We know that your skin is the largest detoxification pathway your body has. Your skin also acts as a sieve, anything that goes on it, you better be able to eat. Well, look no further!
I've never been thrilled about store bought moisturizers even the natural ones seem to contain toxic and questionable chemicals. I finally found my personal favorite that feels as sensual, calming and decadent as it sounds: Whipped Coconut Oil Magnesium Body Butter. Friends this really works and it is like putting fluffy clouds of natural butter on your skin.
This moisturizer is also excellent for babies and children whether they have sensitive skin or not, we don't want to put any lotions with toxic ingredients on their skin.
The Secret to Moisturizing with Coconut Oil: Whip It!
The result is a fluffy and light moisturizer that far exceeded my expectations of a moisturizer. If you follow my work at all, you will know my true love affair with coconut oil and its 100 common and not-so-common uses. I love that my skin is drinking up all these amazing nutrients and oils especially during extreme temperatures whether it be frigid cold or extreme heat.
Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter Recipe
I love that this coconut oil recipe only requires one ingredient: coconut oil. Anything else is completely optional and will only enhance your moisturizer. It also only takes a few minutes to make, and you’ll have enough whipped body butter to last at least a couple of months. I love giving this as gifts, it is super quick, easy, inexpensive and it's made with love by you.
- 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil (optional)
- 10-30 drops of your favorite essential oils for fragrance (optional). I love lavender for a more relaxing feel and peppermint for a more invigorating feel. But my all time favorite earthy scent is patchouli. My mom always said, "Mis, can you make me more lotion with that pepper scent?!" 🙂
- a few drops of magnesium for a calming effect (optional)
- a few drops of bach flower essences. I use fields of flowers which incorporates all 37 flowers in one bottle. (optional)
- Glass jars. These are super adorable!
- Twine/ribbon (if for a gift and optional)
- Foliage from outdoors (if for a gift and optional)
- Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Note: Do not melt the coconut oil first. It will only whip up if it’s solid.
- Mix on high speed with an electric hand mixer for 2-4 minutes or until whipped into a light, airy consistency.
- Spoon the whipped coconut oil body butter into a glass jar and cover tightly. Store at room temperature, or in the refrigerator only if your house is so warm it melts the oil, warmer than 74 degrees.
Note: 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. If it melts in warm temperatures, simple chill and re-whip