Friday, October 24, 2014

Natural Body Lotion

Whipped Coconut oil and Vitamin E body butter

If you haven't already done your research about the many benefits of coconut oil, please get on it and read more about it here!
This oil is without doubt one of the most versatile and healthiest oils on earth.

There are several kinds of coconut oils:
Pure coconut oil
Expeller-Pressed coconut oil (which is deodorized)
Virgin coconut oil
Organic coconut oil
Organic Virgin coconut oil

I would highly recommend the organic virgin coconut oil which is the most expensive of all but if the scent bothers you, the organic (non chemical) expeller-pressed kind is a great alternative and a little less expensive.

This oil has no trans fats nor hydrogenation so it makes a great cooking oil as well. Just saying....

If refrigerated, this oil gets as hard as a rock but will melt at 76 degrees F. My home tends to be on the warmer side and keeping my eye cream at the right consistency is a bit challenging. The best way to solve this problem is to simply whip the coconut oil! 
Note: Liquified oil will not whip so make sure that your coconut oil is in somewhat solid form before trying the following recipe.


Adding Vitamin E to an already great oil just makes it even better!
The benefits of Vitamin E are too numerous to mention here but it is an antioxidant, a regulator of vitamin A, sun protector, anti-aging, treatment of scars etc... to name a few. To learn more about the benefits of vitamin E, visit the healthy skin care page.

Ingredients

1 Cup coconut oil (solid)
1 Tablespoon Vitamin E ( pock holes through the gel capsules to empty)

Instructions

Mix together with an electric mixer at medium to high speed for 6 to 10 minutes until the coconut oil reaches a fluffy and airy consistency. Store mixture in an air tight glass jar. Note: If your home is kept warm, the whipped mixture may liquify just a bit but this is perfectly normal. 

Hope you give this body lotion a try and see the difference.

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