Coconut/Jojoba Oil Face & Body Cream
By now you’ve probably realized I like my life as simple as possible and that includes my skin care. For several years I’ve been using olive oil and coconut oil sometimes mixed with a few other items for cleaning and moisturizing. Recently I was told that jojoba oil is the closest oil to our skin’s oil there is. Now that I think about that, I’m not sure what exactly that means but it sounds like it means it works well with our skin. So I decided to mix some into my coconut oil and try it.Update: May 12, 2013 – I’ve started adding a little melted beeswax to the mix and I really like the additional “staying power” it gives this cream. Start with a teaspoon and if you want, add a little more.
I started by whipping up some coconut oil until it was light and fluffy. Looks good enough to eat doesn’t it!
In case you noticed that this looks very much like the coconut oil used in the Fudge by the Spoonful, that is because it is. Since I knew I would be making both recipes, I whipped up enough coconut oil for both and then divided it for each recipe.
Blend until smooth and add 5 -8 drops of lavender essential oil or essential oil of your choice. Actually, you could leave the essential oil out and it would only smell like coconut oil.
Scoop into suitable containers and store in cool dry spot. In the bottom of my bathroom vanity, in my make -up tray is where mine stays. I have to admit that this feels like the expensive face creams I’ve spent big bucks for in the past.
This has got to be the smoothest most luxurious feeling cream I’ve made so far! It is very easy to smooth all over your body. I hope you’ll try it and let me know what you think of it.
Coconut/Jojoba Oil Face & Body Cream Recipe
- 1 cup whipped unrefined organic coconut oil,
- 1/2 cup jojoba oil
- 5-8 drops essential oil, optional
- 1-2 tsp melted beeswax
Combine together and store in suitable container
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