Coconut Oil Moisturizer (Whipped Coconut Oil)

Want to make whipped coconut oil moisturizer? All you need is coconut oil and an electric mixer! Here’s how you make it!whipped coconut oil

I haven’t purchased lotion or body butter in over five years. Instead I use coconut oil as a moisturizer. Coconut oil is amazing for the skin! It helps to reduce skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It also softens the skin and relieves dryness and flaking. Applied topically it helps to prevent wrinkles, saggy skin and age spots!

Whipped coconut oil works wonderful as a moisturizer. It is easily applied and doesn’t harden when it’s cold. You can add essential oils for a nice fragrance if you like. I prefer the scent of virgin coconut oil so I don’t add anything to it.

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Coconut Oil Moisturizer (Whipped Coconut Oil)


  • 2 Cups Coconut Oil



  1. Scoop coconut oil into mixing bowl (I used 2 cups of coconut oil).
  2. Break the coconut oil up into chunks.
  3. Turn the mixer on high and whip the coconut oil.
  4. Scrap down the sides of the bowl and continue to whip until all the coconut oil is soft and fluffy.
  5. If you’re going to add essential oils, do so at this time.
  6. Scoop coconut oil moisturizer into storage container.
  7. Use in place of lotion and body butter.

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Coconut Oil Moisturizer (Whipped Coconut Oil)
  • 2 cups coconut oil
  • Stand mixer or Hand mixer
  1. Scoop coconut oil into mixing bowl (I used 2 cups of coconut oil).
  2. Break the coconut oil up into chunks.
  3. Turn the mixer on high and whip the coconut oil.
  4. Scrap down the sides of the bowl and continue to whip until all the coconut oil is soft and fluffy.
  5. If you're going to add essential oils, do so at this time.
  6. Scoop coconut oil moisturizer into storage container.
  7. Use in place of lotion and body butter.


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About the author: Tiffany is a real food mama who lives in Oregon. She is a stay at home mom of three coconut babies. She is passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, she uses coconut products in almost all her cooking. Subscribe to The Coconut Mama’s Newsletter for more articles like this one.

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  • grace May 11, 2017, 9:54 pm

    Hi, Tiffany
    Thanks for the good tip, I’d love to try. But, I don’t have hand/stand mixer, I do have hand blender. Can I use blender instead? Will it take less time to ship then with a blender? Thanks!

  • Edie May 11, 2017, 9:09 am

    Good to know it wont solidify in cold weather.

    But, does it turn liquid in hot weather?

  • Laiza May 4, 2017, 4:02 pm

    Hello Coconut Mama,

    what brand of coconut oil do you buy? I am disappointed at the Nutiva coconut oil, the quality has gone down.

  • labeachgurl May 2, 2017, 6:03 am

    If you are having problems whipping it, this is probably due to a warm temperature inside your kitchen. I live in warm SoCal and I melt 8ozs of coconut oil, add 15 drops of your fav. essential oil and carefully pour into a silicon candy mold. In my case I use 1in hearts. I freeze the tray for 3 min-5 min, pop them out of the mold into a glass jar and leave in my freezer or refrig. At bath time I drop an oil heart into my bubble bath and my skin is soft all over without a greasy feeling and it will stay that way for the next 24 to 48 hours. For softer, healthy hair and scalp fill spray bottle 1/8th – 1/6th of coconut milk (canned, full fat). After you wash your hair, while still slightly damp spray though hair and set overnight. If you want a beach wave twist or braid hair
    and in the morning you will have gorgeous soft wavy hair.

  • karen March 19, 2017, 10:29 am

    I am 68, fair skinned and living in a sub-tropical climate. I also have rosacea. I have three items in my household for crafts, food, health care and cosmetics that i would not be without – olive oil, apple cider vinegar and coconut oil. Olive oil is used the least and coconut oil the most. A few years back my rosacea was getting worse so i did some research on cosmetics ingredients and control of rosacea. To make a long story short I hit on the use of ACV and coconut oil for skin care. I have graduated, thru built up tolerance, to using ACV straight as a facial wash (start with 3 parts water:1 part ACV) followed by coconut oil. Unless i eat curry (something in there!) which I love or spend too much time in the sun, I rarely have rosacea outbreaks. I uncovered a theory about the causes of rosacea and ACV is a natural anti-fungal – a necessary treatment – and antibiotic. Coconut oil is a natural strong moisturizer, amongst other things, needed for both the drastic acid wash and medicine for the skin. I also cook with coconut oil, use for oil pulling, and discovered it keeps a lot of bugs away (not mosquitoes unfortunately LOL). So I am using it in some form everyday single day.
    An additional comment about ACV – I use it as a deodorant underarms, breasts, buttocks, behind knees and in the crook of elbows. It is also just like lemons for elbows, shoulders, knees, heels and a hair rinse with rosemary. The smell dissipates almost immediately. It rivals coconut oil as the most useful condiment in my home. As a matter of fact, it is more useful in the kitchen and I make my own.
    Love your website and as soon as the rainy season is over I will be making the calendula oil, outside in the sun, and am gathering lots of calendula flowers as we speak. I will let you know, eventually, if it is a better idea for my skin than plain coconut oil. Keep it up. Wonderul job.

  • Jacob Wolf January 15, 2017, 11:30 am

    Thank you so much for this! I have been using coconut oil to soothe my Keratosis Pilaris for some time now, but I’ve been heating the oil and using it while it’s still liquid and it’s such a mess. This is way cleaner, and comes out so smooth.

  • Theraisa January 14, 2017, 12:31 pm

    Does it matter what type of “blade” you use on the mixer? I noticed in the picture it was more of a wire whisk. I think I only have the standard mixing blade. Will it still work?

  • nemrut October 15, 2016, 2:14 am

    What is the benefit of whipping coconut oil vs using it straight?

    • Wendy Lacroix-McRae April 2, 2017, 8:36 pm

      It is easier to apply 😊

  • Marjolein October 1, 2016, 7:14 am

    How long before this goes bad. Would it be a good idea to ad vitamin E?

  • Della September 19, 2016, 10:51 am

    How long did you whip the coconut butter? Mine is definitely not looking like the picture:( I started with solid coconut oil… the longer I whip it, the runnier it gets but never looks “whipped”.

  • Margy September 7, 2016, 5:19 am

    This looks great but I live in warm temperatures and the oil is often liquid???

  • Marta September 5, 2016, 3:56 am

    I don’t know what am I doing wrong, but when I tried to whip my coconut oil it just becomes really runny and it doesn’t become fluffy at all. I was using hand mixed and Virgin, raw coconut oil. Any advice? 🙂

    • risa September 8, 2016, 2:53 pm

      i had the same problem!
      However..i just had an idea.
      i am gonna put it in the fridge first and get it to harden.
      I started with super warm liquid.
      Was yours cold at start?

  • gayani August 22, 2016, 10:14 am


  • Shari July 10, 2016, 3:59 pm

    Just a question: I’m assuming that the coconut oil in this is the kind in the jar, yes? Ex, Nutivia Virgin Organic.

    Thanks ☺

  • Ify Ekoh February 28, 2016, 11:44 am

    i’m interested in pure organic foods.

  • Alyson February 19, 2016, 9:45 am

    Hi Tiffany…. I’ve been looking into a really good homemade facial moisturizer and this seems simply wonderful. Is it just as safe for your face as it is your body?? I would think so but figured I’d ask the coconut expert ?.


  • Gail February 4, 2016, 3:04 pm

    I tried whipping my coconut oil, but it doesn’t look like your photo. Mine is the consistency of cream and it’s runny. The coconut oil was in solid state when I started. What did I do wrong? Any tips?

  • Davia January 30, 2016, 3:21 pm

    Hi ,I tried to whip up the coconut oil but it would not cream. Any suggestions ?

    • The Coconut Mama January 31, 2016, 8:43 pm

      What’s the temp in your home? If its hot it’ll melt and won’t stay whipped.

