Liquid Fractionated Coconut Oil from Pure Body Naturals is Versatile and Soothing

Pure Body Naturals Fractionated Coconut Oil

Pure Body Naturals Fractionated Coconut Oil

If you make bath and body products at home, you have likely struggled to mix coconut oil–which typically comes in a semi-solid, spreadable form–with other ingredients, mixing and blending for precious minutes that you would rather be doing something else.

Did you know that fractionated coconut oil, which has been treated to remain in liquid form at room temperature–is a safe alternative to use in your homemade beauty products? Gone are the days of endlessly churning away at the lumpy materials in your mixing bowl–with this liquified coconut oil, you can whip up your favorite homemade bath and beauty products in mere seconds.

Fractionated coconut oil from Pure Body Naturals is an example of liquified coconut oil that you can mix with essential oils, Dead Sea salts, Epsom salts or other ingredients to make your own lotions, scrubs, bath soaks and more. It is incredible versatile, odorless, natural and soothing to hair, nails and skin.

Although this product is also hypoallergenic, as with any cosmetic ingredient you have not used before, please do a patch test to see if you react to the oil before applying it to your face for the first time. I am allergic to almost anything and everything you can think of, and yet I did not have any reactions to this oil, even when I soaked in a bath using several tablespoons of it.

I also used this product as a slick-on skin moisturizer and as a conditioner for my hair; each experiment was successful. This fractionated coconut oil is excellent as a skin treatment–it is non-greasy and absorbs quickly, so you can, for example,  read the newspaper (or a Kindle) within a few seconds of rubbing the oil into your hands.

As a hair conditioner, I found the most success by using the coconut oil as a rinse-out conditioner, rather than a leave-in treatment. The texture of my hair is thin, fine and wavy. This fractionated coconut oil brought out my waves and gave me a lot of shine without weighing down my thin strands. (I could not use the coconut oil as a leave-in conditioner, however; this approach might be better for people with thicker or dryer hair than mine.)

This bottle of fractionated coconut oil from Pure Body Naturals is a whopping 16 ounces in size, so you can concoct all sorts of bath and body product formulas at an economical cost.

Few other bath and body product ingredients are as versatile, or as soothing. I am definitely a convert, so from here forward, I will use fractionated coconut oil rather than exhausting myself mixing ingredients with semi-solid coconut oil.

On a final note, I received a free bottle of this product in exchange for an honest review.

Where I got my coconut oil, and where you can get yours: Amazon


My Experiments with a Salicylic Acid Peel from Dr Song

Dr Song 20% Salicylic Acid Peel

Dr Song 20% Salicylic Acid Peel

Sometimes scrubs and cleansers just don’t seem tough enough to handle my acne and problem skin. Therefore, I recently decided I needed something stronger to help me: a medical spa-like acid peel.

Acid peels don’t actually peel off visible layers of skin, like you might see happening on your back or on your shoulder after a bad sunburn heals. No, not at all. Instead, the acids simply dissolve the top few layers of dead skin cells, revealing fresh, vibrant new skin below that is ready to soak up your serum or moisturizer.

A properly applied peel should not hurt you, although if you have sensitive skin, you should probably stay away from at-home peels altogether, and consult with a dermatologist before even considering a medical spa peel.

In this case, I selected the Dr Song 20% Salicylic Acid Peel by Dr Song Medical. Dr. Song Medical generously gave me a free bottle to use as a sample, so I was able to try the product in different ways over several weeks.

This peel is different from other acid peels on the market because of its high concentration of ance-fighting salicylic acid. Most bath and body products only contain 2% salicylic acid, and this is considered strong. In contrast, this gel from Dr Song has 20% salicylic acid content, making it an acne destroyer extraordinaire.

The first time I used this product, I applied a thin layer of the gel-like peel all over my face, taking care to avoid the eyes, mouth and nostrils. The peel smelled slightly medicinal, but not in an off-putting way.

I started to feel my skin tingling almost immediately, so I followed the instructions and rinsed everything off using lukewarm water after only 60 seconds. My skin felt clean, but not tight, afterwards. I had wanted a little more softness, but I was still pleased with the fresh, sanitized feeling.

The next time I used the peel, I kept it on my face for 120 seconds. The glass-tipped applicator made it easy to spread the gel without getting it into my eyes or mouth. At 120 seconds, the tingling was intense, so I rinsed everything off before “tingly” became “searing pain.” Once again, I liked the clean, healthy feeling of my skin after the peel, but I did not see major differences–yet.

The next morning, I noticed one of my burgeoning zits had shrunk, dried and ceased looking red and angry like it had looked the night before. Success! The peel halted a bout of acne in its tracks before my forehead got taken over by ginormous red bumps.

A few days later, I applied the Dr Song peel as a spot treatment for acne only. I used a specialized, narrow-tipped swab from the beauty store (the kind you usually use to apply eyeliner and cosmetics), dabbed my acne spots precisely without spreading the gel anywhere else and waited 120 seconds.

The gel tingled as expected, and after the two minutes were over, I rinsed off the peel and examined my forehead in a magnifying mirror. (TMI warning: The next sentence about my acne might be too much information for some, so proceed with caution from here.) To my great excitement, my acne spots had little white heads on them now, indicating the top layers of oils and dead skin cells that had clogged my pores had been removed, allowing impurities to exit my skin. I am always excited when a bath and body product shows evidence it is actually working, and this was clear enough evidence to me that the product was helping.

The next day, my acne had shrunk, dried and calmed down completely. I still had a little healing to do, but a massive outbreak was avoided.

In conclusion, this peel is effective as a spot treatment to conquer acne quickly–a major benefit, especially if you have a party or a wedding coming up and need instant help without visiting the doctor for a cortisone shot.

As a general weekly acid peel, I think Dr Song 20% Salicylic Acid Peel does what it is intended to do: it thoroughly sloughs off dead skin cells, oils and debris, leaving your skin feeling clean and re-set. You won’t see an instant visual result, but your skin texture will prove the product worked. You can use this peel if you have normal or oily skin. Sensitive skin types should avoid all peel products. I will definitely use this product again.

Where you can get your acid peel (and where I got mine): Amazon