I love coconut oil. Here are 101 ways that I use it. Seriously.
Here are three of my favorite lotion or lotion bar recipes that use coconut oil:
1. Lotion Bars
Since coconut oil naturally is solid at below 76 degrees, it lends itself perfectly to making lotion bars. Lotion bars (used on dry skin) are a way to combine the most nourishing benefits of lotion without the need for a liquid (which can be drying for skin) to create an incredibly moisturizing bar.
These bars are meant to be used on dry skin (not wet like soap!) and are best used after showering on warm skin.
2. Luxurious Homemade Lotion
Just as with the lotion bars, this recipe doesn’t use liquid so it is incredibly nourishing and won’t expire. You can customize it to your preference by using essential oils. For a firmer lotion, use more beeswax. For a smoother lotion, use less and add more of a liquid oil like almond oil..
3. Magnesium Body Butter
Magnesium is another thing I’ve written about a lot in the past. I make my own magnesium oil, which has been tremendously helpful to me and which helped me avoid morning sickness in my last pregnancy.
Unfortunately, magnesium oil can sting skin if a person is deficient and can leave skin very dry. The solution to this was making a magnesium infused body butter that packs a punch of magnesium but also moisturizes skin to keep it from getting dry. My kids prefer this version and I rub either this or magnesium oil on their feet daily.
Do you use coconut oil? What is your favorite use?