. Apply 3 to 6 coats, 3 days apart. Then add a coat of beeswax. After using your cup, hand wash, dry well and allow to dry. To maintain, once a month apply another coat of each. You may need to apply more frequently depending how often you use the cup.
Coconuts that are not properly cured will crack if you fill with liquid. Extreme temperatures will also cause cracking.
Because Coconuts are a product of nature, their durability and longevity cannot always be predicted.
| PRODUCT COMPARISON
|Size [inches]||6-10||4-6||4-5||3.75 - 4.5 inches tall. Holds 9 - 12 oz.|
|ideal amount of text [words]||25||10-15||10-15||5-10|
|description||right off the tree then dried||husked with inside removed, lightly polished||husked with inside removed, then cut in half, polished smooth||husked with inside removed, polished smooth with stand|
|must ship in a box||can ship without box||can ship without box but may crack||yes||yes|
|sent internationally||no, US only.||yes||yes||yes|
|weight without packing materials||3 lb.||8 oz.||6 oz.||9 oz.|
|possible customs restrictions||yes||no||no||no|
|if used in a group are they uniform in size and shape||no||yes||yes||yes|
Can you send a coconut in the mail? Yes! Shipping prices are calculated in the shopping cart and range depending on weight and US destination. You can quickly get a shipping quote by adding an item to your cart, click the VIEW SHIPPING COSTS link, then enter your zip code.
Products ship from Ohio. Please allow 2 - 5 days for shipping [depending
on the destination] in addition to production
time. USPS guarantees delivery times only with the EXPRESS MAIL option. Priority Mail option does not guarantee delivery times. Please note that for heavier packages, we may ship via UPS Ground. Multiple orders to the same address will ship together in the same container.
Blank/unpainted products ship within 3 business days after receipt of order. Expedited USPS shipping service is available and additional charges apply.
Invoices are not included with coconut orders. You will receive an email confirmation and a receipt.
Whole Coconuts can be shipped without a box to US destinations via USPS. One side of the coconut is reserved for the addressing information. Even though we apply two coats of protective clear spray, coconuts are bound to get a little dinged up in transit if shipped without a box. Per customs, whole size coconuts cannot leave the US. All other items can ship internationally. Per postal regulations, international orders must be packed in boxes.
Excelsior packing material is available as shown in the photo. The default packing material is newspaper. We're all about recycling here! Feel free to send us additional materials to enclose in your boxes.