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.
- 1 1/2 cups coconut oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops grapefruit essential oil
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.
Add the oil to the mixing bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form. Add essential oils and whisk briefly to combine.
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!
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.
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!