This has been the debate of the year. Is coconut oil just coconut oil? Are brands charging double or sometimes triple the amount because they can and because of packaging? I put multiple coconut oils to the test and this is my conclusion. Being pregnant, keeping my skin as soft and hydrated as possible has been my main priority. I have been using a concoction of lotions and potions (including my SMOOTH oil available here) to ensure I do not get stretch marks.


For the first few months, I used regular coconut oil I bought at whole foods. It worked great and applied it in the shower right after I towel dried off. My friend who had been pregnant swore Kopari was different and worth the money but I swore I would never cave and spend double the money on what I knew to be the exact same product in different packaging. I was so wrong. I finally bought it to see if she was right. I needed to know for myself and to report back to you guys. The truth is, the consistency is different than store bought coconut oil. It never hardens like my store bought one did and it is so creamy and yummy on the skin! I mix 2 drops of my Smooth oil with the Kopari and my skin has never felt softer and more hydrated. Have you guys tried it yet? Let me know in the comments below or on Instagram.



I always thought I would be the person who got pregnant immediately. It was never a question to me. When it didn’t happen on the first try I freaked out. Not realizing that on average, it takes any healthy couple 6 months to a year to get pregnant (of course if can happen much sooner or take even longer, everyones journey is their journey so you can’t compare) But I literally freaked. I am the type of person that when I want something, I do everything in my power to make sure I am doing everything I can to up my chances. So I started researching everything from diet, to skincare, to supplements, you name it.

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