If you love coconut oil for its all-purpose beauty benefits then you must try Todos Organics!
They make lovely coconut oils infused with
essential oils whole botanicals. No synthetic chemicals, no added fragrances (including essential oils), no preservatives and no animal testing. Just all natural, all organic and all good.
Todos Organics is a local bath & body brand, based across the bay in Berkeley California. Their products are made by hand, in small batches, and are sourced responsibly.
TODOS ORGANICS SAMPLE SETS
I first tried their Sample Set III, which came with four small jars of coconut oil infused with different combinations of
essential oils plants.
Each jar is evocatively named CALM, LOVE, WARM and HEAL to reflect the therapeutic and aromatic properties of their ingredients.
They are beautifully crafted in their simplicity. Apart from the coconut, which is the star ingredient, each product contains only five botanical ingredients or less.
For example, the CALM oil is made from coconut oil, lavender buds and vanilla beans. That’s it.
And the WARM oil, which has the lengthiest ingredient list, is made up of only coconut oil, vanilla beans, cardamom pods, cloves, black pepper, and cinnamon.
So simple, right?
After I finished the first set, I purchased their MIND LIFT set which features their newest creations.
The MIND oil is infused with Rosemary.
It’s called MIND because the scent of rosemary improves memory. Also, it is really amazing for the hair. A fact which I can attest to.
Another cool fact? The rosemary was handpicked from their family garden. I love that!
The LIFT oil is infused with coffee beens. Literally there is a coffee bean inside the jar.
It smells sooo yummy that it’s dangerous for a recovering coffee addict like me. AAAH! I want to rub it all over my face and body.
COCONUT OIL AS A BEAUTY REMEDY
Since coconut oil is the brand’s star ingredient, Todos Organics has carefully selected their raw, virgin coconut oil from Colima, Mexico.
Coconut oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids and when applied, works to smooth skin and retain moisture. Also, coconut oil’s natural disinfectant and antimicrobial properties strengthen our skin’s natural defenses.
A diet that includes coconut oil is also a great way to keep skin healthy and nourished from the inside.
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Anyone can use coconut oil. Men, women or children. And there are endless ways to use it on your hair, face or body.
You can use it to tame frizzes, curls and fly-aways. Lots of beauty bloggers swear by coconut oil as their make-up remover. You can use it as a shaving balm to soothe razor burns. And it also works to moisturize and soften elbows, heels and cuticles.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT TODOS ORGANICS
For me, I like to use Todos Organics oil as a deep conditioning hair mask. Or sometimes I just take the tiniest bit as a sécours to the tips of my hair.
But mainly, I love using Todos Organics as a massage oil!
In fact, the creator behind the brand started out as a massage therapist. And it makes total sense because coconut oil is the perfect massage oil since it doesn’t absorb quickly. Infuse coconut oil with the aromatherapeutic qualities of Todos Organic and you have the perfect combination.
If you have a special someone, you really ought to get them to massage you using any Todos Organics oils! Or, as a subpar alternative, you can also massage them. Or yourself. That works too.
Some of my friends who’ve tried Todos Organics point out that it’s too simple. And that they can just buy any old coconut oil at the grocery store.
But to me, Todos is very special. I wouldn’t use it just for cooking. It’s a treat! I love knowing that each ingredient has been carefully selected for their special properties and their high quality.
essential oils plants are very precious and provide added benefits beyond aromatherapy.
For exampe. I have incredibly thick, coarse hair. And I’ve used regular coconut oil before. But with the MIND oil, which is infused with rosemary, the difference that it makes is amazing. My hair is so much softer, smoother and pliant!
Since it’s the holiday season, you may want to know about potential gift ideas. Well, Todos Organics makes for wonderful gifts!
Plus, I love knowing that I am supporting a small local business!
I am definitely going to buy some as gifts for my family and favorite peeps!
Now I’m just wondering about the different ways I can reuse the empty jars…
**POSTNOTE: Todos Organics doesn’t use A DROP of essential oils. They infuse their products with whole botanicals, i.e. dried plant matter, which is more subtle, safe and unique, than just adding super-concentrated essential oils to the coconut oil. And to me, that is so much better because essential oils can be sensitizing and cause irritations. Edits have been made.**