Whipped Coconut Oil!!
I am a huge fan of coconut oil! This stuff is amazing. It’s completely natural and incredibly good for your skin.
However, there are two things I don’t love about coconut oil:
1. It doesn’t moisturize quite as well as lotion, in my opinion.
2. It’s solid at room temperature, which makes it hard (and a bit messy) to apply.
Thankfully, there is a solution to both of those problems!!
Whipping coconut oil makes it smoother and much easier to apply. Adding jojoba oil increases the moisturizing benefits, and it has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which will help the skin look and feel healthy. Vitamin E is a valuable addition as it is an antioxidant that protects and repairs the skin. Any essential oils you add to the mix will give it a pleasant aroma, along with the added benefits of the particular essential oil.
Here’s what you’ll need
- 1 cup of coconut oil
- 2 tbsp of jojoba oil
- 1 tsp vitamin E oil
- 10-15 drops essential oil
Here’s how you do it
Oh high speed, whip together coconut oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E oil until light and fluffy, about 8 minutes. Wipe the sides every minute or so to get everything really mixed together. Add essential oil at the end and whip another 30 seconds. Store in a clean jar with a lid. Does not need to be refrigerated.
Whipped Coconut Oil
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 2 tbsp jojoba oil
- 1 tsp vitamin E oil
- 10 - 15 drops essential oil
Oh high speed, whip together coconut oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E oil until light and fluffy, about 8 minutes. Wipe the sides every minute or so to get everything really mixed together.
Add essential oil at the end and whip another 30 seconds.
Store in a clean jar with a lid. Does not need to be refrigerated.
How to use it:
Use this in daily in place of body lotion. Whipping it makes it easy to apply!
Things to consider:
- The texture and absorption of coconut oil will be different than regular lotion. Being that it is made of oil, it absorbs slower than regular lotion, leaving the skin a bit oily, temporarily. I find this gives the skin a healthy glow!
- Depending on the temperature of the room where it is stored, the oil’s whipped texture tends to dissipate over time. My oil tends to stay good a couple weeks, but I have heard some people say it lasted only a couple days. To avoid this, make smaller batches, more frequently. Or if the whipped texture has gone, you can try setting the covered jar in a sink full of hot water, and it will liquefy in about 10 minutes, making for an easy application.
- If you are having trouble whipping the coconut oil, it may be too warm. Try putting it in the freezer for 5-15 minutes, until it starts to harden slightly, and try whipping it again.
Have you used coconut oil as a moisturizer before? What is your favorite way to use coconut oil?
Kim Henson says
what’s the purpose of the whipping of the coconut? Have you tried any other ways to apply it to
Whats a good brand of coconut oil and shea butter to buy x
I like Tropical Tradition’s coconut oil, but if you want to buy through Amazon, they carry Barlean’s coconut oil and Molivera shea butter.
I have been using straight coconut oil on its own, for a few months and it works well!!! I put some in a large mouthed jar in my bathroom. After towel drying, I dip my fingers into the jar and scoop some out and rub between my hands. In 2 seconds it is warm enough to spread all over my body. I wait for 2 minutes till it soaks in. Then I dress. My skin feels wonderful all winter. I didn’t have to whip anything up. I also put some in my hair for an hour or 2 before I wash it, and it feels lovely, after I wash it as usual. Sometimes I put it on my lips instead of chap stick. My cat who has beautiful long hair, asks for and eats a half teaspoon every day!! Honest.
Thanks for sharing, Margie! We love coconut oil in this house too! It sounds like you have a smart cat 😉
Coconut oil can turn rancid very easily if exposed to moisture or if touched with moist fingers. It is advisable to use a spoon or a scoop to take it out of the jar. Do not use a wet spoon or scoop.
I would never have thought of using coconut oil this way. I am curious, as all my soap making books say that too much coconut oil is drying to the skin. Has anyone seen any problems with this? I ask because the lotion recipe I have now doesn’t have any coconut oil in it, and the recipe calls for several different oils and such. The recipe you shared is so much easier that I would love it if it works. Thanks!
Coconut oil works great for me, and doesn’t dry out my skin. But in the winter, when it’s dry, I use shea body butter. It’s made with shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil.
Everyone’s skin is different, and I know a lot of people that use coconut oil straight out of the jar… some prefer it whipped, and some prefer an infusion with different oils. I suggest trying a small batch out, so that way you can find out if it works for your skin, before you invest a lot of product.
If you are interested in the shea body butter, you can find the recipe here: https://homemadeforelle.com/decadent-shea-body-butter/
I love the coconut oil feel on my skin. It absorbs quickly. But I seem to have a problem getting the coconut oil to whip. The temperature in the kitchen is in the mid 70’s (much lower and the A/C does not turn off!). I started this time with thick liquid coconut oil…not quite fully liquefied. Should the Coconut oil be liquid or solid when the whipping begins? Any ideas? Thanks.
My guess is that the oil is too warm. Try putting the coconut oil into the freezer for about 10 minutes, until the surface is just starting to harden, and then try whipping it again for 6-8 minutes. Let me know if that helps!
If I whip the coconut oil before I use it, is it easier on my plumbing? I LOVE coconut oil, but once it gets in my drains, it solidifies….and that causes so much trouble!
Hmm, I can’t say for sure. I know coconut oil is very hard when solid, which can certainly be an issue on your pipes. The really great thing about coconut oil is that it has a fairly low melting temperature. If your drains are getting clogged, I recommend boiling a few stock pots of water and pouring it into your drains to get everything moving again. Hope that helps!
I’ve read melting point it around 75*, not very warm. The jars in my cupboard go completely liquid in the summer.
Yes, you’re right, coconut oil does have a low melting point. I keep my whipped coconut oil in my bathroom, away from direct sunlight.
I love the coconut oil I have from Tropical TRaditions, and was thrilled to find your ricipe here! Thank you for sharing! Cynthia
Robyn from Robyn's View says
I love making homemade products with coconut oil!
They’re the best! And such a healthy alternative!