CleanCoconut Review – Scrub Mania!

This post is dedicated to help you find the right scrub to exfoliate your skin to reveal that radiant glowing skin. And I truly believe pampering oneself is always a good measure to take in day-to-day routine. Moreover, it shouldn’t be worrisome activity. So here I am!

Generally scrubs are made with beads or abrasive shell particles and chemicals. That leaves you with two options – either do some DIY or buy. This time I went ahead and indulged myself with scrubs that were made with all natural ingredients with no artificial flavors and preservatives.

I have noticed how regular use of face and body scrub transforms the skin. Its regular use stimulates circulation and gives a fresh look. It aids in better moisturizing and absorption of other skin products. It also helps drain lymph nodes and detoxify your body. With so many options available in market, it sure is not easy to pick one. I’m going au naturel these days. So my sole purpose is to use products that are good for me and the environment. No compromise with quality. And a good scrub can transform you dramatically. So what are we waiting for! Let’s go forward.

Today I will review CleanCoconut – Scrub. CleanCoconut claims to bring to us Natural Ingredients and No Secrets!

CLEAN COCONUT VISION :

Our vision is to create natural, organic skin-loving products with safe ingredients for all skin types. We will continue to strive with heartfelt passion to create products for those with sensitive skin types. We spend an enormous amount of time and energy researching and validating our suppliers to ensure our ingredients are the purest and safest on the market.

(INGREDIENT) PROMISE :

We will NEVER use any:  Fillers, Parabens, Nanoparticles, Petrochemicals, PEG, Synthetic Fragrances, Dyes, or Phenoxyethan.  We test our products on real people (thank you family and friends) and NEVER on animals.  We are made in Colorado and source the world’s purest natural and organic ingredients.  If we don’t put it on our skin, it won’t be in our products.  

 

Body Scrub – Refreshing Grapefruit

CleanCoconut Claims

Formulated with coconut oil, jojoba oil, exfoliating pure brown sugar and essential oil. Our sugar scrub is a gentle cleansing exfoliating face and body scrub. Our precious botanical & essential oils help lift away the impurities while leaving the skin smooth, soft and glowing. The sugar scrub is infused with vitamins C & E to combat the signs of aging skin.

Our handcrafted blend of the finest oils will encourage new skin cell production and impart a light therapeutic and refreshing scent. The fine grains of brown sugar are very gentle on the skin – perfect for sensitive skin, face, and lips. This is the sweetest exfoliating experiences around.

The refreshing properties of grapefruit essential oil will leave your mind and body and energized and happy to start the day.

BENEFITS

Refreshing Grapefruit Brown Sugar – Face & Body Scrub

  • Skin Tightening
  • Antioxidant
  • Calms irritated skin
  • Improves Skin Complexion
  • Creates a cooling effect on skin

ABSORPTION

  • Quick Absorption
  • Light-Weight
  • Non-Greasy

AROMA

  • Grapefruit 
  • Light
  • Sparkling
  • Sweet
      

Price: $ 22.00

Quantity: 240 mL / 8 fl oz

Availability

https://www.cleancoconut.com/collections/brown-sugar-scrubs/products/refreshing-body-scrub

Ingredients

Brown Sugar, Coconut Oil, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil (Citrus xparadisi), Vitamin C Serum 20% (Deionized Water, Vegan Glycerin, Vegan Glyceryl Acrylate, Propylene Glycol, Vitamin C (Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate), MSM, Aloe Leaf Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Seed Extract, Propanediol Phenoxyethanol)

Directions For Use

Apply generously to skin, scrub until sugar melts. Rinse off and pat skin dry with a towel for silky smooth skin. Formulated for daily use.

For External Use Only. Use caution as shower/bath may get slippery. Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs. Our products are not tested on animals.

Please be careful when opening. Contents settle causing oil to rise. Stir well.

