Cheers to the weekend! Ugh, when I quit my 9-5 job and jumped out on my own, I was SO happy to stop being one of those people that counts down the days until Friday… but it’s been a rough few weeks in career life, so here I am again.
But, I suppose there’s nothing wrong with truly embracing every drop of the weekend and I have always loved using these few days to get things in order, but also just do things that make me feel good.
This includes taking a bath, maybe doing my nails, getting in a good face mask, watching some TV… it’s the best. All spring and summer, I’ve been using the Kopari Coconut Melt to see what all the hype is about, and also so I could report back here!
What I Know About Kopari
I’ve been eyeing the Kopari brand for years because it’s completely vegan and all-natural. I think (I cant remember specifics) I probably saw one of my favorite beauty bloggers or makeup YouTubers talking about how great their products were.
Its got a little bit of a higher price point than what I’m used to, but I am of the school of thought that quality products (and services, too) are worth it! This is especially true for skincare — skin is our biggest organ and it’s important to take care of it.
About a year ago, I tried Kopari’s Coconut Rose Toner, which was the first Kopari product I ever tried and wow, I loved it! It helps your skins pH balance, reduces redness and wards off acne… all things I need. It smells good, too!
Loving the toner so much is what made me feel confident enough to take the plunge and buy the Coconut Melt.
Thoughts on the Coconut Melt
Kopari’s Coconut Melt is 100% organic and unrefined, soooo I’m pretty sure it’s the purest form of coconut oil you can get. The cool thing about it is that you can pretty much use it however you want.
I bought it primarily to use as a makeup remover. So, for a month or so, I was using it that way, with a “hot cloth” method I’ve used with other beauty balms. For this, I put the Coconut Melt directly on my makeup/face, rubbed it around and let it sit for a few seconds, and then wiped it off with a muslin cloth or a washcloth using hot water.
I was pretty much instantly sold on the Coconut Melt using it this way. It’s obviously very gentle and gets the makeup off (and I wear a lot), but it also left my skin feeling so moisturized and soft! This is something I haven’t noticed with other makeup removers.
Once I got a little more comfortable with the Coconut Melt, I started trying it in new ways, starting with a body moisturizer. I used it on my entire body after a shower and while it made my skin look amazing, I’m not going to lie, I felt like I couldn’t do anything or sit down because I would leave an oily mess behind. It took SO long for it to soak in, and that was the last time I’ll ever do that!
I will say that I’m not someone who regularly wears body lotion, and I don’t feel like I have dry skin, so I probably should have just stuck to specific areas like my elbows and heels. Live and learn!
The final way I’ve tried the Coconut Melt is simply dropping a lil scoop into my hot bath water. I love this! It leaves my skin feeling moisturized and makes for a soft shave as well.
Is the Kopari Coconut Melt better than getting coconut oil from the grocery store? Truthfully, I’ve never used grocery store coconut oil for beauty, but it is essentially the same thing. Kopari is just selling it in a pure, organic, unrefined form with no additional additives.
So, if you buy it from the grocery (or on Amazon), make sure it’s raw (the jar might also say “virgin” or “cold pressed”) with no additives. I’ve seen jars of this for around $8-18 at natural grocery stores. I think it also depends on how you plan to use it, whether it’s part of a daily beauty routine, an occasional scoop in the bath or a weekly hair mask.
Other Ways to Use Coconut Melt
There are tons of other ways you can use the Coconut Melt, including as a hair mask, an under-eye moisturizer, pregnant belly balm, cuticle oil, scalp oil, lip balm, makeup brush cleanser, itch relief, and as a night cream, among many other ways.
One thing I will say is that, no matter how you decide to use the stuff, a little goes a long way. I’ve had this jar for months and I’m only halfway through, so I don’t feel bad about spending $28 for it.
Kopari has other ways you can try the Coconut Melt for less money if you’re still a little unsure — I was pretty sure I was going to like it enough for the big jar, given all of the different ways you can use it.
They have Coconut Melt Wipes, which are individual wipes infused with their signature formula, a Coconut Melt Mini jar, and even an individual sample-sized packet.
Other Kopari Products I Want to Try
Now that I’ve tried two Kopari products that are well-worth the splurge, I definitely want to try more, including:
- Coconut Body Glow (adds a subtle bronze shimmer)
- Coconut Detox Mask (I’m a sucker for a mask)
- Coco Oil Pullers (a natural way to whiten teeth and improve oral health)
- Coconut Deo (an all-natural deodorant)
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