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Turmeric: The Super Skin Spice

Turmeric has long been known in the west as a spice that adds flavor and color to Indian dishes, however many people are not aware of the beauty benefits. For centuries, turmeric has been an essential part of beauty treatments in India to improve skin health.

But what is it about turmeric that makes it so incredible for your skin?
Simply put, it's an anti-oxidant as well as anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.

Packed with anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants (over 300), turmeric can help with various skin conditions including: acne, scars, eczema and rosacea. The anti-inflammatory properties soothe flare-ups, while the antioxidants scavenges free radicals that are produced due to sun exposure, harsh chemicals and pollution. The antioxidants also help stimulate new cell growth and keep the skin's elasticity intact. And of course we can't forget the anti-bacterial properties turmeric contains, this works to fight bacteria, the primary cause of acne.

Enjoy the benefits of this powerful ingredient found in our Coconut Charcoal Face Mask which is crafted with additional beneficial Ayurvedic ingredients. Shop now.

Say Hello to Beautiful, Healthy Lips

Ready for a little lip protection? Time to try our new Mint Lip Polish

As we say hello to another season, let us help you keep those lovely lips from painfully becoming dry and chapped. When the season comes to a change, our lips tend to flake, peel, itch or burn. In turn, we attempt to restore moisture by licking our lips, but sadly this only destroys the precious thin layer of skin covering them.

We wanted to save you the suffering and help you say good-bye to chapped lips.

Introducing our new Cocovít Mint Lip Polish

Crafted entirely of organic ingredients, our Mint Lip Polish gently exfoliates and conditions, leaving lips ridiculously soft and supple. Cane sugar crystals, natural humectants that prevent moisture loss, buff away dry flakes while raw, organic coconut oil and shea butter nourish the skin.

Using our Mint Lip Polish will allow for beautiful, healthy lips. Eliminating dead cells allows for new layers, making your lips naturally smoother and softer, all the while speeding up that welcomed renewal process.

Available now: Exclusively at Anthropologie stores and online - click here to shop now.

Your Summer BFF

Cocovit Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil. It's everywhere and for a good reason.
We're sharing our favorite uses for Cocovit Coconut Oil this summer.
Say hello to your summer BFF.

Pre and Post-Sun Care for Your Skin: Sometimes we inadvertently get a little too much sun, we've all been there. Cocovít Coconut Oil is an all over moisturizer which can be used both pre and post sun to hydrate and soothe the skin. The oil's moisturizing properties are perfect for parched, sunburned skin. Not only can the oil help moisturize and soothe your sunburned skin, but can also help your burned skin heal faster. Apply as needed throughout the day to keep the skin hydrated and prevent peeling.

Revive Dry/Damaged Hair: Throughout the summer months, all that salt water, chlorine and sun can really take a toll on our hair. Cocovít Coconut Oil is rich in fatty acids which will nourish and moisturize the scalp and hair. Simply apply a quarter-size amount of oil to your hair, (starting from your roots down to your tips), and throw your locks into a loose bun before you jump in the pool or hit the beach. Leave the oil in for several hours before washing it out with shampoo and conditioner.

Get Glowing Summer Legs: Warm weather means you will be showing off your legs a lot more. Not only can you use Cocovít Coconut Oil as a safe and chemical-free, hydrating shave oil, but you can also help maintain your summer glow with a super simple scrub to remove dead layers of skin. Combine 1/4 cup Cocovít Coconut Oil and 1/2 cup sugar (or coffee grounds).

Soothe Bug Bites and Cuts: It is almost impossible to spend an entire summer outdoors without succumbing to those pesky, itchy bug bites or the occasional cuts/scrapes. Applying a thin layer of Cocovít Coconut Oil will protect and prevent the area from being exposed to dirt and bacteria, and can stop the itching sensation.

The Easiest (and best) Eye Make-up Remover: Warmer months tend to call for waterproof make-up but unfortunately that make-up can be quite difficult to remove (especially that mascara). Cocovít Coconut Oil easily breaks down even the most stubborn waterproof mascara. The natural oil contains vitamins and minerals that also stimulate lash growth.

