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Ingredient Story: Coconut

Coconut nut is part of the palm tree family and is referred to as a seed or fruit. Coconut grows in the tropics and are distinct from other fruits because it contains large amount of clear liquid known as coconut water. Coconut is home too many countries India, Philippines, Africa and other subcontinents.

61% of its content is fibre

Coconut in the last century has become popular staple in food, skin and hair products. A versatile fruit that has many purpose, it fights dryness and flakiness, and neutralized toxins.

Coconut fruit contains 10 vitamins, 8 minerals and 2 phytonutrients, and in addition is highly saturated in lauric acid, and is consider a superfood ingredient due its many properties.

Coconut Superfats

 I love coconut for its delicious water and taste of coconut meat, what I like the most about is that offers so much remedies in ailing the skin, hair, mouth and digestive system.

We use coconut as oils, butters and inner flesh of the coconut in our bar cleanser Vulcano and Blue Lemonade, Body Souffles and body cleansers.

Ingredient Story: Chia Seed

Chia seed have a long history and are grown in Mexico and South America many historians belief seeds were used by Mayan and Aztec cultures for supernatural powers. Earliest mentioned of production was in 16th century.

Chia seed was used for food, medicine, ground floor, drinks and pressed oil. In addition it was used as a sacrifice in religious ceremonies.

The word Chia means “strength”.

The seeds are hydrophilic absorbing up to 12 times their weight in liquid which develops a distinctive gel texture. Chia seeds contains omega-3 fatty acids that help aid healing process irritated skin, blemished and protect the outer layer of skin from bacteria.

Chia is Rich in

  • Polyunsaturated fat, as Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Protein
  • Calcium
  • Zinc
  • Fiber

That’s why Chia seeds are one of my favourite superfood ingredients to use. We use Chia seed in our Chia Fresca bar cleanser, it includes soaked, whole and fine grind seeds.

Rachel