Ros’ Magical Creamy Coconut Lotion-Island Soap & Candleworks

This is the third time that my friend’s very wonderful Creamy Coconut Lotion has saved the day when I broke out in an allergic reaction.

The first was about 2 years ago, when I attended a Island Soap holiday event and the salesperson mentioned he used the lotion and it cleared up an itchy skin condition.

I had been suffering from hives over my torso, which had been gaining ground.

Seriously, I used the lotion once or twice and my skin immediately calmed down and soon the redness and rash was gone with no sign of ever being there.

I asked Ros what was so magical in the lotion?  The lotion is made of natural oils, but she said it was the comfrey in the lotion.

So, the other day I finally used the balance of my Hoala Spa gift card on my second Dual Exfoliation Facial. This facial uses various Aveda products to slough off dead facial skin.  Part of the facial includes creaming up the neck, shoulders and arms.

I left the spa feeling wonderful and  pleased with the results! My esthetician was fabulous ( I won’t mention her by name in case she does not want to be on the internet), and I would definitely go to her again.

However, when I got home an hour or so later, the skin on my neck had erupted into a red, bumpy, itchy rash. Had a little on my right arm as well.

I was concerned and called Hoala, and they were curious what had caused the reaction since none of the products had changed since my first facial. They invited me to come the next day so they could see the rash.

Meanwhile, I applied Island Soap’s Creamy Coconut Lotion to my neck.

About 20 minutes later, the area definitely calmed down-the itchiness subsided, and the swelling bumps and redness lessened.

By the next day, the rash was reduced by about 90%, and only patchy, slightly raised bumps remained.

The spa manager was helpful, but I got the feeling that she was searching for other causes of the rash.

That’s cool, but I know what I use on my face and body, so I was a little taken aback.

One of those things with me, are if you probably caused the problem, just own up and let’s get on with our lives.

Anyway.

In the end, the manager offered me a free facial. Which was one of those funny things-I have to ask myself, will I get an allergic reaction again?

I only do facials like once a year because I am focused on my skin’s condition, so I don’t know, I don’t really need them.

My bf said Yay! He didn’t have to go shopping again for V-day because I had a free gift from his original gift-

Does this mean it is technically a re-gift? Or a re-issue of the original gift?

Whatever.

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I Vote for Coconut! Island Soap & Candle’s Body Lotion

I’m not sure when I decided to stop wearing perfume.

I had a friend who doused herself in so much fragrance that when I stepped in her car I got a head rush. I think it was an 80s thing to wear so much perfume-back in the days of Giorgio, Poison and my “to this day it gives me a headache when someone else wears it,” Estee’ Lauder’s Knowing. (Ick) The fragrance kind of went with big padded shoulders, big hair and of course, lots of makeup.

Anyway, so somewhere along the line I really started liking the rich, not very sweet smell of coconut. When I attended a holiday shopping event last week on the invite of Island Soap and Candle owners, Rosaline Wang and Richard Emery, I figured it would be a great opportunity to buy gifts.

Island soap uses all natural oils in their products and a little goes a long way. I’ve found that most fragranced lotions are not very moisturizing, because the emphasis is on perfume. Not so in the case of Island Soap’s Creamy Coconut Body Lotion. Just a small amount glides on the dry areas-it is lotion-based, so even though it’s not one of those thick creams, it moisturizes better than many of those without the sticky feel.

I spent Saturday afternoon in a coco haze of dreaminess when I took my nap. There’s nothing I like better than a shower and a nap and having a pleasant fragrance is icing on the cake!

I also picked up the Coconut Body Wash which shares the same light scent and is also gentle and moisturizing. I tested the moisturizing capability by not slathering lotion on after my shower, and measured how dry my skin got. It felt good.

Island Soap has a huge selection of great smelling soaps, lotions, body washes, lip balms, lip glosses, and candles large and small. Visit them online at <a title="Island Soap and Candle" href="http://www.honolulusoap.com
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