Ingredients: Coconut Milk & Powder
Mmmm, creamy coconut is such a rich and delicious food. Although it is commonly used in the kitchen, coconut milk can actually be used as a luxury ingredient in soaps, lotions, and bath bombs as well. This favorite food of mine has become a go-to ingredient in many of our products because it packs a punch with a ton of benefits.
As a food, coconut milk has a high nutritional value because it is packed with vitamins and minerals that the body craves, including Vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6 and selenium, iron, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium. The body needs vitamins to bolster the immune system, regenerate cells, build muscle and bone, and convert food to energy.
It also needs minerals to remain healthy. The body uses copper to form connective tissues, maintain the normal function of muscles, and promote its overall growth and health. Selenium helps protect against infection, and it also helps in reproduction, DNA production, and thyroid gland functions. Iron builds strong blood; calcium builds strong bones with the help of phosphorus; and magnesium aids in over 300 enzyme reactions that can lead to thousands of biochemical reactions everyday to keep nerves, muscles, and other functions operating smoothly.
All of this goodness is found in coconut, so we use it a lot!
Considered a luxury ingredient, coconut adds so many benefits in skin-care products. High in natural fatty acids and rich in vitamins and minerals, it pampers, soothes, and restores the health and glow of dry or aging skin. The oils in the coconut milk make it a great cleanser because they provide a deep cleaning without clogging the skin’s pores! Coconut milk’s gentle softening effect is also perfect for almost all skin types. We also use coconut milk powder. It is a great ‘good for you’ stand-in for traditional “fillers” like cornstarch or clays that are found in most commercial bath products. Coconut is just so much better for you!
Coconut milk is one of my favorite ingredients to work with because of its oh-so-creamy texture, velvety smooth feel, and delightful scent. Coconut powder has that same wonderful scent, too. I use both in my recipes… so how do I decide which to use?
Coconuts grow on very tall, thin trees. You can wait for them to fall or climb up the tree and get them. Coconut trees are often referred to as “Trees of Life” since every part of a coconut can be used - as food, drink, fiber, fuel, or utensils! But.. coconuts are not even technically nuts; they are botanically classified as fruits!
On a trip to Zanzibar in 2014, my daughter saw a guy climb a coconut tree, throw a few down, then expertly cut them open to enjoy. Yum!
Our Coconut Milk Bath uses powdered coconut milk to combat dryness and add a healthy glow to your skin. Combined with cocoa butter, pink Himalayan salts, and honey powder, this milk bath will treat your skin like royalty. The coconut milk and cocoa butter will soften and soothe dry skin, the salts will provide a deep skin cleansing, and the honey has a moisturizing effect.
It also smells divine, which we think is ultimately why it is one of our best-sellers!
The coconut milk powder combined with Kaolin clay and colloidal oatmeal helps to pamper, clean, and soften your skin.
The mask will gently exfoliate any dry skin to make your skin glow!
Our Signature Bath Bombs come in a wide variety of scents, but each one also has a healthy dose of coconut milk powder to boost the bubbles and to soothe dry skin.
Paired with coconut oil, the coconut milk not only relaxes you but pampers your skin without using unnecessary fillers I mentioned. Win-win.
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