For the Love of Coconut


Maybe it is my love affair with the beach, but recently I have realized I have an obsession with coconut.  Eating coconut, lathering in coconut, decorating with coconut, even sniffing coconut.  Here are products that I use on a way too regular basis:


Sunbelt Fudge Dipped Coconut Bars

A little bit waxy, but totally worth it.

Pina Coloda Orange Julius

Don’t you remember going to the mall and getting these delish treats?  Maybe I should head over there now…hmmmm.

My own Coconut Meringue bites

Oh these are waaaaaaay to addicting to make unless it is right before they will be eaten.  I have foolishly made these a couple of days in advance only to end up with a hand full to take to a party, ooops.

Coconut Meringue Bites

The Sweet Toothfairy’s Toasted Coconut Cupcake

These are indescribable perfection.  After my first one, I craved it at all hours of the day, I’ve tasted a lot of coconut cakes, but this one tops them all.

Yogurtland Toasted Coconut Frozen Yogurt

Every time Justin and I go to Yogurtland, I feel like I am a part of that Sienfeld eppisode, and their yogurt is too good to be true.  Do not waste your time at other frozen yogurt places, trust me people, Yogurtland is the BEST, and Toasted Coconut is a must buy…every time.  I top mine with more coconut in flake form.



Island Way Coconut Sorbet 

In keeping with the frozen coconut theme, Costco stocks these little gems.  They come in a multi flavor pack, but you know the ones I go for.

Chocolate Coconut Chex Mix

This is my must have trip treat.


Victoria’s Secret Coconut Passion Hydrating Body Lotion

My favorite lotion of all time is the Victoria’s Secret Coconut Passion.  It is super silky and smells like coconut.  And, if you put it on your legs, it will last all day which is a must in our desert climate.

Bath and Body Works Exotic Coconut Foaming Hand Wash

I am a huge fan of foaming hand wash, and if my budget permitted, this would be the only one available in our house.

Exotic Coconut Gentle Foaming Soap - Anti-Bacterial - Bath & Body Works

Suave Cowabunga Coconut Kids Shampoo & Conditioner

When you snuggle your kids as much as I like to, I want them to smell clean and fresh.  Once my boys have graduated from Johnson and Johnson’s Nighttime Lavender baby wash, they go straight to this cheap stuff.  I’ve been buying it religiously for 11 years!

Suave Shampoo Kids 2in1 Cowabunga Coconut Smoother, 12-ounce Bottles (Pack of 6)

Hawaiian Tropics Sheer Touch 30 Sunscreen

While I like a 100 spf for my face, when I want to pamper myself, this is my sunscreen.  Makes me feel like I’m on vacation, even if I’m just hanging at the local water park with the kids.

SPF 30 Sheer Touch Lotion

Coconut Buttons

I upcycled the free backpack for my son and sewed on a coconut button to add to the beachy feel.

Beach Bum Backpack & Pillow


Honestly it’s a little embarrassing when I see it all on one page!  Do you have a scent/flavor that you love?  Share it in a comment below!


  • Oh ! I am RIGHT there with you !!!!!! Can NEVER have enough coconut !!!!!!

  • I was sooo lucky to spend the first few years of my life in the Tropics. Coconut was a way of life. Ate it, drank it, cooked with it…… YUM!!!! The oils, the milk , the flesh of it. Jewelry, hair barettes and buttons made from the shell.
    Now, ( sad sigh) I am a Mom and the irony of it all… both my boys are deathly allergic to coconut. So I don’t keep anything vaguely resembling, smelling like, tasting like it about :-( I have to depend on eating out for the pleasure.
    Soo please, I will live vicariously through you this summer… enjoy some for me as well.

  • What a fun post! Guess who bought Haagen Daz coconut pineapple ice-cream yesterday, it is delicious!

    • I’ll have to try that ice cream, looked like you guys had a large variety of ice creams the other day :)

  • I love coconut too!! My shampoo is Herbal Essences…the blue bottle, moisturizing kind…it’s coconut. Along with all my shower gel and lotion, candels, scentsy bars, and so on and so on… I am going to have to make your meringues. They look like little bites of heaven!

  • looking good

  • nice post

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