Coconut oil is a natural cure-all. It has so many usages. It’s an oil that comes in solid form but melts when placed in areas above room temperature. Whipping helps it stay light and fluffy. I use whipped coconut oil from head to toe as a body butter or hair conditioner. But really the list goes on. You can see more usages for coconut oil in this infograph. It’s a great moisturizer for your hair and skin. It’s gentle enough to use on your little one’s hair and skin, too. Some people even recommend whipped coconut oil for cradle cap and diaper rash. This DIY beauty product only calls for one ingredient: coconut oil.
What you need:
1 cup coconut oil
a few drops of your favorite essential oils for fragrance (optional)
What to do:
1. Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Note: Do not melt the coconut oil first. It will only whip up if it’s solid. A little below room temperature is ideal.
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 in a cool place, or in the refrigerator if your house is so warm it melts the oil.
Tip: An electric hand mixer or stand mixer works best. 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.
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.
Recipe Provided By: Living the Norished Life