This hasn’t been my most favorite summer.

But today I got a gift box from Skinny & Co.

The company emailed me in August, and they explained it like this:

“Skinny & Co. produces small batch, extra virgin, cold-processed coconut oil, made with nothing but 100% pure, raw, wild-harvested coconuts. No chemicals, fillers, or preservatives.”

Now, I can get behind a sustainable business. I love the whole idea of natural products. I agreed to try it out.

The gift box contained a jar each of facial oil, coconut oil, body butter, and most curiously, something they call, “Oil Pulling”, which is flavored like peppermint. It has the consistency of lotion, but can be used as toothpaste. I tried it and was surprised at how light and clean my mouth felt afterward. It removes plaque and naturally whitens your teeth and freshens breath. It leaves a really nice, clean feeling in the mouth. Very interesting.

Now for my favorite product: The sugar scrub. The smell is warm and delightful.  Yes, I said sugar. The taste is reminiscent of burnt maple sugar. It’s supposed to be an exfoliator, but it’s all I can do to resist just licking the jar clean.


Thank you to Skinny & Co. for this little box of goodies. You brightened my day. I may be permanently hooked on this toothpaste.

After the jar of sugar, I’m going to need it.





About Nancy J. Bailey

Artist, author, bad karaoke singer. Woodsy ragamuffin. Mom of a horse named Clifford who plays fetch and paints with watercolors. He visits libraries and schools with me, to promote literacy and making the world a better place. Yes, he is house trained, no, he doesn't live in my house! I have written three books about Clifford. But my newest book, THE NORTH SIDE OF DOWN, is co-written by my awesome sister Amanda, who has Down syndrome. Her unexpected one-liner wisecracks can always make me laugh. If you make me laugh, you've made my day!
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