Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Review/Giveaway: Coconut & Company #COCOBESTIE


Dry skin and eczema arenot the best two things to have as a combined skin condition - most products solve the problem for one but irritates the other.  It's something I've battled for years.

So when given the chance to try Coconut & Company's Virgin Coconut Oil For Beauty, I wondered which issue will it help and which will it hinder?

First Impressions

The first thing I noticed when opening was the smell of the coconut oil.

Now, since I don't eat coconut I asked my husband if it smelled the same, and he said he does. I also recalled that I have seen coconut oil in the oil section at the grocery store, so I brought some and it actually smells the same.

I'm not sure if that would be a plus for anyone, considering that you could pretty much smell like the same cooking oil. (My aversion may be the result of my sensitive pregnancy nose.)

As I do have dry skin, I did a test area first to make sure it didn't make me itchy. One day later no itch and I needed lotion everywhere else that I didn't place the test area. It was still soft and hydrated.

Factors to Consider
The next thing I noticed after using it for the first time after that initial test was that a little goes a VERY LONG way.

I was very excited that one application would last me through the day as well as the next morning.
This product makes your skin soft, and after a few hours you can still have that soft feeling without looking like a grease ball.

That is the biggest downside for me - for a good long while, it really does feel greasy before soaking into your skin. Now, that could be due to me applying a lot, but even when I used on my son who also has eczema, he was very shiny for a long time, which some people would find OK, but not me.  If you use this, you'll want to try as little as possible and see what amount will work without undue greasiness.

Also, I want to note that I did not use this product every day due to just not wanting to smell like coconut oil everyday. Unlike using coconut butter, the smell it not something I find to be an everyday scent.  The good news is, the results are so long lasting, that there is little need to apply daily.

Ways to Use Coconut & Co
As far as making my skin soft, not making me itchy and lasting throughout the day, Coconut & Co. works perfectly!

I wanted to see how else I could use this product, so I started to research other things that I could do with it.

As a women with natural hair that seems to always to be dry, I remembered that I actually have products that I use for my hair that have coconut oil as one of the ingredients. After asking around, I found that some women use a small amount of coconut oil and water to detangle their hair.

When I tried that with this product, not only did it help with detangling but also with shedding. When I continued my hair regiment after adding Coconut & Co Coconut Oil to my routine, I noticed that was I was having less and less shedding. By using COCONUT OIL!!  Why did I not know about this sooner?

Another way was to use coconut oil right out of the shower is to apply it to damp skin without drying first, and then lightly towel dry or air dry. This provides very soothing and hydrating coverage to your skin.

Now as someone that is pregnant my skin gets even dryer, and after the first time I tried it, I was sold and now I use it every single day!  Remember how I said above that I was avoiding using it daily, due to the scent?  Well, I noticed that I don't smell like coconut oil as much as the day goes on when I apply it to wet skin just out of the shower - so that was a huge plus. I think this must be because the pores are opened from the warm moist shower, and the coconut oil is absorbed faster than when it is applied to dry skin.

Nighttime Hair Moisturizing Spray / Detangler Spray
Coconut Oil has a very low melting point - at 76F, it goes from a solid to a liquid.  Since that's the case,  I started to place 1 tablespoon and some warm/hot water in a spray bottle, and that would be my dry late night hair spray before wrapping my hair up for the night.  It works well as a detangler before combing through damp hair, as well.

Conclusion
So hydrated soft curly hair, hydrated soft skin throughout the day and a great moisturizer for both! WINNING!

I truly love this product and am even happier that my entire family can also benefit from using it.

If you want something that can make your skin softer and in my opinion healthier, as well as your hair, I would definitely give this product a try!

Coconut & Co. is available in several sizes, from a 2 oz. container for $9.00 up to a 32 oz tub for $45, and can be purchased world wide.

GIVEAWAY
Coconut & Co. is generously offering an 8 oz BESTIE JAR ($19 value) to THREE lucky winners in the US!  If you have skin, you want in on this one, so read on to see how you can enter to win!



http://coconutandcompany.myshopify.com    






To enter the giveaway, you must leave a comment in this entry as instructed by the Giveaway Tools Entry Form below. This will open up additional optional entries to increase your odds of winning.

This giveaway is open to US RESIDENTS ONLY and will end just before midnight ET on 4-27. 

The winners will be notified by email within 24 hours after the end of the giveaway. In order to claim the giveaway prize, the winner will need to respond within 24 hours of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.

Once the winners have responded and confirmed, their first names will be posted on our Giveaways  page.

Good luck!




52 comments:

  1. I like that this coconut oil is pure enough to eat right off the spoon. I have been wanting to try oil pulling, this would be the perfect oil to try it with.

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  2. I like that the packaging is really simple and clean. I'd use this on my feeties for sandal season!

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  3. COCO & CO. products use the most premium form of virgin coconut oil for Beauty. I need it to help my dry feet it would help me so much.

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  4. I learned that they most premium form of virgin coconut oil and this would be a gift for my daughter's mother.
    mcfallsk8er[at]aim[dot]com

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  5. I learned that it can be a solid or a liquid depending on how warm your house is. I would use it on my dry legs, especially feet and knees!

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  6. My husband gray hair blend in with he black hair with coconut oil.

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  7. Oh, Adrenne, you don't know how much I needed to read this post. I have been having skin issues for 5 months now. I am going out to buy this product tomorrow!

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  8. This product looks like it is really amazing. I went to the site and love the fact that it is usable no matter what state of liquid or solid it's in and can transition as many times you need wow! #productreviewparty on!

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  9. i would use for my skin and hair.

