Organic Fiji Lavender Face and Body Coconut Oil Bar Soap - 7 oz. (198 g)
Begin and end your day with the soothing aroma of Organic Fiji's Lavender Face and Body Coconut Oil Bar Soap. Organic Fiji's Lavender Face and Body Coconut Oil Bar Soap is a certified organic soap. Organic Fiji's Lavender Face and Body Coconut Oil Bar Soap is made with few ingredients to provide pure skin care that not only cleanses and treats your skin but also awakens your senses.
Health Benefits of Coconut Oil for the Skin, Body, Face & Hair
Coconut is one of nature's most miraculous fruits, and has an abundance of benefits and uses. For centuries, the coconut has been one of the main staples of the people of Fiji, the Pacific Islands, and throughout the Tropics. Whether absorbed or digested Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, the unrefined fat removed from the coconut, is the key byproduct that Organic Fiji uses to unlock the coconut's full potential.
What are some benefits to using Coconut Oil for the skin?
Now it is no surprise that Coconut Oil is great for the skin. Fijians and Pacific Islanders have always had beautiful, smooth, healthy, and age defying skin even while being exposed to the relentless sun and the harsh salty sea air. Their secret is in their native island product, Coconut Oil! It has been used as a natural skincare treatment for centuries. Coconut oil is nature's most abundant source of Medium-Chain Triglycerides. When applied to your skin, your natural good bacteria convert these Medium-Chain Triglycerides into Antimicrobial Fatty Acids. Antimicrobial Fatty Acids prevent viral, fungal, and bacterial infections, including yeast! Antimicrobial Fatty Acids act like nature's natural bodyguards for your skin. This is key! These protective qualities make Coconut oil an excellent fat to use in body soaps, and is why Cold Pressed Coconut Oil is the principal ingredient in Organic Fiji's Coconut Oil Soap Cleanser for Face and Body! A perfect choice for sensitive, normal and dry skin!
Why is Coconut oil such a superior moisturizer?
It all comes down to the small molecular structure of coconut oil. Its undersized structure promotes easy absorption through the skins pores and follicles. Coconut Oil's deep moisturizing properties rapidly hydrate, condition, and shield the skin from moisture loss. Most leading skincare products come in the form of over processed low-grade fats, which are no where near as beneficial for you. This is why Organic Fiji's Cold Pressed Coconut Oil is such a superior moisturizer, and is a great treatment to relieve dry, rough, and wrinkled skin. It is also an optimal natural treatment in treating of skin conditions like Eczema and Psoriasis! Organic Fijis Coconut Oil Lotions for Face and Body is made only with Certified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, and is formulated to promote healthier hydrated skin! But better moisturizing is not the only reason to use Coconut Oil as your primary skincare treatment!
Why does Coconut Oil make you look and feel younger?
Not only is Coconut oil vitamin enriched in vitamins A, B, C, and E, and nourishes your skin, coconut oil is a natural anti-oxidant that helps the skin repair itself. Coconut Oils protective anti-oxidant qualities protect the skin from free radicals and other environmental aging factors. Free radicals break down the connective tissues in your skin causing your skin to harden and lose its natural elasticity and strength. All the signs we see in aged skin! Conventional skin products are not made with anti-oxidant loaded fats like coconut oil. Instead, they often use highly refined vegetable oils, which may have had all their good anti-oxidants removed from over processing. These highly refined vegetable oils are actually prone to free-radical generation! If you apply a product that uses highly refined vegetable oil instead of anti-oxidant loaded oil like Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, you may actually be causing you skin to age faster! This is why you should always be careful about what skincare products, lotions and lip balms you use. Organic Fiji takes full advantage of the anti-aging abilities of Coconut oil by using only Certified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil formulated in all Organic Fiji Products including Organic Fijis Sugar Polish, which exfoliates and enriches your skin, and Organic Fiji Coconut Oil Lip Balms.
So remember when looking to care for your skin, look for Coconut Oil, and look for Organic Fiji!
Organic Fiji's Certified Organic Virgin Cold Pressed Coconut Oil Process
The secret to Organic Fiji's body nourishing product line is not just their use of only Pure USDA Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil, but also how the oil is processed. Organic Fiji uses only Pure USDA Organic Cold Pressed Oil in all of their products!
What is Cold Pressed Oil, and what is so special about Organic Fiji's USDA Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil?
Organic Fiji is dedicated on providing natural antioxidant rich skin care products. The most beneficial sources of antioxidant supplements are found in naturally concentrated extracts. Botanical oils processed in an inert oxygen deprived environment, which have NOT been exposed to excessive heat or chemicals. Organic Fiji's Cold Pressed Process prevents oxidation, a counter to antioxidants .
Organic Fiji employs a "Chemical-Free Cold Pressed Coconut Oil Process" that utilizes a precise set of low temperatures and pressures. This process produces a Coconut Oil extract in its purest form; pure antioxidant rich oils that offer superior nourishing and health benefits.
What is Oxidation?
When the Coconut Oil is exposed to increased temperatures, chemical reactions within the oil also speed up. These chemical reactions double every 18 degrees the temperature is increased. As the oil's temperature rises, the faster its antioxidant qualities are destroyed by, oxygen, light, and air from the "pressing" process.