      Hope this helps!

  • Evan Anderson December 19, 2015, 2:25 pm

    When i tried making this it turned out kind of…. liquidly. I applied it on my skin and it make it look shiny and greasy for a few minutes, then it absorbed. I used lavender and a little peppermint in it. Is this ok?

  • Carrie December 16, 2015, 11:08 am

    Would adding some wheat germ oil be ok?

  • Rhonda O'Connell November 9, 2015, 8:41 am

    Hi Tiffany, is the a good face moisturizer to use or do you have a different recipe for that?

  • Marie B October 30, 2015, 10:45 am

    I know coconut oil is so good for you! But, according to some of the comedogenic charts I’ve seen coconut oil will clog your pores. I did a search for comedogenic charts and on a scale of 1 – 5 and most say rate it 3 – 4. Is there a way to help this or prevent this from happening? Thanks for your help! 🙂

  • Wendy October 22, 2015, 4:18 pm

    Has anyone ever used coconut oil to remove a skin tag? And if so and it worked, what was the process?

    I love my coconut oil! ❤️


  • Christine October 21, 2015, 5:58 am

    I love using whipped coconut oil, but it was a little warm in my house and it became a little soupy. Should I refrigerate it for a little awhile to give it a more creamy consistency?

  • melba October 17, 2015, 3:29 am

    Good day! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading everything and can’t wait to get started on what I hope will become a product line of gift items! I will be going to Asia and I want to give lotion bars as my Christmas gifts. What can I do to make sure the bars don’t melt? What should I add and in what proportion? You are awesome!

  • Barbara Lavelle October 14, 2015, 1:30 am

    I live in a subtropical climate and in the summer the whipped oil melts. I tried keeping it in the fridge but it returned to its hardened state. Can you advise me please.

  • lulula October 11, 2015, 8:15 pm

    Hi, how long the whipped coconut cream can be stored? Would it go bad after a certain period of time that cannot be used anymore?

  • Thiruselvi September 30, 2015, 10:14 pm

    I am from Malaysia, we get our coconut oil in liquid state . Do I still need to whip it

  • Maria September 6, 2015, 10:20 pm

    I have to refrigerate the coconut oil before I whipped it,because it’s directly melt when I whipped after 2 minutes. What’s your suggestion to keep it in creamy form?

  • amy August 30, 2015, 10:19 am

    I tried to whip the coconut oil I have but it isn’t thickening up. It’s more like a runny paste. I put it in the refrigerator to see if I can whip it when it’s a little less runny to start. Not sure if this is what is needed?

  • Susann August 23, 2015, 9:51 am

    It also when applied before swimming will prevent your hair from sucking up the chlorine!

  • Carol Fownes August 18, 2015, 5:03 am

    I have been using coconut oil for many things for over a year. My main issue is that I live in an attic apartment and the temperature range is pretty wild. Right now I am sweltering in extreme heat and in the winter it is very cold. My jar is either pure liquid or hard like a rock. Either way, I am still committed to coconut oil but would love to find a way to stabilize the product to a more consistent density. Any suggestions?

  • Chris August 17, 2015, 10:49 am

    Always thought coconuts raised your cholesterol level…..If someone has high cholesterol, is it OK for them to use it for cooking and making homemade toothpaste and rubbing it all over your body…etc.?

  • Rose August 12, 2015, 8:31 am

    Can you use organic coconut oil it’s refined, straight out of the jar and apply on hair? And does it help with cellulite? I’ve heard it’s good to use from my husbands grandmother.

  • Suzanne Lepage August 5, 2015, 4:17 am

    Thanks a bunch for all the good stuff, you share .. Suzanne

  • Rosanne July 18, 2015, 12:28 pm

    Twice a week I mix brown sugar with coconut oil to exfoliate. When you rinse, it removes the sugar but leaves the coconut oil so there’s no need to put more moisturizer on.

  • Victoria Checkland July 17, 2015, 11:06 am

    Wonderful best thing I have ever used.

  • Stacey July 15, 2015, 8:21 am

    I LOVE coconut oil for my skin (and oral care). Although I do have sun spots, I once had an unusual and suspicious spot on my arm. I used coconut oil on it religiously day and night, until one day it just flaked off. Poof, gone. Now, I’m working to rid the rest of my sun damage!

  • Barbara Lavelle July 12, 2015, 8:07 pm

    I live in a sub tropic climate and the whipped oil melts in summer. Do you think it would retain its lovely whipped texture if I stored it in the fridge and used when needed?

    • The Coconut Mama July 12, 2015, 9:10 pm

      Yes, it’ll stay whipped in the fridge but it might get hard.

  • Kate Simon July 12, 2015, 7:25 am

    I have Tropical Traditions gold label virgin coconut oil. Can I use this in your recipe? It is liquid now, will it whip up? Thank you. I am so excited to make some but yours is the only recipe that didn’t call for bees wax or olive oil.

  • Peg June 2, 2015, 6:56 am

    Does the whipped coconut oil go to liquid state in warmer temps? Even in A/C in Florida, my oil is partially liquid,

  • Cathy June 1, 2015, 10:02 pm

    My Question.
    I tried to “Whip” the coconut oil with a blender. I used the hand one and it never foamed at all. So, I got my heavy duty one out and tried to whip it.
    It never did. I tried for at least a half hour with each.
    Would you have any reason WHY it wouldn’t?

  • Lisa G May 28, 2015, 3:19 am

    Hi! Your recipe above for a moisturizer mentioned adding essential oils. Im wondering what essential oils you or any of your readers recomend for this moisturizer as well as the makeup remover pads, if any?
    On a side note, Ive been reading up on the subject of coconut oil and its not just for people! Coconut oil is great for animals, including dogs for all sorts of remedies and health benefits.My Chihuahuas happen to LOVE eating it right off the spoon! LOL just recently found out its great for fleas and ticks, although I havent tried it yet Im planning on makng one of the spray recipes I found and will let you all know what happens!
    Also, what brands of coconut oil do you all suggest?

  • Ronk Gman April 23, 2015, 5:59 am

    If you ever visit any tropical climates, check out the women’s face’s, they are mostly flawless, because they have used coconut oil since they were babies..:) Same for Italian women, as they use olive oil on their bodies and face’s..:) My wife has started using coconut oil on her face, works great so far..

  • mudau hellen April 22, 2015, 3:49 am

    m willing to use whipped coconut oil but i dnt knw whr can i buy it

    • Becca July 24, 2016, 8:07 am

      I don’t know where you live (I’m in England), I have bought coconut oil from Holland and Barrett, also a lot of supermarket sell usually with all the cooking oils.

  • Terri April 20, 2015, 8:13 am

    Haven’t tried to whip CO into a lotion, but I have the recipe & will do it today. Thanks for the reminder. I also wanted to tell my story about coconut milk body wash. I have had bumpy skin all my life & never found a cure despite advice from everyone. Immediately after using coconut milk body wash the first time, all the bumps (tops of my legs & backs of my arms) are GONE!!!. My whole body is silky smooth so I have given away or trashed ALL of my commercial body washes. I can’t wait to see how the CO lotion works to enhance the smoothness.

  • diany April 16, 2015, 3:30 pm

    i’m also a big fan of coconuts in general and i also use the oil as a deodorant & no BO 😀

  • Jade April 2, 2015, 5:40 am

    Hi, I tried whipping some up but no matter how long I whipped (my back is sore from standing there and whipping it good! lol) it stayed in liquid form..

  • doreen March 29, 2015, 5:09 pm

    how do U keep it from melting down

  • sue cornelia von ruben March 19, 2015, 7:15 am

    Hi for the body cream do u use cooking coconut oil or is there a coconut oil that a person can buy just for body. What coconut oil did you use. Thank you Sue.

