Whipped Coconut Oil

by Jesse on June 11, 2012

I’ve been reading lots about coconut oil lately. Seeing lots of pins come across pinterest too, about all of the uses for coconut oil. I’m sold! I have been using it to cook just about everything in place of using olive oil. Then I read this post about the benefits of using it on your skin instead of creams. Interesting… The thing about coconut oil, if you didn’t already know, is that is it a solid. So getting it out to use on your skin can be interesting. Who want to get out a lump of gunk, wait for it to warm in your hands enough to spread around some. I was so happy to come across this article about whipped coconut oil. I had to give it a try.

It is the super easiest thing. Put the amount of coconut oil you would like to have in the mixer (I used my kitchen aid) and blend for 6-7 minutes until light and fluffy. It truly has a wonderful light texture to it and such a yummy smell! Put in a pretty container and you have a wonderful all natural moisturizer for a fraction of the cost of anything at the cosmetic counter.

(I purchased my container in the above photo at Hobby Lobby)

Thanks for reading.

xx

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Alana @ Domestic Bliss DiariesNo Gravatar June 11, 2012 at 9:30 pm

What an awesome idea to go ahead and whip it up so it is ready to use. ;) Will have to keep this in mind…

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Lindsay LeeNo Gravatar June 12, 2012 at 12:03 am

This looks so soothing! OMG love!

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Karla@{TheClassyWoman}No Gravatar June 12, 2012 at 10:32 am

Great tip, Jesse! That’s a great way to use it. I love the smell of coconut oil!

I have the opposite problem. I have a container of organic coconut oil but because I live in such a hot, humid climate, it is always completely melted. LOL. It wasn’t during the winter months but now that it’s 90 degrees here daily, I’ve kept most melted in the container and keep a small bit in the fridge to spread on toast, etc. We keep our home around 76-78 degrees and anything above 75 degrees is considered its melting point.

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JesseNo Gravatar June 12, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I do have to be careful of that too Karla. =)

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Katie O"KeefeNo Gravatar June 12, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Awesome! I’ve been cooking more with coconut oil lately – good to know I can do more with it. I wonder what fragrance oils would smell good with it?

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JesseNo Gravatar June 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I think just some vanilla would be nice with the coconut smell. =)

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Katie O"KeefeNo Gravatar June 13, 2012 at 10:37 am

And easy to find!

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Kim@livingtoseasthemomentNo Gravatar June 12, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I have heard a lot of info about coconut oil too….?, does it change the way the food tastes that is cooked in the oil? and Do you use the oil under your make up or just at night?

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JesseNo Gravatar June 12, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I’m not sure if it depends on the brand or not, but I had purchased a brand carried by Target (organic coconut oil) and it didn’t have a coconut smell or taste. Then I ran out and picked up some at Whole Foods (it was extra virgin coconut oil) and it had a definite coconut smell and stronger coconut flavor. Wondering if it’s just a brand thing or what.

I used the oil under my make up this morning and it wore fine during the whole day. I have oily skin too and my face and make up seemed to do just like it normally would. I am going to see how it wears during the day for the next couple of days and decide if it should just be a night thing or not. =)

Glad you made it home safely girl! Hugs to you!

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valNo Gravatar June 13, 2012 at 7:17 am

I’m so doing this…like today. Thanks for sharing.

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JennaNo Gravatar June 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm

The difference for one that smells and one that doesn’t is the virgin. You must use the Virgin organic. Not just the organic. The other is too processed and loses most of the benefits. Here’s a great link a friend sent me. http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.organicfacts.net%2Forganic-oils%2Forganic-coconut-oil%2Fvirgin-coconut-oil.html&h=FAQEmkwv5AQGsbpyg4BFID_3Y2j7gFXYgsLpDnLIjRXBg_Q

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DanaNo Gravatar January 6, 2013 at 6:26 pm

No, the expeller pressed is pure but doesn’t have the coconut smell. I get mine from Tropical Traditions.

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LyndaNo Gravatar February 21, 2013 at 7:38 am

Hello! I will have to try both of your remedies. My dermotologist steered me towards CeraVe lotion (blue label) and Amlactin – ask for this one in pharmacy. They both work really well. I like the CeraVe because it is not greasy and sinks right into your skin. Amlactin is great at night!

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Teresa JohnsonNo Gravatar March 5, 2014 at 10:50 pm

If you find it too greasy, try adding a bit of cornstarch or Dryflo.You can also add essential oils , depending on your skin type and what properties you want the cream to have. I added some Rosemary. Great for plumping aging skin,circulation and cell regeneration.

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