Tuesday, September 4, 2012

{DIY whipped coconut oil body butter}

I have mentioned in previous posts the different issues I have had with my skin & now, our daughters skin. We both have very sensitive, dry skin. I am always looking for new skincare rituals that dont irritate our skin. 
I have also mentioned in the past our love for coconut oil. We use it for everything in our house! Cooking, as lotion, as make up remover, deodorant..etc. So when i saw a link on pinterest on how to make whipped coconut oil body butter, i knew immediately i had to give it a try.
I have been using it for a few days & Oh my gosh you guys, I LOVE IT! 
It has made our dry sensitive skin super soft, no irritation ..& It smells great : )
I definitely recommend giving it a try!
You will need:
1 C Coconut oil
1-2 tsp Vitamin E creme or oil {I used cream}
a mixer 
first off, make sure your coconut oil is not melted. 
I live in AZ, so my coconut oil is always melted. 
Before i began i just put my oil in the fridge for a couple of minutes & that firmed it up just enough.

Place your coconut oil & vitamin E in a stand mixer 
Whip on high for 6-8 minutes, or until it looks like whipped cream :)
But dont eat it! 
Scoop your freshly whipped coconut oil into a container & make sure to store it in a place it wont get too warm. I keep it in the medicine cabinet in our bathroom & it has held up quite nicely!

apply it to your body as you would your regular body lotion
After applying, wait a few minutes to put on your clothes, so that it can soak into your skin, & not your clothes! It is oil, after all!

In other news, This past weekend has been very busy! 
I spent a lot of time at the hospital with one of my good friends from highschool, my made of honor, Marelle!
She had a sweet baby boy! G has another new friend!
Welcome to the world Jaxon Grimes :)
& Congratulations again Marelle & Dustin, You will be wonderful parents!

We spent the rest of the weekend with my younger sister, watching every disney movie we own!
G was introduced to some of my favorites, like Lion king! Favorite, favorite, favorite!
Well, happy Tuesday!
Hope everyone had a great weekend!


  1. This looks so cool, we use coconut oil a ton at our house. Cannot wait to try this!
    Just wanted to say "Hi" I have been reading your blog for a little while but I have never commented, love your posts and reading about your sweet little family! I just started blogging at www.mrstessamessa.blogspot.com. Many blessings from NC!

  2. Very interesting!

    What happens to the cream after you whip it, it melts, and then turns hard again? Does it go back to the whipped state or the natural hard state?

    1. hello!
      If you keep it at the proper temperature, it will stay soft & whipped, but i you keep it in a space warmer than 76 degrees it will melt again. If you keep it in a place thats too cool, it will return to its hard state.
      I just keep mine in our medicine cabinet
      Hope that helps :)

  3. which coconut oil did you use? i have the spectrum one and it doesn't have a scent to it.

    1. Hello!
      I buy trader joes coconut oil. The scent is very very subtle but delicious :) The Vitamin E cream adds a lot of scent too.