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Friday, June 6, 2014

Archipelago Botanicals Coconut Body Wash & Lotion and Oat Milk Lotion Product Review

Do you like coconut? I run from mounds, almond joy or peppermint patty candy bars because they contain coconut. I turn my nose up to cupcakes sprinkled with coconut shavings, let alone an entire coconut cake. However, I DO drink coconut beverages and use coconut beauty products. Isn't that crazy? Does anyone else suffer from this?

Well anyway, let's talk about the cool NEW coconut body wash and lotion by Archipelago Botanicals (this is not a sponsored post). I was introduced to Archipelago Botanicals YEARS ago. I fell in love with their Oat Milk Lotion. It is awesome! It's a medium weight lotion, you can use year round. It's an everyday lotion, that will not compete with your perfume. It's OAT! It's MILK! It will keep your skin supple and is worth every penny! I give it a SUPERsweet rating. Your skin will love it! It will slurp it up! I was excited to see that they came out with a Coconut Collection. Below are my thoughts!

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)

This body wash is both paraben & sulfate free. It has a pearl white color. There's nothing artificial about the scent. If you twist off the cap, it smells not only like coconuts but also a tropical island, cool breeze, and your favorite tropical drink. HaHaHa This is a tropical getaway in a bottle. This is relaxation in a bottle. The body wash lathers really well. It will moisturize your skin and rinse away cleanly. This is perfect for Summer. FYI - While I was at ULTA, I compared this to Philosophy's Coconut Body Wash. NO COMPARISON! And you guys know how much I love Philosophy. Philosophy's Coconut Body Wash is WEAK and ARTIFICIAL compared to this stuff.

After showering, there's only a light scent of the body wash left on your skin. If you want that scent to stay with you, purchase the lotion. It's creamy white. It's paraben free. It's not heavy. Your skin will drink it up. Your skin will feel smooth. Anyone that's scent conscious...no worries. The scent is super soft and pleasing to your nose. Health professionals (nurses etc) can use it! That's how soft & scent friendly it is. I give this a sweet rating also.

I can't repeat this enough! If you want a GREAT year round lotion with barely a scent, but something SUPER GOOD for your skin...buy their OAT MILK LOTION. It is worth every penny and I can't sing it's praises enough! You will love it! Non-greasy. Non-sticky. It's SuperSweet in my book! I've been using it for years.

Archipelago Botanicals is a brand that produces awesome quality bath & body products without bells, fanfare and frills. It's bath & body for grown ups!!! Great stuff!!!

Have a great weekend everybody! I'll return Monday with another Soap & Glory review. I wanted to cover and review all the products I saw at Ulta this week :)


Emmylou said...

I love that the products are paraben and sulfate free. I must admit I'm just a bit meh with coconut-scented stuff, but I do love coconut oil and juice...hehe....Anyhoo, great review, Kim:)

PS That Oat Milk one sounds awesome.

Random_Hi_D said...

Sorry, I don't suffer from anything like that. I eat anything I like. Ha! With balance of course. Anyway, great review. I love coconut. I use a Watson's coconut lotion and really moistures my skin. Also, it's good that you drink coconut juice because it hydrates better than water.


Stanislava E. said...

I love coconut! Nice review, thanks for sharing!


Kizzy Von Doll said...

Oooh...I love the smell of coconut products!! This sounds lovely. Fantastic review doll, Happy Friday xx

miss b said...

I'm always interested in products which are paraben and sulphate free and I prefer a body lotion which only has a hint of fragrance then it doesn't conflict with the perfume I'm wearing. I also like the simple packaging too. Another thorough review! Have a lovely weekend, Kim.

Rinako Camellia said...

I absolutely love products with coconut! <3

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oomph. said...

i love coconut EVERYTHING! mounds, almond joy, bring it on, lol!! i bet these smell amazing!

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

It sounds really wonderful, though I am not sure I'd be able to find these products over here. As for coconut - I love it, in everything. :)

Jackie Harrison said...

Love this product and you made it sound more exciting to use awesome review. Have a great weekend.

Lilli said...