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  10. I agree with Colleen always wanted to try the oil pulling but to skeptical I guess, but I do like to rub coconut oil on my skin arms, legs, feet

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  11. Cute packaging. I have fallen in love with Coconut Oil. It does wonders! #productreviewparty

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  12. I mainly use coconut oil for deep conditioning for my hair. It also works well for my skin. I love the fact coconut oil can be used for many different things! #ProductReviewParty

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  13. I learned that Coconut oil is liquid at 76 °F. YEs I would love to use this if I shall win

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  14. Coconut oil is liquid at 76 °F.
    I'd use it as moisturizer.

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  15. We're big fans of coconut oil around here - it's all I used on my baby's bum and the only thing any of us use on our skin. Thanks for joining us at #FridayFrivolity!

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  16. I learned that COCO & CO. products use the most premium form of virgin coconut oil for Beauty.

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  17. "It stays fresh and usable no matter how many times it transitions between a liquid and solid" Wow, I didn't know that was possible...but I like it! I would use it on my ultra dry skin, daily. :-) Thank you.

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  18. I learned that they offer free shipping on all orders over $25, & I can get 15% off my order by signing up for their newsletter. If I win, I would use it as a moisturizer as well as an ingredient in my homemade hard lotion bars!

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  19. I learned that Coconut oil is liquid at 76 °F. I would use it on my skin to keep it soft and moisturized.

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  20. I learned that the coconuts they use are organic, pesticide and GMO free!
    I would use coconut oil in my hair and on my skin!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  21. Coconut oil is liquid at 76 °F, I'd use it on my skin

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  22. love the http://coconutandcompany.myshopify.com/products/32-oz-pantry-container-coconut-oil-for-beauty-collection

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  23. COCO & CO. products use the most premium form of virgin coconut oil for Beauty. I'd use it as a skin lotion

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  24. I learned that they use virgin coconut oil. I would try to use it for oil pulling.

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  25. I learned that it's grown in a rich, organic, pesticide and GMO-free coconut farm in the Philippines! I would use it on my dry skin!!

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  26. Made from freshly pressed coconut milk, chilled and separated, this coconut oil remains raw

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  27. I learned it turns to liquid at 76 degrees.
    I love coconut oil! I use it to cook with and use it on my skin - though this one is just for skin so I won't be using it to saute any veggies. :)
    I've never tried it on my hair so maybe I'd give that a try if I won.
    thanks!

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  28. THanks for stopping by to share your giveaway on #OMHGWW, I just Tweeted for you!

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  29. I would use their coconut oil with my essential oils as a carrier.

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  30. I learned that they ship world wide! I would use this on my feet. They're always dry.

    Blessings,
    Edye // Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  31. I learned this:
    We use the freshest coconuts no older than three days and use a special method of extraction.

    I would use the oil on my dry, dry skin.

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  32. I learned that their line of the purest quality Virgin Coconut Oil is all-natural and contain coconuts that are grown in a rich, organic, pesticide and GMO-free coconut farm in the Philippines. I would use it on my eyebrows.

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  33. I love coconut oil. I would use it on my hair and all over my body but mostly my elbows and knees. They get so and dry and ashy quickly.

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  34. I looked at their siteand was imoressed to see that Coconut&Company has a special extraction process that makes their cocnut oil better and purer than any other brand, Super I would use this on my psoriasis - I have it really, really bad, especially on my hands, and I look like a hot mess. Presricptions are useless, just expensive. I'd love to see if this could help me, cause nothing else has!

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  35. My house is big fans of coconut oil too, we all use it for different reasons! I like to use it as a hair mask & at night as a moisturizer. I really love that they offer a squeeze me tube & a travel size too, that's awesome!

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  36. I learned the coconuts they use are from the Philippines. I would use this on my dry skin.

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  37. I learned they use a no heat extraction process and that other coconut oil can be made from dried coconuts. I would use it for my hair and skin.

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  38. I learned the coconuts they use are organic. I would use coconut oil in my cooking.

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  39. I would use it as moisturizer.

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  40. i would use it on my skin and my hair too.

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  41. I learned that they use coconuts no older than 3 days. I would use it on my skin.
    Laurie Emerson

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  42. Looks useful, I could definitely use some for my elbows and all over in the dry summer.

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  43. I learned that this is a very pure and natural coconut oil. The company uses a special extraction process to separate the impurities. I would probably use the product to help soothe my skin.

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  44. I learned that their products use raw and organic coconut oil. I would use the oil in a bath if I won. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. I love using coconut oil on my hair also. Leaves it really soft and smooth! My dog loves coconut oil for some reason and is always trying to lick some off lol. I like that this oil is in liquid form, the one I use is a solid and I have to melt it.

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  46. I learned they also sell a 32 oz. container. I would use this for my hair and as an after shower moisturizer.

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  47. I learned that you can use it to freshen your breath. I would use it as a skin moisturiser and make up remover.

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  48. I have never heard of this company, but I really like the fact that the coconut oil is near a pure state, if not completely pure. I can imagine that it would be very good for your skin, not like a lotion with all of the chemicals that soak into your skin and body. I am not adverse to the smell of coconut, so that wouldn't bother me. And your skin looks so shiny and luminous after you've added it. Definitely going to check this out, thanks for sharing.

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  49. I have never heard of this company, but I really like the fact that the coconut oil is near a pure state, if not completely pure. I can imagine that it would be very good for your skin, not like a lotion with all of the chemicals that soak into your skin and body. I am not adverse to the smell of coconut, so that wouldn't bother me. And your skin looks so shiny and luminous after you've added it. Definitely going to check this out, thanks for sharing.

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