Did you know that coconut oil can be used for so many more things than cooking oil? It has some amazing properties. In fact, including coconut oil with skincare can provide many benefits.
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Before diving into the homemade lotion and moisturizer recipes below, let’s take a look at some of the health benefits of coconut oil for your skin.
- Benefits of Coconut Oil for Skin
- DIY Moisturizers and Lotion with Coconut Oil
- Homemade Lotion with Coconut Oil
- DIY Aftershave Lotion
Benefits of Coconut Oil for Skin
Coconut oil comes from raw coconuts. It is rich in medium-chain fatty acids.
Coconut oil not only nourishes your skin, but it also protects it.
Coconut oil is great for hydrating dry skin. Studies show that coconut oil provides a significant improvement in skin hydration and increases skin surface lipid levels. Lipids are natural fats that play a role in the protective barrier for your skin.
Coconut oil can also protect you from harmful UV rays. Studies show that coconut oil can block about 20% of UV rays which makes it a nice ingredient to add to your skincare products.
In addition to nourishing and protecting your skin, coconut oil can also act as an antimicrobial agent that kills harmful bacteria and viruses.
It can also reduce inflammation. Chronic inflammation is common in skin conditions, including acne.
With all of the benefits that coconut oil provides our skin, it’s a great ingredient to include in your DIY skincare recipes.
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DIY Moisturizers and Lotion with Coconut Oil
The following DIY recipes all include coconut oil along with other nourishing ingredients.
Homemade lotion and moisturizer is easy to make and is so much better for your skin than using store-bought products.
The recipes below are for lotion, eye cream and cuticle softener.
Be sure to give the recipes a try for your skincare needs!
Homemade Lotion with Coconut Oil
Easy Homemade Hand Lotion
This homemade hand lotion recipe from Angie at The Country Chic Cottage combines coconut oil and olive oil along with essential oil. It is also made with beeswax.
Homemade Coconut Oil Lotion Recipe
This Coconut oil lotion recipe from Merissa at Little House Living only has 2 ingredients in it. How easy is that!
DIY Whipped Coconut Oil Lotion with Essential Oils
This whipped coconut oil lotion from Kimberly at Get Green Be Well is made with only coconut oil and essential oils. Another easy recipe!
DIY Gardener’s Hand Lotion
Keep your hands smooth when working out in your yard with this gardener’s hand lotion from Teresa at MomsWhoSave. It contains coconut oil, shea butter and more.
DIY Peppermint Hand Cream
This DIY Peppermint Hand Cream from Ann’s Entitled Life makes for a great gift idea and is especially nice to use in December. Its ingredients include coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin E, beeswax and of course, peppermint oil.
All-Natural Lavender Bedtime Lotion DIY
Hydrate your skin while you sleep with this lavender bedtime lotion by Holly at Pink Fortitude. It contains coconut oil, shea butter and of course, lavender oil. Be sure to put the lotion on your cracked heels and elbows before you go to bed so you can wake up with soft skin.
DIY Aftershave Lotion
Say good-bye to razor burn once you use this aftershave lotion by Merissa at Little House Living. Its ingredients include coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and Vitamin E.
Homemade Firming Eye Cream
Firm up the skin under your eyes with this homemade eye cream. Eye cream is made with similar ingredients to lotion. This Homemade Firming Eye Cream from Kristie at Saving Dollars and Sense includes coconut oil, vitamin E and essential oils.
DIY Cuticle Softener Cream Recipe
Use this DIY Cuticle Softener Cream recipe from Kristie at Saving Dollars and Sense instead of purchasing a cream filled with toxic ingredients. This cuticle cream is made with coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter and various oils.
Making homemade skincare products is easy and so worth it! These coconut oil skincare recipes include healthy ingredients which will hydrate and nourish your dry skin.
In the comments below, be sure to let me know which recipe you tried and how it worked for your skin.