Whipped Coconut Oil!!
I am a huge fan of coconut oil! This stuff is amazing. It’s completely natural and incredibly good for your skin.
However, there are two things I don’t love about coconut oil:
1. It doesn’t moisturize quite as well as lotion, in my opinion.
2. It’s solid at room temperature, which makes it hard (and a bit messy) to apply.
Thankfully, there is a solution to both of those problems!!
Whipping coconut oil makes it smoother and much easier to apply. Adding jojoba oil increases the moisturizing benefits, and it has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which will help the skin look and feel healthy. Vitamin E is a valuable addition as it is an antioxidant that protects and repairs the skin. Any essential oils you add to the mix will give it a pleasant aroma, along with the added benefits of the particular essential oil.
Here’s what you’ll need
Here’s how you do it
Oh high speed, whip together coconut oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E oil until light and fluffy, about 8 minutes. Wipe the sides every minute or so to get everything really mixed together. Add essential oil at the end and whip another 30 seconds. Store in a clean jar with a lid. Does not need to be refrigerated.
How to use it:
Use this in daily in place of body lotion. Whipping it makes it easy to apply!
Things to consider:
- The texture and absorption of coconut oil will be different than regular lotion. Being that it is made of oil, it absorbs slower than regular lotion, leaving the skin a bit oily, temporarily. I find this gives the skin a healthy glow!
- Depending on the temperature of the room where it is stored, the oil’s whipped texture tends to dissipate over time. My oil tends to stay good a couple weeks, but I have heard some people say it lasted only a couple days. To avoid this, make smaller batches, more frequently. Or if the whipped texture has gone, you can try setting the covered jar in a sink full of hot water, and it will liquefy in about 10 minutes, making for an easy application.
- If you are having trouble whipping the coconut oil, it may be too warm. Try putting it in the freezer for 5-15 minutes, until it starts to harden slightly, and try whipping it again.
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Have you used coconut oil as a moisturizer before? What is your favorite way to use coconut oil?