Morning Kim! Lol, Im your opposite instead, love coconut to eat! But as u I have a crush on beauty products with this scent! Both sounds good especially the lotion, but you suggest more the oat milk lotion so that one must be really awesome. Enjoy your weekend my friend, hugs! xo

Corinne said...

I'm the same as you, I hate eating coconut but I love the smell of it and I also really like coconut water! I really hate the texture of it when eating it.

Corinne x

Anonymous said...

I TOTALLY get the coconut thing. Bounty bars are the only things left in my Celebrations tub, anything vaguely scented of coconut gets me running a mile and a tiny taste of it gives me the shivers. This post is such a coincidence because I have the same freak fear of coconut as you but I have just started taking three tablespoons of coconut oil a day because it's supposedly good for the body. Ohhh boy does the scent give me shivers. Sounds like you really like this stuff; I am a little sceptical but I do like oat and milk. Mmm. Rosemary x


Busola Coutts said...

In terms of food, i like coconut flavored food but not the cococonut itself. Beautiful review dear. Have a great weekend.


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TheTinyHeart said...

I am the same way...I love the smell of coconut but I don't want to eat it! These products sound wonderful! I have a similar coconut lotion from B&BW that makes me feel like I'm on vacation. :)

The Tiny Heart

Anne said...

I love the smell in products also but rarely eat anything with coconut in it Kim! The packaging looks great on these ones:)Enjoy your weekend!

Jane said...

i love coconut! and coconut cupcakes are one of my favorites! :) i may just want to eat the bottle of body wash and lotion! :D

Alicia Mackin said...

I do like coconut! And this line sounds like it is super good for your skin. I will have to check it out.

Allie of ALLIE NYC

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This body wash sounds just lovely especially since you described it as a tropical getaway in a bottle. I need to get some of that :) And the Oat Milk Lotion sounds amazing as well. Thanks for the intro/review Kim!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Simera H said...

I love anything that has coconut in it too. I have been using more and more products that are sulfate free and I can see what difference it makes.

Margo @ PrettyPanda said...

I absolutely love coconut!! So this is definitely something for me!

Michelle LL said...

All coconut products smells so good, love using them. I also love foods that are cooked in coconut milk, ahh so delicious!! Enjoy your weekend Kim!! :)

Maggie said...

This seems like such a great lotion for summer! Especially since it is light feeling and coconut :)


Svetlana said...

They sound really nice :)
But the problem is that I never liked the smell of Coconut so much :(

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Tanya W. said...

I love to read a reviews that don't have the sponsors behind too:). the great experience of using of products is exactly what we need to hear. I love the milk medium feelings touch after we applied it. But I like to eat the real coconut more than the coconut of products though :). Wish you a wonderful weekend Kim.


Krystle Jaramillo said...

great post!


Ashley said...

That's funny you don't like coconut flavored food but like coconut beverages and scents, because I hate coconut in drinks but I like them in food LOL!

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Want it :)


Jess said...

This brand sounds amazing! =)
Have a great weekend!



Mimi said...

Sounds nice, I like that the lotion is too strong of a scent. After being in hawaii I've been wanting a coconut scented lotion.

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Oriana Campanella said...

I love love love coconut's smell (and taste)! I definitely have to try both products!


Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Kim, this sounds really nice the lotion and body wash. I love coconut smell and I'll have to keep my eye out for this. Have a nice weekend.

little luxury list said...

The coconut and oat milk options both sound divine! I hope you have a great weekend dear!

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Cee said...

Wow. A bodywash that makes Philosophy, my beloved brand, look weak and artificial? This I have to try - especially since I so love coconut. Thanks for the introduction, Kim! I always learn about fabulous new things on your blog.

Maria Hussain said...

I love coconuts so how can I hate the products with coconuts....:D Both of them look amazing.....xoxoxo....^_^


flysongbird said...

haha i hate candy with coconut shavings in it! but I don't mind coconut. I love coconut water. and this product sounds good.

Glamour ZONE said...

Love coconut and the products with coconut are very good for the skin.
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Linda B said...

Mmm, their oat milk lotion sounds exactly like what I want in a lotion for summer! Plus, I do love the subtle scent of coconut... :)

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Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

This sounds like a nice lotion <3 I love coconut containing products, especially hair oil!

Sam said...

