I love lots of things. Close to the top of the “things I love” list are coconut oil (I use it in my hair every time I wash), giving gifts, packing things cutely, DIY projects and the occasional pampering. Those five things synchronized last week when my lovely sister-in-law celebrated her birth. I figure every one loves occasional pampering, getting gifts, especially cute ones that are homemade with coconut oil. So that’s what I gave her.
Here’s the run down on what I made for one of my favorite people, and where I got the supplies to package it up all nice and tidy like.
This whipped coconut lotion is perhaps the most most moisturizing thing I’ve ever felt. A little goes a long way. It’s great for an after shower skin treatment, and leaves your skin feeling oh so soft
1 cup unrefined coconut oil in a solid state (melted and it won’t whip!)
3 Tbs olive oil (Or 2 Tbs sunflower seed oil and 1 Tbs olive oil)
2 Tbs aloe vera gel
essential oil of your choice (lavender, vanilla, or lemongrass would work!)
Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, whip together until all ingredients are well incorporated (about 5-10 minutes).
Scrape down the sides of the bowl and continue to whip until mixture has a fluffy, frosting-like consistency. If you’re going to add essential oils, do so at this time.
*Make sure the essential oil is well incorporated before you scoop moisturizer into storage container.
1 cup of pure cane granulated sugar
1/4 cup Olay + Dawn Hand Renewal wash
(I assume all hand soaps would work…maybe pick your favorite scent and let me know how it goes?)
Mix the two together…pow. Scrub a Tbs or so into wet hands and wash away with warm water. Moisturize.
Coconut oil Makeup Remover
Use it straight out of the jar, or simply melt some down and store it in another container.
Cover your face lightly with coconut oil and wash away with a warm wash cloth.
To remove mascara, gently rub some oil onto your lashes and a massage. Wipe away with a cotton ball and repeat until your mascara is no more! I heard a rumor it helps your lashes grow.
This all-over scrub is just what you need to exfoliate and moisture your whole bod. If used gently, it’s safe for your face. The sea salt and coconut oil are great for your skin. Perhaps leave some in the shower? Careful when you’re washing this stuff away, coconut oil can get slippery.
1 cup melted coconut
1/2 cup sea salt
Mix ’em up. Enjoy the gravelly spa bliss.
For those interested in the packaging, I used little masons from around my house to store the actual product.I created tags for my jars using brown card stock which you can get at any craft store. The paper punch I used to create my labels you can buy here or probably at a local craft store. But online it’s on sale!
The font used on the labels and tags is called Moon Flower Bold which you can download for free at dafont.com. The gray baker’s twine I bought online. I can’t remember where but hobbylobby.com is a great place to start.
I’d LOVE to hear if you make any of these skin care projects…or perhaps you’ve got a different one up your sleeve you’d care to share? Next on my list: lip balm.