The best-selling coconut water brand now sells coconut oil
Vita Coco’s coconut oil will be available this month on Amazon.com.
Good news for coconut aficionados: Vita Coco, a brand known for making fresh, high-quality, and never-from-concentrate coconut water popular in the United States, is adding a new product to their line — coconut oil.
Coconut oil, touted for its many health benefits — it’s good for your hair and skin, it is believed to boost brain function, and it may help you burn more fat (to name a few) — is a key ingredient in a number of beauty treatments, can be taken as a dietary supplement, and is easy to cook with. Coconut oil is a delicious alterative to unhealthy oils; you can use it to add a subtle coconut flavor to your baked goods, sautéed foods, and stir-fry dishes.
Vita Coco’s coconut oil, which is USDA organic-certified, 100 percent raw, and cold-pressed for optimal flavor, aroma, and nutrition, will be available this month in 18-ounce PET jars on Amazon.com for $13.95. It will also be available in 14-ounce glass jars in the cooking oil and beauty sections of national natural specialty retailers.
For more information about Vita Coco or their coconut oil, visit their website.
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal's Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.
What to know about coconut oil
Coconut oil has grown in popularity in recent years, amid claims that it can do everything from supporting weight loss to slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Many manufacturers have begun to use coconut oil in packaged products, and many people use it for cooking. Many products, such as fried foods, sweets, shampoos, coffee, smoothies, contain coconut oil.
In July 2016, results of a survey in the United States showed that 72% of people believed that coconut oil was healthful, but only 37% of nutritionists agreed.
Coconut oil contains over 80% saturated fat. Some experts have linked saturated fats with cardiovascular and other diseases.
The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting consumption of saturated fats to less than 10% of a day’s calories. This means that someone following a 2000-calorie per day diet should eat no more than 20 grams (g) of saturated fat each day.
Find out more about the controversy, and if you should make coconut oil a staple in your diet.
Supporters claim coconut oil provides various health benefits.
Increasing good cholesterol
Share on Pinterest The MCTs in coconut oil may help preserve insulin sensitivity.
There are two types of cholesterol: high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or good cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or bad cholesterol. HDL appears to help reduce levels of LDL, and high levels of HDL may help boost cardiovascular health.
Some researchers have argued that medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), a component in coconut oil, may help boost levels of good cholesterol. Participants took 1 tablespoon of coconut oil twice daily for 8 weeks.
However, results have varied. One small study in 2004 found the opposite. In research, dietary MCT increased bad cholesterol in 17 healthy young men. The scientists did not study any other indicators of heart health.
A 2016 study found no clear evidence that coconut oil either benefits or harms cholesterol levels.
However, findings published in 2018 suggested that extra virgin coconut oil’s impact on cholesterol may be similar to that of olive oil. So far, the results remain inconclusive, and more studies are needed.
Learn more about how to reduce cholesterol.
Controlling blood sugar
Findings from a 2009 animal study suggested that MCTs, present in coconut oil, may help preserve insulin sensitivity. The review also listed the specific beneficial health effects of MCT oil, not coconut oil, in 29 studies.
However, other investigations have not found the same results. This study on mini pigs, however, looked at an excess calorie, high fat diet that also included hydrogenated fats and high fructose.
Which foods help manage blood sugar levels? Find out here.
Virgin coconut oil may have antioxidant properties. In a rodent study , it appeared to reduce stress resulting from exercise and chronic cold. Researchers believe that virgin coconut oil could be useful in treating some kinds of depression.
Many plant based foods provide antioxidants. Learn more here.
Some people apply coconut oil to their hair to increase shine and protect it from damage. It may penetrate the scalp better than mineral oils.
However, one study of people with similar hair types found no difference in hair condition between those who used coconut oil and those who did not.
Applying a coconut extract to human skin may enhance its protective barrier functions and have an anti-inflammatory effect, says a 2017 study .
These findings could have implications for medicine but not for the diet.
Some foods may help boost skin health. Get some tips here.
In an in vitro study , coconut oil was active against Candida albicans (C. albicans), suggesting it could be a treatment for candida.
This may be due to the extract’s barrier functions and anti-inflammatory properties. However, this is not the same as consuming regular coconut oil since it is not fermented.
