Make Your Own Coconut Oil Moisturiser

Make Your Own Coconut Oil Moisturiser

I’ve been getting into all things organic lately and read that you could actually make your own coconut oil moisturiser. All those times I’ve walked past the health food section and have looked at the coconut oil and I’ve never ever considered that it could be used as a moisturiser, I’ve always just considered it as something you ate. But the fact that you can eat it is a very good reason that it’s also good to put on your skin.

So, I decided to do some product testing and whipped up some coconut oil moisturiser for myself. You can purchase coconut oil in the health food section of Woolworths or Coles or in any good health food or organic shop.

So here’s how I made the Coconut Oil Moisturiser:

Ingredients: 

Coconut Oil (I selected the refined one as it’s not as overpowering in terms of smell and taste as I will also be using this for cooking)
Essential Lavender Oil (you can use any essential oil you wish, perhaps you may like Shea Butter Oil or Vitamin E, it’s up to you)

Make your own organic coconut oil moisturiser

Method:

Scoop out your required amount of coconut oil. It will be firm so use a spoon to scrape it out. I used a half a jar.

Use a hand mixer or similar (not a food processor as it won’t whip it properly) and mix it until it becomes of a fluffy consistency. During mixing, add a couple of drops of the essential oil.

make your own coconut oil moisturiser

Once finished, transfer it to a container which you can seal with a lid. You will notice that the heat from the mixer will melt the coconut oil a little, but as it cools again it will harden and it will become like a body butter consistency.

Once it’s done, it’s ready to apply! It’s beautifully silky and absorbs so well into the skin. Perfect for adults, kids and babies because there’s absolutely no nasties in it!

How to make your own coconut oil moisturiser

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Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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  1. May 18, 2014 / 8:30 pm

    Yay to being featured again! Will add your button shortly – have issues with buttons on my sidebar! Will be trying out the coconut oil! Really interested in this fab skincare product!

  2. LydiaCLee
    May 18, 2014 / 9:37 pm

    what a clever idea…easy too.

  3. May 18, 2014 / 10:27 pm

    Wow I never realised it was that easy! Thanks so much! Going to make all different types!

  4. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    May 18, 2014 / 10:51 pm

    What an absolutely brilliant idea!! I’m going to try this out!! xx

  5. May 19, 2014 / 12:18 am

    I make this regularly! I use coconut oil for almost everything. I keep jars in the pantry, the bathroom and in my bedroom!

  6. May 19, 2014 / 6:39 am

    Gosh I love it Eva! I use coconut oil on my face at night in winter but will definitely be trying this out 🙂

  7. Suzy Mac
    May 19, 2014 / 10:29 am

    Face cream now?! You are awesome in your awesomness!

  8. May 19, 2014 / 10:35 am

    Wow you’ve sure had some hair styles – I might do this one – I’ve had some shockers!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Suzy Mac
    May 19, 2014 / 10:40 am

    In honour of your fabulous home made moisturiser post : I’m linking up one about my Pinkster dabbling in cosmetic testing on animals (our own).
    love your work xx

  10. Alicia-OneMotherHen
    May 19, 2014 / 10:57 am

    I had no idea you could buy coconut oil like that. I’ll have to have a look in Woolies. You are clever clogs, this is an awesome idea, love it 🙂

  11. bodyandfeetretreat
    May 19, 2014 / 10:11 pm

    I’ve had my fair share of hair styles and colours as well. The good old spiral perm, bangs and pageboy styles. Now I tend to keep it in a longish bob that I can throw up into a pony tail more days than not.
    Have a great week !
    Me xox

  12. Suzy Mac
    May 21, 2014 / 10:05 pm

    Love it! I have a FaceBook photo page called ‘ghosts of hairdo’s past’. I’ve done it all including bleaching my hair (orange) just before my wedding day and again before a photo shoot. :0/ Thank God, black and white photos are so cool :0)

  13. May 22, 2014 / 11:06 pm

    Honestly Renee, I don’t think I’d go so blonde again. Photos don’t really show it, but I think I’m a touch too fair for blonde.

  14. May 22, 2014 / 11:07 pm

    I would love to have a fringe again, I really like how it looked but I know exactly what will happen…I will end up pinning it back because it will start to annoy me!

  15. May 22, 2014 / 11:07 pm

    That does sound frustrating. Glad to hear you use them!

  16. May 22, 2014 / 11:08 pm

    Thank you. I think if you like your hair and feel comfortable with it, that’s what matters most.

  17. May 22, 2014 / 11:09 pm

    I miss being able to put my hair up in a messy bun. I did have quite long hair once and used to do it all the time, but now it’s still a bit too short to get the body for a messy bun to look decent.

  18. May 22, 2014 / 11:09 pm

    So good to hear you spoiled yourself, we often forget to do that for ourselves us mums

  19. May 22, 2014 / 11:10 pm

    Being a blonde is definitely expensive when you’re not one!

  20. May 22, 2014 / 11:10 pm

    It was fun to do Serene, and I actually forgot about some of these hairstyles!

  21. May 22, 2014 / 11:11 pm

    Thanks hope. Sometimes I’ve made real snap decisions when it’s come to my hair changes, but I’ve learnt what styles work and what don’t in terms of manageability, so I”m happy with the pony tail for now.

  22. May 22, 2014 / 11:12 pm

    Oh yes, the perm! I wish I could have found the blonde photo of me when I was 16, gosh it was blonde…blonder than the one in the photo above.

  23. May 22, 2014 / 11:13 pm

    OMG, before your wedding day! What did you do to fix that one!?

  24. May 25, 2014 / 9:19 pm

    Great post. I love making my own homemade products. I’ve been using coconut oil as a face, body and hair moisturiser for years. If your hair is ever dry lather it (and I mean cover every inch) in coconut oil then wrap it in a towel and leave for as long as you can. Then wash out. It will leave your hair feeling amazing. If you have an oily scalp you need to be careful and avoid scalp. Its amazing stuff. 🙂