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DIY Moisturizer from Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera

A moisturizer gives significant effect to the skin. It softens the skin and keeps the skin young and wrinkle free. Instead of buying expensive branded moisturizer product, why don’t you use your own natural moisturizer? Yes, you can work on DIY moisturizer project. This is an easy project to allow you produce effective and natural moisturizer. Even if you have never made it before, but you can simply follow the recipes share here. In terms of ingredients, there are two excellent choices for your skin, Aloe Vera gel and coconut oil. Not only do they make your skin moist and soft all the time, but they also become effective solutions for skin problems like psoriasis and eczema.

Coconut oil, a natural ingredient, is super moisturizing for your DIY moisturizer project. It works by penetrating deep into your skin to soften and supple the skin. It is packed with antioxidants that are very useful to slow the skin aging and fight free radicals. And, it is also rich in antibacterial and antifungal properties to fight any microbial infections.

DIY Moisturizer from Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera. Illustration: Applying Lotion on Skin using Finger.

Meanwhile, the Aloe Vera gel makes effective agent too soothe your skin and keeps it hydrated. It contains numerous amounts of minerals, vitamins and antioxidant vitamin E. That’s the reason why it can induce cell regeneration and rejuvenate skin. It is an excellent choice for fading skin spots and healing sunburned skin.

Recipes 1 Homemade Aloe Vera Gel and Whipped Coconut Oil Lotion

It is a very simple recipe where you need to whip Aloe Vera gel with soli coconut oil and use it as your natural DIY moisturizer and lotion. Instead of using plain coconut oil, this homemade lotion feels lighter when applied on your skin.

Ingredients

  • Extra virgin coconut oil
  • Fresh Aloe Vera gel
  • Essential oils
  • A blender
  • Measuring spoon or cup
  • A mixing bowl
  • A glass container for storing
  • Hand or electric whisker

Instructions

  1. Suppose you have prepared all the ingredients, follow these steps
  2. Scoop out the fresh Aloe Vera gel and use blender to blend it
  3. In a bowl, put ½ cup coconut oil
  4. Add blended Aloe Vera gel into the bowl with coconut oil
  5. Use hand or electric mixer to whisk the mixture for 10 minutes until it creates frosting like consistency
  6. Add few drops of your favorite essential oils like peppermint oil and lavender then continue whisking for a few minutes

Then, transfer the homemade lotion into glass container. Make sure to store it in your fridge so it stays fresh. It lasts for few weeks. You can simply make it again once the container is empty. Use this lotion just like you use any moisturizing lotion by applying it all over the body. The best time to you it is after you take a bath when your skin is still moist. This way, the moisture will be locked in your skin. This lotion also makes a good makeup remover. Now, let’s check out the next recipe for DIY moisturizer.

Recipe 2 Homemade Aloe Vera Gel and Coconut Oil Moisturizer

This second recipe is to make a great natural DIY moisturizer. Just like the earlier lotion recipe, this recipe is also very easy to practice while the result is an excellent choice of natural product for everyday’s use.

Ingredients

  • Extra virgin coconut oil
  • Fresh Aloe Vera gel
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Essential oils
  • A blender
  • Measuring spoon
  • A glass container to store the moisturizer

Instructions

  1. First, add 4 tbsp of fresh Aloe Vera gel into blender
  2. Melt 2 tsp extra virgin coconut oil in double boiler or microwave before adding it into the blender
  3. Add ½ tsp of your favorite Vitamin E oil
  4. Blend the mixture in the blender for few minutes
  5. Stir in several drops of your favorite essential oils

Just like the homemade lotion, this homemade DIY moisturizer should be stored in the container and put in the fridge. Every time you want to use it, simply take it out from the fridge and put it back again into the fridge once you are one using. It also makes a great lip moisturizer or shaving lotion to prevent razor burn.

Tips

  • Always thoroughly rinse Aloe Vera leaf before you extract the gel
  • In your homemade lotion, you can add 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • Make sure to carefully whisk the coconut recipe so it isn’t too runny

So, you certainly agree that both the recipes for DIY moisturizer and lotion are very easy, right? Enjoy these natural products so you can stay young and fresh.

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