Ground coconut shell is used as a gentle, natural exfoliant.
The coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) is thought to be native to the warm climates of Polynesia, Malaysia and southern Asia. One tree can yield up to two hundred coconuts. The trees bloom and bear fruit throughout the year, growing a new flower spike nearly every month. This then becomes a cluster of six to twelve nuts.
The nuts are the largest seed known to the world and can take up to a year to fully mature. When coconuts are young their flesh is soft like a melon. Local people prefer them like this and eat them as a rich food. 'Kalpa vrishka,' the Sanskrit name for the coconut, means “tree which gives all that is necessary for living”.