Homemade Coconut Lotion Recipe

Lavender Grapefruit Whipped Coconut Oil Lotion

Calming lavender combined with the bright citrus scent of grapefruit produces a fragrance that will leave you feeling refreshed. After a long, soothing soak in the bath or a quick morning shower, this luxurious whipped coconut oil lotion will nourish skin and bring along the delicate scent for the rest of the day. It makes a lovely gift for anyone who needs a little pampering, including yourself.

All Natural Lavender Grapefruit Whipped Coconut Lotion Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups coconut oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops grapefruit essential oil


Make it!

To whip coconut oil, you will need a hand blender or mixer with a whisk attachment. It’s best to start with cold tools as with whipping cream. Coconut oil is liquid at higher temperatures, so start with oil that is in solid form. If it is warm out, then put it in the fridge to firm up.

Whipped Coconut Oil Lotion with Lavender and Grapefruit

Add the oil to the mixing bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form. Add essential oils and whisk briefly to combine.

Homemade whipped coconut oil lotion recipe

If giving the lotion as a gift, present it in a pretty jar. decorate the lid with a colorful ribbon and attach a personal note. There’s nothing like being pampered with all-natural beauty recipes inspired by the garden!

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  1. Jen
    JenJanuary 21,15

    Could you add a little beeswax to prevent oil from liquefying after you whip?

    • Stephanie
      StephanieJanuary 24,15

      Hi Jen, I can’t see why not. If you try it, please let us know how it works!

  2. jan
    janFebruary 17,15

    How long will this keep

  3. Stephanie
    StephanieFebruary 17,15

    Hi Jan, it will keep as long as the expiry dates listed on the coconut oil states. In warm weather, it will soften so keep it in a cool location.

  4. Audrey
    AudreyFebruary 25,15

    Jan…..can you tell me where I can get the cute jars that are in your photos?

    • Alexandra Brookstein
      Alexandra BrooksteinApril 15,17

      Hello, these look like ball mason jars, I just picked up a four pack at Target. And it looks like someone may have glued ribbon to the cap. Hope this helps

  5. Stephanie
    StephanieFebruary 25,15

    Hi Audrey, I picked them up at a thrift store! sorry :(

  6. Tricia
    TriciaMarch 2,15


    Where do you buy your essential oils?

  7. Wendy Gillan
    Wendy GillanMarch 19,15

    Coconut oil is well-known for working like a magic on your skin. This lotion combined with coconut oil, lavender and grapefruit makes your skin more supple and moisturized. Moreover, its mild fragrance keeps your mood fresh for all day long.

  8. tru leigh
    tru leighJune 10,15

    Melt a tablespoon or two of beeswax, add coconut oil and scent. Stir well, let cool slightly and pour into jars. You can whip it if you want. Make lotion a little more solid and won’t melt in warm weather.

  9. Janie Peery
    Janie PeeryJuly 12,15

    I made this today. don’t have a whisk on my mixer so used regular beaters. It didn’t whip up into peaks and now that I’ve tried it, it is very greasy. Is this the way coconut oil is or did I do something wrong? Love the smell.

  10. Suzanne
    SuzanneMay 25,17

    Hello. How do you suggest we store this after it’s made? Like you mentioned – at room temperature, the coconut oil is liquid. So when it’s whipped, does it stay fluffy at room temp? Store in fridge or will that make it get hard/solidify? Thanks!

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