Friday Favorites: Whipped Coconut Oil
As many of you know, I hate chemicals and try to avoid them as much as I can. We live in a world where it’s just not possible to avoid chemicals altogether – they are literally everywhere from our sofas we sit on during the day to our matresses that we sleep on at night.
You can freak yourself out about it if you think about it too much, and that’s not a good thing. While we can’t control a lot of the chemicals in our environment, we can make better choices over these 3 areas in our life:
Personal Care Products
I found that if you make it a goal to change these 3 areas of your life to more natural options, you will greatly reduce the amount of chemicals and toxins that you come across on a daily basis and your body and health will reap the benefits. Plus as a bonus, you can save yourself a ton of money because I’ve found that the homemade versions are so much cheaper and I think work even better!
Also, don’t despair if this seems like an overwhelming task. Changing the products from these 3 areas of our lives is a process. It definitely doesn’t happen overnight. I’m a believer in taking small steps to make lasting, life-long changes. I’ve been trying to live more naturally for over 10 years and I’m still in the process of changing things out. Be patient with yourself and the process.
Getting back to the title of the post – this whipped coconut oil is the bomb and a great replacement for your current body lotions. Even lotions that you buy in the store that are marketed as “natural” are not truly 100% natural. Flip the store bought bottle around and I’m pretty sure you’ll discover words you can’t pronounce. But this whipped coconut oil is 100% natural and contains zero chemicals.
I’ve been using coconut oil for literally everything since I first discovered the wonders of coconut oil about 7 years ago. Even though I’ve been using coconut oil for quite some time, I just discovered through Pinterest (follow me!) during the past year that you could whip the stuff. Brilliant!
It whips up to a perfectly whipped consistency to feel like the most luxurious body butter you could imagine. And it stays nice and whipped in cold weather and it’s ridiculously easy to make.
Whipped coconut oil is completely wonderful and I’m more in love with coconut oil than I’ve ever been since discovering that it could whip. No more taking a jackhammer to my coconut oil in the cold winter months. Yay!
My Favorite Uses For Whipped Coconut Oil:
Hair Mask – leave on for at least 10 minutes and then shampoo and condition your hair as normal
Makeup Remover – the best makeup remover EVER!
Face Scrub – mix equal amounts of whipped coconut oil and baking soda to make a paste and then use as nourishing facial scrub
Toothpaste – mix equal amounts whipped coconut oil and baking soda and a few drops of peppermint extract
HOW TO MAKE WHIPPED COCONUT OIL
1 cup of coconut oil in solid form (it will not whip unless it’s solid – refrigerate if necessary)
optional: 25 drops of essential oil
Whip on the highest setting with a stand mixer or hand mixer for 5 minutes until peaks form and completely whipped. Add in your essential oil and whip a few seconds more until blended together. Store in a covered container.
Do you love using coconut oil as much as me? What are some of your favorite uses for it?