This is my second time trying to use coconut oil. I bought some last year but did not like it. I think it had to do with the oily look in the jar. However, I was determined to give it a second try. I’ve been seeing a lot of the whipped oil and shea butter recipes going across the web and decided to give it a try. Let me just say that coconut oil looks so much better whipped. Plus, there are so many uses for coconut oil, including cooking. Today, I’m using this one as a moisturizing cream for softer skin.
However, I must say that coconut oil will melt if it gets too hot. It will not melt if the room stays at a comfortable temperature. You will probably want to use the coconut oil as a moisturizer during the cooler months, like fall and winter. Those are normally the times of year when I need that extra moisturizer for my dry skin. This is simple to make and you will only need one ingredient: COCONUT OIL.
Put coconut oil in a bowl. I bought a 16oz jar from Whole Foods Market. I used almost the entire jar to make this moisturizing cream. The coconut oil will be a little hard, but it wasn’t that difficult to get out of the jar. Due to my oil having melted, (I left it in the car while shopping), I put the coconut oil in the refrigerator to harden again.
Using a mixer, start whipping the oil.
Because it is oil, it will eventually start whipping into cream. After it gets to a whipped cream stage, scoop into a container with a lid.
Some Suggestions If Problems Occur with Oil turning into Whipped Cream
- Try putting the coconut oil into the refrigerator to harden if melted.
- Use two bowls when whipping coconut oil. If one large bowl put a couple of ice cubes to keep oil cool when whipping. Place bowl with coconut oil on top of other bowl. See picture below.
When using whipped coconut oil, only use a tiny amount. That is all that will be needed. Place small amount on skin and rub into skin. It leaves a smooth feeling. I’m loving it! Of course, I will return to update on how satisfied I am with whipped coconut oil as time goes by. Please note that whipped coconut oil will melt if left in very warm place.