This site is now for informational purposes only

I am no longer making my lotions or treats but offer this site and its information to educate you as a consumer.  Become aware of the toxins added to cosmetics and food products which can contribute to health issues.  You have control of the products you purchase so spend well with your well being as a major consideration.

Be well.

Judy

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Tropical Treats nutritional comparison

I finally calculated the nutritional information for my Tropical Treats and compared the results to the Kashi GoLean Protein and Fiber bar.  What really shocked me was the sodium… a Kashi bar has 180 mg of sodium compared to 38mg of sodium in 2 Tropical Treat cups.  Two Tropical Treats also contain half the sugar of a Kashi bar.  That’s impressive!!  Check it out for yourself.

These treats are gluten free, dairy free, and contain no refined sugars.  I am proud to offer them as a healthy sweet alternative for those that enjoy the flavor of coconut.  If you live in the Charlotte, NC area you can find them at Healthy Home Market on South Boulevard, or the Davidson store, or at Atherton Market on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  I can also mail them to you!!

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Benefits of Coconut Oil

Did you know:

Dr. Oz talks about the three main benefits of coconut oil in your diet

Dr. Oz demos how coconut oil helps you lose weight and prevent ulcers

Coconut oil is used in hospitals to feed patients who have digestive or absorption problems.

It is commonly given to infants and small children who cannot digest other fats.

It has been a primary ingredient in most commercial infant formulas.

During World War II when blood supplies were running low, doctors discovered that the liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.   

India’s National Newspaper, Monday, Nov 24, 2003 states: “It (coconut juice) is also considered a close substitute for blood plasma since it is sterile, cool, easily absorbed by the body and does not destroy red blood cells. To quote Morton Satin, Chief of Food and Agricultural Organization’s Agricultural Industries and Post Harvest Management Service: “It is a natural isotonic beverage with the same level of electrolytic balance as we have in our blood. It is the fluid of life, so to speak.”

President of the Coconut Research Center, Bruce Fife, C.N., N.D., states: “I’ve seen it (coconut oil) get rid of chronic psoriasis, eliminate dandruff, remove precancerous skin lesions, speed recovery from the flu, stop bladder infections, overcome chronic fatigue, and relieve hemorrhoids, among other things.”

Benefits in a skin cream

Coconut oil has a natural creamy texture, comes from a vegetable source, and is almost always free from pesticides and other chemicals and contaminants.  For these reasons it lends itself as a great ingredient in soaps, shampoos, creams, and other body-care products.  It makes an ideal ointment for the relief of dry, rough, and wrinkled skin.

The best lotion not only softens the skin, but also protects it against damage, promotes healing, and gives it a more youthful, healthy appearance.  Coconut oil prevents free-radical formation and the damage it causes.  It can help prevent the skin from developing liver spots and other blemishes caused by aging and overexposure to sunlight.  It helps to keep connective tissues strong and supple so that the skin doesn’t sag and    wrinkle.

My customers tell me that my creams have helped them eliminate age spots and, in one case, eliminate burns from radiation treatment after breast cancer.  The creams are great to protect against sun burn or reduce the burning after effects of sunburn AND reduce peeling.  I’ve also been told they’ve seen a noticeable reduction in wrinkles over several months.

The only liquid in my creams comes from freshly harvested aloe (I grow myself and harvest about 2 minutes before adding to cream mixture).  Commercial creams often are predominantly water which is quickly absorbed into dry, wrinkled skin.  As the water enters the skin, it expands the tissues, like filling a balloon with water, so that wrinkles fade away and skin feels smoother.  But this is only temporary.  As soon as the water evaporates or is carried away by the bloodstream, the dry, wrinkled skin returns.

Oils have a pronounced effect on all the tissues of the body, especially the connective tissues which hold us together.  As we age these connective fibers break down due to free-radical attacks (from environmental, diet, bad habits – like smoking, and natural aging factors), causing them to sag and wrinkle.  They can be repaired with antioxidants.  Fortunately, coconut oil is full of antioxidants to counter all the issues associated with free-radical damage.

