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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.

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.

lotion bottle label

Luckily, there is a much safer way to moisturize! And it only requires 4 simple, real ingredients.

Whipped Coconut Oil

Recipe Type: Body Butter
Author: Andrea from Homemade by Elle posted on Natural Living Mamma
This decadent whipped coconut oil will soothe and nourish dry skin with natural ingredients in this easy to follow recipe.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vitamin E oil
  • 1 tbsp jojoba oil (optional, for dry skin)
  • 6-10 drops essential oil
Instructions
  1. Using a stand mixer or an electric hand mixer, beat together all ingredients on high for 6-8 minutes, until whipped and fluffy.
  2. 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.

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Hi, this is Andrea from Homemade for Elle. I am thrilled to be a contributor to Natural Living Mamma!

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I live in New Mexico with my husband and my two-year-old daughter. After my daughter was born, I jumped on the “green and crunchy” bandwagon, and have been striving to eliminate toxic products from our lives. I make my own household cleaners and beauty products. I create wholesome, delicious meals from real food ingredients, and keep processed junk out of my home.

I have a background in finance, and strive to live a debt free life (although I have a ways to go). I enjoy reading, writing and living in ways that are environmentally friendly and frugal. I love taking pictures of nature, food and my daughter. I garden, I read labels, and I play the piano.

I believe by living simply and naturally, we become happy and healthy. If you’re into that kind of thing (and I assume you are, because you’re here, right?), please follow me on Facebook,Twitter, and Pinterest.
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About Amanda

Amanda is a mother of two amazing toddlers. She is an herbalist, natural living guru, and real food, gluten free eating pro. She loves to help educate others on how to take control of their own health through natural living, real food, herbs, essential oils, and most of all - a positive mind set. Her other business Natural Herbal Living Magazine is all about helping people learn about how to use one herb a month on a deep and profound level.
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31 Responses to Whipped Coconut Oil – Guest Post

  1. Malana says:

    Does it mater if the coconut oil is refined or not? I can’t wait to try this 🙂

  2. Sally Rawlings says:

    You must live in a cool climate, most coconut oil melts around 76 degrees sos that wouldnt work if it got warmer than that but it could be kept in the frig thanks…… sally in AU

  3. Haleigh says:

    I can’t wait to try this for my husbands super super dry skin. It always hurts him in the winter because it cracks really bad. Is there anything else I should add for SUPER dry skin? Like almost scaley skin?

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  7. connie says:

    I gave this a try – used Tropical Traditions gold label coconut oil. Used stand mixer – could not get to fluffy state, any suggestions.

    • Andrea says:

      Hi Connie,

      My guess is it has something to do with the temperature of the oil. If it is too hot, it will not whip correctly. Try popping the oil mixture into the freezer for 10-15 minutes, until it is just starting to harden on the top, then mix it again for 6-8 minutes. Hope that helps!

  8. Emily McMurphy says:

    Thank you for the recipe! I am going to attempt to try and make this! 🙂

  9. M.Clark says:

    This is a great diy beauty product, I can’t wait to try it!!

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  11. Deb says:

    Vitamen E oil goes rancid quickly. I would never mix it in. Coconut and Jojoba on the other hand do not go racid and can be heated and cooled repeatedly. I use this mix as a professional massage therapist.

  12. Beverley says:

    I live in Florida, my coconut oil is liquid. So would I have to keep in fridge after its made?

  13. Beverley says:

    Also is the coconut oil supposed to be in liquid form or solid when used? I keep some in fridge and some in pantry so I can use either way.

  14. Amanda says:

    Would aloe gel work instead of jojoba? Also could I add a couple drops of lavender oil for scent?

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  17. renae says:

    I use coconut oil for deep conditioning, as lip balm, oil pulling and detoxing 🙂

  18. Liza says:

    I made the recipe, but we had a heat wave and it melted back down to a liquid. Can I re-whip and store in fridge?

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