I was able to receive some product from Skinny & Company. Here is my honest, 100% unbiased review of some of the products I received.  First a little information about the products I received.
skinny and company logoSkinny and Company is a company that sources 100% natural coconut oil and coconut oil products. It’s the only 100% raw and alkaline coconut oil on Earth. It is cold-pressed and is authentically from tree to table. All products are five or fewer ingredients and everything is edible!

Coconut oil can be used for many different things. You can replace butter or oils when cooking. It can be used in it’s purest form in your coffee or teas. You can also use it as a moisturizer or conditioner for your hair or skin. It’s very versatile.

 

Benefits of using coconut oil include:

  • supplying energy to insulin-resistant cells
  • boosts metabolism
  • promotes thyroid health
  • helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels
  • when used as an oil pull it promotes oral health

Products I received:

  • Skinny & Co Coconut Oil
  • Skinny & Co Facial Oil
  • Skinny & Co Oil Pulling
  • Skinny & Co Body Butter
  • Skinny & Co Sugar Scrub

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Coconut Oil

Benefits of using Coconut Oil include:

  • use as a deep conditioning treatment
  • add to coffee, teas, or smoothies (it has a slightly sweeter taste)
  • may boost metabolism and promote fullness
  • use as healthy replacement for butter or other common oils

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The coconut oil is pretty basic and has many uses. Everything listed above plus so much more. When opening the coconut oil I noticed that this particular jar is solid and white. The jar was completely full.

There was a very slight hint of coconut scent to the oil. Imagine the smell of cocoa butter but WAY less potent. The scent was very faint and slightly surprising to me. I was expecting a very potent coconut smell.

There was very little to no taste to the coconut oil. Upon applying to my finger, it quickly liquefied. After tasting it I did not have a very oily taste in my mouth. There was no after taste or oily remaining feeling in my mouth. If I did pick up a taste for it, it had a very small hint of coconut taste to it.

It worked wonderfully as a moisturizer to my hands as I applied a small amount to the back of my hand and rubbed it into both my hands. My hands looked slick and oily but did not feel slick or oily. They felt much softer and smoother. Very soft to the touch. The oil did not leave any residue on any other surface when touched. I only applied a small amount to my hands.

I’m unsure as to why you would add this to coffee or tea. It is not sweet as I was expecting so I don’t believe it would add a sweetness to your teas or coffees. It does have a note on the product insert, though:

Note: Skinny is a natural detoxifying agent. It is recommended that you start small with a half a tablespoon twice a day. As the body begins to detox from the oil, gradually increase intake up to 3 tablespoons a day for the best results. 

I did not use this as a cooking agent in place of butter or other oils but do plan to try it. I have a few recipes that call for a couple tablespoons of coconut oil so when I make those I will use it then and update this post.

Facial Oil

Facial oil can be used many different ways:

  • as a makeup remover, including waterproof mascara
  • facial cleanser
  • daily moisturizer
  • beard oil

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The facial oil was similar to the coconut oil in texture, color, and in a solid form. It liquefies once applied because of the heat of your body.

The facial oil states 100% PURE, moisturizing, cold pressed, all natural, coconut oil with lavender, roman chamomile, and essential oils.

It states on the jar that it moisturizes the face and neck, removes makeup, and calms sensitive skin.

I applied the facial oil to my face and noticed it a bit oilier than normal. I did not break out or have any reaction to the oil being on my skin. I have combination skin where some parts are dry and some parts are oily. I stayed away from my natural oily places on my face and applied this oil to my dry spots – my eyebrows. It helped my dry skin and moisturized my eyebrows.

The smell is interesting with a hint of scent to it. The oils are not overwhelming in any way. I cannot say that I enjoyed the scent, though. It smelled menthol-y to me. It kind of reminded me of Vick’s vapor rub. I got more of the chamomile scent than the lavender which was disappointing.

I did not taste this one because of the essential oils although it says that they are all edible.

I also tried this as a makeup remover. I applied a small amount to the corner of a washcloth and applied it to my eyes. It worked well to remove the makeup I had on which was the primer, eyeshadow, mascara, liquid eyeliner, and pencil eyeliner.  The makeup came up with ease and the oil did not irritate my eyes at all. I’m unsure if this would be ok to use with contacts though because of the oil. Overall, I will continue to use this as a makeup remover probably more so than anything else.