  • Mickie March 16, 2015, 4:34 pm

    I am 68 yrs old and have had acne scarred skinned since teen years. Started using a recipe from the anti-aging coconut oil recipe from blog about a year ago and my skin looks sooooo much smoother. It’s easy to make and when I do I make it in 8 oz jar. I slather it on body after bath and use it on face lightly. As far as getting it on my clothes, I always use vinegar in the wash rinse cycle and have had no problem with oil on my clothes. I absolutely love coconut oil and won’t use anything else for moisturizer. Also use it exclusively for cooking also because of the health benefits over using vegetable or canola. I order mine from Tropical Traditions when they have it on sale and keep a large supply, lol. Using coconut oil on my skin is so much better than using chemicals, just wish I had discovered it earlier.

    • Webb Christel April 14, 2015, 1:43 am

      Hi Mickie, would you be allowed to share the recipe of your body cream please? I would so appreciate it.


  • sharee March 12, 2015, 1:05 pm

    Do you use it as a deodorant too? I’ve heard people say they do this?

  • Melanie March 11, 2015, 10:24 am

    Hi Tiffany 🙂
    Thanks for the great recipe.. I just have a question. Do you store your moisturizer in a glas container, when you use essential oils?
    TIA, Melanie

    • The Coconut Mama March 13, 2015, 8:56 pm

      Hi Melanie,

      Yes, I try to keep all my homemade products in glass, especially when I add essential oils.

      ~ Tiffany

  • Jane March 6, 2015, 10:51 pm

    Thanks for tip. I been using as oil as moisturizer and love it.
    The hardening it’s kinda a pain to use. So I am excited to try your recipe.

  • shell March 5, 2015, 5:24 pm

    I love using this for oil puling it works amazing

  • Chrystal February 27, 2015, 10:44 am

    When mixing the essential oils in, approx. how many drops would you use for a 8 oz container. I have been mixing at home and my daughter loves it. I use YL and want to share it with a friend who has crepey skin.

    • The Coconut Mama February 28, 2015, 6:21 pm

      With Young Living EO’s a few drops go a long way! I would start with 8-10 drops and work your way up. It also depends on which essential oil you use. Some are more potent than others.

  • Wendy Simanton February 22, 2015, 9:59 am

    can you melt the coconut oil first then whip it? thanks getting ready to make this waiting for your response.

    • The Coconut Mama February 23, 2015, 9:33 am

      It won’t whip when it’s melted. You’ll have to let it cool first.

  • Dee February 1, 2015, 4:28 pm

    Hi Tiffany,

    would you or anyone else be able to help me with this question? I whipped some coconut oil but when I placed it in the fridge, it hardened back up again :/ Do you think I should whip it more? I’m not sure why it’s happening but I can’t leave it out of the fridge or else it will melt, as it’s very hot where I live.

  • Marilyn February 1, 2015, 10:09 am

    In the Arizona desert, I developed very dry skin and eczema @ 60, I have been using coconut oil as a facial and body moisturizer morning and night for several months now. I love it ! The only other moisturizer I use is a tinted BB cream with high SPF on my face after the coconut oil has absorbed. I must admit at first I used way too much on my legs, and slid around on chairs! A little, warmed in your hands, goes a long way. I also use it on my hair, leaving it on for about 1/2 hour before shampooing– finally my hair doesn’t look like brillo! Lots of $$$ saved buying moisturizers for skin and hair! Great make up remover, too. Can’t wait to try the lotion bar.

  • Trina D January 28, 2015, 6:59 am

    I use it as a moisturizer and it’s wonderful. I recently used my old regular moisturizer in place of it and my face felt uncomfortably dry. The difference was remarkable. I immediately went and got the coconut oil and it took care of it.

    I’ve also used it for a yeast issue with success.

  • Lorraine January 20, 2015, 9:41 am

    Hi may I ask a question pls? I am 70 and suffer from Roseacea!!! Allergic to most drugs which are supposed to help (thank goodness)! Been using organic coconut oil adore the smell and texture, and I really see an improvement. Will see how long it lasts!
    What I am wondering is the oil on its own sufficient for my dry skin and ancient skin?? I cannot use essential oils or any astringents bad reactions.
    Tnx ever so much

  • Deanna January 19, 2015, 10:07 am

    Thanks for sharing. I made me a batch up today. I add my Young Living Essential Lavender oil to it. I also whipped up my pain relief cream.

  • Becky January 12, 2015, 3:25 pm

    I want to start moisturizing with coconut oil, but it is so greasy i fear it getting on my clothes, so i don’t use it.

  • Linda January 12, 2015, 10:29 am

    I have never before tried coconut oil, but after reading all of these wonderful comments I am dying to try some. Where is the best place (or website) to find it? Is there a specific brand that is recommended? Thanks so much for any help 🙂

    • Gwyn February 18, 2015, 2:24 pm

      I use Tropical Traditions (ordered from their website) as well as one I get from Costco, I forget the brand name, which I did research a bit and found that it does come from a reputable company producing a high quality pure oil. I use the expeller pressed for cooking because it doesn’t have taste and the Gold Label for oil pulling and things like that. Hope this helps

  • jamie January 11, 2015, 10:17 pm

    What is the best brand of unrefined coconut oil to use

  • Claudia January 11, 2015, 9:35 am

    Hi, what brands of virgin coconut oil do you recommend? Why dont you like Spectrum?

    • The Coconut Mama January 12, 2015, 11:18 pm

      Spectrum is just fine! I used it for years before I started ordering my coconut oil by the gallon. 🙂

  • Shannon December 23, 2014, 7:05 pm

    Hi, Tiffany. Thank you for all the great info! I was wondering for about how long do you beat the oil? I’m waiting for light and fluffy, but it just seems to be just heading toward liquid. Thanks!

  • Jenny December 5, 2014, 3:54 am

    I’ve tried homemade whipped lotion with just coconut oil and it worked great, but was looking to make lotion as gifts and wanted a fluffier consistency so I tried using cocoa butter and coconut oil. It whipped up beautifully. Looked so much like frosting that my husband tried to eat it. BUT it hardened overnight. It’s still a great lotion but doesn’t have that visual appeal. Any suggestions?

    • Shannon December 23, 2014, 10:43 pm

      Jenny, I just tried to whip some coconut oil and it just got thinner and thinner, never light and fluffy. How long did you beat yours for? I’m wondering if I did it for too long or not long enough. I’m also wondering if maybe I should have refrigerated it first. Since yours came out great, any help you could give would be appreciated. Thanks!

  • Kevin November 20, 2014, 6:05 pm

    Originally I was looking for a natural product to blend with essential oils to ward off flies and mosquitoes but after reading up about coconut oil, it has so many uses. A teaspoon of unrefined extra virgin coconut oil and a teaspoon of honey added to hot water is good for your interior and tastes good(well I think it does). I tried it with coffee and also tea but didn’t like it much,

  • Dolores November 14, 2014, 11:46 am

    Love love coconut. I tried to whip some up today but nothing happened, it wouldn’t fluff up. Any suggestions?

  • Christina C. November 10, 2014, 1:55 am

    I am not understanding how your coconut oil whipped body butter does not harden. Mine hardens all the time. What is your secret for keeping it the texture consistent?

  • Tracey L November 6, 2014, 12:55 am

    is coconut oil drying? from what I heard/seen it makes your skin dry and papery thin looking

  • carmen November 5, 2014, 8:18 pm

    Is it okay to apply coconut oil on the face and stay all day out in the sun or in the cold.???

  • Birgit September 30, 2014, 8:21 am

    I just started venturing into the use of homemade coconut oil moisturizers and essential oils. I found that the smell of the extra virgin unrefined coconut oil completely overpowers any essential oils I add. So even if a recipe for a “Goodnight Rub” calls for Lavender essential oil, I still end up with a body moisturizer that smells of coconut only. So am I just wasting the nice essential oils? I would love to have the benefits of the coconut oil, but a more subtle smell. Do you have some advice for me?

    • The Coconut Mama October 6, 2014, 4:24 am

      You can use organic refined coconut oil. It doesn’t taste or smell like coconut oil but has most of the same benefits.

