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If you are looking for a simple to make at home body cream, look no further! This recipe for lavender coconut body cream is straightforward and takes little time to make.
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 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 halfway 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 two simple ingredients and just three steps- measure, whip and fill your jar.
I altered it just slightly by adding in about 15 to 20 drops of lavender essential oil. I added lavender since it said to help people drift off to sleep and since I apply this lotion to my skin right before bed that seemed like a good idea to me. However, you can add almost any essential oil you like. So my altered recipe is three ingredients and three steps.
DIY Lavender Coconut Body Cream: Super Simple To Make!
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.
If you rather not buy an entire bottle of Vitamin E oil you could substitute a few liquid vitamin E capsules. You would just need to squeeze the liquid out by somehow puncturing a hole in the capsules.
Step 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 small wide mouth mason style jar (mine are like these) and screw on the lid tight.
And that is that! So easy 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.
In warm weather, it is more liquid like than in winter, but it still works great.
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- 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
- Measure all ingredients into a mixing bowl
- Beat with a hand blender until it is light and airy (it takes about 2 to 3 minutes)
- Place it in a glass container with a lid and enjoy!