3 Healthy Coconut Oil Lotion Recipes

3 Coconut Oil Lotion recipes

I love coconut oil. Here are 101 ways that I use it. Seriously.

Though I use it in coffee, toothpaste, deodorant and sunscreen, my favorite use for coconut oil is in skin recipes.

Here are three of my favorite coconut oil lotion or lotion bar recipes:

1. Lotion Bars

how to make homemade lotion bars 300x174Since 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.

Here is the recipe for lotion bars.

2. Luxurious Homemade Lotion

Homemade Lotion Recipe- all natural and easy to makeJust 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..

Here is the recipe.

3. Magnesium Body Butter

Magnesium Body Butter Recipe DIYMagnesium 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.

Here’s the recipe for magnesium body butter.

Do you use coconut oil? What is your favorite use? Share below!

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Reader Comments

        • Just started to use coconut oil and I love what it does for my skin, but I may be going overboard by consuming 6 Tbls., plus the amount I use on bagel in the morning. Is this too much, can you let me know so I don’t get a bad case of the poops again? I won’t mind starting slow if I have to.

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  13. there is one thing you have to keep in mind when using coconut oil, skin absorption and high saturated fats.

    while there may be mixed reviews on saturated fats, no doctor in their right mind would recommend anyone needing to intake ‘more’ fat.

  14. OHH do i loooovvveee coconut oil…I apply it on my hair so that it grows out to be long,strong and luscious (Just to name a few!LOL!)

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