  • Maria September 7, 2014, 4:01 pm

    I have read a lot of post here, and I don’t think anyone has addressed the real problem with “dry skin” or “breakouts”…doing a cleanse to get rid of toxins would take care of the problem, then the coconut oil could be used. I’ve done it and it works.. And so does the coconut oil.

  • Diana July 14, 2014, 5:55 am

    Hi, I would love to try this.

    Would this work out in a food processor, instead of stand mixer? Thanks. 🙂

  • Pat July 12, 2014, 7:40 am

    I’ve been trying to make coconut body butter as I’ve done before but am having trouble in the warm weather – any suggestions??….would be greatly appreciated

  • Emily July 11, 2014, 9:46 am

    I really appreciated this article, as the idea of using coconut oil on your body is brand new to me. I’ve had really embarrassing stretch marks along my torso since I was about 14, after losing quite a bit of weight. As pleased as I am to have kept the weight off, I find, 12 years later, that I’m still really uncomfortable in a two-piece bathing suit. I wondered if anyone had any insight regarding the use of coconut oil on old stretch marks. Any advice is appreciated!

  • Teresa July 3, 2014, 5:50 pm

    I live in Florida and in the summer the house stays 76-80 degrees. I whipped my oil and all was great. It was out overnight and by morning, it was melted. Yikes!

    Any suggestion?

    • Pat July 12, 2014, 7:43 am

      I’ve had the same problem Teresa – unlike when I made it in the winter….very frustrating

  • Patricia Swayze June 16, 2014, 12:09 pm

    I have been researching oils for facial serums and have found that rose hip oil is very good for dry skin but not good for acne. It is best to use a base oil like jojoba, apricot oil and then add additives like rose hip, or neem oil for acne. Grape seed oil is also good for sensitive skin and acne prone. To help your oils last longer add fractionated coconut oil as this has an indefinite shelf life and is very neutral, practically any skin type can tolerate fractionated coconut oil. Adding rosemary extract ( not the same as rosemary essential oil) helps prolong the shelf life but only use 1 percent of your total oil. And never add water to your concoctions unless you are going to use within a few days or add an appropriate preservative. Some of you may know this but hope this information can help those of you who are new to making your own skin care products. I have my esthetician license and my cosmetology license. Making your own products is fun, economical and the possibilities are endless!

  • Nicola June 13, 2014, 12:52 pm

    What other oils would worked in the whipped coconut oil?

  • Erin June 1, 2014, 10:36 am

    Hi, I´ve just have done some coconat oil moisturizer and I wanted to put some essential oil in. How many drops should I use? Does it depend on the oil?
    I love all your advices and I think they are very helpful.
    Thanks a lot!

  • Kimi May 30, 2014, 9:43 am

    I live in Florida. Whipped coconut oil just doesn’t work, it melts. So I like to whip it with mango butter. Mango butter also has skin healing properties. But I’m always open to other ways. Any suggestions? Love your site!

    • Erin June 1, 2014, 10:39 am

      Kimi, I live in south Spain, a very hot place too. What I do with the coconut oil is to keep it in the fridge until I can whip it. When it´s cool is really easy to get it soft. You can return it to the fridge as many times as you want to.

  • Grayce May 29, 2014, 2:47 am

    I started using cocount oil within the last year and love it. Would be interested in expanding my usage of it.

  • Carolyn May 28, 2014, 5:34 pm

    Just recently discovered Coconut Oil and how it benefits me and my family. Loving this idea for myself. I use coconut oil in the morning and night on my skin, including my face. I’m making coconut lotion bars for my girls whom have had eczema since they were babies. Coconut oil is fantastic for them. Have to say, my daughters were reluctant to put coconut oil on their skin. However, since they ran out of store bought lotion, they have been using it. They have noticed a difference with flair ups. The eczema is rarely a bother. And if it is, I ask if they have been using the coconut? “Oh yeah!”. Lol.
    I feel strongly about coconut oil!

  • fl. May 22, 2014, 10:13 pm

    I do consider alll the ideas you have offered to your post.
    They’re very convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are very quick for novices.
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  • Elaine May 16, 2014, 6:47 am

    Just whipped coconut oil??? That’s it? =)

  • Michelle May 9, 2014, 6:39 am

    Love this! As an estitician it drives me nuts to see all of the unnecessary dangerous ingredients in everyday products. I’ve been playing with coconut oil as a base for awhile. I mix tea tree oil with it to replace triple antibiotic/bacitracin. Heal wounds so much faster! For beauty I mix different variations of any of these: grapeseed oil great for anti aging, jojoba oil is the closest to our natural sebum so great for dry and dehydrated skin, tea tree oil great for acne and a mild exfoliate. Love the whipped texture too!

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    Love your blog! I’m obsessed with coconut oil. I’ve been oil pulling for about two weeks and my teeth look whiter and my mouth just feels cleaner. I use coconut oil for my face and body. I have a skin condition (keratosis pilaris – those yucky bumps on the upper arm) and coconut oil has lauric acid which is antifungal and really helps my upper arms. I do a combo of diluted raw apple cider vinegar rinse on my upper arms and then finish off with coconut oil. I tried making coconut oil body butter but didn’t work so I’ll have to check out your site. I also love using coconut water and milk when cooking and baking. Thanks for all your great coconut ideas.

  • Heather April 7, 2014, 11:42 am

    I love coconut oil but I’m wondering, if you use it to take off makeup..or put it on in the morning, do you leave it on for just a few minutes and then rinse it off, wash your face, or do you just leave it on altogether?

  • Wendy April 3, 2014, 9:52 pm

    I added some jojoba oil, glycerin, aloe vera, primrose oil, lemon essential oil, lavender essential oil and whipped it up, I’ve been using it on my face for the last few day. Love it! Thank you for sharing.

  • Rebecka March 30, 2014, 11:10 pm

    I see so many recipes featuring coconut oil that seem to be created by people who live in warm climates, because there’s never any mention of rock hard coconut oil. At room temperature here, my coconut oil needs to be carved out with a knife. Should I microwave it until it’s liquid before I whip it, or at what consistency should it be?

    • minnie June 11, 2014, 1:47 pm

      If you melt it before you whip it it wont get fluffy, i did that and it didnt work. I had to put it in the fridge to get hard again, then it still didnt look right

    • Hannah July 28, 2014, 6:47 pm

      Don’t microwave it! You’ll get rid of all the goodness!
      If you need to use a double boiler or the like, but not the microwave!

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  • Shay November 16, 2013, 10:45 am

    I LOVE coconut oil! I added just a bit of almond oil to mine, along with some tea tree, orange, and lavender essential oils, since I mostly use it on my face. I just love finding recipes that I can use coconut oil with 🙂

  • Susi-Q November 5, 2013, 6:15 pm

    The whipped coconut oil is a fabulous idea!! I whip my shea butter but I have never thought to whip my coconut oil! Thank you !! I LOVE my organic extra virgin coconut oil !!!

  • Sandy K September 10, 2013, 1:39 pm

    Yes, I use coconut oil as a moisturizer. I haven’t whipped it so I think I will try whipping for a smoother cream.

  • E.E. August 11, 2013, 2:46 am

    and it’s also great for your health. 1-2 tablespoons a day.

  • E.E. August 9, 2013, 8:18 pm

    I love coconut oil, it’s the best thing you can put on your skin.

