I’ve been seeking a natural alternative to those bottles of creamy (but chemical-laden) conventional lotions. It hasn’t been easy. Coconut oil has always been a top contender, but it wasn’t until I tried a new coconut oil body butter recipe that I finally found my personal all time favorite moisturizer. I love that it’s pure, natural and even not so expensive. This superbly light and fluffy moisturizer exceeded my expectations. With a jar of this on hand, I doubt I will ever be tempted to fool around with expensive store-bought lotions ever again. And you can add any essential oil you like, these give amazing aroma and also each essential oil has its own benefits 😉 I added lemongrass this time and I just love the smell 😛
I love that this coconut oil recipe only requires one ingredient. Anything else is completely optional. It also only takes a few minutes, and you’ll have enough whipped body butter to last at least a month or two. In fact, if you get carried away, put some in an attractive jar and it makes a great gift! It feels sinfully luxurious as a moisturizer 😛
What you need:
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon grape seed oil (optional)
- a few drops of your favorite essential oils for fragrance (optional)
1. Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Do not melt the coconut oil first. It will only whip up if it’s solid.
2. Mix on high-speed with a wire whisk for 6-7 minutes or until whipped into a light, airy consistency.
3. Spoon the whipped coconut oil body butter into a glass jar and cover tightly. Store at room temperature, or in the refrigerator if your house is so warm it melts the oil.
An electric hand mixer will work, did an amazing job. A blender or food processor will not work with this coconut oil recipe, because they tend to warm the oil too much and prevent it from whipping up.
Your whipped coconut oil should stay relatively soft, even at colder temperatures. If it’s really cold, it will become a little more solid, but not rock hard like it normally does. I noticed mine beaded into a froth of tiny coconut oil pearls that melt right into my skin. Love it!
Have you made this whipped coconut oil recipe? Do you have your own coconut oil recipes to share? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!