Handmade & Natural Coconut Oil Lotion

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Do you love using coconut oil to moisturize yourself or your baby, but yet loathe the consistency, and wish it could be easier to apply? You’re going to love this easy recipe, and your skin will be sure to thank you!

Coconut Oil is all the rage these days. People are using it, and cooking with it like crazy. It works amazing as a body moisturizer, and has been proven to help remedy extreme dry skin, psoriasis, and eczema. However, it’s texture can sometimes be a bit tricky to apply, especially on a wiggly baby or toddler. It left us wishing there was an easier way to apply coconut oil, rather than softening it and dripping the oil everywhere, or trying to scrape it out of its original container, without the risk of ruining a new manicure.

Vitamin E oil has been used forever to treat extreme dry skin, and help repair cracked or broken skin. It also provides the needed amount of extra oil to keep the coconut oil in a whipped consistency and not reverting back to its hardened beginnings.

Aloe Vera is also a natural ingredient which has been proven to help soothe skin, and help repair broken skin as well as sunburn.

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How to make the lotion:

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 Combine all three ingredients in a bowl, and mix with a wire whisk on high for approximately 7 minutes, or until it becomes a nice whipped texture.

Place your whipped lotion in an air tight jar or canister. It will remain the whipped texture, even in cold conditions, as long as it is stored properly.

This lotion works as a great homemade present, and you can really get creative with essential oils for scent.

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What is your favorite way to use coconut oil?

Note: The first time I made this, I placed it in a regular recycled lotion bottle, and it turned out to be a disaster because it wasn’t air tight. It was a clogged, hardened mess. A mason jar or airtight canister is the only way to prevent it from returning to its solid state.

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Megan

Megan lives in Colorado with her husband, 3 year old daughter, and toddler son. Her days are spent hosting backyard playdates, and learning made-up songs taught to her by her preschooler. She loves swimming, celebrity gossip, University of Michigan and Denver Broncos football, photography, trashy reality TV and writing for her personal blog, The Memoirs of Megan. You can get to know her more through Facebook,Twitter, and Pinterest

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    Kelly

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    So what if I wanted to make a more liquid lotion by adding a lot more aloe?

    Say basically reversing the amounts of coconut and aloe.
    1 cup aloe, 2 tbs coconut oil.

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      Megan

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      Kelly,
      I haven’t tried that. Want to give it a go and report back? :)

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