To quote Bruce Fifi:  “Coconut oil can help all types of skin blemishes from acne, wrinkles, growths, and liver spots.  It soothes and speeds the healing of burns, cuts, insect bites, and other injuries.  It keeps skin strong and elastic and is an excellent way to heal stretch marks after childbirth.  For best results, the expectant mother should massage the oil into the abdomen every day.  This should be continued after delivery until the marks are completely gone. “

To read more about coconut oil I recommend, The Coconut Oil Miracle, by Bruce Fife, C.N., N.D, a certified nutritionist and naturopathic doctor. Dr. Fife is president of the Coconut Research Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and the scientific community on the nutritional and health benefits of coconut oil.

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Do you know what you are putting on your skin?

For years I used skin moisturizers without a thought about the ingredients.  I trusted that the manufacturers had tested their products and that they were safe for my skin and body.  What an awakening it was to learn how manufacturers often sacrifice our health for a long shelf life!

If you have a desire to use natural, organic ingredients on and in your body, then look for and avoid parabens and phthalates.  You’ll find these ingredients in a wide range of commercial, over the counter cosmetics.  Parabens are believed to mimic the hormone estrogen, which in some studies have been shown to lead to an increased risk of breast cancer and urogenital abnormalities.

Phthalates are plasticizers used to add texture and luster to hair spray, deodorant, nail polish, lipstick, perfumes and, yep… skin lotions.  Hundreds of studies have shown that this substance can damage the liver, kidneys, lungs, and reproductive system.  In pregnant women, phthalates pass through the placenta to be absorbed by the fetus.  It can be passed on to babies through nursing mothers and in male fetuses and infants can cause testicular atrophy leading to a reduced sperm count.

Please don’t take the risk….check your cosmetic labels!

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My lotions contain no artifical preservatives…what a concept!

Welcome to a growing concept in skin care products.   In a perfect world none of us would have to worry about the ingredients big companies slip into the products we buy.  They give these manufactured ingredients huge names we can’t pronounce and don’t know what they are adding to the mixture in our lotions, etc.  One morning I was examining a lotion I had sitting around for over a year, and noticed its consistency hadn’t changed since it was first opened.  There is just something WRONG with a lotion-type product that doesn’t change in over a year!!  Whatever those mystery ingredients are they sure can’t be very natural or organic!

I set out to create something that is awesome for my skin AND my body.  After I perfected my recipes for a few lotions, my friends started requesting samples.  They loved the fact the lotion is made in small batches, fresh, organic and full of healthy ingredients!  They have become my first customers.

It is a gift you can give to your skin and reap the benefits of a beautiful look and feel!

My lotions are designed to be produced order by order to ensure the freshest product for you.  They use ingredients which have natural preservative properties and can be customized to your special requirements if you are allergic to certain ingredients.

I always suggest using the lotions within 2 months of its production or storing it in the refrigerator until use.  You must use common sense and not leave it in the sun or in extreme heat.

This site and my business is brand new, so come back often to read more and more about why my lotions are fantastic for your body.  I will be happy to send you samples or take your order(s).

I currently have three great formulas:

COCOLICIOUS – an everyday lotion for face and body.  The main ingredient is coconut oil, considered a miracle food.  Bruce Fifi, author of The Coconut Oil Miracle, says we should consume 2 tablespoons of coconut oil every day.  An alternative to using this in food is to allow my lotion to penetrate into your system through the skin.

Happy Belly – My latest lotion, but one full of passion for me.  I became outraged when I was researching products which contain parabens and phthalates and pulled a popular stretch mark cream off the grocery store shelf.  Sure enough, it contains these harmful ingredients!!  If you are pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant or are nursing your new infant(s)…please…PLEASE do not take the risk.  This lotion is not only free of these artificial preservatives, it is beneficial to your body.  If you are not ready to try my lotion then at least use something pure such as cocoa butter or shea butter…or even plain olive oil.

Sweet Whispers – Ooooh…use this to add some delicious fun to your intimate experiences.  It is completely edible, blending the natural flavors of coconut and chocolate….yum, yum!!  (I have received rave reviews about this product!)  Come on guys, don’t be bashful about encouraging your special partner to join you in a new culinary adventure!

I use the highest quality ingredients….as fully organic as I can find.

2 oz. container for $19.95 (if shipped add $2 for S&H)

Only buy what you can use over a 2 month period and change your mindset about storing organic lotions in the refrigerator to last longer or when not using.

We all need to recycle, so if you return the empty container I will give you a $1 discount towards your next purchase.

You may contact me at:  704-604-6636 or

email me at: judy@coconuttreasures.com.

Best Regards to all!

Judy Johnston

Charlotte, North Carolina

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