Can coconut oil fight candida? See this article for more details.
Preventing liver disease
In a 2017 study , rats with liver disease consumed a high glucose diet either with or without coconut oil. Those who consumed coconut oil had better measures of liver health after 4 weeks than those who did not.
This suggests that some elements in coconut oil may help protect the liver.
Reducing asthma symptoms
Inhaling coconut oil has helped reduce asthma symptoms in rabbits.
However, no studies have taken place in humans, so people should not inhale coconut oil.
Some people have argued that coconut oil leaves people feeling fuller after eating, which means they will not eat so much.
However, one study compared MCT oil to coconut oil and confirmed that MCT oil exerts effects on satiety, not coconut oil.
A 2017 review discusses the importance of oil pulling for dental health. Oil pulling is a traditional oral treatment. It involves swishing an oil around the oral cavity, in a similar way to the modern mouthwash.
Studies have found coconut oil pulling to protect against cavities, improve gingivitis, and influence the oral bacterial balance.
A study comparing two products found that coconut oil was less likely to trigger diabetes and weight gain in mice. Some have interpreted this as meaning coconut oil can help people lose weight.
One reason weight gain occurs is when people consume more calories than they use for energy.
All high fat foods and oils are high in calories. One tablespoon of coconut oil, weighing 13.6 grams (g) contains 121 calories , which is more than lard and butter and slightly less than sunflower oil.
Adding more high fat, calorie dense foods to a diet that contains carbohydrates and plenty of calories may not result in weight loss.
Which breakfast foods can help people lose weight? Find out here.
Several investigations have looked into coconut oil and its possible benefits, but many of these are small, inconclusive, and animal- or lab-based.
Some human studies have confirmed several benefits, but other studies on people show conflicting results. More research is needed to confirm the effects of daily coconut oil use.
- 121 calories
- 0 g of protein
- 13.5 g of fat, of which 11.2 g is saturated
- 0 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol
Coconut oil contains vitamin E, but no fiber and little to no other vitamins or minerals.
Coconut oil is almost 100% fat, most of which is saturated fat. However, the structure of fat in coconut oil differs from that of many animal products, which mainly consist of long-chain fatty acids.
Coconut oil is high in MCTs. These are harder for the body to convert into stored fat and easier to burn off than long-chain triglycerides (LCTs). Supporters of coconut oil attribute many of its benefits to the high MCT content.
However, researchers have questioned these perceived benefits from coconut oil itself because many of the reported benefits stem from MCT oil itself. Experts have called on people to treat coconut oil as they would any other saturated fat until there is enough evidence to prove otherwise.
Not all coconut oils are the same, and the impact on health may vary according to type.
Overall, the less processed a food is, the more likely it is to offer health benefits, and the same is probably true of coconut oil.
Extra virgin coconut oil comes from the fruit of fresh, mature coconuts. Processing does not involve high temperatures or added chemicals.
People who choose to use coconut oil should opt for the least processed type.
Learn more about which oils to choose and which to avoid.
The main argument against coconut oil is its high saturated fat content.
In June 2015, a Cochrane review found that, in some ways, saturated fats may be less harmful than previously believed. It did not suggest, however, that saturated fats were healthful, and the authors urged people to continue reducing their intake of saturated fat.
In June 2017, the American Heart Association (AHA) issued new advice against using saturated fats, including coconut oil, after looking at the findings of over 100 research studies.
Incorrect interpretation of a study?
In 2008, one study made people think that coconut oil might be healthful. In this investigation, 31 people consumed MCT oil or olive oil during a 16-week weight loss program.
The team found that the body processes MCT oil, such as coconut oil, differently from other oils. They concluded that MCT could have the same impact on CVD risk factors as olive oil.
Some people interpreted this to mean that if MCTs can have a positive effect on HDL and total cholesterol levels, coconut oil must be healthful.
However, the original study did not use coconut oil, but a special oil that was 100% MCT. The MCT content of coconut oil is around 14% . Butter is about 9.2% MCT.
A person would have to eat 150 g, or 10 tbs, of coconut oil each day to get the benefits. Consuming this much oil would not be healthful.
The Dietary Guidelines recommend limiting the intake of saturated fats to 10% or less of total calories. For those monitoring their cholesterol, the AHA recommend a maximum of 5-6%.
