One of my very favorite ingredients to work with is virgin coconut oil. Besides the fact that is smells similar to what I imagine heaven smells like, it is packed with health benefits! Coconut oil is a powerhouse against free-radicals, fungus and bacteria. It is commonly used to treat acne and ezema.
What I have created is a decadent body cream that is especially beneficial for dry skin. I also recommend this to pregnant women with their beautiful growing bellies, to bring relief from the dreaded belly itch.
It is that time of year when our skin needs extra moisture due to the cold and dry weather. This cream is a wonderful compromise between a rich body butter and a lotion. The scent is mild coconut with a hint of gardenia. All you have to do is close your eyes and be transported from winter wonderland to tropical paradise.