  • DaB July 30, 2013, 11:26 pm

    As long as you’re making any coconut lotion, salve or bar its always a good idea to add some nutracuticals to the mix to enhance it. Easy ones because they come in oil already, include vitamin E (use high gamma or full spectrum natural forms), tocotrienols, CoQ10 (ubiquinol), grapeseed oil, circumin (micronized, careful the coloring!) and beta carotene (just a very small amount due to intense coloring). You can mix equal amounts of water with the coconut oil by creating an emulsion with 1 TBSP lecithin (non GMO!) per cup of mix (this has to be whipped warm to make). Into the water can first be dissolved additional goodies for your skin including alpha lipoic acid, ascorbic acid, EGCG, resveratrol, melatonin, pomegranate, silymarin/silibinin, gotu kola, and horse chestnut. For the organic herbs I suggest making an infusion (tea) and strain out the pieces before mixing with the warmed coconut oil & lecithin. Add zinc oxide for some added sun protection or D3 oil (a lot of IU is OK) if you’re not getting sun. The easy ones and lecithin can generally be squeezed out of gelcaps, but if you try to use the dry ingredients from supplement capsules there may be various fillers etc in there which you don’t want – read the other ingredients label & figure one of them will be the cap itself. You may have to experiment to get the right mixture result depending on your specific ingredients, but its easy to warm up again and add more of something as needed to get the right result. Sometimes the resulting warm mixed liquid does not set up well until refrigerated, thereafter it was a stable solid or semi solid at room temp.

  • linda July 24, 2013, 3:40 pm

    what if you only have the liquid kind of coconut oil, what can you do with that? I bought it by mistake.

    • coytle August 26, 2013, 7:48 am

      Coconut oil is only liquid if it is too warm. It solidifies under 76 degrees. Try keeping it some place cooler or in the fridge.

  • Mandy July 22, 2013, 12:56 pm

    I need some advice… I use coconut oil as a whole body moisturizer, after shower, before bed. I’ve been noticing though that it leaves a residue in my clothes even after laundering. Mostly it’s Pj’s so it’s not a huge problem, but I’m concerned about the residue getting moldy or musty in my dresser. For example after washing a black nightshirt, it looks fine right out of the wash, but after sitting in my dresser for a few days or so I go to put it on and it’s got these pale whitish streaks and splotches all over it. Does anybody have any advice on how to wash this stuff out completely?

    • Uhuru July 25, 2013, 5:36 pm

      It might help to add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of distilled white vinegar in place of fabric softener when you do your laundry. Vinegar does so many wonderful things here. It removes any residue that builds up in the washing machine, it’s great for helping towels to become fluffy and absorbent (fabric softener should never be used on towels), it doesn’t leave a chemical residue on your clothes and towels which touch your skin, it’s a cheap alternative to traditional fabric softeners, and it won’t make your clothes smell like anything. I have been using vinegar in place of fabric softener for over a year now and haven’t regretted the decision to switch.

      • Alida July 9, 2014, 3:44 pm

        I have been using vinegar as softener for years now… never looked back! It’s awesome!

    • Tabitha February 6, 2014, 1:54 pm

      When you wash your clothes treat the oily areas with Dawn it still an oil so this is what I would use

    • Maya August 4, 2015, 7:24 pm

      I have been having this problem with Hub’s clothing ever since we started using homemade lotions ~ olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter mostly with essential oils mixed it ~ I have YET to figure out how to resolve this problem other than changing as much as we can for him over to WHITE so that we can bleach them ~ white thermals, white t-shirts, still looking for white mesh shorts and tops for working out since all of his shorts, tops, sweatshirts, thermals, work clothing etc….has been affected. We figured out it’s not the detergent or the washer/dryer ~ it’s something about the oils and the clothing ~ it washes fine and going through the dryer fine and then days later in the dresser or hanging in closet there are those STINKIN’ WHITE SPLOTCHES!!! I’ve presoaked in SHOUT overnight, I’ve run hot cycles with just vinegar, multiple rinses and soaks……I’m going to try Dawn dish soap to soak them in next and maybe some essential oils that are suppose to help cut the “grease” maybe if it’s oily protein stuff hanging on to the fabric ~ I also read that it could be fungus forming and eating at the oily fats??? I really hope that’s not the case ~ I kept thinking I can NOT be the only one with this problem ~ I just wish I knew how to resolve it!!!!

  • Russell Bly July 5, 2013, 7:29 pm

    Be careful if you have well water. Without preservatives, it’s easy for bacteria to flourish.

    • FaceliftMask July 5, 2013, 7:32 pm

      Great point! Also, wash your hands with an antibacterial soap between applications.

      • Kate April 9, 2014, 1:45 pm

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  • Alisa June 17, 2013, 1:46 am

    How do you use it for your hair?

    • Tiffany @ The Coconut Mama July 5, 2013, 9:17 pm

      You can. I use coconut oil as a hair treatment from time to time.

      • sneaky69 October 17, 2013, 12:27 pm

        Yes, my wife’s hair got damaged from a permanent. She applied coconut oil to her hair immediately. Problem solved. Looks great now.

  • Jackie April 14, 2013, 5:06 pm

    I tried making whip coconut oil with Vitamin E and it was nice for the first day. It is now back to being hard again. Is this normal? I also noticed that now I am getting bumps only on my face from it. Any suggestions beside no longer using it?

    • Maggie Joyce Docking April 15, 2013, 11:52 am

      I got bumps on my face too, and my arms and legs started to itch. I’ve stopped using it as a moisturizer, and it all has gone away. I’m also curious if there is something else I can use rather than going back to a chemical-loaded grocery store lotion?

      • Cynthia April 23, 2013, 9:07 am

        There are other things to use. Please don’t go back to the chemical-loaded grocery store lotions! 🙂 I use a certified toxic free lotion that I love. I still use coconut oil sometimes, too.

        • Guest April 23, 2013, 2:39 pm

          Thanks, what lotion do you use, and where can I get some?!

          • Cynthia April 23, 2013, 3:08 pm

            I use Muscadine 20 Ultra Rich Lotion from Nature’s Pearl. I’d be happy to send you a free sample so you can see how your skin responds to it before you buy it. (I’m a distributor) I don’t know if it’s appropriate for me to put my website on here(?), but my distributor number is 11941 if you get to the NP site. But, get your address to me at, and I’ll send you some to try. 🙂

      • Nikki Herberger May 6, 2013, 5:31 pm

        You could also try Mommypotamus has a recipe for lotion with less coco oil and you could replace the coconut oil with something else lik shea butter, mango butter etc. I like almond oil and jojoba oil for face because they are both fairly uncomedgenic (like a 1 on the scale!) I work at a skin care clinic so I know a lot about it =) Rose hip oil too is SUPER good for face and especially faces that tend to get bumpy/broken out. Its a dry oil so it absorbs right away and has high levels of Vitamin A so causes increased cell turn over helping with wrinkles, pigmentation, and acne! Hah sorry for the long rant =)

        • happyshinygal May 7, 2013, 6:03 am

          We appreciate it Nikki. Thanks

        • M July 10, 2013, 4:32 am

          I recommend Jojoba oil – its the oil closest to our natural skin sebum so its very easily absorbed and doesn’t usually react. I use that on my face and neck and chest every night and its heavenly 🙂

          • Uhuru July 25, 2013, 5:41 pm

            I have extremely dry skin. I am working on finding a solid dermatologist to help me out- I’m at my wit’s end and I think I may either have damaged skin or a ph imbalance. I tried using jojoba oil but it couldn’t retain any moisture in my skin past an hour. Coconut oil helps with the moisture as long as I use it two-three times a day, but I get small bumps on my skin like other posters mentioned. Jojoba oil and coconut oil are great for aftershave though!

    • Lyrica April 23, 2013, 11:50 am

      Coconut oil is quite comedogenic, so I wouldn’t advise using it on your face. Try one of the other cold pressed oils on this list that work better on delicate facial skin:

  • Candice May March 26, 2013, 8:25 pm

    Thanks for the great post! I also love using coconut oil on my skin. I use it after a shower and it’s great. What do you think about using liquified coconut oil? I am considering using it to make custom massage oil blends. Do you think it’s healthy? It’s the kind that is always liquid and never goes solid. Thanks!

