Vanilla scented Coconut Oil & Aloe Vera Body Whip

Likely you’re already well aware of the beauty benefits (and others!) of both Aloe Vera and Coconut oil.  The ancient Egyptians used aloe vera for a range of different purposes and also called it the ‘plant of immortality’.

Some uses for Aloe Vera – more can be read here at MindBodyGreen

  • Treating sunburn
  • Moisturising
  • Fighting the signs of Ageing
  • Full of nutrients, to just name a few

Some of the benefits contributed to Coconut oil range from oil pulling, to taming hair frizz, serving as a tooth paste, deodorant and giving you baby soft skin whilst keeping any skin conditions such as eczema or psoriases in check.  The full list of uses is extensive!

So if your regular shop-bought body lotion lets you down, why don’t you try this vanilla scented coconut oil & Aloe Vera body whip?  Easy to make and stores for up to 1 month in your fridge.

What you need:

  • 3 tablespoons of good quality Coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel
  • Vanilla Essential Oil, 5 -7 drops  (I used vanilla but feel free to use any other oil)
  • Jar to store the mix in, spatula
  • Hand blender, a food processor will not give you that whip effect

How you make it

Take a bowl and add in the coconut oil and aloe vera gel.  Blend with a spatula till the coconut oil is a little softer.  Whip it with the blender.  Add in the vanilla or other essential oil of your choice.  To start I blended in just 5 drops, as I like a gentle scent of vanilla.  If you like the smell of your oil to be more prominent, you can add in more drops.

Use a spatula to add to the jar, and enjoy!  Keep cool in the fridge, if you live in a hot climate such as summer Malta, so the mix won’t turn liquid straight away but take out a couple of minutes before use to soften it up.

PS:  if you’re pregnant and you’d like to use the mix to prevent stretch marks or moisturise, you can but just leave out the essential oils, these aren’t good for you.

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Finished result

PS:  if you’re pregnant and you’d like to use the mix to prevent stretch marks or moisturise, you can but just leave out the essential oils, these aren’t good for you.

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