So whats in our stuff? And why?

THE INGREDIENTS WE USE BENEFIT YOU AND YOUR BODY

 

“Natural handmade bath and body care grown in the tropical South Pacific Islands and hand-made by the beach in Australia.”

COCOLUME is a range of tropical, vegan, natural bath and body products, hand-made from ingredients personally hand picked from the beautiful Islands of the South Pacific.

Supporting the local Coconut / Sugarcane and Coffee Farmers from Oxfam, Fair-trade, Trade Aid and local Coconut Plantations from the South Pacific Islands.

Our products are created to nourish and feed our skin without any harmful preservatives and chemicals or harming the waterways and our environment…

OUR SKIN NEEDS TO BE TREATED WITH LOVE.

 

 

“WHAT WE PUT ON OUR SKIN, WE ABSORB INTO OUR BODIES AND BLOODSTREAM. “

The skin is the body’s largest organ and little do we realize that we don’t treat our other organs to such damage as we treat our skin. Skin provides a direct filter to our blood stream and internal organs. So what ever we put on our skin we are essentially putting inside of us. We respond instinctively to natural, organic products, as our bodies recognize them and accept them more willingly than synthetic ingredients.

CHEMICALS WE USE EVERY DAY ON OUR BODIES, DESTROY OUR ECOSYSTEM AND MARINE LIFE NOT JUST US.

 

Without our planet, we simply don’t exist. We create an impact on our environment every day and we are unknowingly adding to the toxic pollution, killing our fish, aquatic life and plants slowly and painfully.

Some chemicals in body and hand washes remain in the environment for many years without breaking down. Imagine the damage that is done every time we wash our hands. This is why COCOLUME uses only natural plant based preservatives and ingredients. We want to help the environment, not hurt it.

 

COCOLUME’S CORE AIM

 Our core aim is to offer our customers products that not only smell good, feel good but products that are also good for them. We always have in mind the therapeutic qualities of the ingredients we choose.  I hope you enjoy what we have to offer and reap the benefits from our products and where they have come from and what they stand for and how they can help us improve our overall wellbeing and health.

 

*  COCONUT OIL *

 

Rarotongan Coconut oil is my favourite oil, not just because of the heavenly smell.  Coconut oil has long been used all over the world for its many therapeutic and other benefits to the skin. It has anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, a wonderful balance of saturated fats in its natural form and even helps stimulate hair growth. Many aromatherapy recipes use coconut oil for the various therapeutic benefits it offers. It contains vitamin A and minerals and is soothing and nourishing for the skin since it can be easily absorbed. It is useful for treating dry, inflamed and sensitive skin types. It is a beneficial ingredient for all Cocolumes products.

GRAPESEED OIL

Treats oil, acne, anti-aging as well as extremely moisturizing. It is an amazing oil – great for oily or acne prone skin as it possesses astringent qualities. Great for all body and skin types as it is the lightest of all oils and easily absorbed into the skin and high in antioxidants. Grape Seed Oil’s Essential Fatty Acids, vitamin E, and flavonoids make it an asset in treating various health conditions, especially on the skin.

SWEET ALMOND

Soothes dry skin, relieves itching and is richer than some oils this nourishing nut oil is high in oleic acid and omega 9 fatty acids which are capable of a somewhat deeper penetration into the layers of the skin than other fatty acids. It may also have anti-inflammatory activity due to the presence of quercetin, a flavonoid compound found in almond skins and antioxidant activity due to high levels of vitamin a and e. Sweet Almond oil helps to relieve itching for it has a soothing and calming effect. It contains high levels of fatty acids, proteins and vitamins B1, B2, B6.

HEMP SEED OIL

This is an incredible oil, with high levels of omega 6 and proteins green in colour due to high levels of chlorophyll, packed with nutrients and easily absorbed into the skin. Hemp seed oil has the perfect fatty acid profile, it possesses many therapeutic properties such as reducing inflammation, clearing acne and soothing eczema. Though very popular in Eastern cultures, hemp seed oil is just recently gaining popularity in the Western world as a multi-purpose natural remedy. Its essential fatty acids boost the immune system, brain, hair, skin, and nails.

CASTOR OIL

Castor oil is antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal.  It’s often used on irritated skin.  Castor oil is considered a warm oil that promotes the circulation of fluids in the body and can relieve the soreness resulting from overworking the muscles, it soothes joint pain, and being full of fatty acids canola oil deeply moisturises and nourishes the skin.