Most studies that show positive health benefits use MCT oil, not coconut oil. Studies supporting coconut oil have often been short term, small scale investigations involving animals rather than humans. The results have not been significant enough to warrant advising people to switch to coconut oil.
Research supporting a switch to unsaturated fatty acids has produced more reliable results.
Here's Why Nikki Reed Has Coconut Oil Every Day (Plus: Her Favorite Smoothie Recipe)
Coconut oil reportedly has some great-skin benefits—but, as it turns out, it just may also help the rest of your body, too.
So what is it? According to Keri Glassman, R.D., coconut oil is "a multifunctional edible oil extracted from the meat of matured coconuts. It's coveted for its unique healing properties and sweet nutty taste and has recently seen a rise in popularity amongst chefs, nutritionists, and health care professionals for its multitude of uses." Glassman says that the oil is a source of "all-natural energy," which contains no cholesterol and is a good alternative to butter. And about half of the fatty acids in coconut oil are made up of a saturated fat that's linked to killing harmful bacteria, while boosting immunity. Studies have also shown that coconut oil may help with weight loss.
Nikki Reed is also a fan! She teamed up with Vita Coco on its new release of Vita Coco Coconut Oil, explaining that she uses the oil every day—adding a dash to her morning coffee (saying that it gives her energy and a metabolism boost), spraying it on her skin for moisturizing benefits, and includes it in this, her favorite smoothie recipe.
Vita Green Smoothie
1 cup baby spinach, packed
In a blender, combine Vita Coco Pure Coconut Water, fruits, and vegetable and puree until smooth on high. Slowly pour in Vita Coco Coconut Oil (melted until liquid but not hot) to incorporate. Add ice (approx. 1 cup) and continue to blend until smooth.
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I do a lot of writing and talking about coconut oil. The #1 question that I always get is “how do I use it?” In my opinion, the absolute best way to incorporate more coconut oil into your diet is to use it in your cooking and baking. You can replace most other oils with coconut oil. To be quite honest, coconut oil is the only oil I use for most of my cooking and baking. I use both virgin coconut oil and refined coconut oil from my affiliate partner, Tropical Traditions. I do use eco-friendly palm shortening and palm oil on occasions (also from Tropical Traditions). For cold dishes, I use extra virgin olive oil, cold-pressed sesame oil, or avocado oil (affiliate links). But, I’d venture to say that 80% of the oil I use is coconut oil.
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According to Vita Coco, the company partnered with New York CBD producer Plant People to infuse the drink with broad spectrum hemp extract. Although adding hemp-derived CBD to beverages is still frowned upon by the FDA, giving it a vaguer label, like broad-spectrum hemp extract &mdash which includes hemp terpenes and cannabinoids, like CBD &mdash gives food and drink makers more wiggle room.
Finazzo says the inspiration behind the new beverages was customer feedback, and trying to evolve with consumer trends. While there is still more research to be done around CBD's efficacy and long-term effects, it has shown promise in treating inflammation, anxiety and other ailments. Vita Coco also doesn't shy away from coconut water's popularity among people with hangovers from the night before &mdash something many consumers have tried treating with CBD, to varying results.
&ldquoOur consumer is at the heart of what we do, and it&rsquos critical we grow and evolve along with them &mdash and that means offering new products that meet their emerging needs and occasions,&rdquo she adds. &ldquoWe&rsquove seen our consumer become more transparent and vocal about the effects of stress and anxiety in their daily lives. We&rsquove also seen them struggle to find solutions that are natural, effective and accessible."
At the moment, Vita Coco Infused is currently only available for purchase online, but Finazzo says the brand hopes to expand distribution into grocery stores and food retailers in the near future.
Update: This article was updated on December 13 to reflect correct attribution of Finazzo's remarks.
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How to Use Coconut Oil to Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles:
Coconut oil can be used in combination with many other natural ingredients that keep skin healthy, firm, and smooth. Try all the methods below until you find the one that works best for you. Remember to use organic, unprocessed coconut oil for the following remedies.
1. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil alone is an excellent remedy for wrinkles.
- Before bed each night, simply massage organic coconut oil into wrinkled skin until it absorbs completely.
- Leave it on overnight.