    • Sadhaka April 6, 2013, 11:17 am

      If it never solidifies then it isn’t pure coconut oil. Look at the additives and other ingredients and see if those are acceptable to you. I personally just fill my massage bottle with unrefined coconut oil and stick it in some warm/hot water before I work so that it’s liquid enough for me to work with 🙂

      • Gwyn February 18, 2015, 1:39 pm

        The fact that it doesn’t solidify does not mean it isn’t pure it means it’s fractionated. Fractionated Coconut oil never solidifies because the fat that causes it to do that has been removed but other than that it is the same as full fat coconut oil and has all of the benefits and properties (minus the fat which has benefit) and it does not have any additives providing it is pure 100% CO. It is great for using as massage oil and adding essential oils too for massage or any other general use. It’s great for adding to roller bottles to apply essential oils therapeutically as well and adding a few drops of vit E oil is always worthwhile. This is not to say that paying attention to the contents on any bottle isn’t great advice, there will always be manufactures selling non pure FCO as well as other oils in an effort to trick consumers and generate greater profit unfortunately but this applies to so many things not just FCO (fractionated coconut oil). But most FCO is not contaminated this way and as long as you are purchasing a quality product it is pure with many great uses.

  • Vanessa Brundidge March 15, 2013, 3:00 pm

    I’ve noticed that coconut oil makes my eczema worse!

    • sneaky69 October 17, 2013, 12:25 pm

      hmm, i have had completely the opposite effect with mine. in fact, total remission.

    • patwoy November 16, 2013, 8:16 am

      I’ve been told that the quality of the coconut oil determines how well it works for medicinal purposes. You may want to research the type you’re using compared to other types.

  • Tmott24 March 12, 2013, 4:06 pm

    This is what I use as lotion. Love it and the natural smell is amazing….I buy Nutiva 😉

  • Gill March 12, 2013, 2:37 am

    I thought I’d found a miracle cure for my acne, the first month or so my skin was glowing & my adult acne (& scarring) was much better, I was telling everyone ‘Use Coconut oil!!!’…….
    but, now it has made me break out & it has really, really dried my skin! I think that it has tricked my skin into slowing down it’s natural oil production. My acne was previously around the chin area (hormonal) but this breakout is also around the nose & eyebrows too.
    Now I’m reading online that this is the case for a lot of people. I’m upset, I loved the thought of using this lovely oil & I really thought Id cracked it this time after years of using very unnatural products & antibiotics. 
    Maybe it just depends on the individual as I see lots of people have had great results, perhaps those with oilier skin? Or maybe it has to be mixed with something else for some people???
    Ill continue ingesting because I do believe it has very healing properties but since I have to sort out this dry skin, no more coconut oil on my face 🙁 

    • magy March 12, 2013, 8:06 am

       I had something similar happen to me. Maybe this isn’t the same case for you, but I’ve done some researching, and I’ve found I have a histamine problem that has flared up, and it causes a breakout on my face, around my eye and nose area. I’ve also been fairly itchy, and at first, I was blaming it on the coconut oil, but it turns out, this is a symptom of the high-histamine problem. Maybe this isn’t the same for you, but I thought I would offer it up in case. I now have to watch what I eat, making sure the foods are low in histamine, to keep down the itchy-ness and breakouts/rashes on my face.

      • sneaky69 October 17, 2013, 12:30 pm

        I read you have to keep using it through these periods because the coconut oil is finally getting rid of some nasty stuff that had latched onto your skin for a long time. Not sure based on your descriptions whether that would even be possible though.

    • Carrie March 30, 2013, 2:12 pm

      Same thing here, dry skin and after a while it wasn’t working anymore, but i have dry skin issues to begin with. You could try whipping tea tree oil into your coconut oil. I think tea tree oil stinks terribly but it works for clearing up my acne since it’s a natural antiseptic. The smell dissipates after a little while. You could even apply the tea tree oil without the coconut oil right before you go to bed and then you don’t have to worry about the smell.

      Another option is Silver Sulfadiazine (burn ointment). Years ago i had a terrible spider bite on my face and discovered that my acne cleared up while i was treating the bite. It’s amazing how we can use products for some things and they work better than what they were originally intended for. 😎

      • minnie June 11, 2014, 1:40 pm

        I add tee tree oil to mine

  • Angela March 4, 2013, 10:26 am

    Can I apply it on my face?

  • Lisa February 11, 2013, 2:23 pm

    “If your going to add essential oils…” sorry to be the bad guy but that should be “you’re”. Great idea for the moisturizer, though.

    • Tiffany @ The Coconut Mama February 12, 2013, 2:43 pm

      You’re correct! Thanks 🙂

      • happyshinygal May 7, 2013, 5:56 am

        Wow Tiffany you’re a great sport. Much love to you. And yes I am one of ‘those’ people too lol

    • Reisjamie February 21, 2013, 1:28 pm

      OMG Seriously. One of “those” people??? 

    • happyshinygal May 7, 2013, 5:58 am

      I’m a ‘bad guy’ too hon. So you’re in good company. We just can’t help it lol

    • Susi-Q November 5, 2013, 6:13 pm

      I love your seems nobody in this day and age knows the difference between your and you’re! it drives me crazy!! SO….I am one of “those people too 🙂

      • Webb Christel April 14, 2015, 1:19 am

        So am I 😀 – a bad girl. This is such an interesting site. I love coconut everything too and have put it on my skin. I stopped putting it in my face when when the oil krept into my eyes, even at night. But it does feel wonderful. I will use it as a body lotion as soon as I have used my other lotions up. Thanks Tiffany for your inspirational site.

    • Lorrene July 10, 2015, 9:06 pm

      Yes, my daughter in law made me a salve, for arthritis, using a tinture made from dandelion flowers. She used coconut oil as the base and added lavender essential oil, since I use it mostly at night, the salve stays in a solid form even with the essential oil added.

      • Trish August 28, 2015, 9:24 am

        I made this salve and mine solidifies under when it’s under 75 degrees and liquefies when warmer. Do love this salve but believe plain ole coconut oil would serve the same purpose.

  • mistie February 7, 2013, 3:17 pm

    Will it get soft and melt in the summer months or does it just stay the same? Also, do you know how I can make coconut oil stay in liquid form eihout damaging it? I’m a massage therapist and love to massage with coconut oil, but it’ difficult because it’s solidity is unstable. And I make my own deoderant with coconut oil, if I were to whip it, would I do it before or after I folded in the baking soda & arrowroot powder?

    • Tiffany @ The Coconut Mama February 7, 2013, 4:47 pm

      It will melt if it is warmer than 75 degrees.

      • Mistie March 11, 2013, 7:35 pm

        Thank you, Tiffany.

        • Leah July 11, 2013, 2:37 pm

          Mistie – I haven’t tried this yet, but I have read and am going to try this soon, maybe tonight, that if you mix coconut oil with a little of another oil, that it will keep the coconut oil as a liquid. My plan is to use another oil that I want to use on my skin, like Vitamin E oil, Jojoba oil, Almond oil, or olive oil. Then I could put my mixture in a pump bottle and it would be easier to use. This would also likely work well as a “stays liquid” massage oil, but not have any strange additives that some company might add to keep the coconut oil as a liquid, just another simple oil that’s good for your skin. Hope this helps.

          • Leah July 11, 2013, 2:38 pm

            Oh, possibly even an essential oil would keep the coconut oil liquid.

            • terri April 23, 2014, 9:33 am

              I use coconut oil as a base with essential oils for pain relief and many other uses. Adding the essential oil does not guarantee it will not harden when temperatures get warmer. I haven’t tried mixing it with almond or other oil bases, and would be interested if any of you get the result of it staying in liquid form by mixing these other bases. Even in its solid form, I’ve found the coconut oil will begin to liquify immediately by your own body heat. Just rub your fingers on it, and they will pick up the oil!

              • terri April 23, 2014, 9:36 am

                I didn’t proofread my comment very well….I meant to say Adding the essential oil does not guarantee it will not harden when temperatures get cooler!

