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Homemade Whipped Coconut Oil Cooling Lotion

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Just in time for Summer, here is a super easy recipe for DIY whipped coconut oil cooling lotion. Not only is coconut oil great to cook with, but it also makes an amazing all-natural moisturizer – it is full of antioxidants and is super hydrating and healing when used on skin.

And did you know that when you whip coconut oil, the consistency changes from a clear solid to a luxurious white body butter?! This recipe combines the healing power of coconut oil with the cooling effects of aloe; I also opted to add lavender and peppermint essential oils.

Whipped Coconut Oil Cooling Lotion Recipe


  1. Place solid coconut oil, aloe gel, and essential oils in a mixing bowl.
  2. Use either a hand mixer or Kitchen Aid mixer and mix on medium high for about 5-8 minutes until you see the that the coconut oil is turning white and forming peaks.
  3. Scoop into a container or jar and enjoy!
  4. Store below 75 degrees so it does not melt.


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In addition to making a great cooling moisturizer, this lotion will also provide some natural relief from itching due to bug bites, poison ivy, and hives. Have you tried making lotion from coconut oil before?

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Comments 32

  1. Ellen

    I will try this for mosquito bites, my poor kids really suffer in the summer. Thank you.

    • nydia

      Fill a spray bottle with water, 20 drops of lemongrass oil and 20 drops of peppermint oil. Best mosquito repellent I’ve ever used! I started making my own when my daughter was a baby and I didn’t want to spray her with nasty chemicals.

      • Jill

        Thanks I’m going to do that.

      • nydia

        * 4-6 ounces of water

      • Winter

        How big should the spray bottle be? I’m definitely going to give this a try, thanks.

      • Ellen

        Thank you!!!

      • heather b

        I used the same bug repellant but added some lavender too!

      • Samantha

        I make one using lemongrass and eucalyptus with distilled water – I will try adding some peppermint!

    • vmm

      The best thing I’ve ever found for itchy bug bites is lavender oil! takes away EVERY ITCH every time! Amazing. (I have a small container of it in my purse at all times for this reason. (mix with coconut oil or other carrier oil but on occasion, I use it by itself as well)

      • Ellen

        Thank you.

      • Susie

        My adult daughter has always had a super intense reaction to bug bites….they swell abnormally large and are hard. She told me to wash bug bite asap and then apply Thayer’s Witch-Hazel. It works like a charm for me. I usually only have to apply once or twice. There are a variety of products available, however, I’ve only used the Thayer’s Facial Toner. I think if you sign up for email promotions, you receive a code for 10% off.

  2. heather b

    Thank you! Love the essential oil posts!

  3. Susi

    Well this just looks awesome! Thank you

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Sure Susie!

  4. Beth

    Thank you! This looks great! Really want to try this!

  5. nydia

    This sounds great for sunburns too. Maybe without the oils though.

    • Jean-Marie

      Lavender oil is great for burns !

      • nydia

        What about peppermint though?

  6. Rachel

    Keep up the all-natural posts! Love them!

  7. Kristina

    I just made some whipped Coconut body butter but instead of using aloe I used Shea butter and it is amazing! Use 7oz of NOW brand Shea butter, 7-10 oz of refined coconut oil, and about 15 drops of gentle baby young living oil and it will change your life. I put this on my babies and myself everyday because it smells and feels SO good.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      I love Shea butter too! Great idea

  8. Angie

    I tried this – mine did not “whip” – it was more liquid consistency. Does anyone have any tips? What am I doing wrong?

    • Kris

      It might have been too warm maybe? It should whip up nicely.

    • vmm

      yep, coconut oil is liquid at low temps so even just the whipping can liquefy it. I add Shea butter(NOW brand is very reasonable and effective) to help with consistency.

      you can just throw yours in the fridge for a while too…it helps:)

  9. Angie

    I tried a couple of times and it just would not whip. Now, I am still using it…feels and smells great! But even after sitting for an hour, it is still liquid. ????

  10. Frannie

    Nursing mothers take note that peppermint oil will likely deplete your milk supply, just a friendly FYI

  11. Keri

    Also take note: coconut oil can burn the eyes and other mucous membranes. I have been making these all natural products for years and have personally experienced this. It melts when it comes into contact with skin and can then run more easily, so please be careful, especially with your children!

  12. Marty Gaston

    What effect does essential oil have on animals…namely dogs? Our dog, I believe, has a slight allergy to grass…I would like to use something on him to help with the itching…

    • Nicole

      I work at a doggie daycare and we regularly use coconut oil on dogs with itchy irritated skin, and also add some into their food to get picky eaters interested in their food again! As long as there isnt some sort of infection going on, it should be safe for your dog!

      • gaston

        Thank you so much. I’m going to try it!

        • dejohnleslie

          I give my dog coconut oil pills daily and when her allergies flair up really bad from being outside I use coconut oil on her fur….works wonders!

  13. Colene

    Made this for my son today because, despite the copious amounts of sunscreen I put on him yesterday at the water park, he still burned. Mine is a little grainy, but maybe I just need better coconut oil. He liked it though!

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