- Apply daily.
- For added benefit, consume 3 tablespoons organic coconut oil each day to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to keep skin healthy.
2. Coconut Oil with Egg White and Milk
Milk hydrates skin while egg white tightens it to prevent sagging and wrinkles.
- In a bowl, whisk together 1 teaspoon each of organic coconut oil and honey, 1 egg white, and 1 tablespoon milk.
- Use fingertips to massage mixture into skin.
- Leave on 30 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
- Repeat at least 3 times a week.
- You can mix coconut oil and egg white to get rid of sagging skin around mouth.
3. Coconut Oil Bath
This works well for wrinkles on the body.
- Massage virgin coconut oil into skin until completely absorbed.
- Leave on 30-45 minutes.
- Run a bath.
- Repeat regularly.
- Or apply coconut oil on damp skin after bath.
- Massage gently and wash with water without soap and pat dry.
- Repeat daily to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
4. Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, and Shea Butter
Olive oil moisturizes and nourishes skin while Shea butter restores elasticity.
- In a sauce pan, melt 1 teaspoon of each of organic coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, almond oil and 1 tablespoon of Shea butter over low flame, stirring until combined.
- Let cool to touchable temperature and use fingertips to massage into skin until absorbed.
- Leave on 30 minutes or overnight, then rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
- Repeat twice a day i.e. once in the morning and once at night time before going to bed.
5. Coconut Oil with Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E oil helps heal damaged skin while supporting the growth of healthy new skin cells.
- In a sauce pan, over low flame, melt 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil and the oil from 2 vitamin E capsules, stirring until combined.
- Let cool to room temperature and use fingertips to massage into skin.
- Leave on 15 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
- For added benefit, include ½ teaspoon lavender oil.
- Repeat regularly.
6. Coconut Oil, Oatmeal, and Yogurt
Oatmeal exfoliates to remove dead skin cells and other toxins, while yogurt kills the bacteria that clog pores and cause blemishes.
- In a blender, mix 1 ½ tablespoons of organic coconut oil, ½ cup of plain, unsweetened oatmeal, 6 ounces of plain Greek yogurt, and 2 tablespoons of raw honey until smooth.
- Use fingertips to apply to skin and leave on 15 minutes or until dry.
- Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
- Repeat once a week.
7. Coconut Oil, Cucumber, and Aloe Vera
Cucumber and aloe vera provide the nutrients skin needs to maintain moisture and elasticity.
- In a blender, mix ½ cup of organic coconut oil, ½ cup organic aof loe vera gel, and one peeled, chopped cucumber until smooth.
- Use fingertips to massage into skin until completely absorbed.
- Refrigerate leftover lotion and use twice a day.
8. Coconut Oil with Borax
- Boil ½ cup of filtered water and stir in ½ teaspoon of Borax.
- Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool.
- In another pan, heat 1 cup organic coconut oil until melted.
- Remove from heat and let cool.
- Mix borax, coconut oil, ¾ cup of aloe vera gel, and 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil.
- Use fingertips to massage into skin until completely absorbed.
- Refrigerate leftover lotion and apply daily.
9. Coconut Oil with Cinnamon
Cinnamon reduces the appearance of scars and dark spots.
- Mix 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil with ½ teaspoon cinnamon.
- Use fingertips to apply to skin and leave on 20 minutes.
- Rinse with cool water and pat dry.
- Repeat regularly.
10. Coconut Oil with Turmeric
Turmeric helps maintain the skin’s firmness and elasticity, preventing wrinkles.
- Mix 1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil with ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder.
- Use fingertips to apply to wrinkles and leave on 20 minutes.
- Rinse with water and pat dry.
- Apply regularly.
11. Coconut Oil and Castor Oil
Castor oil moisturizes and smooths skin.
- Whisk together 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, ½ teaspoon of castor oil until completely combined.
- Use fingertips to massage mixture gently into deep wrinkles until completely absorbed.
- Repeat daily.
12. Coconut Oil with Argan Oil
Argan oil reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
- Mix 4 ounces of organic coconut oil with 1 ounce of argan oil.
- Use fingertips to massage into deep wrinkles.
- Leave on a few hours or overnight.
- Rinse with water and pat dry.
- Repeat nightly.
