Do you have a favorite scent? Mine is coconut. I love how coconut transports me instantly to the beach, which is always where I most want to be.
I also love vanilla, which just so happens to make a very happy couple with coconut. Some of my favorite vanilla/coconut products come from Lavanila. Lavanila was founded by Danielle Raynor, who wanted to create healthy skin care and fragrances. She found the best vanilla in Madagascar, where the vanilla is called Lavanila. She named her company after that amazing vanilla, and has based all of her products around the vanilla scent. I find the Vanilla Coconut scent to be smooth, creamy coconut that doesn’t smell synthetic, along with rich, warm vanilla. Total yumminess.
The Healthy Body Wash 2 in 1 Shower and Shave ($14) is a great way to start the day. This is a huge tube of liquid soap that truly smells divine. Shower and Shave has coconut and rosehip oils to moisturize, along with aloe and calendula. It lathers up beautifully and makes for quick and easy shaving. It doesn’t have any sulfates so it leaves skin super soft and moisturized. It seriously transports me and puts me a great mood every time I use it.
The Healthy Body Butter ($10) has the addition of Tahitian Tiare Flower to the vanilla/coconut mix. The lotion is subtly scented and pairs beautifully with other scents. It has 100% pure shea and cocoa butters to moisturize, along with goji berry and Kakadu Plus for anti-oxidant power. And check out the price – $10 for this big tube of lotion is awesome.
This body butter is sooo thick and creamy, it really does seem almost buttery. I thought it would take a little work to get it absorbed, but it soaks in beautifully and leaves my skin softly scented and super smooth. I love how this is full of natural, organic ingredients without any synthetic preservatives or harsh chemicals.
If you are looking for an all-natural deodorant, you need to check out The Healthy Deodorant ($18). This is not an antiperspirant, so if you looking for sweat control you need something else. This makes you smell good, and it does it without aluminum, parabens, propylene glycol, or chemicals. What is does have are essential oils, anti-oxidants, and beta glucan technology.
I find the Vanilla Coconut Deodorant smells of exotic coconut and soft tiare flower. The deodorant has a warmer smell to it than the shower gel and body butter, it’s subtle and very pretty. How wonderful to fight odor without the harsh chemicals that can burn and irritate your skin!
You can find Lavanila products online and at stores such as Sephora. They have other vanilla-based scents including Pure Vanilla, Vanilla Grapefruit, Vanilla Blackberry, Vanilla Blossom, Vanilla Lavender, Vanilla Passion Fruit, and Vanilla Summer. For now I am just enjoying the warm comfort of the Vanilla Coconut products, they bring me to the beach…and to Joe…with just one sniff. – Lisa