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DIY Lavender Coconut Oil Lotion

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Coconut is undoubtedly the most used ingredient in my kitchen whether it’s cooking, skincare or hair care. It’s a holy grail for my family, esp for my dad- who compel me, to use it for all skin problems (not that I am complaining) from acne scars to chapped lips . It’s a magical solution for everything.. you name it, coconut oil can probably do it!

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Aside from my macadamia jojoba body oil, this is another body lotion, I use on a daily basis. This recipe include coconut and almond oil that are both oil free and great for most skin types including problem skin. The mixture is solid at room temperature and liquefies when heated. It is light, absorbs quickly without clogging pores (one of the main reasons I love it). Lavender adds aroma to the mixture, and help soothe the mind, and spirit.

What are the benefits of using..

Almond oil is my go to carrier oil for any oil based skin recipe as it is light and can be easily mixed with other oils. It is rich in Vitamin E , A , oleic acid (up to 86%) a omega 9 fatty acid and Linoleic acid, packed with antioxidants such as quercetin (supplement), quercitrin, kaempferol (ability to fight cancer), and morin. Quercetin and kaempferol, in particular, are thought to contain some SPF.

Pure virgin coconut oil (Cocos nucifer) liquefies when applied to skin and easily absorbed without clogging pores. It is said to have anti-microbial, anti-fungal and sun protective properties. Coconut oil is made from 3 healthy fatty acids: Caprylic acid, Lauric acid, and Capric acid that helps retain moisture content of skin and delay ageing.

On the other hand, lavender oil is very popular for its soothing and healing properties. It’s antiseptic and anti-inflammatory benefits help in fighting acne breakouts, infections, cuts, scrapes or bug bites.

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Where to get ingredients

Other Coconut Oil recipes

Honey lemon and coconut scrub

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DIY Lavender Coconut oil lotion
Author: dreaminloud.com
Ingredients
  • 1 part of organic coconut oil
  • 1 part of organic almond oil
  • 3-4 drops of lavender oil
Instructions
  1. Fill half of the container with coconut oil and other half with almond oil.
  2. Add 3-4 drops of lavender to it depending on the size of the container.
Notes
Store your mixture in a dark amber bottle or mason jar, tightly sealed, and away from heat and humidity.

Did you ever make your own skin care product? share your thoughts below!

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  • Priya

    Can’t wait to try it, I love this simple recipe… and have all the ingredients handy. Thanks for sharing!

  • i have been trying to switch my regular moisturizer/body lotion with coconut oil..so far body lotion has been great but im not yet comfortable putting it on my face..

  • Sounds like a great DIY body lotion! I bet it smells lovely too! 🙂

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  • mumbaitomelbourne

    Fantastic I love almond and coconut oil on my skin and hair! Lovely body oil!!
    http://www.mumbaitomelbourne.com/fashion-and-beauty-blog-posts/velvet-dreams

  • Yay! I love DIY beauty products, and that’s awesome that this only has 3 ingredients! :] Looking forward to trying it out!

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    Amazing products!!!!!!!!!! thanks for sharing!

    Happy Monday!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

  • DIY beauty products are the best! What other types of oil could I put in this instead of lavender?

    • I added Lavender for its fragrance and soothing properties. You can replace it with any essential oil, I would suggest Vitamin E capsules for a day time moisturizer and carrot seed oil for night time as carrot seed has photo sensitizes in sun

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