Coconut/Jojoba Oil Face & Body Cream

Coconut/Jojoba Oil 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!

Coconut oilcoconut oil, good enough to eat right now!

 

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.

When the  coconut oil is ready, add the jojoba oil and combine.  This is where I added the melted beeswax.

add jojoba oil

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.

coconut , jojoba & lavender oil all mixed together

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 Body Cream

 Coconut/Jojoba Oil  Face & Body Cream Recipe

Combine together and store in suitable container

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Enjoy!

Coconut Oil/Jojoba Moisturizer
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25 Responses to “Coconut/Jojoba Oil Face & Body Cream”

  1. Kristan — December 19, 2015 @ 5:27 pm

    I tried this recipe today. I suspect I didn’t whip the coconut oil long enough, as mine was more vanilla colored than your pictures, and had a runny consistency. How long did you whip your coconut oil?

    • Jeanie — December 21, 2015 @ 3:34 pm

      It usually doesn’t take very long but it may need to cool longer. Coconut oil melts at 76* and in the fridge it cools enough to become stiff, then when you whip it, it becomes that lovely creamy texture. I usually whip it a couple of times, letting it firm up more in between times. The final whipping/beating it is pretty firm! Good luck, it is wonderful to use!

  2. Jessica — May 31, 2014 @ 11:51 am

    I tried this and unfortunately, it feels oily but doesn’t moisturize. I think it’s due to the coconut oil, which I tried for a long time to use as a moisturizer but it just didn’t work for me. It would take 20 to 30 minutes to soak in (if I got dressed before that I’d have grease marks on my pants) but then my skin would be dry and flaky a couple of hours later. I was hoping with the addition of the jojoba oil it would work better for me. I guess my skin is too dry for this recipe.

    • Jeanie — May 31, 2014 @ 6:43 pm

      I have heard of some people having trouble getting coconut oil to soak in. When I first started using it I would take a wash cloth dipped in hot – not too hot, water, wring it out and lay that on my face for a little while to help it absorb. Soon my skin learned to absorb the coconut oil without any help.

      You might want to try my Decadent Body Butter recipe. https://www.lifebyjeanie.com/decadent-body-butter/ It has the addition of cocoa butter, which your skin might prefer and it may help keep your skin from drying out so quick. Before you make a whole batch of it; you could try mixing a small amount of melted cocoa butter with an equal amount of the Coconut/Jojoba Skin & Body Cream you already have and see if that works. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different ratios of oil and cocoa butter, every type of skin has different needs. I use the Decadent Body Butter on my face for a change of pace and haven’t had any problems. Good luck and please let me know how that works out.

  3. Evangeline Cleemns — May 4, 2014 @ 9:38 am

    I really enjoy your site and am looing forward to trying this cream.
    Thanks.
    Evangeline Clemens (Jake’s mom)

    • Jeanie — May 4, 2014 @ 4:37 pm

      So glad you had a chance to stop by! This is my favorite cream and is so easy to make. Please, let me know what you think after trying 🙂

  4. Andie — April 3, 2014 @ 12:21 am

    Sounds great!! How long will this last? And how can I keep the cream fresher longer?

    • Jeanie — April 3, 2014 @ 10:39 am

      I really love this and haven’t had a problem with it spoiling but I slather it everywhere so I go through it pretty fast. You could divide it into smaller containers and keep all containers but the one you are using refrigerated until you are ready to use.

  5. Jessica — March 18, 2014 @ 12:48 pm

    I can’t wait to try this recipe!! I was wondering though, is the one cup of coconut oil measured before or after you whip it in this recipe? If it’s after, about how much coconut oil would you need to end up with a cup when whipped? Thanks again for this awesome recipe! ^.^

    • Jeanie — March 18, 2014 @ 4:58 pm

      Measure the coconut oil before you whip it up. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

  6. Dorthy — March 11, 2014 @ 4:01 am

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted
    to say that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.
    In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed
    and I hope you write again very soon!

    • Jeanie — March 11, 2014 @ 5:26 pm

      Thanks Dorthy, glad to have you, please enjoy!

  7. Rita Josephson — January 4, 2014 @ 2:14 pm

    So thankful for this body and face cream. It has made a huge difference in my dry skin this winter. Love it.

    • Jeanie — January 4, 2014 @ 8:41 pm

      Glad you like it, I do too; especially in this dry weather!

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