My Review:

This scrub is highly moisturizing as it contains essential oils, serums and coconut oil. Refreshing Grapefruit Scrub not only removes all impurities but it also leaves a coat of oils that deeply hydrates you. It’s easy to apply and leaves enough moisture to massage with. I don’t need to moisturize myself whenever I use it in shower, even though I have such a dry skin. I normally use concoction of oils mixed with body lotion after shower. But this product doesn’t strip me off my natural oils. It simply exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time. This product certainly works for me because I haven’t had a breakout in two months which is a great thing to happen. Additionally it helped in the blood circulation on my face and body.

Products with Hyaluronic Acid is my new favorites these days. It is a substance that is naturally present in human body. It has various uses and its use in cosmetics is one of them. It is pretty much promoted as “Fountain of Youth”. Whenever I have to go outside in a jiffy I simply exfoliate my face which takes 2 minutes, slather some sunscreen and gloss and whoa! Look who’s all pretty. 😉

I would recommend this product for all skin types.

What Works:

  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Tightens Skin
  • Balances Skin Tone
  • Hydrates Skin
  • Antibacterial Properties
  • Improves Complexion
  • Improves Signs of Aging
  • Great for Sensitive Skin
  • Gentle Exfoliant for Face, Body, and Lips
  • Fillers, Nanoparticles, Petrochemicals, PEG, Synthetic Fragrances, Dyes, Parabens and Phenoxyethanol free

What Doesn’t:

  • Abstinence from the local market. Expected to be floating on Amazon within 6 months.
  • Need to be extremely careful while using in the shower to avoid slipping on the layer of oil over the bathtub and enclosed shower tray.

 

Body Scrub – Energy Lime

CleanCoconut Claims

Formulated with coconut oil, jojoba oil, exfoliating pure brown sugar and essential oil. Our sugar scrub is a gentle cleansing exfoliating face and body scrub. Our precious botanical & essential oils help lift away the impurities while leaving the skin smooth, soft and glowing. The sugar scrub is infused with vitamins C & E to combat the signs of aging skin. 

Our handcrafted blend of the finest oils will encourage new skin cell production and impart a light therapeutic and refreshing scent. The fine grains of brown sugar are very gentle on the skin – perfect for sensitive skin, face, and lips. This is the sweetest exfoliating experiences around.

The uplifting properties of lime essential oil will brighten your mood and leave your mind and body invigorated and ready to jump-start the day.

 BENEFITS

Uplifting Lime Brown Sugar  – Face & Body Scrub

  • Tightens and Firms Skin
  • Improves Skin Complexion
  • Reduces Acne
  • Powerful Antioxidant

ABSORPTION

  • Quick Absorption
  • Light-Weight
  • Non-Greasy

AROMA

  • Distilled Lime
  • Soft
  • Zesty
  • Slightly Fruity
  • More Tart than Sweet

Price: $ 22.00

Quantity: 240 mL / 8 fl oz

Availability

https://www.cleancoconut.com/collections/brown-sugar-scrubs/products/energizing-body-scrub

Ingredients:

Brown Sugar, Coconut Oil, Steam Distilled Lime Essential Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Vitamin C Serum 20% (Deionized Water, Vegan Glycerin, Vegan Glyceryl Acrylate, Propylene Glycol, Vitamin C (Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate), MSM, Aloe Leaf Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Seed Extract, Propanediol Phenoxyethanol)

 

Directions For Use

Apply generously to skin, scrub until sugar melts. Rinse off and pat skin dry with a towel for silky smooth skin. Formulated for daily use.

For External Use Only. Use caution as shower/bath may get slippery. Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs. Our products are not tested on animals.

Please be careful when opening. Contents settle causing oil to rise. Stir well.

My Review:

It is an indulgent and luxurious body scrub that is formulated with natural ingredients. This scrub is organic and will not harm the aquatic life and is made with “good for you” ingredients. It’s great to know that you’re putting something on your body that isn’t harmful at times like this! 

