Coco Organics

coco organicThis new year I have been trying to get through my new year resolution. I choose a word that I wanted to work on and I feel it encompassed all that I wanted to work on this year.  I have felt for a really long time that I was meant to do this  blog. I haven’t been true to myself, due to fear. Fear that I wouldn’t succeed, that no one would find what I had to say interesting or helpful. Well, I am done! I am going to be consistent and post amazing things on this blog. I know it will grow and help others! I have let go of my fear!

So to celebrate me overcoming my fear and I am posting about my experience of Coco Organics! (Disclaimer: I was not paid or given anything to do this review. I have been eyeing her products for a while and have wanted to try them. )I was lucky to buy the His or hers sample pack she was selling around Christmas time. It had a sample of :

You Mint Me Coco Face Scrub
Coffee Scrub
Black Magic Face Mask
Dirty Mouth Tooth Polish
Whipp Me Body Butter
Kiss Me Honey Lip Balm

They all smelt amazing! I am going to include the ingredient list from her website from each product I tried. I will also include a link to the product so you can check it out (link in the title of the product)! She includes what the benefit of each ingredient does for you!

You Mint Me Coco Face Scrub

Okay, starting with the You Mint Me Coco Scrub. This scrub is amazing! She jokes on her site that you may be tempted to eat it and she wasn’t kidding! I felt it did a great job exfoliating! It’s chocolaty and the mint leaves your face feeling super refreshed! My skin is a little sensitive, so I had to be careful to not scrub too hard. Ingredients off her website are:

 

You Mint Me Coco Face & Body Scrub/Mask: Ancient Sea Salt, Organic Raw Fair Trade Unrefined Shea Butter, Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Raw Cacao Powder, Non GMO Xylitol from 100% North American Hardwood, CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® Peppermint Essential Oil

 

Coffee Scrub

Can I just say that I love the smell of coffee? I don’t drink it, but I sure do love the smell and the skin benefits! Its a great way to exfoliate, and the caffeine can help reduce the appearance of cellulite! I really enjoyed her coffee scrub. I used it all over my body, and I felt so soft and smooth after!She has listed the ingredients for each scent on her website. (There are quite a few, so it would be a lot of info to post here. Check out the link above to get more info)

Black Magic Face Mask

This was terrifying to use the first time. I was worried it wouldn’t come off! It did, but it took a lot of effort. It was suggested to use one of the scrubs to take it off, which I did, but it didn’t come off completely. I had to rewash my face a couple times with my regular face wash before it was completely clean. While it was on my face, it felt cool and tingly. I felt very refreshed once I was all clean. The ingredients off her site are:

Bentonite clay, activated charcoal, water, organic extra virgin coconut oil, non gmo xylitol from 100% North American Hardwood, Ancient Sea Salt, certified organic oil of oregano, CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® melaleuca oil

 

Cocos Dirty Mouth Tooth Polish

As terrifying as the face mask was, this was actually a lot of fun! It was gross having black teeth but fun to see the results. I did before and after pictures. Unfortunately for you I’m not a great selfie taker. I noticed a huge difference! I also did a quick video to show you how it looks while brushing 😀

before and after teeth

The Ingredients off her site for the one I tried are:

Wintergreen:  Calcium Bentonite Clay, Activated Charcoal, Water, Organic Extra virgin coconut oil, non gmo 100% North American Hardwood xylitol, Ancient sea salt, Organic Wintergreen & Peppermint Essential Oil, CPTG Certified Melaleuca oil, Certified Organic Oil of Oregano

I’ve had people ask about the charcoal and if it could damage the enamel on your teeth, and if it can help protect your teeth against cavities. I wrote the owner and she got back to me in such a timely manner! This is her response:

“Yes we use xylitol which is dentist recommended to prevent cavities, and our toothpaste is based on the research of remineralization- we use a calcium bentonite clay that deposits minerals on your teeth to help prevent and even heal cavities. We have a lot of customers emailing us that they are getting their first cavity free dental check ups after switching to our tooth polish!!”
” Yes I’ve heard that before and we have spent lots of time researching – using the wrong charcoal can do that- however we use an extremely fine ground activated charcoal and it is blended into a creamy fine ground clay and water and coconut oil base- and together they can help strengthen enamel and if you read the reviews on our Facebook page thats what it’s doing for everyone! Our activated charcoal is so fine we have to wear respirator masks when working with it because it creates so much dust (not even visible to the naked eye) hope that helps!”
They have amazing customer service, so if you have any questions or problems don’t hesitate to contact them!

Whipp Me Body Butter

The Body Butter had a slightly greasy feel when first applied but once i rubbed it in all the way I didn’t notice a residue. I really liked the way it made my skin feel, nice and soft. It also smelt so good!

Ingredients off her site:

Organic Raw Fair Trade African Shea Butter, Organic Raw Unrefined Cacao Butter, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Fractionated Coconut Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Cold Pressed Rosehip Oil, Organic Cold Pressed Jojoba Oil, Bentonite Clay, CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®  Essential Oil

 

Kiss Me, Honey Lip Balm

I have to admit I haven’t used this one yet. I’m not a big “chapstick” person. I will try it out and then add my review once I have!

Ingredients off her site(unscented):

Organic Beeswax, Organic Raw Unrefined Cocoa Butter, Organic Raw Fair Trade African Shea Butter, Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Raw Honey, Organic Cold Pressed Raw Jojoba Oil, Organic Cold Pressed Raw Rosehip Oil

Overall, I have to say I’m pretty impressed with the products. I love that they are all natural and that there aren’t any harsh chemicals. I loved the results I got from the tooth polish and I would totally buy it again.

Homemade dry shampoo

Ever since I started my no poo journey, I’ve been able to stretch out my washes. I now only wash my hair every 6-7 days. A big reason for that is using dry shampoo on day 4 or 5. I have found a great recipe for dry shampoo, that I LOVE!! And the great thing is, there are a couple different options for you depending on your hair color!

The recipe is super easy!

Items needed:

  •  cornstarch
  •  few essential oils (1-2 drops of each) Rosemary, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleucca , and sandlwood are a few great ones.
  •  You will want a glass container to store it in so that the oils don’t eat through.
  •   Blush brush

Just place your cornstarch in your container, add  the oils and mix until combined! See super easy!

Here is a convenient video to show you how I apply it!

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For the original recipe click here

This link has the recipe for blonde and brunettes. If you are a red head, then just replace the cocoa powder with cinnamon powder. Just be careful though as I have read that cinnamon can be irritating to the skin.

Here are a few before and after photos!

 

dry shampoo

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Kaydee here! When I started my no poo experiment I was really nervous about how long I was going to last.  My biggest concern was what to do after I exercise.  Exercising makes my scalp extremely sweaty.  Usually, I love to shower right after exercising to get the yucky sweaty feeling out of my hair.  Since starting no poo, I have been doing amazing at only washing my hair every 6-7 days over the last month and a half! I give all of the credit to this wonderful dry shampoo recipe.  It smells great, too! I put the coco powder in mine, since I am brunette and I use cornstarch instead of arrowroot powder.  If the cornstarch doesn’t seem to be working well, then arrowroot powder will be better for you. They are both absorbent, but arrowroot powder is known for being slightly more absorbent than cornstarch.  My application process takes places after I shower with a hair net and am getting ready for the day.  Before I apply the dry shampoo, I spray my hair with a heat protection spray.  That way, any extra moisture from the spray is absorbed by the dry shampoo.  Ta-da! All done!