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Coconut & Vanilla: Two Ingredients That'll Make You Smell and Feel Incredible

June 22, 2019

Coconut & Vanilla: Two Ingredients That'll Make You Smell and Feel Incredible

Coconut and vanilla are two natural ingredients that are moisturizing and replenishing to the skin, and they smell absolutely amazing, too.

We all know a power couple when we see one. Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Sonny and Cher.  Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen. They're talented, successful, and supportive of one another. But what about the power couple of skincare? There's a new one in town, and it's the brilliant coupling of coconut and vanilla.

Alone, these two natural ingredients are powerhouses in terms of their unique, pleasing fragrances and multifaceted skin and health benefits. Combined, they change the game. We're breaking down the natural benefits of each ingredient and how they're the ideal pairing to look for in skincare products.

Benefits of coconut oil

The benefits of coconut oil in skincare products

Coconut is a miracle ingredient that comes from nature. It has several medicinal properties, like being antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, and antioxidant. It's used for several health and disease prevention purposes. We use several ingredients derived from coconuts as surfactants and cleansers in our products because they cleanse and moisturize the skin gently and without irritation.

Coconut oil offers "significant improvement in skin hydration," according to this study. It's safe and effective for the skin, and doesn't affect pH levels. It can be used to treat fungal infections, acne, and mild to moderate atopic dermatitis (also known as eczema).

Because coconut also has a pleasant scent that's tropical, light, and refreshing, it is commonly used in personal care products for its many benefits and incredible scent.

The benefits of vanilla for your skin and mind

Benefits of vanilla

Vanilla essential oils come from the vanilla plant, a type of orchid best known for its warm, pleasant, mildly sweet scent. Often used as natural fragrance in lip gloss, moisturizer, perfume, body wash, and other personal care products, vanilla is believed to be such a popular scent because it reminds people of childhood memories and innocent times: ice cream treats, vanilla cake, and celebrations. This report states that the scent of vanilla can reduce anxiety and make you feel calmer because of this positive association.

Beyond the comforting effects of the vanilla scent, studies have shown it also has anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenic, and antinociceptive properties. You've probably heard of anti-inflammatory -- this is a calming and soothing effect that reduces inflammation, lowering puffiness, breakouts, and redness. Antinociceptive means vanilla can block painful stimulus, while anti-angiogenic means it prevents the growth of new blood vessels, a powerful effect that many cancer treatment drugs also have.

Vanilla has also been shown to have antimicrobial effects, preventing the spread of bacteria, fungi, and some viruses. Between its healing benefits and warm scent, it's no wonder vanilla is used in so many products.

The combination of coconut and vanilla in personal care products

Puracy Body Wash Survey Results


Separately, these two natural ingredients offer health benefits, moisturizing properties, and an exceptional fragrance experience. When coupled together, they make a perfect pairing, and we chose Coconut & Vanilla as our newest Natural Body Wash scent in part because of these many benefits.

We also chose this new scent based on direct feedback from loyal customers like you. If you've been following Puracy for a while, you already know we're not a big, faceless, multi-national conglomerate. We're a small, family-owned company from Austin, Texas that likes to have a direct dialogue with our customers. And we pride ourselves on listening to your feedback and incorporating your wants and needs into every new Puracy product we make.

With this in mind, a few months ago we ran a survey and we asked our customers which new body wash scent you would like us to make.  Although several other strong contenders emerged, including eucalyptus & spearmint, as well as organic French lavender, the ultimate winner of this survey was Coconut & Vanilla.

The combination of coconut & vanilla is also perfectly aligned with our culinary approach to selecting signature aromas. In cuisine, it’s important to have balance, and because coconut and vanilla are both soothing aromas, we took advantage of the light sweetness and floral fruitiness of the coconut and the subtle warmth of vanilla. It’s a layered, long-lasting complex aromatic blend that takes you to different places throughout your bathing experience, without being too sweet smelling or heavy.

We’re thrilled to debut the new lavish blend to our customers this week. The perfect pairing of vanilla and coconut is gentle on skin as it moisturizes, removes impurities, and leaves behind a fresh, enjoyable scent that every member of your family will love.

Visit this link to learn more about our new Coconut & Vanilla Natural Body Wash.