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Oh hiiiii! Sorry, I was just itching my back. My skin is so dry some days that it is really scary. Well at least it used to be. I had tried every single lotion that was marketed as “deep repair” or for “severe dry skin” and let me tell you. Not a single one worked. So I spent my days itchy and flakey and in an all around miserable mood because my skin was so itchy. That is until I made this homemade healing lotion for dry skin. It has become my second favorite homemade beauty product falling just short of the Green Tea & Peppermint Bath soak that I make. That one is my fav just because it relaxes my muscles and Momma likes relaxed and stress free muscles!
This one though may just take over as my favorite before too much longer because as the weather turns cooler? I will need it to use it more once the colder temperatures settle in and start drying my skin out. This healing lotion is fantastic because not only will it moisturize your skin, but it will also help repair damage that has already been done by dry skin and even just normal aging! Because it has Vitamin E in it, it also gives it a dual use as a wrinkle reducing cream! Whoo hoo for dual use products and not having to spend extra money on multiple ones!
Homemade Healing Lotion for Dry Skin
Homemade Wrinkle Reducing Cream
This, like our other natural product recipes here on the blog, is super easy to make. It whips up in just a few minutes and can keep in the fridge for up to 6 months. Vitamin E helps to work as a preservative so that will help it keep longer than most homemade beauty products. That makes it the perfect DIY gift idea too and this goes very well in gift baskets! The peppermint oil in this recipe will cause a cooling sensation on your skin. If that irritates you or you don’t want it, just skip the peppermint and go with the Lavender oil only.
You Will Need:
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1/4-1/2 tsp Vitamin E Oil
- 10 drops Lavender essential oil
- 8 drops Peppermint essential oil
Melt the coconut oil in a double boiler or over low heat. Once it’s about half way melted, add the vitamin E oil and stir to combine until the oil is fully melted and clear. Once the oil is melted, pour it into a metal mixing bowl and stash the bowl, your mixer beaters and all in the freezer for fifteen to twenty minutes.
Pull the bowl out of the freezer and beat on high for 3 minutes. At this point your coconut oil will be a cloudy color. Scrape the sides of the bowl down then add the essential oils. Continue mixing until it is well combined and fully whipped!
Store it in an airtight jar in a cool place. If you leave it in a super warm or humid room, it can turn back to oil but you should be able to whip it up again without too many issues. Just make sure you chill it again if you need to. Coconut oil has a melting point around 76 degrees so keep that in mind. If you really want to avoid it melting down, store it in the fridge but make sure you label it very well. 🙂
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