I love coconut. Growing up, coconut was an ingredient used in many of my mother’s delicious recipes. From curry to desserts to drinks, I loved anything with coconut. It’s no surprise that most of my spa services at Zazen have a lot of coconut. We use coconut oil to massage and real shredded coconut to exfoliate. Besides the fact that coconuts smell so good, there are many health benefits that include skin care, hair care, stress relief, weight loss, increased immunity and heart health. Coconuts are rich in anti-oxidants which helps protect the body from free radicals and prevent premature aging. So when I look for skincare products, naturally I look for products with coconut oil. Below are some products that I love that are also paraben free.
1. I love Lalicious’ Coconut Cream Sugar Souffle. This scrub is made with cane sugar to exfoliate the dead skin and the coconut and sweet almond oil leaves the skin soft and moisturized. It smells so yummy. This scrub can be used on the whole body. I also like their body oil which uses coconut, macadamia nut and sweet almond oil.(lalicious.com)
2. Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Soap had a subtle coconut scent. I like this soap because it uses all natural organic ingredients and leaves my skin feeling soft after a shower. It uses the hibiscus flower to improve skin tone and coconut for anti-aging effects. (Target)
3. St. Ives Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract has a light coconut/floral scent. It smells amazing. It moisturizes and leaves your skin so soft. (Target)
I also like to use coconut oil by itself to moisture my skin and hair.