What you need:
- 1 cup of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil (optional) (I opened about 10 capsules to equal 1 tsp)
- A few drops of your favorite essential oil. I used Rocky Mountain Oils Citrus Passion. Perfect!
What you do:
- Place coconut oil (doesn’t have to be melted) and Vitamin E oil in the mixer with the whisk attachment and whip for 6 or 7 minutes until it’s light an fluffy.
- Put it in a jar.
- Use it. 🙂
And it really does feel luxurious.
I’ve seen recipes for whipped body butter that use half coconut oil and half Shea butter. I might try that someday for fun, but as far as I’m concerned, I have found my moisturizer! I’m no longer plagued with the winter dry skin itch. I’m not sure if it’s the addition of air with whipping or the addition of the Vitamin E that does the trick, but I like it!
I do love the oils. I use them for everything. Even cooking.
Check out my other essential oil posts here.
Please note that not all essential oils are created equal.
When you are choosing your essential oils, please know that there are different grades available. You can find some low priced oils in your grocery store or health food store. I have chosen to purchase Rocky Mountain Oilsfor my family. They are amazing and of the highest quality. Bonus, they are not a MLM!
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Ryan Adair says
I just started using the oil on my face– might have to try this. 🙂
And this is the same cooking grade Coconut Oil that I have in my kitchen cabinet, or some other grade of it? I could use some soothing on my skin, too!
Laura Matson says
So this coconut oil comes in a thick creamy consistency? where can you get it?! and what is the price like? Is the stuff you would buy in the store exactly what youd put on your skin as a lotion?? MORE INFO please!:)
I have always just used regular virgin coconut oil for everything – cooking and external. Same stuff for both. I try and buy it organic and un-refined when I can. I’ve bought it at Kroger, at the local health food store, on amazon, at Trader Joes and at Tropical Traditions.com (gold label). So, I’ve used a ton of different brands. I just love it. At Trader Joes a small jar is only 6 bucks. But they don’t always have it. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, so it always feels kind of creamy, but whipping it was great for my lotion needs. It starts to melt as soon as you put it in your hands. Hope this helps. If you have time – do a quick google of coconut oil health benefits and you will find some awesome stuff. It’s antibacterial and antifungal…..it is just the best stuff! 🙂
Laura Matson says
So you can take this product, direct from the container,and apply as a lotion (or lip gloss, I’ve heard…)? Is it necessary to whip it to use it as a lotion, or not really?
Yes, you can take it directly from the container and use it as lotion or sun screen or make up remover or lip gloss or diaper rash cream or hair treatment or deodorant or any number of things. But, for more of a moisturizing effect whipping it with Vitamin E is great. The fancy body butters from the fancy stores are usually whipped. Just like you can use plain coconut oil as a deodorant, but adding a few ingredients makes it even better as a deodorant. But, you can just use it plain for tons of things. 🙂
Laura Matson says
So what would you add to it as a deodorant?! So weird that you can use that as a deodorant. You’d think that an OIL would make you all sweaty… I called my husband and told him to go check this out! How cool is that!!!!!! Thanks….and lemme know what you’d add for a deod or if you think of anything else I might find valuable! Thanks again
Hey Laura. I am so glad you are digging this! Here is a recipe for deodorant….http://www.abirdandabean.com/search/label/homemade%20body%20products
And here is a link to 52 things you can do with coconut oil!!! 🙂 Let me know which ones you try.
Laura Matson says
Thank you SO much! I’ll purchase some Coconut Oil tonight and let you know what I use it for. I have 2 really bad scars on my arm from a major operation so I may just have to try this on the scarring. Do u find it to be very greasy?!
Dining Alone says
I keep hearing so much about coconut oil, I need to give this stuff a try. Thanks for the nice tutorial.
Cranberry Morning says
Thanks! I’ll try that. I always have coconut oil on hand for soapmaking.
Cool post,Erin. You are a regular McGuyver.
Question, tough. Won’t you get oily stains on your clothes?
