Island Fresh Coconut Oil – Review

Island Fresh SUPERIOR Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Cold-pressed and Unrefined for Irresistible Aroma and Taste, 54 Ounce

I’ve heard a lot about Coconut Oil in the last year and was quite curious about the product. When I was approached by Island Fresh to review the product I immediately replied with a yes!

Coconut Oil has become popular for a number of reasons, some of which are (taken from Amazon):

About the Product
  • MCTs found in coconut oil help support a healthy metabolism and are instantly converted into energy. Promotes healthy weight management, enhances athletic performance and encourages sharp mental focus!
  • Apply our coconut oil to roots and ends of hair for a conditioning hair treatment. Use weekly for radiant and healthier looking hair!
  • Apply coconut oil to skin as a natural sunscreen, face cream and overnight treatment for everyday skin care. The ultimate food for your skin!
  • Use coconut oil in smoothies, stews, soups and more for its natural tropical flavor and aroma. Adds a nutritious, tasty and exotic element to recipes!
  • Certified organic and non-GMO

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I enlisted the help of my Facebook friends and followers to find out if and how they use Coconut Oil. I received many responses and was anxious to try them out.

I am currently working to lower my cholesterol and having read that Coconut Oil can assist with lowering it, I have been taking Coconut capsules as I am texture sensitive when it comes to putting things in my mouth. I haven’t been to the doctor to have my cholesterol levels check yet, but I am looking forward to seeing if this experiment has helped me.

As a weight management tool, I have found that Coconut Oil does work as an appetite suppressant. I find that my appetite is no longer acting like a food deprived gorilla!

One person suggested that I roast veggies in the oven using the oil. That turned out very well and I was happy to know that it was a healthy way of cooking vegetables.

I am a person who believes in exfoliating on a daily basis and couldn’t wait to mix a little of the Coconut Oil with sugar and try it for myself. It is amazing! It does tend to be a little greasy because it is an oil, and I was a little unsure about having the film on my face under makeup. I remedied this by using it with my night time routine. I washed the makeup from my face and then used the scrub.

It was a refreshing way to end the day. Although I used soap to remove the bulk of the oil from my face, it left just enough to moisturize and in the morning, my skin was soft and silky feeling. This exfoliating mixture will definitely become a part of my night time routine. I wish I had known about it when I was younger.

Coming up with the perfect combination of Coconut Oil and sugar took a little time, but I did find the perfect balance that worked for me. I did this by adding a little sugar to the oil and then using it on the back of my hand to test the abrasiveness. After just a few tries of adding and subtracting, I had the perfect formula for my face. Meanwhile, my hands also benefited from the Coconut Oil and sugar. I put the mixture into a small plastic container with a lid. Note to self here – continue treating hands to this wonderful mixture!

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My next use of the oil was as a conditioner for my hair. I rubbed the Coconut Oil into the ends of my hair, almost to the roots, and let it sit for the length of a nice tub soak. I then shampooed the oil out of my hair. My hair was left silky and shiny – along with the tub. That is the one drawback to using Coconut Oil – there’s a little cleaning involved. I feel that the benefits outweigh the oil slick, but I’m hoping that by running hot water and soap down the drain will combat the oil buildup.

There are many more uses for Coconut Oil and I’ll be trying quite a few more, but overall I am pleased with the quality of the product and definitely recommend it. It is a very useful product and has so many uses that make the price of the oil well worth it. I love the smell. Some of the Coconut Oils that I have smelled had no smell at all. I thought that was odd. The Island Fresh Coconut Oil smells exactly like coconut! The smell is wonderful!

Have you used Coconut Oil? What is your favorite use? I am looking forward to your suggestions as I would love to continue experimenting.

 

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