The most important reason to Cold Press Coconut Oil is the internal chemical changes that take place in the oil's molecules at hotter temperatures. The Coconut oil will literally change its form to an unnatural derivative. The unsaturated fatty acids can convert into unnatural trans- fat configurations. They also can oxidize, crosslink, dimerize, or polymerize. This changes the shape and properties of the Coconut Oil's fatty acid molecules. Robbing the extracts of all their nutritional and supplementation value! It can even make the oils toxic!
So why don't all Organic Fiji's competitors use Cold Pressed Coconut Oil instead of the "high heat processed" types?
The answer is simple- its cheaper, in all sense of the word. When the "high heat" processed method is employed it yields greater quantities, extra coconut oil, and it is processed at a much faster pass. So almost all of Organic Fiji's competitors sacrifice the Coconut Oil's natural and nourishing qualities to save a few extra dollars. Organic Fiji does not sacrifice the quality of their products by using inferior processed Coconut Oil. Organic Fiji uses only 100% Pure Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil in all of their products!
Fair Trade Overview
Fair Trade Certification empowers farmers and farm workers to lift themselves out of poverty by investing in their farms and communities, protecting the environment, and developing the business skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace.
Fair Trade is much more than a fair price! Fair Trade principles include:
- Fair price: Democratically organized farmer groups receive a guaranteed minimum floor price and an additional premium for certified organic products. Farmer organizations are also eligible for pre-harvest credit.
- Fair labor conditions: Workers on Fair Trade farms enjoy freedom of association, safe working conditions, and living wages. Forced child labor is strictly prohibited.
- Direct trade: With Fair Trade, importers purchase from Fair Trade producer groups as directly as possible, eliminating unnecessary middlemen and empowering farmers to develop the business capacity necessary to compete in the global marketplace.
- Democratic and transparent organizations: Fair Trade farmers and farm workers decide democratically how to invest Fair Trade revenues.
- Community development: Fair Trade farmers and farm workers invest Fair Trade premiums in social and business development projects like scholarship programs, quality improvement trainings, and organic certification.
- Environmental sustainability: Harmful agrochemicals and GMOs are strictly prohibited in favor of environmentally sustainable farming methods that protect farmers' health and preserve valuable ecosystems for future generations. TransFair USA, a non-profit organization, is the only independent, third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the U.S. and one of 20 members of Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO). TransFair's rigorous audit system, which tracks products from farm to finished product, verifies industry compliance with Fair Trade criteria. TransFair allows U.S. companies to display the Fair Trade Certified label on products that meet strict Fair Trade standards.
Fair Trade Certification is currently available in the U.S. for coffee, tea and herbs, cocoa and chocolate, fresh fruit, sugar, rice, and vanilla.
Do Organic Fiji products contain parabens?
No, Organic Fiji is dedicated to bringing you the cleanest skin care available. None of their products contain Parabens, PEG's, GMO's, or any other harsh ingredients.
Where does the coconut oil come from?
Organic Fiji's Certified Organic Coconut Oil comes from Fiji and other South Pacific Island Communities.
Which organizations certify the products and how credible are they?
Organic Fiji products are certified organic by Oregon Tilth, one of the nation's oldest and most accredited certifying agencies.
I have sensitive skin can I still use the products?
Yes, Organic Fiji products contain no harsh ingredients and are great for sensitive skin. If your skin is sensitive to fragrance, then Organic Fiji suggests their Fragrance Free Line of products.
Can you use the scrub on your face?
Organic Fiji Sugar Polish is gentle enough to use on the face, as well as any part of the body. The Coral Sea Salt is a bit more abrasive so using it on the face might be too rough for some people.
Will the coconut oil stain my clothes?
No, Organic Fiji's Certified Organic Coconut Oil will wash out of clothes and sheets. Thus, this oil makes a perfect fit for massage, tanning, and use as a daily moisturizer.
The Coconut Oil Products state that they can be used on hair too, how do I do a hair treatment with the oil?
Apply liberally to dampened hair, leave in for any desired length, and shampoo out. This is an inexpensive oil treatment that will leave your hair soft, conditioned, and protected from environmental factors.
How is the coconut oil extracted?
Organic Fiji coconut oil is extracted using a Traditional Cold Pressed Method. The coconut meat is put in a cold press that is never exposed to heat, extracting the oil and retaining all its natural properties.
Are Organic Fiji products suitable for problem skin?
Organic Fiji products contain no harsh ingredients so they are perfect products for acne, eczema, and other skin problems. Coconut oil is a natural pore decongestant and will not clog the pores. Organic Fiji uses several essential oils such as Tea Tree Spearmint and Lavender that have been shown to reduce acne and eczema.
Why does coconut oil solidify? What is the best way to liquefy the oil?
Certified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil naturally solidifies below 76 degrees Fahrenheit. The best methods to liquefy the oil are to place the sealed container in hot water or in a naturally warm environment such as the sun. Please do not microwave the coconut oil, as you will destroy the natural properties of coconut oil by doing so.
