Just in time for all the warm and sunny weather that will soon be upon us, 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 cup Coconut Oil, solid
1/2 cup Aloe Gel
18 drops Essential Oils (I used Lavender & Peppermint)
Place solid coconut oil, aloe gel, and essential oils in a mixing bowl. Use either a hand mixer or Kitchen Aid and mix on medium high for about 5-8 minutes until you see the that the coconut oil is turning white and forming peaks. Scoop into a container or jar and enjoy! Store below 75 degrees so it does not melt.
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?
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.