Tis the season for dry, flaky skin but beware…the chemicals, artificial fragrances, and other nasty ingredients in the lotions that we apply to our skin are directly absorbed by our bodies and are linked to all kinds of not-so-good health issues…yikes.
While we have been using safer lotions here at my house that protect us against some of these nasty toxins, I wanted to take it a step further, especially knowing we use lotion on our babies every night after their baths. I found this super easy recipe for all-natural organic lotion that uses just 3 simple ingredients and decided to whip up a batch to give it a try!
So…this recipe is full of super healthy ingredients that are safe and effective on our skin. Vitamin E Oil is a great moisturizer which keeps your skin healthy and softens rough rough patches while reducing wrinkles. Coconut oil, unlike water-based lotions that give the appearance of moisturizing your skin, helps strengthen underlying tissues and helps remove excessive dead flaky cells on the skin. And it calls for a few drops of essential oils – I chose Balance blended oil for my recipe just because I’ll be using this on my kids and it has calming and focusing benefits – what mother wouldn’t want that?!
- 1 cup organic extra-virgin coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil (optional)
- a few drops of pure essential oils (optional)
Measure 1 cup of coconut oil into a mixing bowl and add the Vitamin E and essential oil drops. Coconut oil is best when whipped from a solid state at room temperature. Place in a KitchenAid mixer or use a hand-held mixer and blend for 3-4 minutes on medium speed. Pour into a glass jar and seal.
Note: I have found this lotion seems a bit greasy when first applied to the skin. Wait just a few minutes, as your body will absorb the oils, leaving your skin soft and healthy!