How to Make Your Own Coconut Oil Moisturizer
Want to learn how to use coconut oil for dry skin? This 3-ingredient coconut oil moisturizer will do the trick.
Coconut oil has many magical benefits. Natural beauty advocates swear by this stuff and its seemingly endless uses. Coconut oil moisturizer will save your skin—and your wallet, too. A 16-oz jar of pure coconut oil is less than $10 on Amazon.
Coconut oil naturally contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. When used as a moisturizer, it absorbs quickly into the skin, keeping your body soft and smooth. Not to mention, it smells incredible.
How to Make a Coconut Oil Moisturizer for Dry Skin
What You’ll Need
- 1 cup cold-pressed, unrefined coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil (We love this one by Kate Blanc Cosmetics.)
- 1-3 drops lavender essential oil, optional
Step 1: Prep and mix
Slightly melt the coconut oil so it turns into a liquid. To do this quickly, set the jar of coconut oil in a bowl of warm water for a couple minutes.
In a small mixing bowl, thoroughly stir together the coconut oil, vitamin E oil and essential oil. Gently pour the mixture into a small storage container with a lid. (Mason jars and Pyrex dishes work great!) You can apply immediately or store in a cool, dry place.
Step 2: Apply
Gently rub the moisturizer over your face and body in upward circular motions. We recommend applying the oil to slightly damp skin. Generously apply the moisturizer to any dry spots. Pay close attention to your knees, elbows and any extra dry parts.
Is It OK to Use Coconut Oil on Your Face?
Yes, it is safe to use coconut oil on your face. Especially during winter months, it works wonders on dry, flaky, itchy skin. However, try not to apply coconut oil to your T-zone (on your nose or forehead) as that area is typically already oily to begin with.
No Time to DIY?
There are plenty of coconut oil-based beauty products that work wonders on your skin. In particular, we recommend this coconut oil moisturizing cream by Advanced Clinicals.
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