here's something that's pretty neato-burrito: today i learned how to make a coconut body cream using just one ingredient. nifty, eh? the recipe is so simple, it's almost ridiculous.
if you know me well enough, you'll know that i have an unhealthy obsession with coconut oil. i use it for everything -- my hair, my body, my face, i even scoop it in to my daily green tea just for the additional internal benefits (there are so many!!) i swear on a cat's life by it.
however, my only qualm with CO is its solid texture, which i have to arduously scoop out with my fingers or a spoon, or else melt slightly in the microwave. it can get downright annoying on some days. however, making it into a cream makes my life so much easier! i simply have to scoop it out of my cute little jar and use it like i would with any regular body lotion.
i spawned the idea after watching my mom make a coconut cream frosting and remarking how "suprisingly easy" it was to whip solid coconut oil. i immediately grabbed my ridiculously huge tub of the stuff and got to work. here's what i used:
- virgin, organic, cold-pressed coconut oil (found in any whole foods store, global market, or if all else fails -- online.)
- your conventional mixer.
- vitamin e oil (optional.)
- calendula oil (optional.)
- although i didn't use any, it could be fun to mix in an essential oil (like lavender or jasmine) for the smell!
after you have all of your things gathered, simply scoop you CO into a big mixing bowl and whip it until the texture is light and airy. when it looks fluffy, scoop it into a jar and enjoy gorgeous, moisturized skin.