3-ingredient Whipped Coconut Lotion

Sooooo yea. I’ve been on a homemade personal care item kick these past few weeks. If you haven’t read my story about how the homemade deodorant evolved, check out this post here.

After my success with deodorant, I started researching what other personal care items I could make with ingredients I already had at home.

What resulted is this deliciously luxuriant 3-ingredient Whipped Coconut Lotion.

If you know me, you know I love my food and beauty products the same: as natural and close to the source as possible. It doesn’t make sense to have a clean diet, but then put loads of chemicals in our skin, hair, and nails. Want to know more? Check out this 515 Chemicals Women Put On Their Bodies Every Day Infographic. Scary, right?

So, here we are. Me and my all-natural toothpaste, face lotion, makeup, shampoo, conditioner, and now, homemade deodorant. I’m that girl.

You know what’s better than buying a $16 container of “all-natural” lotion? Making your own! You have every bit of control of what goes in it and not to mention, it’s wayyyy cheaper. Sure it takes a little extra work, but not any more work than running to the store to buy some. It’s totally worth it, truuuussst me. :)

You know what else? This 3-ingredient Whipped Coconut Lotion would make the perfect Christmas gift for someone special on your list. Who cares if they don’t have the same all-natural or homemade obsession as you do. This might just do the trick. :)

3-ingredient Whipped Coconut Lotion


1/2 cup coconut oil

2 TBSP avocado oil

few drops favorite essential oil


Place coconut oil and avocado oil in mixing bowl. Using electric mixer, mix until coconut oil is whipped into a soft fluffy texture. This will take about 5-6 minutes. You will likely need to scrape down the bowl or even use a wooden spoon to manipulate the oil into the blades (careful of your fingers!). I put mine into a electric stand mixer, and it seemed to do the trick.

Once oil is completely whipped, add a few drops of your favorite essential oils and stir to combine. Place lotion in glass container with lid for storage.

Being coconut oil is whipped, it will not turn into complete liquid as regular coconut oil will. It will soften slightly, but still be a perfect texture for hand/foot cream, body lotion, or yes, even face cream! A tiny bit goes a long way as it will be a tiny bit greasy if you use too much. No worries though, just rub those extras up your forearms and onto those dry elbows – your body will thank you!

Whipped Coconut Lotion

 Smells like summer to me.

Any make-your-own items you’ve been loving? Homemade gifts you’re giving? Drop me a line – I love hearing from you! 


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