Organic Fiji Certified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Lavender
April 9, 2009
A light but highly moisturising cold pressed body oil made from certified organic, virgin Fijian coconut oil.
“Coconut Oil in it’s purest form is one of the most natural ways to moisturise and treat dry and irritated skin and can be used as an intensive treatment for damaged hair. Rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants, Coconut Oil is a true gift from nature”.
- Certified Oregon Tilth organic
- 99% Organic
- Made in the Fiji Islands
- Cold Pressed
Organic Fiji Lavender Coconut oil is a great multi purpose product. I have used it as a face and body moisturiser, shaving oil, hair conditioner and massage oil…and I’m sure there are lots of other uses for it too.
This product is different from most body oils in that it’s solid rather than liquid (solidifies at temperatures lower than 76f F). Coconut oil melts very easily when it comes into contact with warmth – whether it be from contact with the skin or in a warm room. Whilst I was showering, I put the bottle in the shower with me and it liquified and was ready to use by the time I had finished showering. Once it had melted, the texture was very fine, sleek and lighter than many body oils.
My favorite use for this product was massage. Even if it wasn’t melted fully, I could squeeze a chunk out into my hands and it melted almost instantly. The texture was very light, smooth and didn’t leave any oily residue on skin or sheets. It created the perfect amount of glide without being too oily. Coconut oil is much lighter than almond oil, so would make a good choice for those prone to oily skin.
This product makes a great shaving oil because it’s light but very moisturising. Using this meant I didn’t have to moisturise my legs afterwards and I didn’t have to buy a separate shaving product!
Face and body moisturiser
The fragrance of Organic Fiji’s lavender coconut oil was quite subtle so I didn’t have any hesitations using it on my face – my skin is usually quite sensitive to fragrance, but I didn’t have any problems.
I found two ways to use it for my hair. The first was as an intensive conditioner. I applied it to dry hair (seemed to work better than applying it to wet hair) and then applied shampoo before I put water in my hair, which removed all traces of the oil. The second was as a hair serum on the ends and to fly away bits of hair – a great alternative to hair serums packed with silicons and propylene glycol.
You can use this product for so much, which makes it excellent value for money!
Organic Fiji Coconut oil body lotion is available in other fragrances: Cucumber Melon, Fragrance Free, Lemongrass Tangerine and Pineapple Coconut.
The bottle was easy to use when the product had fully melted, but the hole in the lid got a bit blocked when the product re-solidified.
- Pros: Multipurpose product packed full of nutrients
- Cons: A bit difficult to get out of the bottle if it hasn’t fully melted
Cold-Pressed Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil*, Lavender Blend 100% Organic to include Lavender*, Sweet Orange*, Patchouli*, Orange*, Ylang Ylang #1*, Palmarosa*, Litsea Cubeba*, Cinnamon Bark* and Cinnamon Leaf**Certified Organic to the USDA National Organic Program.
Our company samples were kindly supplied by Organic Fiji UK