I love coconut oil. I cook with coconut oil in place of butter and other vegetable oils. I also use coconut oil to make my own skin care products. When recently offered the chance to review a few coconut oil products from Skinny & Co. in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity. I received a total of six products.
About Skinny & Co.
Brothers Matt and Luke Geddie founded Skinny & Co. after visiting the Southeast Asian country of Vietnam and seeing a business opportunity to deliver the world a pure, quality, healthy product: coconut oil. Delivering original raw alkaline coconut oil products that disrupt and challenge the standards of the food and cosmetic industries, Skinny & Co. desires to be a lifestyle brand that is synonymous with high-quality, wholesome products. As a small family company, Skinny & Co. is vertically integrated, bringing consumers quality and integrity in every jar from tree to table.
Skinny coconut oil is the closest you can get to a raw coconut. Coconuts are wild harvested from the jungles of Vietnam. The Nutralock System™ crafts the only raw and alkaline coconut oil on the market today. The internationally exclusive extraction uses no heat to extract, rather cooling the coconut to release, the oil, leaving all of the raw nutrients of the coconut intact*. The FDA allows for up to 20% cheap filler oils to be added to coconut oil, but Skinny & Co. guarantees 100% pure, wild-harvested, raw coconut oil!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
I received two-ounce jars of coconut oil, whipped body butter, facial oil, oil pulling oil, and sugar scrub and a 0.2-ounce tube of lip balm from Skinny & Co. My set arrived during the heat of the summer, so all the oils were in liquid form but turned back to solid once I brought the package into my air-conditioned home.
Skinny & Co. coconut oil is the only 100% raw, alkaline coconut oil in the world. The two-ounce jar currently costs $8. (The plain coconut oil is also available in sizes up to 128 ounces, which costs $200.) The small jar contains four one-tablespoon servings that contain 130 calories each. The coconut oil is vegan, gluten-free, and all-natural. As soon as I opened the jar, I noticed the clear coloring and smooth consistency of the oil. The plain oil tastes slightly nutty and slightly buttery, which I consider a typical flavor for a good coconut oil. I used some of the oil in place of butter to make macaroni and cheese for my kids. The dish tasted rich and delicious. I also mixed some of the coconut oil with soy wax and scented oil to create my own moisturizer.
Whipped Body Butter
Skinny & Co. whipped body butter contains Skinny coconut oil, organic almond oil, and a proprietary blend of essential oils. The two-ounce jar costs $12, and the larger nine-ounce jar costs $32. When I open the jar, I am greeted by a light almond scent that I find absolutely delicious. I love scented products but not overpowering scents. This body butter offers the right amount of fragrance. I like to use mine after I shower, especially on my legs and under my arms after I shave. The coconut body butter leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturized but never overly oily.
Skinny & Co. facial oil contains Skinny coconut oil, roman chamomile extract, lavender extract, and a proprietary blend of essential oils. The two-ounce jar costs $22, and the larger four-ounce jar costs $38. I have super sensitive skin, with my cheeks becoming easily dried out and raw during the dryer weather of the late fall and winter. Lavender is one of my favorite floral scents, so I love the lavender aroma of this facial oil. The oil glides on smoothly and leaves my skin feeling super soft and moisturized. Unlike with heavy lotions, my skin also does not feel oily or greasy after I use a small amount of the facial oil. The oil also leaves my lips feeling soft and smooth.
Oil Pulling Oil
Skinny & Co. oil pulling peppermint oil contains Skinny coconut oil and organic peppermint essential oil. The two-ounce jar costs $10, and the largest sixteen-ounce jar costs $48. Oil pulling is an ancient practice that has received recent interest as an adjunct to oral hygiene routines. I personally have not gotten into oil pulling, but I still love the light peppermint flavor of this oil pulling oil. One of my favorite lip balm flavors is peppermint, so I have been using my jar of oil on my lips. The peppermint soothes lip irritation with a cooling sensation while the coconut oil moisturizers. Once my shea butter and bee’s wax arrive, I am going to use a little bit of the peppermint oil pulling oil to make my own lip balm.
Skinny & Co. sugar scrub contains Skinny coconut oil, organic coconut sugar, and vanilla bean. The two-ounce jar costs $12, and the nine-ounce jar costs $30. When I open the jar, I am met with a delicious, deep, savory aroma. I honestly want to eat the sweet mixture, and Skinny & Co. even recommends using the sugar scrub in coffee as a sweet alternative to sugar and creamer. I personally use mine as a lip scrub. With fall arriving, my lips have been drying out worse than usual. I have thus been using the sugar scrub to exfoliate away dead skin while moisturizing my irritated lips at the same time. I have also used the scrub under my arms after I shave to sooth my razor-burned skin.
Skinny & Co. lip balm contains Skinny coconut oil, bees wax, vitamin E, and peppermint. Both the 0.2-ounce tube and 0.5-ounce tin cost $8. As I have shared before, I am an absolute lip balm addict, and I absolutely love my new lip balm. The peppermint is cooling on sore lips and smells absolutely delicious. The coconut oil glides on smoothly and leaves my lips feeling moisturized. Unlike petroleum-based products, the Skinny lip balm never feels heavy or greasy. My daughter also loves borrowing my tube to use on her own lips.
If you are a fan of coconut oil, I definitely recommend checking out the coconut oil and other products from Skinny & Co. I received two-ounce jars of coconut oil, whipped body butter, facial oil, oil pulling oil, and sugar scrub and a 0.2-ounce tube of lip balm. All six products contain 100% raw, alkaline coconut oil that tastes slightly nutty and slightly buttery. The skin care oils all smell delicious and leave me feeling smooth and moisturized. The sugar scrub is especially yummy and exfoliates away rough and dead skin while leaving me feeling soft and smooth. The lip balm is my absolute favorite with its cooling peppermint and moisturizing coconut oil. I am quite pleased with all the products that I received and recommend Skinny & Co. to all fans of coconut oil!
Changing the World with Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil © 2016 Heather Johnson
Coconut Oil Products from Skinny & Co. © 2016 Heather Johnson
Coconut Oil from Skinny & Co. © 2016 Heather Johnson
Skin Oils from Skinny & Co. © 2016 Heather Johnson
Sugar Scrub and Body Oil from Skinny & Co. © 2016 Heather Johnson
Sugar Scrub from Skinny & Co. © 2016 Heather Johnson
Lip Balm from Skinny & Co. © 2016 Heather Johnson