As I continue my maternity leave this month, I wanted to share this recipe from Kristina, the writer behind The Greening of Westford. I am a huge fan of coconut oil; it was my belly butter of choice during my nine months of being pregnant. This is an easy recipe and I hope you find it useful!
If you are looking for more natural replacements for beauty products, I have THE ONE! Coconut oil is an amazing ingredient. You can cook with it and use it as part of your beauty routine! It is becoming a regular item on grocery store shelves as well.
This little mixture can be used as a moisturizer, eye makeup remover and eye cream.
1/2 cup Coconut oil
1/2 tsp Vitamin E (optional)
Place the coconut oil and vitamin E in a bowl. Whip with an electric mixer until it is like whipped cream or frosting (about 5-10 minutes).
Vitamin E oil is used as a preservative. However, if you don’t already have some, don’t bother. Coconut oil has a pretty long shelf-life as is. Some people find it easier to melt the coconut oil first, and then whip it as it cools. If you prefer this method, you can melt the coconut oil in your microwave or over a double boiler.
Place in a pretty jar and you are done!
I put this on my body as a moisturizer after showering. When I remove my eye makeup at night, I put a small amount on my eyes and wipe the make-up away. A little remains which moisturizes that delicate skin around your eyes beautifully.
In the summer, this mixture may turn to liquid. You could store it in the fridge to keep it more solid, but totally your preference. In colder months, you may have to scrape at it a bit, but it melts quickly with the warmth of your hands.
Have you tried coconut oil in other beauty treatments?
About the Author
Kristina Greene is the founder and editor of The Greening Of Westford blog. She focuses on practical eco-friendly actions anyone can do to save time, money, aggravation, oh, and the planet! Connect with her through her blog, facebook and twitter.
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