The Perfect (natural) Beach Waves: Can't get to the beach but love those beachy summer waves? Simply combine 1 tsp of Cocovít Coconut Oil, 1 tsp of hair aloe vera gel, 1/2 tsp dead sea salt and 1 cup of water in a spray bottle. Spray on damp hair and scrunch.

Protect Your Lips: Our lips need to be protected and hydrated in the summer heat as much as our skin does. Simply rub a bit of Cocovít Coconut Oil on your lips before heading out and top up as needed throughout the day. Cocovít offers a 2oz option which is perfect to throw into any bag.

Cocovit Coconut Oil Available in 3 Sizes: (1) 8.8oz/250mL, (2) 3.3oz/100mL and (3) 2oz/60mL (available exclusively at Anthroplogie)

Cocovít DIY Deodorant

Homemade deodorants are both a healthier and cheaper alternative to store-bought brands. Our recipe is inexpensive, completely customizable, and most importantly not loaded with toxic ingredients. Prepared with these 4 simple ingredients — Cocovít Coconut Oil, baking soda, cornstarch and essential oils of your choice.

Most people don’t know that the ingredients found in their antiperspirants, such as artificial fragrances, aluminum, and triclosan (Don’t know what this is? Most people don't – it’s a preservative that prevents bacteria from growing in beauty products), can cause irritation to the skin along with other issues. The difference between deodorant and antiperspirant is that deodorant helps combat body odor and antiperspirants actually prevent sweat by blocking the ducts that release it. So our recipe won’t necessarily stop the sweat, it most definitely does work to repel body odor.

Cocovít Coconut Oil DIY Deodorant

What you'll need:

  • ½ Cup Cocovít Coconut Oil
  • ¼ Cup Cornstarch (you can use arrowroot powder if you have sensitive skin)
  • ¼ Cup Baking Soda
  • ¼ TSP Essential Oil
What to Do:
  • Combine Cocovít Coconut Oil and essential oil(s)
  • Add in baking soda and cornstarch (or arrowroot powder), mix until it’s completely smooth
  • Transfer to a jar (if you want to apply with your hands) or an empty deodorant tube

We recommend placing the jar or deodorant tube in the freezer for 15-20 minutes after preparing to allow it to solidify. Also, store in cool place since the coconut oil has a low melting point.

The Winter Recovery Plan

Winter weather have you feeling like a dry, itchy, mess? Freezing temps, dry air, and biting winds strip your skin and hair of it's natural oils leaving you feeling less than your best.

Revive your hair + rejuvenate your skin with one simple product: Cocovít Coconut Oil.

The coconut is nature's most lasting gift to beauty. Potent enzymes and nutrients contained within this miracle fruit have been used for centuries to heal and nourish skin and hair. Inherently antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial, Cocovít Coconut Oil is the ideal skin and hair savior.

Skincare: Cocovit Coconut Oil is a natural moisturizer which keeps your skin hydrated and protected from winter elements. The oil is rich in vitamin E, an essential nutrient for healthy skin growth, skin repair and the prevention of premature aging. The oil also helps strengthen underlying tissues and remove excessive dead cells on the skin's surface.

Apply the oil to your face and body both morning and night. The ideal time to apply is after a bath/shower, when the skin is still porous allowing for better absorption.

Haircare: We all know our hair needs a little extra TLC during and post winter months. Just as coconut oil works wonders for your skin, it has been a known strand-saver for years. Due to the fatty acid structure found in Cocovít Coconut Oil, it is able to penetrate into the hair shaft and nourish your hair from inside out. Applying the oil as an overnight treatment will assist in restoring the moisture in your dry, winter damaged locks.

Before going to bed, massage a quarter-size amount of oil into your scalp down to your ends, add oil as needed. Put your hair in a ponytail or bun. In the morning, shampoo and conditioner as usual.