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:
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)
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.
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!
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