Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Product Review: Viva Labs Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil


I had the opportunity to try Viva Labs Organic Coconut Oil.  I was sent a 15 oz container for free in exchange for my honest review.

Viva Labs is a nutritional and supplements company that wants to help you get the optimal health benefits through their products.  Viva Labs stands behind their products 100% and are completely dedicated to your holistic health and personal well being.  Viva Labs sells a range of products both on their website and through Amazonand other sources.

I am new to the coconut oil craze, but the more I read about it the more intrigued I become.  When I purchased my first ever batch of coconut oil, I began by putting a spoonful of coconut oil in my smoothies. Then I started using it as a replacement to vegetable oil in some of my cooking.  But, when I was contacted to try this product, I was asked about using it on my skin.  I hadn't thought much about that before and was happy with my current skin care products, but I gave it a shot.

After washing my face in the evening, I grabbed a dime size amount of coconut oil and smoothed it on my face.  Keep in mind, our bodies are a nice warm 98.6 degrees, so once the oil hit my fingers, it melted.  It also doesn't absorb right away into your skin so your face is a bit "greasy" for awhile.  I wouldn't be able to use this in the morning before applying makeup.  But, at night, I did enjoy how it moisturized my skin.  I didn't notice any visible changes, but definitely noticed my skin was softer and I didn't have any acne issues during my trial period.  I also liked the light, tropical scent that coconut oil offers.

While I was testing the coconut oil on my face, I ended up getting nasty burn on my hand from the oven.  It wasn't healing very well, so one night I decided to try putting coconut oil on the burn.  I think it made a huge difference in the healing and I ended up applying it frequently throughout the day to keep my skin around the burn moist.  My burn is almost unnoticeable now after less than two weeks.

Coconut oil can be taken daily as a dietary supplement, can be added to your cooking, or can be used as a skin care or hair care product.  Coconut oil has been found to help fight bacteria and viruses as well as help those with thyroid issues.  It can also help diabetics maintain their blood sugar levels.  Coconut oil has been found to help lower your cholesterol, increase your metabolism, and aid in digestion.

If you haven't tried adding Coconut oil to your daily diet and/or skin care routine, I highly recommend you give it a chance.  The health benefits are certainly worth you taking a look.





This review is my honest opinion.  I was sent a 15 oz container of Coconut Oil in exchange for my review.  I was not compensated in any other way for this review.  

1 comment:

Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts said...

I had no idea there were so many uses.I guess it's time I pull that jar out of my cupboard.