Whipped Coconut Oil
As many of you know, I try to choose natural options as much as I can. We live in a world where it’s just not possible to avoid toxic chemicals altogether – they are everywhere from our sofas that 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 an empowering 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 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 in the long run and I think work just as well…and sometimes 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 learned to be patient with myself and the process and to not get too perfectionistic about it.
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.
I’ve been using coconut oil for literally everything since I first discovered the wonders of coconut oil about 15 years ago. Even though I’ve been using coconut oil for quite some time, I recently discovered through Pinterest (follow me!) 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:
Body Butter – apply to damp skin right after a shower or apply anytime throughout the day (THIS is my favorite coconut oil based body butter recipe)
Hair Mask – leave on for at least 10 minutes and then shampoo (you may need to shampoo twice) and condition your hair as normal.
Makeup Remover – the best makeup remover EVER!
Face Scrub – mix equal amounts of whipped coconut oil and ground coffee to make a paste and then use as nourishing facial scrub
Massage Oil and Homemade Lubricant (lubricant recipe HERE)
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 or 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?