DIY Lavender Coconut Body Cream

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Over the last few years I have been eliminating more and more chemicals out of the products I put on my skin. Finding inexpensive all natural alternatives that I can afford has been a bit of trial and error.

DIY Lavender Coconut Body CreamDIY recipes for beauty products are of course an inexpensive way to go but often they require so many ingredients that I don’t have or can’t find or have so many steps that I get overwhelmed half way through reading the instructions and never do get up the courage to try them

Which is what made me fall in love with this recipe for coconut body cream that I found on Pinterest. Just 2 simple ingredients and just 3 steps measure, whip and fill your jar with a lid.

Indgredients for Lavender Coconut Body Cream

I altered it just slightly by adding in about 15 to 20 drops of lavender essential oil because I find lavender to be so soothing. So my recipe is 3 ingredients and 3 steps.

Step one: Measure out your ingredients (see attached recipe below). Make sure that the coconut oil that you buy for the recipe is unrefined and organic , this will make an incredible difference in the smell and texture, I got mine at Aldi.  The coconut oil should also be used in its solid state.

whipping coconut body creamStep two: Whip the ingredients until well blended and light and almost fluffy, it took me about 2 to 3 minutes. A

Step three: Place the ingredients in a jar with a lid

And that is that! So simple and quick.

I keep my  jar of DIY lavender coconut body cream on my nightstand and every night I rub the lotion into my arms and legs, hand and feet, and shoulders. It absorbs faster than I thought it would and feels so luxurious. My skin is soft and radiant when I use it on a regular basis.

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DIY Lavender Coconut Body Cream
 
Ingredients
  • I cup unrefined organic coconut oil (in solid form)
  • 1 tsp vitamin E (you can use broken apart capsules if you can't find it in liquid form)
  • 15 to 20 drops of lavender essential oil
Instructions
  1. Measure all ingredients into a mixing bowl
  2. Beat with a hand blender until it is light and airy (it takes about 2 to 3 minutes)
  3. Place it in a glass container with a lid and enjoy!

 

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  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe!! I found it via Pinterest and am excited to give it a shot. Right now I am using a honey/coconut oil mixture and am finding it a little too sticky. I’m going to sub the lavender with grapefruit though! It’s not a very loved scent in our house, even if it’s benefits are great! Haha thanks again for sharing!!

    Kae (:

  2. I was going to wait until morning to try it (doesn’t 1:30am technically count as morning?) but I couldn’t resist! And boy am I glad! This stuff feels freaking AMAZING! It’s so soothing on my (evil) dry and itchy winter skin! I’ll definitely be passing this along! And my mum will be trying this gem over breakfast! 😉 Already thinking I need to make more for a travel tube in my purse haha (: So thank you again for sharing! Love love LOVE it! <3

    Kae (:

    • I am glad you liked it. Yes it does wonders on dry flaky winter skin.

      • My mum loves it as well! She has some kind of callus on her hand and she said it feels wonderful even after several hand washes. Now just have convince my sister and niece to get on board (:

      • Hi… is there a different using coconut oil in solid form and those in liquid form (when left in room temperature)?
        Thanks.

        • Victoria says:

          I am not sure what you are asking as I am only familiar with the solid coconut oil. So I am hoping that by having your question up here someone will come along that can help you out more than I can.

          • Coconut Oil is only solid at temps below 70 degrees or so I’m wondering how you keep in solid year round?

          • It does become more liquid like in summer. I tend to just use less and rub it in more then.

  3. This should be ok, but you might want to avoid for facial skin if you suffer from breakouts/acne, as coconut oil, like most saturated oils is comedogenic.

    As there is no water in the formula you do not need a preservative, However, try and scoop it from the jar with dry hands, or better still a plastic spatula, apply to dry skin and don’t keep it near the shower. As soon as you introduce water into the product you also introduce baceria, which multiply particularly in the warmth of a bathroom. Believe me, you do NOT want to accidentally introduce these into a scratch or graze when applying the coconut oil!

  4. Made it today. Turned out great. I used peppermint oil and it smells amazing. Also, it seems a little greasy at first, but once it’s rubbed all in, all your dry skin problems are gone 🙂 I love it!

  5. This is amazing, I am giving it as a gift to the girls at work. I am going to put in the directions that they don’t need to use very much at all. My skin feels amazing! Thank you for posting this.

  6. I made this and maybe I didn’t whip long enough, but mine is quite oily, almost like how the oil was in the jar, any tips?

    • It does tend to be oilier than most skin creams. A little goes a long way. Without seeing it myself it is hard to say what to do. Do you live in a warm climate? If so perhaps you might have to keep in a cool spot so that it doesn’t melt.

  7. Roohi Sayed says:

    It’s 11.23 p.m. Trying this out right now! 😀

  8. I’ve been using this on my pregnant belly before bed the past few months. No stretch marks so far, and smells wonderful. 🙂

  9. I use this recipe for making lotion too! It is so simple and love how you can customize it by using different essential oils. A little goes a LONG way which is so much better than store bought lotions.

  10. Yessenia says:

    This sounds wonderful!!! Can’t wait to whip some up!! Anyone use this on their children?

  11. No matter HOW unrefined or organic the oil is, it’s just gonna be runny in summers. And if someone could contradict me, that would be great.

    • Victoria says:

      Yes it is runnier in summer, but I find I just use less then, as it is more like a skin oil in summer than a lotion and it still works great for getting rid of that dry and flaky look my legs can get.

  12. Clara Golding says:

    thank you so much for these recipes, I do have a question, where do you find the cute jars?

    • Victoria says:

      A friend gave it to me filled with caramel sauces. It is a ball canning jar though.

    • Any canning jar will work, craft stores sell the pretty ones if you are using for gifts. When I do sugar shrubs, I just but cheap and add pretty stickers and ribbon

  13. Hi can’t wait to make this, thank you! My question is…..does it liquify in warm weather?

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