I just ordered some 'regular' coconut oil instead of the organic. Tropical traditions says :
Because this coconut oil does not go through the expensive organic certification process, it is much more affordable than other coconut oils sold as "organic" or "virgin," yet we feel it rivals or is superior to many other coconut oils on the market that are over-priced. The coconuts that are sourced to produce this pure coconut oil come from the volcanic rich soil of Quezon Province in the Philippines...blah blah
So I'm hoping its the same stuff without the certification. Something akin to what I've heard at small farmers markets - their produce does not use the bad guys but its too cost prohibitive to get and keep organic certification.
Organic is always preferred. This is what they say:
Tropical Traditions Organic Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil is made from certified organic coconuts that have NOT been treated with chemicals or fertilizers. It is certified organic according to European and USDA standards.