Oil Pulling

The benefits of oil pulling are:

  • lessens bad breath
  • naturally, whitens teeth
  • shown to remove plaque
  • DIY toothpaste

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The oil pulling jar is solid in form and like all the others, completely full. The jar states 100% RAW dentist recommended alkaline coconut oil infused with refreshing peppermint.

The smell of this is very peppermint. The taste is peppermint also. There is a strong peppermint taste to the oil pulling product. It leaves your mouth feeling very clean and minty fresh.

The benefits of oil pulling are many. It is a strange thing to do but beneficial nonetheless.

You place approximately a tablespoon of oil in your mouth and swish it around your mouth for 5 minutes (to start) and up to 20 minutes after you’ve established a routine and get used to it. It’s recommended to do twice a week. You are NOT to swallow the oil after swishing it but spit it, and all the bad stuff, out.

It actually liquefies in your mouth rather quickly and is easy to swish around. Your mouth and jaw tire rather quickly but keep it up for a while. It actually thickens in your mouth as you’re doing this. It’s like you can feel it pulling all the bad things out and into your mouth.

I noticed my breath was fresher and teeth were slightly whiter after doing this for about 2 weeks – twice a week.

I will continue to do this as I think it is benefiting me in many ways as in the ones listed above.

Body Butter

Benefits of the body butter include:

  • moisturize and soothe itchy skin
  • shaving cream
  • great for after sun care
  • soothe skin rash and baby acne

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The jar states 100% Raw, cold press, all natural, moisturizing, whipped coconut oil infused with organic almond oil.

It has a pretty strong scent to it. It doesn’t smell like coconuts or almonds. I didn’t find it very pleasant, actually. This particular jar was not as solid as the others and was a little more liquidy. Again, the jar was completely full – you’re definitely getting your money’s worth with these products.

I used this product two ways. I applied it to my bikini area after shaving and receiving razor burn. It soothed my skin very nicely. Within a few moments time, I felt some relief to what I was feeling. The redness also went away pretty quickly.

I also used this on my sunburn. I didn’t feel much relief with this on my skin for a sunburn product. It helped moisturize the skin that was irritated but I didn’t feel any relief with the pain or burn. I’m unsure if this is marketed towards after sun care as in sunburn but I thought I’d try it anyway.

I liked this product for the razor burn, though. I thought it worked well in that case. I will keep this around in case I get razor burn again.

Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrub can be used in these ways:

  • exfoliate skin
  • add to coffee or teas
  • great for shaving
  • lip exfoliator

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Finally was the sugar scrub. On the jar, it states 100% raw, cold pressed, all natural, coconut oil, with exfoliating coconut sugar and soothing vanilla bean.

This stuff smells pretty amazing. It reminds me almost of chocolate but that can’t be right, right? It had a very thick texture, almost like a paste.  However, it wasn’t pasty. I could not scoop it out on my finger and apply it to my lips like a paste. I could scoop it out and plop it onto my skin and rub it in as though I had a handful of sugar. It didn’t adhere at all. It was very crumbly. I found that this was rather hard to use.

I’m unsure if mine was faulty or if it should have been more oily. If it had a little more oil to it I would have been able to scoop it out and apply it a little better.

What I ended up doing was taking a small scoop of the regular coconut oil and applying it with the sugar scrub and mixing that together before applying it to the areas I wanted to exfoliate. That seemed to work so much better.

It works great as an exfoliator. My legs felt so much smoother. I applied it after shaving and realized I had no irritation or razor bumps after applying the sugar scrub once I shaved. I also didn’t get any ingrown hairs either.

The taste is like sugar with a small hint of something – probably the coconut or vanilla bean. I could see adding this to your coffee or tea to sweeten it. I did not try this, though.

Overall Thoughts:

Overall, I was very impressed with the Skinny & Company line of products. I think they were great in each aspect of which they were supposed to do. It’s amazing how one product – coconut oil – can be used in so many different ways and benefit you.

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Thank you to the Skinny & Co team for sending me some great products and opening my world to using all natural products for my skin that I now know work wonderfully. I recommend everyone go out and try some of these products today.

Any questions, feel free to ask me. I’ll do my best to answer them or direct you in the right direction.

This was my honest, unbiased review for a product that I received at a free price. These opinions are strictly of my own and are not influenced by anyone in any way. I only write my 100% honest opinion on a product.

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