ARGAN OIL

Produced from the nuts of the Argan tree that grow only in Southwestern Morocco, Argan oil is known by many as “liquid gold”. It boasts essential fatty acids, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals that promote overall health without any negative side effects like harmful toxins and parabens found in other beauty care products.

It’s superb moisturizing properties make Argan oil ideal for face moisturizer, hydrating toner, rejuvenating face mask, leave-in conditioner, and moisturizer on pregnant bellies. Blended with essential oils for specific cosmetic purposes, Argan oil is unstoppable.

ARNICA OIL

Arnica oil is found to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, and may be helpful for treating or relieving muscle aches, spasms, pulled muscles, sprains, bruises, swelling, insect bites and general pain.

 

CALENDULA

Calendula oil has anti-inflammatory properties and can soften and soothe skin, therefore aiding in healing of skin conditions. In past wars was used to help heal wounds, scars and infections

TAMANU OIL

Tamanu oil has one of the best healing properties of all carrier oils. Experts recommend that at least 10-50% concentration of the oil is required to enjoy maximum therapeutic benefits. In medical aromatherapy, it is used as an anti-viral medication, for wound healing and for pain relief.

AVOCADO OIL

Beautifully green cold pressed rich in skin softening sterolins. Avocado oil offers enhanced penetration of the vitamins it contains. Avocado oil soothes itchy skin conditions, is highly penetrative and contains essential fatty acids, protein, potassium, lecithin, vitamin B, D and A.

EVENING PRIMROSE OIL

Evening Primrose Oil is used to combat skin dryness and skin irritations. It’s great for the skin and hair and is said to reduce conditions like eczema, psoriasis and premature aging of skin. Being very high in Gamma Linoleic Acid, it has been shown to improve skin functions, moisture, elasticity, firmness, and roughness. GLA increases circulation as well, which can help skin stay vibrant and glowing. It is rich in the flavonoid catechin, another antioxidant and in the amino acid phenylalanine, which is being studied for pain relief.

Evening Primrose oil has fatty acids gamma-linoleic acid and it can be taken internally to improve digestion and reduce inflammation. It is said to help with various skin conditions.

OLIVE OIL

Cleopatra used to use Olive Oil in all her beauty regimes, so no wonder it is a wonder moisturizer, packed with anti aging antioxidants and hydrating squalene, making it superb for skin moisturisation.  Olive Oil is rich in vitamin E, helping tone, repair, refresh dry, damaged and tired skin. It is used extensively as anointing oil as it is very compatible with all skin types.

JOJOBA OIL

Jojoba Oil is antibacterial oil, it helps clear skin and protects from free radicals. It is useful for those with acne or oily skin and has anti-inflammatory properties. Jojoba Oil is very close to the oils your body naturally produces.  It absorbs in to your skin easily without being greasy.

ROSEHIP SEED

The most amazing of all powerhouse oils Rosehip seed oil is a lavish aromatherapy treatment for wrinkles, inflamed skin and to remove scars. Rosehip oil also has excellent regenerative properties for the skin especially with respect to curing conditions due to scarring and contains the super antioxidant lycopene to help repair sun damage. 

 

COCONUT OIL

Coconut oil is one of my favorite oils because of the heavenly smell.  It is also naturally antifungal and antibacterial; Coconut oil has long been used all over the world for its many therapeutic and other benefits to the skin. It has antiviral and antibacterial properties, a wonderful balance of saturated fats in its natural form and helps stimulate hair growth. Many aromatherapy recipes use coconut oil for the various therapeutic benefits it offers. It contains vitamin A and minerals and is soothing and nourishing for the skin since it can be easily absorbed. It is useful for treating dry, inflamed and sensitive skin types.

CERTIFIED ORGANIC GLYCERINE

Organic Vegetable Glycerin is well suited for a wide range of moisturization applications that include skin, hair, nail and lip care. It restores elasticity to aging and damaged skin. It is non-irritating, soothing and is recognized for its ability to moisturize dry and cracked skin. Organic Vegetable Glycerin is non-comedogenic and is an ideal choice for inclusion in formulations intended for oily and acne-prone skin. Vegetable Glycerin is non-irritating and anti-bacterial properties make it an exceptional for skin abrasions, wounds, burns, eczema and rashes.