Coconut Oil for Skin
Coconut Oil for Beautiful Skin
Coconut oil is all the rage lately and for good reason. Aside from its amazing health benefits, it’s an incredible oil for your skin. When you rub coconut oil between your fingers, you can tell right away how nourishing it will be. It’s texture is velvety and smooth, making it a wonderful moisturizer and helping to prevent dryness and flaking.
Coconut oil nourishes aging skin, helping to combat sagging and wrinkles. This fantastic oil is also used to treat psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin conditions due to its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. It’s awesome by itself, but even better formulated into lotions and creams. Here are some recipe ideas.
Homemade Coconut Cream for your face!
¼ cup sweet almond oil
¼ cup calendula oil
¼ cup organic coconut oil
¼ cup beeswax
1 tsp. Vit. E oil
10 drops Carrot Seed essential oil
Combine all ingredients in a double boiler. As the solids melt, stir to combine. Pour into a glass or metal container with a tight fitting lid. This will be somewhat solid – more of a cream than a lotion.
If you want something for your hands and body, here is a Coconut Oil Body Butter, which is amazing and super-easy to make!
Coconut Oil Body Butter
1 cup cocoa butter
½ cup coconut oil
½ jojoba oil
Combine these ingredients in a double boiler, mixing gently. Remove from heat; allow the mixture to cool and become slightly solid, but still soft (put in the fridge to speed up the process). Once cooled, use an electric mixer to whip the lotion until white peaks form, just like whipped cream. Put in glass containers with tight fitting lids and chill in the fridge for an hour.
You can add essential oils: 10-20 drops of your preferred oil to make this a luxurious treat that’s super healthy for your skin!