13. Coconut Oil with Honey
Honey moisturizes, removes toxins from pores, and kills the bacteria that cause blemishes.
- Mix ½ cup of organic coconut oil with 1 tablespoon of raw, organic honey.
- Use Fingertips to massage into deep wrinkles.
- Leave on 45 – 60 minutes and rinse with cool water.
- Repeat daily.
14. Coconut Oil Pulling
This method is particularly effective for reducing wrinkles around the jaw line.
- In the morning, on an empty stomach, swish 1 tablespoon of cold pressed organic coconut oil around in your mouth for 15-20 minutes without swallowing it.
- Spit it out after 20 minutes, then gargle with warm water and spit again.
- Repeat daily.
- Note: Do not eat or drink (except water) anything before 20 minutes after oil pulling.
15. Coconut Oil with Olive Oil
- Mix few drops of extra – virgin olive oil with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
- Apply to skin and massage gently for 5 minutes.
- Leave for few minutes orovernight.
- Rinse with water and pat dry.
- Repeat regularly.
- Use sweet almond oil, eucalyptus oil or chamomile oil or rose oil instead of olive oil with coconut oil to treat neck wrinkles.
Vita Coco Appoints Halima Aden as "Chief Coconut Officer"
NEW YORK--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Vita Coco, the world’s leading coconut water brand, is celebrating World Coconut Day and all the good that coconuts do by announcing Somali-American supermodel, activist and UNICEF Ambassador Halima Aden as the company’s first-ever Chief Coconut Officer. In this role, Halima will serve as a global spokesperson and advocate for the Vita Coco Project, the brand’s social impact initiative that supports coconut farming communities in the Philippines and Sri Lanka.
The production of coconut water, which used to be a byproduct, creates thousands of jobs, supports local industry growth and advances economies in developing regions around the world. For the past six years, Vita Coco has carefully built a grassroots-led initiative to maximize their impact in local sourcing communities. Halima, a barrier-shattering role model who embodies the playful spirit of coconuts and the vibrancy of the communities they come from, will play an integral role in amplifying Vita Coco’s mission to positively impact one million people in coconut farming communities.
“Now more than ever, it’s really important to me to partner with brands that share my values. After I visited the coconut farms with Vita Coco last year, and saw the work that they do firsthand and the impact it has, I knew it was an organization that I wanted to be a part of,” said Halima Aden. “I personally understand what economic opportunity and education can do for a community, and I’m excited to help advance this important work.”
Since the Vita Coco Project was created in 2014, Vita Coco has invested in tools and training programs for more than 8,000 farmers to raise annual coconut yields through intercropping, fertilization, irrigation, and crop management, helping to double farmer incomes built 30 safe classrooms for K-12 education and granted more than 60 college scholarships to top-performing students in the Philippines and Sri Lanka. As Chief Coconut Officer, Halima will also curate special projects, including developing a fund to build and enhance spaces for children to improve access to fun and safe schooling environments.
“When we first started Vita Coco, we were really focused on producing coconut water to fill demand, not building a social impact program,” said Michael Kirban, CEO and Co-Founder of Vita Coco. “But as we became more embedded in the local communities and understood how strategic investments and learning new techniques could benefit the farmers and their families, we realized that it was our obligation to do more. I’m so excited to have Halima on board, as she not only embodies the brand but genuinely wants to help us scale our programs.”
In addition to offering a variety of refreshing coconut water beverages in fun flavors and sparkling formats, Vita Coco is planning to introduce an all-new enriched coconut water beverage with CBD. Just in time for the summer season, Vita Coco will be launching its new coconut water drink in July.
The CBD-infused sparkling coconut water product is sold in a 12-ounce can that contains 20 milligrams of full-spectrum hemp oil. While coconut oil is first and foremost known for its refreshing, hydrating qualities, this new product also offers replenishing and soothing benefits. The CBD-infused coconut water is set to be introduced in a unique Cloved Orange flavor.
With CBD-infused teas, sodas, sparkling water and beyond, a range of innovative products like this one are rapidly filling a new beverage category that couldn't have existed just a few years ago.
