Nuts for Coconuts
I'll be honest and say coconut was never one of my favorites on the list of scented items. In fact, I would do the most to avoid coconut scented anything. But in recent time, I've actually become quite fond of coconut everything. I love coconut milk (probably the one exception in my whole life) - coconut curry anything, mmmhm, yes plz. I recently found a coconut water that actually tastes refreshing to me - tbh I hate Zico. But I would buy the giant bottles and kill one a day lol - call me addicted. But anyways, I started opening up to the idea of coconut as lately products have been coming out with that creamier coconut scent rather than that overly artificial scent. I've recently accumulated a good few coconut scented products so I thought I'd give a quick run through of them!
To start the coconut obsession was probably my Glossier Coconut Balm Dotcom. For one, the packaging called out to me. I mean, just look at it. Everyone had been raving about the coconut BDC for so long that I figured I needed to give it a try for myself. I'm smitten with this BDC and reach for it most mornings. The tiniest amount goes a long way and as I don't like things too goopy on my lips, this one works well. (Remember to snag yours through my rep link here!) Speaking of balms, I was kindly gifted this beautiful vintage styled pot with a gold lid from Emile Cordon. This is the Cashmere-On Lip Pot in N°72 Coco*, which includes notes of white coconut cake, vanilla accord, and powdered sugar. While I know I mentioned some having a more soothing and less artificial scent, I will say that this one from EC does have a bit of a sweeter artificial scent, but nothing overly unbearable. The thing I love about both of these balms is that you can use them on your lips, and whatever extra product is left on your finger can be used to apply to dry cuticles or skin. Win-Win.
My new favorite thing has got to be body scrubs. I've been regularly exfoliating my body with scrubs of all sorts and applying lotion daily, so my skin is very happy and thanking me. I'm working my way through my Herbivore body scrub, but the other two I have on back-up / rotation are the Harper + Ari Coconut Sugar Cubes*. I love the aesthetic of this product and it's narrow shape makes it easy to store in your shower shelf or in your medicine cabinet. These individual cubes make it easy to grab one and take it with you to your shower/bath. If you only want to use half, these cubes are soft and malleable and can easily be ripped in two. These smell incredible, and come in other scents such as Peach, Lemon, Tangerine, Apricot, and Blue Raspberry.
The other scrub I have as a backup is the Frank Body Coconut Coffee Scrub*. Coffee scrubs have been all the rage for years and for good reason. Frank Body recommends you to use this 3-5 times a week. The one thing I'm not a fan of is the packaging as you have to be extra cautious about getting it wet in the shower. I have a little spoon which I keep inside my pack to make it easy for me to scoop some product out without sticking my wet/grubby hands inside. This one has a nice coffee scent with a touch of coconut - again, nothing overpowering. I haven't opened this one yet as I'm working my way through the original scrub - but the scent definitely carries through the packaging. Paired with the scrubs I've been using on the regular, I started using the Coconut Body Balm*. Everyone loooves coconut oil right now and while I haven't fully jumped onto the hype, I do like that this balm has a touch of coconut oil, arabica coffee soid oil, jojoba oil, and my favorite - squalane! The caffeine content in this balm helps get blood pumping and circulating to help tone and firm your skin, while vitamin E helps make your skin smooth and soft. The jojoba oil helps act as a barrier and moisturizer, allowing fine lines to appear finer and protecting your skin.
What are some of your favorite scented products? Do you like coconut scented anything?
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