I recently had the opportunity to try a line of coconut oils called Skinny & Company Coconut Oil, made from coconuts wild harvested in the jungles in Vietnam. Skinny & Co’s patent-pending Nutralock System™ crafts the ONLY raw & alkaline coconut oil on the market today. And the extraction uses no heat to extract, rather cooling the coconut to release the oil – zero heat. I was intrigued by that information, and curious to try the different formulations of coconut oils that they offer.

I’ve never really jumped on the coconut oil train successfully until recently. A friend gave me a recipe this summer for raw chocolate “turtles” that used coconut oil, and I started by using a fragrance-neutral coconut oil for those. While I would use it, I started rubbing excess coconut oil into my hands, and started getting obsessed with using it on my skin.

Then, the Skinny & Co products arrived. I was smitten the minute I opened each jar. I have to comment on the texture of all the oils. The oil, when in a semi solid form, is almost pearlescent and kind of magical. I’ve never seen such a pretty coconut oil, and I suspect this has to do with the raw property.

ABOVE and clockwise from left: Skinny & Co Peppermint Oil Pulling Oil, Facial Oil and Virgin Coconut Oil

SKINny Facial Oil ($35 USD 4oz) This heavenly concotion has stolen my heart and will always have a place in my routine. Heaven, I tell you. This is what they say:

If you are looking for an essential product in your morning or evening beauty arsenal, this is it. Perfect for all skin types, the Skinny Facial Oil with natural anti-microbial properties from our 100% RAW & pure coconut oil paired with calming lavender and chamomile essential oils has everything you need to cleanse, moisturize, & protect your skin.

Ingredients: (4oz) – Skinny&Co. Coconut Oil, Proprietary Blend of Essential Oils, Lavender and Roman Chamomile Extract

The lavender and chamomile take this coconut oil to a place of luxury and relaxtion that is addictive. I take off my make up with it and a hot face cloth, then cleanser (oh yes the Double Cleanse, more on that in a future post). Then I use my toner, apply my serums, lotions and what have you. Then, I use the SKINny Facial Oil on my oily t-zone and jawline and it has changed my skin. It is loaded with antibacterial properties and appears to heal problem skin. The Facial Oil has reduced breakouts and left soft skin behind. My husband gets mild eczema and all it takes is a gentle application of some of the Facial Oil and it’s gone in almost overnight. It also has helped immensely with our little rescue cat’s skin issues. It heals his skin and makes his fur like silk, and it’s not horrific if he licks it off, which of course he does. His skin has healed and his fur has grown back in! This is a miracle in a jar.

Skinny & Co 100% Virgin Coconut Oil ($17 USD 8oz) Ok, I’m going to say it. I put that sh*t on and in everything. Seriously, I do. I use it on my hands any time of day, on my cuticles after a manicure, in my coffee (yum),and in my hair. I love to do a hair mask with it – apply it generously to my hair, concentrating on the ends. Put a hot towel on it for twenty minutes or so, then shampoo out. You may need an extra shampoo. Skinny & Co Coconut Oil is the perfect all purpose coconut oil. The flavour is subtle and creamy which is perfect for me, as I don’t love an overwhelming coconut flavour. LOVE!

And, drumroll please…. Skinny & Co Peppermint Oil Pulling Coconut Oil ($23 8oz). If you don’t know what oil pulling is you can read more in this link. All I can speak to is my experience, which has been exceptional and delightful. I use the Peppermint Oil several nights a week, before brushing, swishing it around wildly for as long as I can handle. What can I say – it feels incredible in your mouth, tastes amazing and makes my mouth fresh and happy. The transformative effects are almost a immediate, with fresh breath, reduced tooth sensitivity, and healthy gums. Nothing has made my mouth feel so fresh, and it stays fresh. I am sort of addicted to how wonderful it is. I relish the feel of the coconut oil melting in my mouth – it is so silky and velvety. I look forward to it and can’t imagine being without.

If you are even the least bit into coconut oil, do yourself a favour and try Skinny & Company Coconut Oil. Their store locator is here.

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This is an excerpt from the article These Coconut Oils Changed My Life. No, Really. which originally appeared on dalybeauty.ca.