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Whipped Coconut Lotion

A lover of coconut oil, I made this luxurious, whipped body lotion. The perfect remedy to keep skin hydrated and protected throughout the day. It pairs perfectly, when used after my favorite coffee scrub. Coconut oil becomes light and airy when whipped up, making it much easier to apply after a bath or shower and it becomes more absorbent. I whipped mine up with a little Olive Oil to keep the lotion in perfect consistency, preventing it from solidifying. You could also use jojoba, sunflower, or almond oil in addition to or in place of the olive oil. Add in your favorite essential oil to top it off. I used lemon grass to scent mine.

Ingredients 

  • 1 C. Solid Coconut Oil*
  • 1/2 t. Olive Oil
  • 8 Drops of Essential Oil

Directions

Using a Kitchen Aid or hand mixer, combine the three ingredients and whip on high for 8-10 minutes to desired consistency. Slather over body after a shower or bath.

* The Coconut Oil must be solid before whipping, in order to get a whipped consictancy. Store in the refrigerator until solid, if needed.

Gym + Hair Treatment

Are you about to head to the gym or out for a run?

Next time you are, give your hair a conditioning treatment too! Applying coconut oil prior to your workout is a great remedy to fight the loss of moisture in the hair and battle static. The heat from your scalp will allow the treatment to really absorb into your hair as your on the move.

Hydrate those strands while you workout. Here’s how:

  1. *Apply Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, just off the scalp, from the mid-length’s through the ends of the hair
  2. Comb the oil through the hair
  3. Gather your hair as if making a ponytail, but instead twist the hair into a bun
  4. Secure the bun with a damage-free hair elastic 

* If the coconut oil is hard to apply, soften it first by warming it up in the microwave for about 15 seconds or on the stove top. Taking precaution that it is not too hot to burn your skin or hair.