The grainy texture of this scrub comes from ground brown sugar. It has an enveloping lime-y tart aroma – infused with a mix of natural oils and serum that help to glide the scrub over skin and helps to retain moisture after the scrub is washed off. This scrub is gentle and highly effective.

What Works:

  • Powerful Antioxidants
  • Antibacterial Properties
  • Balances Skin Tone
  • Hydrates Skin
  • Improves Complexion
  • Combats Signs of Aging
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Reduces Acne
  • Tightens and Firms Skin
  • Gentle Exfoliant for Face, Body, and Lips
  • Fillers, Nanoparticles, Petrochemicals, PEG, Synthetic Fragrances, Dyes, Parabens and Phenoxyethanol free

What Doesn’t:

  • Abstinence from the local market. Expected to be floating on Amazon within 6 months.
  • Need to be extremely careful while using in the shower to avoid slipping on the layer of oil over the bathtub and enclosed shower tray.

 

Body Scrub – Calming Orange

CleanCoconut Claims

Formulated with coconut oil, jojoba oil, exfoliating pure brown sugar and sweet orange essential oil. Our sugar scrub is a gentle, cleansing, exfoliating face and body scrub. Our precious botanical & essential oils help lift away the impurities while leaving the skin smooth, soft and glowing. The sugar scrub is infused with vitamins C & E to combat the signs of aging skin.

Our handcrafted blend of the finest oils will encourage new skin cell production and impart a light therapeutic and refreshing scent. The fine grains of brown sugar are very gentle on the skin – perfect for sensitive skin, face, and lips. This is the sweetest exfoliating experiences around.

The calming & soothing therapeutic properties of sweet orange essential oil will calm your mood and leave your mind and body rejuvenated and refreshed.

 BENEFITS

Calming Orange Brown Sugar – Face & Body Scrub

  • Calms Irritated Skin
  • Skin Tightening
  • Antioxidant
  • Antiseptic

ABSORPTION

  • Quick Absorption
  • Light-Weight
  • Non-Greasy

AROMA

  • Sweet Orange
  • Light
  • Fresh
  • Fruity
  • Zesty

Price: $ 22.00

Quantity: 240 mL / 8 fl oz

Availability:

https://www.cleancoconut.com/collections/brown-sugar-scrubs

Ingredients:

Brown Sugar, Coconut Oil (fractionated cocos nucifera), Organic Jojoba Oil (simmondsia chinensis), Organic Virgin Moroccan Argan Oil (argania spinosa), Organic Rose Hip Oil (rosa canina), Sweet Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis), Vitamin E (full spectrum tocopherols, refined soybean oil)

 

Directions For Use: Apply generously to skin, scrub until sugar melts. Rinse off and pat skin dry with a towel for silky smooth skin. Formulated for daily use.

For External Use Only. Use caution as shower/bath may get slippery. Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs. Our products are not tested on animals.

Please be careful when opening. Contents settle causing oil to rise. Stir well.

My Review:

CleanCoconut’s Calming Orange Brown Sugar – Face & Body Scrub has aromatherapy benefits to help calm your mind and soothe away the stresses of the day. You’ll find this scrub to be exquisite blend of organic jojoba oil, organic virgin Moroccan argan oil, organic rose hip oil, coconut oil and sweet orange essential oil. This product leaves my body exfoliated, nourished and primed for hydration. You know what you won’t even have to use any after lotion or moisturizer. I have noticed how instantly this scrub gives my skin the renewed vitality and silky glow.

This body scrub is not too abrasive as it only has brown sugar as the exfoliator. Plus the oil content in the scrub helps the sugar particles to glide on skin and works pretty gentle on the skin. So it can be used regularly though I keep a day’s gap. It has an orangy spa-like fragrance that will leave you feeling calm, rejuvenated and refreshed. Your skin will feel so incredibly soft and nourished. You have to experience this. Feels like new skin- soft, smooth and radiant.

