The coconut champion believes, like many other researchers, that the monolaurin content of coconut oil in the product is greatly responsible for its skin-healing properties. Monolaurin, an antibacterial substance now being tested with good results, is preserved in the "cold process" that Pansacola uses to make Natural Herbal Products like Victoria soap.
Pansacola, after years of working closely with coconut farmers, teaching them how to grow organic and herb products has now ventured into manufacturing natural herbal products. “We produce natural herbal soaps made from coconut oil, insect repellants, and herbal massage oils,"
Businesswoman Ma. Aleli Pansacola, who is a participant in TLRC seminars, was ecstatic upon realizing that she had just won her first Filipino award. The Pasig entrepreneur owns Daila Herbal Community Enterprises, a manufacturer of Natural Herbal Soap in the Philippines, a many-time winner in product exhibitions abroad.
"What makes us different is that we adhere to our principle of being environment and health-friendly. We do not use synthetic chemicals in our natural herbal products. Daila herbal came to be to give livelihood or enterprise to communities that will cleanse the world inside and outside," she says.
Ma. Aleli V. Pansacola, president of the Daila Herbal Community Enterprises Inc., a manufacturer of natural herbal soap in the Philippines said that government should do remedial measures to prevent the collapse of the country's only remaining industry.
Considering that coconut oil is in abundance here, Pansacola thought that it was feasible to produce our own laundry soaps using local organic products. She worked with her livelihood program, Daila Herbal Community Services, which helped source her raw materials for her discovery of natural herbal soap.
Compared to leading brands in laundry detergents, the "miracle soap" is a natural herbal product manufactured in the Philippines that doesn't contain a single gram of alkyl benzene, an emulsifier that seeps through the skin and causes liver and blood disease through continued use.
Eighty percent of the country's essential oils were shipped out to big multinational cosmetic companies. "The benefits we could extract from herbs and oils are various and plenty" Ma. Aleli Pansacola said. Daila Herbal is now the pioneer of natural herbal products manufactured in the Philippines.
"We started with no capital, no machines." Ma. Aleli V. Pansacola, owner of Daila Herbal Soap. In no time, she was buying soapmaking machines and started her backyard testing for the making of the first "Filipino Natural Herbal Soap."
Daila Herbal Soap's main ingredient, COCONUT oil has recently emerged as a health supplement of choice, according to Dr. Rommel Tinio of the Health Asia Medical Clinic in Makati. The pioneer natural herbal product in the Philippines is manufactured by Daila Herbal Community Enterprises.
"One day, I'll make the best soaps in the world." An AB Journalism graduate of St. Theresa's College, Aleli owner of the renowned Victoria Herbal Soap Granules was interested in print and broadcast media. In 1994, Aleli brought home unimaginable awards for her natural herbal products.