    • Jengo February 11, 2013, 11:12 pm

      Coconut Oil becomes solid under about 76 degrees.  To warm/ liquify, use a double boiler to gently warm.  Fractionated Coconut Oil stays in liquid form.

      • Mistie March 11, 2013, 7:34 pm

        Yes, I know this, I was asking Tiffany if this whipped, never hard coconut oil, will still melt in the heat of summer. You see I make my own deodorant and it melts in the summer because I do not mess with adding beeswax  so I wanted to know if this whipped oil will hold it’s soft solid in the heat as it does the cold.

         I am also a Massage Therapist and love to use this for massaging but it is easiest to use as a liquid, so I wanted to know if it does melt again above 76 degrees, then I wouldn’t keep it in a jar.. leaked oil in your massage bag is a big mess. Thanks though.

        • terri April 23, 2014, 9:39 am

          Yes, Mistie, it will melt above 75 degrees, even in the whipped form.

        • Trish August 28, 2015, 9:19 am

          Mistie, I think for massage purposes you can simply put your jar on a heating pad.

  • Joanstead February 7, 2013, 7:44 am

    Do you use this daily before makeup or just at night?

  • Gabriel February 6, 2013, 10:51 pm

    I just bought coconut oil today to start using tomorrow. Is the whipping of the oil only to prevent it from solidifying so it’s easier to use? Or is there another reason?

    • Diana February 7, 2013, 10:26 am

       I’d like to know that also.

    • Tiffany @ The Coconut Mama February 7, 2013, 4:48 pm

      Yes! It makes it easier to use 🙂

  • TRB February 6, 2013, 12:55 pm

    Yes I use it everyday! It is my eyemakeup remover, I make facial wipes to easily wipe off my face/makeup before bed and I also use it as a moisturizer, acne treatment, lip balm, supplement taken daily, cooking oil and hair conditioner! I love the stuff…obviously!! haha

  • areanna2006 January 29, 2013, 1:40 pm

    I am going to try this out tonight! Are all essential oils safe to add to it? Any recommendations? Thanks!

    • Sarah March 21, 2013, 10:09 pm

      You can add any essential oil to an oil for application. I had to take a course on aroma therapy for a job, once, and was told any oil (olive, canola, etc.) as you do not want to apply the essential oil directly to skin. As for what kind of essential oils, it would depend on what effect you would like.

      • Ahnica Thompson March 26, 2013, 11:30 am

        I have found that Doterra essential oils are the best ones out there. They are totally pure(no pesticides, fillers, or artificial ingredients) and very potent so a little goes a long way. You can dilute them with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil, jojoba, or olive oil based on skin sensitivity and the particular oil (ex. oregano is really hot), but there are plenty of doterra oils that are safe to apply directly to the skin. I add doterra oils (any of them) to my coconut lotion and it adds wonderful benefits based on the kind of oil I used. This company also provides tons of info about how to use the oils and what each one can do.

  • Mycutecrew December 28, 2012, 6:39 pm

    Do you use coconut oil on your face?  Any problems with breakouts or blemishes?

    • Paparazzi December 30, 2012, 1:22 pm

       When I start using it on my face I do get breakouts so I stop using it, but I use it on my arms and legs and that doesn’t happen.

      • konacoffeegal July 9, 2014, 7:12 pm

        Hi Paparazzi, I used the coconut oil on my face and had breakouts. Try this… use small amount on face, make sure you wash your face at night and use another moisturizer if needed for the night. I also mix the coconut oil (smallish amount) with a good moisturizer and that seemed to help. After washing your face use witch hazel (organic) to close the pores. ♥

      • Erik September 30, 2014, 11:31 am

        Washing the area before using it on your face should prevent that. Otherwise the oil will trap whatever was already on your face.

      • Rachael February 25, 2015, 1:50 am

        I used about 10-20 drops of tea tree oil in my whipped coconut oil and apply to my face every morning and night. My breakouts stopped. Also be sure to exfoliate regularly and cleanse your face well before applying coconut oil.

      • Amber March 5, 2015, 12:49 pm

        I have found that grapeseed oil is best for acne prone skin.

  • Sammyjo_es December 15, 2012, 10:19 pm

    My coconut oil seems to have melted, will this mean that it won’t whip?

    • Anna Droste-Glowinski January 4, 2013, 10:59 am

      not sure if it will whip in liquid state, cool it down (the fridge will work) and it will harden

  • Wendy December 11, 2012, 4:37 pm

    doesn’t it melt when its hot in the house?

    • Tiffany @ The Coconut Mama December 12, 2012, 12:55 pm

      Yes! I would suggest using the coconut oil lotion bars in the summer –

  • Leslie @ Real Food Freaks December 11, 2012, 3:46 pm

    That’s it?  That’s all there is to it??  Can’t wait to try this!

  • Joan December 6, 2012, 1:18 pm

    I have just found your interesting site,and I have tried coconut oil on my skin for the first time,it’s brilliant,it’s changed my crocodile skin into silk.Thank you so much

  • Kimmie December 4, 2012, 7:51 pm

    I have been using coconut oil instead of lotion for years, I can’t believe the change in my skin. I use it on my scalp and hair, I’ll throw in a small scoop into an epsom salts bath and I also use it to remove my eye makeup….it takes off waterproof eyeliner or mascara effortlessly and moistuizes around the eyes at the same time. When my boys or I get an abrasion I smear some on. I have never thought to whip it though to keep it from getting hard….during the winters I really have to dig it out of my jar! Thanks so much for the great ideas I’ve found on your blog.

  • The Coconut Mama December 4, 2012, 2:46 pm

    Katherine >> Just a few minutes! It is really easy to make 🙂

    • Terra December 20, 2015, 1:29 pm

      I’m whipping some now a cup and have been mixing it on high with 1 whip and it’s taking a long time? Should I of got it cold first?

  • Katherine Natalia @ Green Thickies December 4, 2012, 3:23 am

    This looks great. I’ve recently started using coconut oil but can never be bothered to melt it every time I use it as it’s very cold here. So this would be perfect.
    How long does it take to whip? Many thanks

  • Olya Szewczuk via Facebook December 4, 2012, 2:51 am

    What about hot weather, surely it would melt back into liquid.

    • Amanda Torres December 11, 2012, 2:52 pm

      This is my question as well.  Also, does it lose its whipped qualities over time (not counting temperature changes)? I love using coconut oil on my skin and hair!

  • Christy Stone via Facebook December 3, 2012, 9:46 pm

    When I have used virgin coconut oil there is an odor the next day. Does whipping it make a difference? I dont care if there is a smell. The benefits outweigh the slight inconvenience. Just askin.

  • amber December 3, 2012, 9:11 pm

    I actually really love using coconut oil as a moisturizer! I use it in one of my homemade cocoa butter lotions, and it’s so nice.

    Love how simple and user friendly you made this! Such a great idea. Thank you for sharing with us on AFW! 🙂

    Be Well,

  • The Coconut Mama December 3, 2012, 8:12 pm

    Linda >> Whipping it allows it to stay soft and pliable, even when it gets cold. Once the coconut oil gets cold it doesn’t scoop out so easily! 🙂

    You can buy either or. Spectrum is my least favorite brand of coconut oil. Virgin coconut oil should have a coconut taste, refined coconut oil will not.


    ~ Tiffany

  • Robin @ Thank Your Body December 3, 2012, 6:56 pm

    Tiffany, you really are THE coconut mama. This looks great!

    Thanks for linking up to Thank Your Body Thursday! Hope you’ll come back this week and share some more great posts!

    • The Coconut Mama December 4, 2012, 9:10 am

      Robin @ Thank Your Body » Thanks, Robin! 🙂 I’ll be linking up with Thank Your Body Thursday regularly!

      • Linda Wiggins January 17, 2015, 9:56 pm

        I have on my face it stays red and feels hot they told me it was rostha, but the cream burns how

  • Cheryl Ewert via Facebook December 3, 2012, 6:51 pm

    I am going to try this weekend!!!!!

