Hello! My name is Andrea from Homemade for Elle and I am so excited to be doing a guest post at Natural Living Mamma!
I wanted to share one of my favorite homemade beauty products with you: Whipped Coconut Oil.
Living in a dry climate and being genetically predisposed to have dry skin, I am an avid lotion user. The problem is, I have no idea what lotion is made of. Have you ever looked at the ingredients on your lotion bottle? I recently did, and I can tell you, it freaked me out. I have been putting these things onto my skin, without having any idea what they are or what possible side effects they have.
Luckily, there is a much safer way to moisturize! And it only requires 4 simple, real ingredients.
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 tsp vitamin E oil
- 1 tbsp jojoba oil (optional, for dry skin)
- 6-10 drops essential oil
- Using a stand mixer or an electric hand mixer, beat together all ingredients on high for 6-8 minutes, until whipped and fluffy.
- Use a spoon or a Popsicle stick to retrieve the oil from the jar, to prevent contamination. Whipped Oil should keep at room temperature up to 24 months, if sealed with a lid. Refrigeration is not necessary
That’s it! How easy, right?
It provides 24 hour moisture, even more effective than lotion. In addition, coconut oil can serve as sunscreen, it helps heal sores and cuts, improves nutrient absorption, and has been used in prevention of various diseases including liver and kidney disease. The vitamin E helps prevent wrinkles and also is another layer of protection from UV rays. Jojoba oil soothes skin and helps unclog hair follicles. It is also helpful for psoriasis and on sunburns. Finally, your skin receives the tremendous benefits of whatever essential oil you choose to add! My personal favorite is lavender for its anti-inflammatory and calming properties.
Interested in winning a free dōTERRA Introductory Kit including Lavender, Peppermint and Lemon Essential Oils to add to your homemade products? Come back and enter to win the Intro Kit on January 16th from the Green Resolutions Giveaway hop along with 3 other prizes!
Andrea lives in New Mexico with her husband and 2-year-old daughter. She blogs about real food, personal finance, alternative healing, and DIY beauty products at www.homemadeforelle.com Follow her on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.
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