In Malaysia, agricultural activities generate large quantities of lignocellulosic biomass that are typically underutilised. Every year, approximately 23 tons of oil palm empty fruit bunch (OPEFB) are generated upon harvesting palm oil fruits. Meanwhile, kapok trees grow natively throughout Malaysia especially in rural areas. Kapok seed pod (KSP) fibres are natural non-wood fibres obtained from the seedpod of the kapok tree. These underutilised non-woody biomass can be used for value-added product generation such as Coolit-gel® presented here.