I no longer use store-bought lotions. This is another product that I kicked to curb, replacing it with a creamy whipped homemade coconut lotion. This homemade lotion uses only 2 ingredients and works great at mositurizing even the driest of skin. Not does this lotion work great it is super easy to make!
Homemade Coconut Lotion
It seems that most of my homemade hygiene products all share the same ingredient: coconut oil. I have been using coconut oil straight out of the jar to moisturize my skin and it works great but I have been missing the thick whipped lotions that I used to buy. I decided to head to the kitchen and make my own homemade whipped body lotion using coconut oil.
This homemade coconut lotion requires only two ingredients. It is super easy to make and great for your skin! All you need is coconut oil and vitamin E. You can also add a drop or two of essential oil if you desire.
Place 1 cup of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of vitamin E in a bowl. It is best to use the coconut oil while in the solid form, I find that it whips best this way. Then set your mixer or blender to mix and let it go for about 7 minutes. I live in Florida where it is often humid and HOT. I find that this lotion is more difficult to achieve the whipped consistency during the warmer months. As I learned with my body butter recipe, if it is really warm it is helpful to place the mixture in the freezer for a small amount of time, just until it begins to have a semi-solid film on the top.
You end up with thick homemade coconut body lotion.
I made sure to label the jar, my husband brushed his teeth with homemade deodorant the other day!
Remember that coconut oil will liquefy at 78 degrees so it is best to store this lotion in a cooler location.
If you have extremely dry skin or a condition such as eczema and are looking for a more soothing skin treatment you may want to also try my Soothing Homemade Body Butter, it uses coconut oil as well as several additional natural ingredients.
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