About Organic Fiji
The very beginning
The tale of Organic Fiji starts on a beautiful group of islands far, far away. The Fijian Islands are a group of tropical islands located in the South Pacific about 1100 miles Northwest of New Zealand. Bob Rogers, the founder of Organic Fiji, discovered the beauty of these islands in 2003 on a family vacation. While he was there he noticed how all the islanders had beautiful, healthy, glowing skin. Their secret was coconut oil. Certified Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil. He learned how they used it in their daily routines, beauty regimes, and in their diet too. He witnessed first hand how this ingredient can benefit people in so many different ways.
Bob went on to find out that there was a coconut plantation in Fiji. The coconuts grown at this plantation were cold pressed to produce certified organic virgin coconut oil. This method of extraction means that all the goodness of the coconut is kept in tact. The plantation also burned the coconut husks afterwards to provide a clean, sustainable and environmentally friendly source of energy for the plantation and the surrounding communities. This plantation not only produced a valuable ingredient that held so many benefits, but was also socially responsible for its working actions.
Bob felt that the secret of the amazing coconut, its seemingly endless list of benefits in all aspects of life and the working methods of this coconut plantation were all too much of a treasure to keep to himself! He wanted to share it with the world! With this enthusiasm and passion Organic Fiji was born!
Organic Fiji was created with the vision that there could be skin care products on the market that were not only pure and organic, using natures tropical treasure as their key ingredient, but they could also be products that did not compromise performance. Organic Fiji products were to nourish and care for the skin like no other products on the market. And so it began...
The first product to be made was the Organic Fiji Coconut Oil Soap. These were handmade by the Fijians using the coconut oil from the plantation. A unique 400-year-old traditional recipe was used to create this chemical free, organic face and body cleanser. The pure warmth and beauty of the Fijian people that Bob had experienced when he was there was delivered from their fingertips, through Organic Fijis products, and to the customer as they enjoyed the amazing benefits the products could offer. The soap was brought out to customers in several fragrances as well as the original fragrance free.
Subsequent to this, Organic Fiji brought out their Nourishing Organic Lotions for face and body. It combines Certified Organic Coconut Oil with a blend of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils to help replenish and moisturize the face and body. It was felt to be the perfect compliment to the original Organic Fiji product, the coconut oil soap. The lotion was brought out in 12oz and 3oz sizes and in several fragrances, as well as the original fragrance free.
Next, Organic Fiji considered bringing out a product that was more intense and versatile than the nourishing Lotion, and was the base of both of the current existing products. Pure Virgin Tropical Coconut Oil! There is no moisturizer on planet Earth more quenching than Certified Organic Coconut Oil. In its purest form, coconut oil is natures way of treating dry, irritated skin. Rich in Vitamins and antioxidants, coconut oil is not only wondrous for the skin, but can also be used as an intensive treatment for damaged hair, a smoothing hair serum, a makeup remover, a night cream, a baby massage oil, a scar treatment and many other things. Organic Fiji offered Certified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil to its customers as a 12oz and 3oz body product in different aromas, and also as a 13oz jar of pure, unscented Cold Pressed Coconut Oil for Cooking and nutritional purposes.
Organic Fiji now had something to cleanse the skin, and to moisturize the skin, but it wanted something to renew the skin, and make it feel more alive. An organic exfoliate was created using only the most pure of ingredients to benefit the body. Organic Fiji combined Organic Coconut Oil with Organic Cane Sugar to bring you a wondrous body exfoliate. The Sugar Scrub would not only eliminate dead skin cells with the sugar but it would also replenish and protect skin too with the coconut oil. The perfect sister scrub was created in the Body Polishes category. Organic Fijis Coral Sea Salt Scrub! Coral Sea Salt was paired with Certified Organic Coconut Oil, and nine other essential oils to give a more abrasive exfoliating experience and a diabetic alternative.
Organic Fiji today
Today Organic Fiji still offers this innovative selection of products, and is always working to enhance their performance. New fragrances have been added to many of the categories, making the choice of scents even larger. Organic Fiji are always keeping up to date with new organic information, and remains dedicated to keeping the products as pure and organic as possible. USDA and Oregon Tilth continue to certify many of their products as Organic.
Organic Fiji products are now made in the USA. After production quality decreased in Fiji, and the question of their carbon footprint when shipping the products back and forth was questioned, it was decided that they would use the same ingredients and age old methods to create the products, but somewhere a little closer to home. They felt this was the best environmental choice, which would then directly advantage their customers. They continue to use the coconuts from the pacific islands, supporting the people of these island communities. Organic Fiji takes pride in the quality of their products, and will always remain devoted to producing consistently high quality results.
As a company they will always operate with the same enveloping warmth that was witnessed in Fiji when this tale began. The company has developed in many ways, but they remain in awe of the islanders way of life, and promise to integrate their magic to the products in every way possible. Organic Fiji values each and every customer regardless of whether they are a big company or a single person. They continue to be a human being at the other end of the phone, rather than an automatic service, and in more ways than just this, they guarantee you can always be greeted with their small company ethics and sincerity.