Spring is almost upon us and, I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for warm weather I can hardly stand it. For me, the smell and taste of coconut always conjures up memories of summer and dreams of tropical vacations, so right now I’m obsessed with all things having to do with the fruit. Here are a few coconut items that are tiding me over until beach weather finally arrives.
• LAVANILA Laboratories’ The Healthy Deodorant in Vanilla Coconut is a great way to stay fresh while sporting just a hint of coconut scent. Free of all the ickies like parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes and petro-chemicals, you can feel good about putting this product against your delicate skin.
• The yummy scent of Bumble and bumble Crème de Coco Shampoo and Conditioner makes me feel like I’m on vacay year round, and its moisture-rich cleansing properties keep strands soft and shiny.
• Of course warmer weather means lighter clothing which means I need to start cleaning up my diet. CHAMP’S yogurt is good for me, super creamy and delish—a win-win-win! Made from raw young Thai coconut meat, young Thai coconut water (fresh from the fruit) and probiotics, it’s high in fiber which not only aids in digestion, but also helps me feel full.
• But I’m human and need to satisfy my sweet tooth, too, which is when I turn to Trader Joe’s Coconut Bon Bons for the occasional indulgence. The chocolate-covered coconut treats are highly-addictive, so I try to keep my cravings in check.
If you're a coconut fiend as well, fill me in on your indulgences below, or tweet @OKMagazine.