We’ve all heard how incredible coconut oil is for our skin and hair, not to mention its general health benefits. Coconut oil contains skin-boosting compounds which are especially wonderful as a moisturizer. When the oil moisturizes dry, irritated skin, the healing proteins clarify and enhance our skin cells, restoring them to a soft, supple state. We could go on about the wonders of coconut oil moisturizer, but despite the benefits, it’s not always easy to find a high-quality product at the store. Thankfully, it’s simple to make at home and may end up saving money in the long run. The recipe is as easy as melt, stir, and set!

For this coconut oil face moisturizer recipe, you’ll use a few ingredients in addition to coconut oil, such as shea butter, mango butter, and argan oil. Each of these provides great health benefits and are brimming with vitamins, antioxidants, and antibacterial properties.

What You Will Need:

Besides the ingredients you will need a double boiler, pot holder, scale, heat resistant gloves, pipettes (optional) and jars to put the finished product in.

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

   STEP #1 Measure Out the Ingredients

In a clean work station, measure out the shea butter, mango butter, coconut oil and argan oil into a double boiler. I use a regular pot with a pyrex beaker and a silicone egg ring for the beaker to sit on so that it is not touching the bottom of the pot. (my secret method if you don’t have a double boiler on hand!)

   STEP #2 Melt the Ingredients Completely

Melt over medium or medium-low heat, stirring occasionally with a heat-proof utensil. I find that heat resistant gloves come in very handy throughout the melting and pouring process.The kiloline gloves are my favorite.

   STEP #3 Remove From Heat

Once completely melted, remove from heat to a pot holder.

   STEP #4  Add Essential Oil (Optional)

Add essential oil using a dropper or pipette, and stir to mix.

   STEP #5  Pour into Jars

Carefully pour into jars. You can use cosmetic jars like I did or glass jars, whatever you like.

   STEP #6  Cool

Let cool at room temperature with the lid off or in the fridge for 24 hours before use.

Clean-Up Tip: Oils and butters can be very difficult to clean up. What I do to make it easier is make sure the contents are still warm, but not hot (it helps to hover the beaker over the warm water again just to melt the remaining butter from the glass). Careful not to burn yourself. Wipe with paper towel and discard afterwards. Then continue with regular washing in warm soapy water.

Why Are These Ingredients Good For Your Skin?

shea butter

Shea butter is a natural product rich in vitamins A, E and F which can improve skin conditions. It moisturizes, smoothes the skin and reduces inflammation.

mango butter

Because it is rich in vitamin C among other vitamins, it has the ability to plump the skin and help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

coconut oil

Coconut oil is great for hair and skin and has become very popular for these uses. It is very moisturizing and rich in proteins that help keep skin healthy and rejuvenated. To add to that coconut oil is antibacterial, offers some UV protection and can help with premature aging. It can also be used as a facial cleanser/makeup remover.

argan oil

Argan oil is full of vitamin e, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. It is great for the skin because the fatty acids it contains reduce inflammation and promote healthy collagen which can help with the appearance of fine lines and dryness.

Did you try out this recipe? Let me know how it turned out below! Please comment and share.