2 Ingredient Coconut Moisturizer

By ~Brandy~ - 8:41 AM

My skin is always on the dry side and with the summer heat I can't keep it moisturized! I know the main reason is because I do not drink enough water! Not staying hydrated will totally ruin your skin in more ways than one- so shame on me!!

But despite that, a good all natural coconut oil moisturizer is still a blessing to have around the house.


We use this moisturizer on my toddlers eczema, her diaper rash, my husbands cracked heels, my elbows...you name it- we use it!

Coconut oil is gentle on skin and is antimicrobial, antibacterial and non-comedogenic. So this is a winner all the way around.

But there is nothing worse than trying to make a homemade lotion and not having all the ingredients or it turning out terrible. With just two ingredients you can't go wrong!




All you need is virgin coconut oil and your favorite essential oil. That's it! Two ingredients! Of course you can play around with the recipe and add more ingredients if you wish. I have even added Shea butter or Cocoa Butter to the base of this to add more moisturizing and healing properties.


There is no exact recipe because it is so versatile, but take about 1/2 cup coconut oil and 5 to 6 drops of essential oil, whip it up and store in your favorite container.

This is the best moisturizer I have ever used.
Depending on what essential oil you use, it can be applied to acne prone skin.
Not everyone is familiar with essential oils so let me brush you up a bit...

--Here are some things to consider when picking your essential oil.

Lavender oil-  An analgesic (pain reliever), antiseptic, and immune stimulant. It is thought to be good for skin care and to promote healing, especially in burns, bruises, scrapes, acne, rashes and bug bites.  Lavender has a calming effect, and is used for insomnia, stress and depression. It has been reported effective as a decongestant through steam inhalation. Lavender oil may have use as an anti-fungal agent, and may be used for Athlete’s foot or other related conditions.


Eucalyptus Oil: An antiseptic, antiviral, and decongestant (also an excellent insect repellent), Eucalyptus oil has a “cooling” effect on skin. It also aids with respiratory issues and is thought to boost the immune system.


Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Oil:  Diluted in a carrier oil such as coconut, Tea Tree oil may be good for athlete’s foot, acne, skin wounds, and even insect bites. A small amount can be added to shampoo to prevent dandruff and head lice.


Peppermint Oil: An antiseptic, antibacterial, decongestant. Using in lotions can help sooth dry skin and give a minty fragrance.


Geranium Oil: Geranium oil is reported to inhibit the production of sebum in the skin, and may be helpful in controlling acne. When a small amount of oil is diluted in shampoo, it may be considered a treatment for head lice. This oil has a rose like smell and is great for making lotions and perfumes.


Frankincense Oil: Direct application of the oil may have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, and is thought to be helpful for wound healing. Using this oil in facial serums and lotions can potentially reduce wrinkles as well.


I use essential oils for just about everything you can think of! Just be sure to use the appropriate oil for the right ailment and be sure to dilute it so it doesn't cause any reactions!




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26 comments

  1. Hey,
    Its summer here in my country too and its very hot. My skin is also always dry. I will follow your tips for keeping my skin moisturized.
    And also I want to say that you are a very beautiful mom :-)
    Best Regards,
    Haroon Ejaz
    Blog: https://haroonejaz.net/

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    1. Thank you for the kind words! I hope these tips help!

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  2. Wow! So now coconut can now also be used as such? Really a life fruit

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  3. Coconut oil is so good for you, and you can use it as it is, without adding essential oils in it if you don't have any around. Coconut oil is good not only for the skin but also for the hair.

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    1. Yes you are correct! Coconut oil is AMAZING for hair too!

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  4. Thanks for sharing about this nice looking coconut moisturizer which can help to bring glow in the summer months.

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  5. YES! I need this in my life, thank you so much!

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  6. I love coconut ingredients. They are great for hair as well!!

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  7. This looks like it would smell amazing and I actually am in need of more moisturizers! Thanks for sharing -Sondra Barker @cuisineandtravel.com

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    1. It does smell amazing! And you are welcome!

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  8. I've got to try this with Tea Tree Oil for my grandson's feet. We've purchased ointment for him several times. He seems to be more susceptible than others to getting it as no one else in the house does.

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    1. It works great for cracked heels, fungus, and athletes foot too!

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  9. sound so simple and good! I really want to try it now, so curious! Thanks for reviewing, there can not be too many moisturizer.

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  10. That looks like a great moisturizer to try. Coconut is y fave skin care ingredients. It can used in different skin and hair type.

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  11. I have always wondered how to make my own moisturizer! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. Oh wow, this is a fun idea! I don't like coconut oil on my face but I'd use it on the rest of my body. Thanks!

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  13. It sounds great and I like there is only 2 ingredients. I need to try it x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

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  14. Thank you. Due to autoimmune conditions I suffer with horribly dry skin and itching. I would love to try it. Also thank you for the explanation on essential oils. I have lavender and peppermint, love them..

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  15. I cant believe this is only 2 ingredients! I need to make some and try it, it sounds really nice!

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  16. I love this two ingredient recipe for a coconut oil moisturizer. I still have a hard time choosing which essential oil as I love them all. Lavern Moore

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  17. Coconut oil is amazing for those with dry skin. I try to ensure that my beauty products contain it. I love your simple two ingredient recipe :)

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  18. Coconut oil is amazing for those with dry skin. I try to ensure that my beauty products contain it. I love your simple two ingredient recipe :)

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  19. OMG you do it only by 2 items.

    wow man, that's really cool.

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  20. That's great it is only two ingredients. I agree with you that you want to be careful about the kind of essential oil that you are using and that it's right for you.

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  21. I am so in love with DIY product that has a a natural ingredients. So important for me to use an organic one

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  22. I am sooo keeping this in my arsenal. I don't understand how it is only 2 ingredients, but I will try it! I have coconut oil everywhere I live and I had no idea it was antimicrobial, antibacterial and non-comedogenic.

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