I shared with you my favorite drink on here - so on this blog I'll share my favorite scent for Thirsty Thursday! I love to layer my scents and believe that there's nothing more therapeutic than a really delicious smelling shower gel/lotion/perfume ensemble. To get the full effect you can't just use the lotion - you need the body wash, lotion and preferably a body spray and perfume.
But there's more to life than just smelling good - you've also got to feel good! I live in the desert now but grew up in South Georgia. I now spend my winters inside of a highly temperature controlled NHL hockey rink, the summers in a chlorine filled pool - but neither activity is at all dry skin friendly. So when it comes to lotion - I need a product that not only smells heavenly but also moisturizes well.
I've been on the prowl for the perfect moisturizing lotion for years now and the best thing I've come up with thus far is simple and plain pure organic, unrefined coconut oil. Yes, coconut oil. No, it doesn't make me greasy, yes it has a smell. Not a horrid smell though, it smells like pure, real coconut. If you aren't a fan of coconut, the smell is easily masked by applying another lotion on top of the coconut oil after your shower.
It's imperative however, to only apply coconut oil immediately after you shower - it won't sink into your skin properly if you do it any other time. I use it once or twice a week, or whenever my skin is in desperate need of extra moisture. I love the stuff! I recently have been pairing it with Philosophy's Coconut Frosting shower gel (which you will LOVE if the smell of coconut plastic is your thing.... blech! I won't be purchasing that one again Philosophy!). I also pair it with Cake Beauty's Deserted Island shower gel and lotion when I'm in the mood for sickeningly sweet coconuts drenched in sugar.
I'm picky about my coconut scents and I've yet to find one that completely appeases me. Deserted Island is good enough that I may purchase it again, the jury is still out. If anyone out there knows of a good coconut scent I'd love to hear about it! Cake Beauty, you would make me much happier if you'd make a body spray to go along with it and make the lotion bottle bigger (hinty, hint, hint!)
I've also recently purchased Philosophy's Coconut Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - in the super sized bottle - so here's hoping I like it better the second time I use it... The good thing about Philosophy's shower gels is that I love their formulation - and the scents don't linger. So if it's not necessarily a scent I fall madly in love with, its ok because it does the job to clean me and once I'm done washing myself, I won't have to smell it all day.
My newest favorite find is Pacifica's Indian Coconut Nectar line.They have fulfilled all my requests - they have it in a shower gel, an ahhhhhhmazing body butter, a large perfume bottle for my bathroom, a roll on for my purse and they also carry it in a solid perfume - but I'm not much for solid perfumes. The scent is a little too musky at first for my tastes (hence the "Indian" part) but once the scent settles into my skin it softens a bit. They have several different scents - I can't wait to try out some different ones! The high quality of the products are enough to make me purchase again - but I'd like to see the scent tweaked a bit to make it more of a nectar scent instead of a musky scent.
Run - don't walk - to your local Sephora & try it! (Nope, they aren't paying me to say that. It's THAT GOOD!) What are you waiting for??? GO!