Makers of Vita Coco Launch New Aluminum Canned Water Ever & Ever
NEW YORK , June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever & Ever, a new aluminum canned water brand, launches today to disrupt the conventional water category dominated by single-use plastic. Ever & Ever is owned and produced by All Market Inc. (AMI), the parent company of leading coconut water brand Vita Coco and organic energy drink brand Runa.
Unlike single-use plastic water bottles, Ever & Ever aluminum bottles are easily and infinitely recyclable when disposed of correctly in a recycling bin. Nearly 75% of aluminum ever produced is still in use today, compared to 91% of plastic waste having never been recycled. Yet, one million single-use plastic bottles are sold every minute around the world, according to market research group Euromonitor.
AMI is introducing Ever & Ever as a catalyst for change in the water aisle to give consumers on the go – who left their reusable water bottles at home – the opportunity to purchase single-use waters that won't harm the environment.
"We are in the business of selling beverages in single-use packaging, and our team shares a passionate commitment to finding ways to neutralize our impact on the environment," said Mike Kirban , CEO of AMI. "As an agile, independent company, we know AMI is uniquely positioned to help address this issue, and we are so proud and eager to get this environmentally-friendly water brand in the hands of our consumers."
Jane Prior , chief marketing officer of AMI, added: "Consumers are increasingly aware of the negative impact of single-use plastic, yet their choices in grocery and convenience stores are limited. When recycled, an aluminum bottle can be turned into a new can in as little as 60 days, so we knew it was the most viable, sustainable alternative to single-use plastic water bottles. It's been a sprint, but we're excited to see Ever & Ever on store shelves around the U.S."
After partnering with award-winning incubator Lonely Whale on Vita Coco's long-term sustainability initiatives, the company identified the opportunity to launch Ever & Ever in conjunction with Lonely Whale's Question How You Hydrate campaign. Question How You Hydrate is a new movement that empowers consumers to choose and champion sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic water bottles.
As part of the campaign, Lonely Whale, Ever & Ever and other #HydrateLike partners are launching a pop-up Museum of Plastic in New York City . The museum will illustrate an ocean free from plastic waste and the solutions available to everyday consumers to inspire action and make a positive impact. The Museum of Plastic is available for a limited time at 473-475 Broadway, NYC. It will open to the public on June 8 .
February 3, 2020
1. Viva Coco Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Vita Coco Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Vita Coco Organic Virgin Coconut Oil $13.29 at Amazon
Hoda can't live without her DIY face scrub which she whips up mixing coconut oil and baking soda. She actually learned this trick from Tiffany Haddish and realized the simple recipe can easily fit into her skin care routine.
This coconut oil has nearly 200 reviews on Amazon with an impressive 4.7-star rating. It's rich in nutrients that help moisturize skin and can also be used to cook, remove stains and even remove makeup.
2. Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda
Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda
Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda $14.44 at Amazon
Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda $17.73 at Walmart
Who knew a simple household essential could be so versatile? Baking soda can be used to deodorize laundry, clean countertops or in Hoda's case, exfoliate your skin.
Best of all, it doesn't take a lot of effort to create this simple scrub: Add baking soda and coconut oil in a small dish, mix it up and apply it directly to your face. Rub the solution into your skin in circular motions to gently exfoliate.
After a couple of minutes, rinse your skin with water and pat dry with a clean towel. In next to no time, you'll have softer and smoother skin that feels rejuvenated.
3. Mike's Hot Honey
Jenna loves this unique and flavorful honey that's just $9. The sweet-heat combination of this chili-infused honey is a quick and easy way to add flavor to any dish. From pizza to hot wings, cheese and cocktails, this delicious condiment is Jenna's favorite pantry must-have.
4. Bushwich Kitchen Bee's Knees Spicy Honey
Bushwich Kitchen Bee's Knees Spicy Honey
Bushwich Kitchen Bee's Knees Spicy Honey $14.99 at Amazon
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Bushwich Kitchen Bee's Knees Spicy Honey $14.00 at UncommonGoods
Upgrade your favorite dish with this spicy honey from Bushwick Kitchen. This option combines a mix of chili peppers and wildflower honey for a bold and spicy flavor. No matter your pairing preference, it will give your treat a kick of flavor.
The honey has a 4.5-star rating on Amazon and buyers say the fusion of ingredients is versatile and not overpowering. For only $15, it's a great addition to the dinner table or for a fun get-together.
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