Thanks for the introduction to this brand, I always find myself wanting everything you feature here on your blog, lol!

Sam said...

Thanks for the introduction to this brand, I always find myself wanting everything you feature here on your blog, lol!

Layla Sprinkles said...

I've never heard about this brand but it sounds lovely - anything hydrating is perfect all year round to keep skin looking and feeling great!! :) xxx

Layla xx


Danielle Styles said...

This products seems promising, thanks for the review :) I am looking forward to your next post!

Have a great weekend!


Diana Ashuayem said...

I love love coconut, does magic to the skin. Great review.

London Loafers said...

Ooo what an interesting review, I don't think I've ever come across this brand before! Actually, I'm not sure I've even used products with coconut and oat milk! Thank you for sharing Kim! :)


Pilar said...

I'm like that too, except I don't like food or drinks that contain coconut lol. However, I do like some lotions and body washes that have a coconut smell. This lotion sounds like a good product!

Michèle Kruesi said...

I love love love the smell of coconut, this must be a great product


Jenn said...

This sounds like a very interesting brand. I am not a huge fan of coconut (except for coconut water) but given your thoughts, I am very curious! It is also a good thing that it is sulfate and paraben free which is always a plus when buying cosmetic products. Hmmm...might ask my mom to get this for me when she visits the US soon. :)

The Pink Lemonade Girl

Pamela RG said...

The Oat Milk lotion looks amazing. I will like that very much. I know oats in lotion is really soft and it works.

Samantha Mariko said...

I'm a huge fan of anything coconut!!! I would love to try these bath products :)

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Want to try them :)


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PAPS said...

Coconut is a main commodity in Sri Lanka. Most of our meals have coconut milk. Also we use refined coconut oil for soaps, oil massages and various beauty products. I love the smell. Never tried this brand but will keep an eye for it.

Dawn GT said...

coconut it one of my fav scents! #love



Mary Tur said...

very nice review)


crafty-zone said...

It sounds amazing, because I'm a huge fan of everything, what is with coconut!


Coco said...

Archipelago Botanicals is the next brand I'm going to try, thank you Kim!
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Marija M. said...

I love everything with coconut ;) xo


LyddieGal said...

I adore coconut of all kinds, in everything, on everything, so I bet i will love this!
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Coco Colo said...

I hate coconuts :D
So I think this product isn't ideal for me :D


Tina Bradley said...

From the names alone--these sound super-sweet! :) Great review--as always! I need to try both of these products. I know I'd love them. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Hélène Heath said...

Gimme gimme coconut everything! I need to find this stuff immediately.

xx Hélène

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

I like the smell of coconut, and I am a fan of creams that are absorbed quickly, very good review Kim! you have good day!


Sartorial Diner said...

I usually don't like the scent of coconut, but the product itself sounds like it's lovely! I'll have to check out the oat milk lotion then!

alexis said...

Ha-- I think I am the opposite! I use coconut in all types of cooking (coconut oil is super healthy) and I love mounds & Almond Joy, but I have never used coconut beauty products! Hmmm… maybe I should give them a chance!

~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

Maddie said...

Uff, I really love the scent of coconuts- somehow it reminds me of a vacation in tropical destinations! :)


Carmen said...

This sounds so good! I haven't had coconut beauty products in a while so I should get my hands on some for summer :)

Lady Lilith said...

I love the smell of coconuts.

Ahleessa C said...

Both the wash & lotion sounds good, but I'm not the biggest fan of coconut. I'm glad you love it though! :)


MaysaAndSunshine said...

My list keeps growing because of you, Missy. That oat milk (first thought oat meal...haha) sound wonderful. I like coconut but not in every form especially not coconut scented beauty products.

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Anything with coconut for me is a go!!!

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Anything with coconut for me is a go!!!

Lorena said...

Not only do i love the coconut ice cream, rice with coconut milk, chocolate with coconuts… anything with coconuts!
Here at some beaches on the atlantic ocean the locals sell pure coconut oil to apply on your skin as you sunbathe - you get quite a tan but without any SPF.
If I were in the US i'd probably give this a try.

Shea Coleman said...

I am not a fan of coconut however I ate a long boy if you are familiar with the candy and it was amazing and chewy. Love your review as always Kim!

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