Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

This may come as a shock to some of you, but I do run out of oils – body, hair, and face. No seriously, it’s true! And, I run out of cash for the luxury ones, too.

But, no this isn’t a plug for Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil ($5.99) that I swear to buy when I desperately need my huile fix. Actually, I was referred to this gem of a moisturizer by a celebrity masseuse who works on the knotted A-list Hollywood types at the famed holistic sanctuary Ona Spa in West Hollywood where besties Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore frequent.

I had the privilege of losing my senses for two gloriously blissful hours at Ona last week. During the comfort of the serene Nirvana massage, I noticed the slip of the oil was different than any other oil I’ve seen used in previous treatments. I couldn't resist asking, so I did..."what it's your blend?"

What surprised me wasn’t the name, but the fact that this 9-year veteran has been using this cold-pressed, filtered oil religiously as a testament to its slip, which was ideal for the Swedish/Deep combo. The masseuse also mentioned she is able to customize the oil for aromatherapeutic benefits on the spot. And, she didn’t mind buying up fresh, new jars on a bi-weekly basis to avoid using the gallon-sized varieties, which actually can go rancid. The best part? Her clients - celeb, non-celeb, and beauty oil blogger - all loved their impeccably soft skin after her lavish sessions.

I know you'll want to try this if:

  1. You’re still hesitant about spending a wad on a scented or luxury one. For the uninitiated, you can’t go wrong with this semi-viscous oil at a bargain price. It seeps into skin to nourish with Vitamins E and K and helps treat any one of those modern skin maladies that can plague you any time of the year.
  2. Or, you want healthy growth of hair with that indisputable shine you see in commercials. Coconut Oil does double duty as it has a high affinity for hair proteins, is able to penetrate inside the hair shaft and is effective in reducing the protein loss for damaged and undamaged hair. 
  3. Or, you still haven’t found that signature scent in a body oil on this blog being the brilliant critic that you are. Coconut Oil is a perfect carrier for when you want to create that perfect Huile de You…perhaps from Clove, Honeysuckle or Saffron.
Keep this grocery store find in your sites for whatever your need or curiousity.

Price: $
Scent Classification: N/a
Viscosity: Moderately viscous