  • Linda December 3, 2012, 5:53 pm

    What is the purpose of whipping it? I just scoop some into an old altoids tin and apply it as is. I will whip it if I know why I should.

    Also, I was wondering if it should be unrefined? I bought some refined organic extra virgin from spectrum not realizing it would be different. It has no smell! Weird. Is it still going to be good?

  • Rebecca Watkins November 29, 2012, 2:46 am

    Thank you Coconut Mama, for popping by Seasonal Celebration! Rebecca x

  • magy November 28, 2012, 2:35 pm

    Thank you for sharing this! I’ve just started using coconut oil this week and dropped my regular lotion. I’ve been very itchy so far, I’m hoping this will go away soon and the coconut oil goodness will kick in. I’m so glad to hear of this process to whip it!

  • Maura Lane November 28, 2012, 5:49 am

    Which is the best coconut oil to use for moisturizer? Refined vs unrefined? We have gold extra virgin for cooking.

    • Mele July 5, 2014, 4:37 am

      Unrefined, they don’t take out all the good stuff from it 🙂

  • Rebecca Watkins November 28, 2012, 1:29 am

    Oh I am such a fan of coconut oil- thanks coconut mama! Great resource, so simple yet so effective and a great gift idea! I would love it if you were to share this with us at Natural Mothers Network’s Seasonal Celebration Rebecca x

  • Glenda November 27, 2012, 9:05 pm

    My mother-in-law has cellulitis…I was wondering if I put that on her shin if it would help heal it. I am going to have her start taking it orally too. This infection just will not go away! Any ideas?

    • mo May 5, 2015, 4:40 pm

      Manuka honey was applied to my dads legs when he had cellulitis and it has gone.nothing else would work and this was the doctor who prescribed this. His bandages were redressed every other day for two weeks until it was gone

  • lisa November 27, 2012, 7:00 pm

    when I was using coconut oil as a moisturizer I noticed that a mystery bump (I think now it was a wart) on my leg completely disappeared! Coconut oil is anti viral & warts are caused by a virus!

    • The Coconut Mama November 27, 2012, 7:57 pm

      lisa » Very cool, Lisa 🙂

      • Bonnie February 25, 2015, 7:38 am

        What type of coconut oil is best to buy?

        • The Coconut Mama February 28, 2015, 6:34 pm

          I use virgin coconut oil for my skin and raw uses in the kitchen and use expeller pressed for cooking (no coconut flavor).

          • Gma July 18, 2015, 3:07 pm

            I use virgin coconut for both skin and cooking. I smell to coconut oil when pan is heating (oh, smells so good!) but don’t really taste it.

    • Cathy July 10, 2014, 6:50 pm

      I’m so excited to hear this.. since the only thing the dermatologist would give me is a very caustic ointment! I’m trying it tonight!

      • Brandy November 30, 2014, 7:51 am

        We cured 7 worts on my son’s foot by taping a banana peel over the worts. It took about three weeks and they were completely gone!

    • Bets October 15, 2014, 12:41 pm

      And if you have one you want to get rid of – Apply Coconut Oil (pure, unrefined) to wart, put some oil on band-aid then apply band-aid & leave on overnight. Sometimes I’ve removed the band-aid & reapplied another one & kept it on overnight.
      When you remove it, continue to apply coconut oil – and it will be gone if it takes that long.

      I’ve removed 2 so far.

  • Tiffany November 27, 2012, 6:38 pm

    I stopped using commercial moisturizers several years ago, opting instead for raw organic extra virgin coconut oil. I would never ever go back. One large container (about $12.00) lasts me a year. I just turned 40 and have no wrinkles! It’s the best!

    • The Coconut Mama November 27, 2012, 7:57 pm

      Tiffany » That’s awesome, Tiffany! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Becca July 16, 2014, 10:05 am

      Hi Tiffany, where do you get your olive oil? Does it have to be a special brand? I’d love to try it out!

    • Marcia Reynolds January 22, 2015, 11:11 pm

      I will be 64 this year and have no wrinkles and have used Oil of Olay since I was about 16. But now am using extra Virgin Coconut oil. Love it!

    • deb November 12, 2015, 9:24 pm

      I will try whipping this coconut oil tomorrow. I’ll also get some aloe vera to mix with it. I have found that I can’t get the coconut oil to absorb on my skin. I feel and look greasy/shiny. It does clog the pores on my face. I hope this recipe works. Thanks for the suggestion.

      • Leney December 1, 2015, 2:56 pm

        Amy sister in-law had the same problem. She found out that her pores were very small and didn’t allow the coconut oil to absorb.

  • Vida November 27, 2012, 6:16 pm

    I live in Florida. After I have whipped my coconut oil, it has not melted back to a liquid state. It is firmer when it is cooler out. I do have to put my jar in the fridge before I whip it. I like the idea of whipping with olive oil. 🙂 and maybe add orange essential oil…..

    • The Coconut Mama November 27, 2012, 7:56 pm

      Vida » Good to know! Thank you for sharing :).I live in Oregon and it is pretty cool most of the year here. My coconut oil only melts 1-2 times a year.

      • MichelleK March 16, 2015, 3:43 am

        Hi. I love coconut oil and use to use it on my face. But during the summer it kept going to a liquid state making it a bit hard to apply. Is it still OK to use once it’s in liquid form? Are the benefits of using coconut oil the same when in liquid form?
        Thank you.

    • Linda lee July 22, 2014, 8:48 pm

      Do keep in mind that orange and other citrus essential oils (as well as bergamot and angelica)are phototoxic so should not be applied to the skin 24-36 hours before exposure to the sun. These oils are fine in soap making though due to their negligible absorption/residuality as a result of the nature of their use. Having said that, Citrus oils do lend a lovely uplifting quality to bath and body products.

      • Bernadette November 3, 2014, 6:44 pm

        Keep in mind citrus can be drying on the skin

  • Betty November 27, 2012, 5:41 pm

    I cook with coconut oil..use it on my skin after a bath also and use it on my face…I love it.

  • Rachel B November 27, 2012, 3:31 pm

    I use coconut oil every on my face a.m. and p.m.; afterwards put Argan oil on my face. I love the way it feels all day.

    • The Coconut Mama November 27, 2012, 7:54 pm

      Rachel B » Me too!

    • darla July 10, 2015, 10:25 am

      have you had any problems with it clogging your pores?

  • Donna November 27, 2012, 3:12 pm

    It doesn’t melt back down when the temp rises?

    • The Coconut Mama November 27, 2012, 7:53 pm

      Donna » It will start to melt around 75 degrees.

  • Suzanne November 27, 2012, 2:42 pm

    Do you use it on your face?

    • The Coconut Mama November 27, 2012, 7:52 pm

      Suzanne » Yes! I like to apply it before bed 🙂

  • lindacrh November 27, 2012, 2:31 pm

    I use it sometimes, but I think it leaves a kind of waxy feeling residue. I prefer to mix it with other ingredients for a more full spectrum moisturizer. My favorite is olive oil, coconut oil, and aloe vera gel. Sometimes I add argan oil.

    • BlackSharpiePen February 28, 2015, 6:41 pm

      Hi, Lindacrh. Can you tell me the ratio for the mixture you use? Much appreciated!

    • donna March 26, 2015, 7:57 pm

      I do the same thing I add 1/2 cup coconut oil and 1/2 cup aloe vera whip it for 5-6mins. I love it and it goes on like a regular lotion does and its not greasy at all. 🙂

      • Sandi June 9, 2015, 8:50 am

        Hi Donna. I have just started using coconut oil. I read about using it as a moisturizer. When you mix half Co out oil and half cup aloe vera,you say it’s not greasy at all cause that is what I find. I have aloe Vera gel at ho.e. I look forward to trying this. Do t like it greasy so thank you I will try it.

    • Jennifer July 12, 2015, 8:18 am

      What a great idea but I have very oily skin. How do you apply the coconut oil and not let it look like your face is melting? I live in San Diego.