Full disclosure: we'll take just about any reason to celebrate. Whether it's a big, blowout like NYE or something just-for-fun like National Selfie Day, we've yet to meet a holiday we don't like. So, imagine our surprise when we checked our calendars and saw that World Coconut Day was coming up on September 2nd. Yep, it was just as big a deal as you'd think it was. Go ahead, call us coco-nuts. We'll be the first to admit that our obsession with this jack-of-all-fruits runs deep. With its myriad of multitasking abilities and mile long list of benefits, can you really blame us?
To celebrate, we’ve decided to take World Coconut Day quite literally. We’ll be drinking it, eating it, cooking with it, and slathering our bods in the stuff from head to toe, all day long. What better way to commemorate this mother-of-all-multitaskers than by making use of it morning, noon and night? Here are just a few of the ways we’re planning to celebrate our hands-down favorite fruit come World Coconut Day.
Best Way To Start The Day
We’d never start World Coconut Day (or any day for that matter) without some of our OG Coconut Melt. It’s got about a million and one uses (see this post), but our favorite is straight out of the shower, as a full body moisturizer.
In fact, Melt was the first product we launched here at Kopari, and it is made from 100% organic, sustainably sourced coconut oil. It’s also formulated without silicones, parabens or phthalates, making it the optimal coconut oil for all things beauty--unlike the food grade stuff, which is made solely for consumption. In addition to the aroma, texture and way it absorbs, Coconut Melt also LOOKS entirely different from the grocery grade stuff. See for yourself.
Can’t Function Without Our Coffee
Coconut oil in your coffee? You bet. Not only does the addition of coconut oil make coffee taste better by adding just the right amount of sweetness, but the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil boosts metabolism and staves off energy slumps. On World Coconut Day, we’ll be pairing our coffee with this Coconut Chia Seed Pudding for the perfect breakfast.
Spending Some Time In The Sun
World Coconut Day falls on a Saturday this year, so we’ll be spending a good portion of the day outside, soaking up the tail end of summer. As usual, we’ll be applying the SPF with reckless abandon, and the coconut water will be flowing. With its high electrolyte content, coconut water is the perfect hydrator after long days spent outdoors!
Coconut Lovers Who Lunch
One of the great things about cooking with coconut is that there are so many different parts of the fruit to use. For lunch, we’ll be making this Salmon and Coconut Rice, which calls for both coconut water and coconut milk. If you’ve yet to try cooking with coconut milk, we highly recommend it. Coconut milk is a great dairy substitute and is packed with vitamins C and E and minerals like iron, calcium and magnesium.
A Spa-Worthy Afternoon
A world-class pedicure in the comfort of your own home? It’s possible, and we’ll definitely be replicating one of our favorite spa treatments with the help of some Coconut Crush Scrub on World Coconut Day. Our scrub contains pieces of Tahitian coconut shell to buff your heels to silky, smooth perfection and prep skin for maximum absorption...which is why we’ll be following it up with a healthy dose of Coconut Balm.
The Dreamiest Dinner
For dinner, we’re dying to try this Slow Cooker Coconut Curry, and noshing on these Toasted Coconut Bars for dessert, which contain coconut shreds. We’ve talked the benefits of coconut oil, coconut milk and coconut water--but the fruit has its virtues, too! Coconut meat is full of good fats that make for beautiful skin and hair, and packed with fiber that keeps your digestive system healthy and happy.
Coconut The Night Away
After a day full of fun, food, and LOTS of coconut, we can imagine we’ll be ready to fall straight into bed. But never, ever, without washing the day away and prepping skin for sleep with our line of Kopari skincare. The four easy steps all contain coconut oil or extract, were formulated specially for all skin types, and make for the perfect nightcap!