Thursday, September 17, 2015

Review: Cocozia's Virgin Coconut Oil & 2 Sugar Scrub Recipes

This is a sponsored post by Epicurex LLC for this delicious
Cocoazia 100% Organic Coconut oil.  All opinions are
totally mine. 

Do you have a big jar of coconut oil and are wishing you knew how to use it for things other than cooking? 

Let me help you out...

I was thrilled to receive 2 jars of Cocozia's 100% Organic Virgin coconut oil
for review.  I feel so pampered & spoiled!! 

How I loved the lovely fragrance that comes from the jar just by opening it!

This oil is great for sauteeing, as it holds the heat and doesn't burn. You really don't taste a coconut flavor...it just tastes clean. 

It's also awesome used as a skin softener. I keep a little container next to my chair in the living room and massage the oil into my cuticles...you'll be surprised how it adds health and strength to your fingernails. 

I love it whirled in my morning coffee.  It can be used as a creamer
replacement...and is better for you! It has a wonderful & pure taste. 

I enjoy adding a teaspoon to my morning smoothie - it adds an energy boost!

I have also used it as the main oil in a chocolate chip cookie recipe and they were awesome. The pure coconut flavor came through and it was delicious. 

I have enjoyed using it to clean and shine my plants by putting some coconut oil on a soft cloth and rubbing the surface of your leaves with it. What a shine! 

From the Cocozia company's description: It has immune-boosting qualities: The antiviral, antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties of coconut oil may be beneficial to the immune system, helping to ward of viruses and bacteria.

I have always been fond of the smell of coconut and lime together, so when I saw this simple recipe at Our Best Bites I had to try it, but revised it slightly.
(They also have an adorable printable label at this post, so be sure to check them out). 

I really love sugar scrubs.  Coconut oil is an amazing moisturizer and sugar is an awesome exfoliant.  And this Cocozia brand is the top of the line!!! 

I've made many Sugar Scrubs before (check out the links below this post)
so I had a little fun using part brown sugar to replace a little of the white.
AND...I squeezed some of the juice from the lime into the mixture too.

I definitely added the grated lime peel...not only is it pretty, but the natural oils in the citrus peel makes a great addition to this scrub. 



COCONUT LIME SUGAR SCRUB 

1/4 c. Cocoazia 100% organic coconut oil
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
(If you prefer your mix being all white, use 1 c. white sugar)
zest, finely grated (& juice, optional) of one lime
3 - 4  drops lime essential oils 
2 drops coconut extract 

Place oil, sugars, and lime zest in a bowl.  Stir to combine, and if desired, add additional coconut oil to reach desired consistency.  Add lime and/or coconut oils for a more potent fragrance. Place in jars; label.  Give as gifts, but be sure to keep one for yourself. Use before showering - rinse off scrub then massage in the oils.  SO good for you! Or keep by your kitchen sink - wet your hands, rub together, then rinse. The oils will make your hands feel so soft. 


GINGERBREAD SUGAR SCRUB 
1/2 c.  white sugar
1/2 c.  brown sugar
1/3 c. Cocozia 100% organic coconut oil

(I reduced amount of oil (in the recipe) a little after making the scrub...
you can always add more at the end if you want it to be thinner) 
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract

(or just use 1 tsp. vanilla and no almond)
1/2 tsp. ginger

1-1/2 tsp. Pampered Chef Cinnamon Blend

(It contains cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ground orange
peel, cloves and ginger)

(Or you can use these spices that = 1-1/2 tsp.)
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg


2 drops cloves essential oil, optional

1/2 pint jar 

In a medium sized bowl combine sugars and coconut oil.  Whip until it blends together nicely.  Add spices and extracts; blend until smooth. Place mixture in jar.  If giving as a gift, tie a bow around the jar or lid. 

Here's some adorable free labels you can print from Cincy Shopper....
such a special touch!  I revised the above recipe I saw there. 

*Disclosure:  I received this product for the purpose of providing a product review.  I promise I will only provide my honest review on this blog.  This post includes my amazon affiliate links. You are not obligated to purchase, but when you do through one of my links, I will make a small percentage on the sale. Thank you for supporting my site.



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