What Works:

  • Perfect for Sensitive Skin Types
  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Gentle Exfoliant for Face, Body, and Lips
  • Balances Skin Tone
  • Hydrate Skin
  • Antibacterial Properties
  • Improves Complexion
  • Improves Signs of Aging
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Reduces Acne
  • Fillers, Nanoparticles, Petrochemicals, PEG, Synthetic Fragrances, Dyes, Parabens and Phenoxyethanol free

What Doesn’t:

  • Abstinence from the local market. Expected to be floating on Amazon within 6 months.
  • Unfortunately, it’s a seasonal (Spring) product.
  • Need to be extremely careful while using in the shower to avoid slipping on the layer of oil over the bathtub and enclosed shower tray.

TIPS & TRICKS

First time use
Unscrew black top from jar and replace with included flip-top lid. The flip-top makes it much easier to use in the shower!

Every day use

Step 1 : Stir/Mix Sugar

Step 2 : Wet Skin

Step 3 : Take A Small Amount

Step 4 : Gently apply the sugar to skin in circular motion

Step 5 : Rub sugar until dissolved

Step 6 : Rinse and Pat – towel dry.

For Extra Moisture: Use CleanCoconut Face & Body Mist 
Enjoy your radiant glowing skin!

BEST RESULTS: Allow sugar to sit on skin until mostly dissolved (about 1 min) allows the skin to soak in the moisturizing qualities of the sugar and oil.

STORAGE TIP: Keep away from direct heat or sunlight.

DISCARD: 6-9 months after opening. If used regularly (2-3 times per week) this product will be completely used in 4-8 weeks, depending on frequency of use.

Packaging:

The Scrub comes in a sturdy dark amber brown-color plastic box. There’s a free flip-top included. You can replace it with the original black lid to see your contents. Theses boxes are pretty lightweight and compact – perfect for travelling. They are recyclable and can easily be used to store a variety of items from cosmetics to art supplies to food and hardware. Great for personal use and possibilities are endless! Additionally you will find information cards of the product to educate about other similar products and the benefits.

Crowning Thoughts!

Make sure to opt for scrub that is gentle on your skin yet effective. Look for ingredients that nourish your skin and give it a boost, while getting rid of flaky dead skin. Avoid products with parabens, sulfates, and other harmful chemicals. When choosing, look for exfoliating particles that are natural and not plastic beads or abrasive materials. Now these are not only harmful to you but to the environment as well. They make their way to the water bodies eventually and pollute.

These are one of the best scrubs I have come across. Make an informative choice for your skin and environment guys and have a healthy-glowing skin! Highly recommend these scrubs and the seller.

P.S. Don’t apply too much pressure on your face and body while using scrub as they give enough abrasive action.

 

XOXO

Tripti

Bouquet of benefits with Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

There has been much talk about the miraculous benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (cool ones prefer ACV), but the trick they say is in doing it right. While its benefits can range from diabetes control to teeth cleaning to weight loss and control of dandruff – one must always be aware on how to use this, as at the end of the day, ACV like other types of vinegar is an acid to one’s body.  

Always remember:

  1. Dilute it – This makes it more suitable for consumption. Thumb rule is 1 or 2 table spoons in a glass of water 
  2. Drink it empty stomach – and not with a belly full, as it has different effects on different kind of food in your system

Now, here are some amazing things that ACV can do for you, if you are doing it right.

Weight loss

This is one of the major reasons for ACV’s popularity today. Making it a part of a weight loss diet is advisable, but this cannot work in isolation. Exercise and keeping a calorie count will always come in handy. But a spoon of ACV in water first thing in the morning will aid in metabolism. You can also sprinkle some on the veggie salads that you are consuming.

Skincare

Now this is where ACV is a one stop shop. Pimple Acne, Dark Stops – if you use it correctly, ACV can help you get rid of most of your skin problems. While some will claim that its application has anti-ageing benefits; I will not go that far. Remember, dilution is the key. Go for a 1:8 ratio, while using it for skincare purposes.

