Thursday, October 10, 2013

Review: Viva Labs Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

PRODUCT: Viva Labs Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

SOURCE:  VIVA LABS - Company Submission
*I received this product free of charge in exchange for an honest review*

(From Amazon)
USDA certified organic, non-GMO, non-hexane and free of bleach or deodorizers, our coconut oil is the pure choice to suit your natural lifestyle. Can be used as a dietary supplement, for cooking, baking and as part of your natural beauty routine.

To say I was a little curious about this product is an understatement.  I was having a hard time accepting the fact that it could be used for so many of the different things they were claiming. Something I could use for my hair and skin care could also use for baking and cooking? Really? Okay, I ended up caving because I just had to know if it would be worth it and actually could be used for it all.

SKIN CARE: I have serious dry skin. So serious that it looks like I have cold chills all the time. My skin is rough, dry and red especially on my arms and legs.  I have tried so many products for my dry skin only to be disappointed by the bottom of the bottle or jar.  I gave this product two weeks and my skin does feel softer. The redness has diminished a little bit, but not altogether.  It was a little greasy at first, but it wasn't so bad with the less you use. Less is more when it comes to the skin care with this product. I would give it a B for skin care.

HAIR CARE: I used this once for my hair. I followed the directions but found I was not satisfied with it as a hair care product.  I am really particular about what I use on my hair. While it wasn't horrible for my hair, I won't use it again for that use just because of how picky I am. I would give it a C for hair care.(for personal preference)

COOKING and BAKING: I tried using this for cooking and found it to be almost as good as using margarine or butter.  There was a slight difference in taste and use, but again it is all about personal preference. Everyone tastes things differently.  Easy to use as well. I gave it a B for cooking and baking.

SUPPLEMENT: No rating as I did not use it as this.

I was pleasantly surprised by this product.  While some uses were better than others, I think it boils down to personal preference in some areas and other areas it worked wonderfully.  The price is great considering you get a full jar of 15 fl. oz. to use.  It does go a long way so you get quite a bit of product for a long run trial. 

3/5 Stars

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