Thanks guy! @Bobbi – I have never noticed it getting on my clothes. I do wait a minute or two before getting dressed though. (TMI) – @Laura It does have an oily feel but it goes away or soaks in really quickly. If I get too crazy and get too much near my hairline my hair looks oily all day….haha. But, I have blonde hair. I have a friend with dark hair who actually puts it in her hair on purpose for frizz control and sheen. So, I think that depends on your hair. I have read that a lot of people put it in their hair.
I might try this for the girls, they have such a mild form of exema that they dont complain about it just annoys me. So its hard for me to spend the major $ on expensive lotion or a dermatologist. Joes nephews have it really super bad and I wonder if a more natural approach wouldn’t help them. Mia has dry face and hair and after reading this post I dreamed I put it in her hair. I woke up and thought what a dumb idea because she would just be so greasy, but maybe Ill try a little.
I sue coconut oil (almost) every day on my skin –
if I run out I substitue olive oil…
Great post, I never thought of whipping it with essential oil!
Tracy Crosby says
I was thinking about this for my skin issues! Will totally use your recipe!
Laura Matson says
So I did buy some coconut oil. While I doubt I’d ever use it for baking – (22% fat in 1 tbsp—whhhhat!!!!!) I love it as a shave cream… Leaves my legs soo soft, and not itchy or anything. I’ve yet to try it for much else. I used it as a lip chap, and a moisturizer on some eczema…seems pretty nice. Thanks for the suggestion!
Hey Laura. I’m so glad your’e liking it. Here are a few (of many) links that may help explain how the the 22 percent fat in 1 tbsp is OK. 🙂 It’s something about the chain of fatty acids. So, don’t be scared. 🙂
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Sad. I whipped that stuff for 20 minutes and it didn’t fluff up. It stayed in oil form. Is there another trick to it?
oh no!!! I’ve only ever tried it once and it worked. I am going to look at the comments of the original poster to see if that happened to everything else. So sad! You can still use it though.
Another sad development, seems my face is allergic to coconut oil. I still have yet to try the rest of my body for moisturizer, but it seems like that usually is fine from what I found online. When I looked it up apparently its possible but rare. Yay me! 😛
oh no!!!!! That’s terrible. I had no idea that was even possible! I am so sorry! 🙁
No worries! Just thought I’d let you know so people knew it was possible, lol.
I had this same problem the other night and once I refrigerated it for a bit and made it semi-solid again, then it whipped right up. However, this is WAY too greasy for me. Does anyone know if mixing it with shea butter would help?
Book Potato says
I just found out about coconut oil! I have bad acne on my face so i’m experimenting with coconut oil… I’ve been using it for 4 days and it seems to be helping! My house stays at 77 degrees so its always in an oil state so whipping it up didn’t work until I put it in the fridge and then it whipped right up… I like it… Its oily yes but not as oily as it I’d putting the oil straight on my skin! Can’t wait to experiment more… Body scrubs, deodorant, and much much more to try lol
I made this wonderful mix. It whipped great and felt even better. Took it in our camper and headed to The Keys. It melted back to oil. Does being whipped make much difference?
Thanks Alice. I don’t whip mine when it’s not cold and dry outside. In the summer and spring and fall I am fine to leave it unwhipped. But, for some reason, in the winter my skin still feels dry after using it un-whipped. After whipping, it really does feel better? I don’t know why? 🙂
Thanks. I’ll stop worrying about it and just enjoy it.
i LOVE coconut oil and i am sure i will need this by next winter and i am sure this on my feet will be amazing. i can save money on pedies!!
After you whip the coconut oil, does it get hard again?
Hi Kelley. It does get stiff again if you get it cold. But, at room temp it stays pretty smooth. It melts in my bathroom though, so I keep it on my dresser.
Glad I found this article! I am always unsure what essential oil to use in my mix, I will try your suggestion of Oils Citrus Passion and also adding Vitamin E. I follow a different instruction from another website but I find yours easy to follow.