Fights dandruff

Dandruff is a common but annoying scalp condition. It can be caused by overly oily or dry skin, or a fungus called malassezia. And here, ACV can be great for for your dandruff problem. The vinegar’s acidity changes the pH of your scalp and also has antibacterial properties. Dilute ACV with equal parts water in a spray bottle. Spritz onto your scalp evenly. Then wrap your head with a towel. After letting it sit in for at least 15 minutes, wash as usual. For best results, do this process twice a week.

Fresher breath

A lot of people use vinegar as a mouthwash. It has great antibacterial properties. The handy acetic acid kills bacteria. Dilute it and take it with a straw preferably. And wait at least half an hour before brushing your teeth afterward. This will protect your teeth while still giving you the benefit of a fresher breath.

Gets rid of smelly feet

ACV is great for a fresher breath as well as fresh feet too. Get a few paper towels, moisten them with ACV and wipe you’re feet gently with them. Do the same and clean your arm pits as well to get rid of body odor, especially on those hot and humid days.

Stay tuned for more posts on how to use ACV for skin and hair!

Love,

Soumya

Independence Day Special – Tricolor Rice Recipe

Hi all,

I love doing theme based activities with my toddler, it keeps her engaged and she experiences new things almost every day. With the Independence Day around the corner, we sing jana gana mana while I play it on the Casio for her. To make her familiar with tricolor – I made this ‘Tricolor Rice’, and managed to feed her all the healthy stuff which she otherwise avoids! I chose the easiest recipe so that we could cook together. She in fact helped me quite a bit 🙂

Keep boiled rice ready in advance and just do the colours bit with your toddler, or you’ll lose his/her attention.

For saffron rice

Ingredients:

2 tomatoes, pureed.

Asafoetida, a pinch.

Boiled Rice, 2 cups.

Readymade tomato puree – 1 tablespoon (optional).

Salt, to taste.

Red chilli powder, ½ teaspoon (optional for kids).

Oil, 2 teaspoon.

Cumin seeds, ½ teaspoon.

Method:

Puree the tomatoes. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a wok, put a small pinch of asafoetida and cumin seeds for tempering.

Pureed tomato

Asafoetida is good for kids and helps in quick digestion. It also relieves chest congestion, and helps treating respiratory tract infections and cough. I added this to provide a different flavour to the rice and include healthy stuff in my kid’s diet.

Put the pureed tomatoes in the wok and sauté for a few minutes until oil separates. You can also add some readymade tomato puree to enhance the color and taste.

Add 2 cups of boiled rice in the wok. Mix and cover for a minute.

For Green Rice

Ingredients:

Spinach, 1 cup, blanched and pureed.

Asafoetida, a pinch.

Boiled rice, 2 cups.

Salt, to taste.

Sugar, a pinch.

Oil, 2 teaspoons.

Cumin seeds,  ½ teaspoon.

Method:

Blanch the spinach in boiling water, and puree. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a wok and add a pinch of asafoetida and cumin seeds for tempering.

Put the spinach puree in the wok and sauté for a few minutes until oil separates. Add a pinch of sugar to suppress the bitter taste of spinach, and make it pleasing for the kids.

Add 2 cups of boiled rice in the wok. Mix and cover for a minute.

For White Rice

Just temper the boiled rice with cumin seeds and salt… And you’re good to go 🙂

Present the rice in a single plate and garnish as you wish 🙂

You can also replace boiled rice with boiled pasta!

Thanks Surbhi for introducing me in this Independence Day special Blog Train – “Blog to Freedom” with 13 bloggers writing 13 different posts. She blogs at Prettymummasays about her motherhood journey. Check our her blog for more Independence Day Posts.

Next post in this series is by Ishieta, who blogs at Isheeria’s Healing Circles about . You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Follow the blog train for posts related to Independence Day and Tricolor.

Love,

Soumya