Coconut Oil Eye Cream

This DIY version of an anti-wrinkle cream was one of the first things I made with coconut oil, years ago. My mom was complaining about how expensive tiny bottles of anti-wrinkle eye cream was, and I had recently read about the benefits of coconut oil on wrinkles and stretch marks.

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Most drugstore wrinkle creams have Vitamin E in them, which made it an obvious addition. That’s it! Coconut oil & Vitamin E make an excellent anti-wrinkle cream both safe and gentle enough to use on your whole face, including around your eyes.

Melt 1/4 cup of coconut oil in a double-boiler. Once the coconut oil is completely melted, remove it from the heat. Stir in 10 drops of Vitamin E Oil. Pour into a jar and allow to cool before using. Use once or twice a day.

For quality ingredients see My Favorite Ingredients.

 

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Homemade Chest Balm

As the temperatures drop, I’ve started looking forward to hot cocoa, wonderful treats and dazzling Christmas lights. Unfortunately, all those wonderful things mean cold and flu season aren’t far off. They’ve already started giving flu shots out at the hospital… I have a talent for getting at least one chest cold every year which sometimes turns into bronchitis. When at all possible, I treat my colds naturally. A good chest balm is a must for soothing a cough at night. Think of this as all natural vapor rub.

Young Living’s Breathe Again essential oil blend is the magic ingredient in this chest balm. The blend contains peppermint, myrtle, copaiba and four types of eucalyptus to open airways. If you are interested in more information on Young Living Oils click here.

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To make your chest balm simply combine the coconut oil and beeswax in a double-boiler until completely melted and combined. Remove from heat. Stir in essential oil and pour into a small glass jar. Let cool at room temperature until set.

 

Rub onto chest and neck to soothe coughs, sore throat and stuffiness. For an extra boost apply to chest before a steamy shower.

Organic Chest Balm

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C. Organic Coconut Oil 
  • 2 t. Organic Beeswax Pellets
  • 20 drop Breathe Again Essential Oil

Directions

Combine coconut oil and beeswax in a double boiler until fully melted. Remove from heat and add essential oil. Pour into jar. Let sit until set.

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Whipped Organic Coconut Body Butter

Over the last few years, as natural alternatives to chemical-laden skincare products became more popular, coconut oil’s popularity has sky rocketed. Coconut oil can soothe burns, lessen stretch marks, reduce scars, moisturize dry skin and leave your hair shiny and healthy. Today, I’m going to share with you my favorite moisturizer. I’ve given this as a gift, many times, and it is a favorite.

Before we get started, these are my favorite ingredients. I’ve researched a lot of brands and tried a few I’ll never buy again. These are the brands I trust for my family, pets and followers. Also, I only use Young Living oils in my homemade skincare items. Click on the link to learn how you and your family can benefit from these amazing essential oils.

Below is the original recipe for my body butter, but you can get creative with your essential oil blends and even ingredients to create your own scents.

Combine shea butter, coconut oil and sweet almond oil in a double-boiler. Using low to medium heat melt these ingredients completely. Remove from heat and add 10-15 drops Frankincense and 10 drops of Vitamin E Oil.

Freeze mixture until it is firm to the touch. Using a mixer whip mixture until it begins to soften.

At this point you can add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to make the body butter lighter and airier. The cornstarch also helps cut the greasy feel of the body butter. Continue to whip on high until the body butter reaches a whipped cream consistency, and is about double the starting volume. If you rub a small bit onto the back of your hand it should melt almost immediately. Place in a glass jar or container and enjoy your baby soft skin!

Whipped Coconut Body Butter

Ingredients

  • ½ C. Shea Butter
  • ¼ C. Coconut Oil
  • ¼ C. Sweet Almond Oil
  • 10-15 Drops Essential Oil
  • 10 Drops Vitamin E Oil

Directions

  1. Combine shea butter, coconut oil and sweet almond oil in a double boiler, stirring occasionally.
  2. Once ingredients are completely melted, remove from heat. Stir in essential oil and Vitamin E oil.
  3. Transfer to a larger mixing bowl.
  4. Freeze until solid.
  5. Using a hand mixer, beat until desired consistency. (Typically doubles in volume.)

Store all mixtures containing essential oils in mason jars or any glass container.

 

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Homemade Lip Balm

I always want a lip balm handy, but I can’t pronounce over half the ingredients. Seriously, what is octyldodecanol?

Today, I’m going to share with you how to make lip balm with only four natural ingredients.

What you need:

  • White Beeswax Pellets (Make sure to use pellets as solid forms of beeswax will take too long to melt.)
  • Virgin Coconut Oil* (I recommend Trader Joe’s brand)
  • Unrefined Shea Butter
  • Optional: Essential Oil of your Choice                                                                                                            (I only use and recommend Young Living, enroll here.)

Combine in a double boiler:

  • 1 Tablespoon Beeswax Pellets
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Shea Butter
  • 10 drops Essential Oil** – Add just before pouring

Heat these ingredients on low-medium until they are all melted and combined. Add your Essential Oil and stir in just before you remove from the heat as heat exposure can alter essential oils. Pour your lip balm into small containers (like these) and leave at room temperature until solidified.

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Amazon sells all sorts of cute lip balm containers if you are looking to give them as a gift.

*When using coconut oil to make your own beauty products, make sure to melt it in a double boiler. Microwaving coconut oil can breakdown nutrients in the oil. Coconut oil also has a very low burning point, and overheating can cause it to catch fire.

**Peppermint, lavender, grapefruit and tangerine make great flavors for lip balm.

 

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