You’ve probably heard about the benefits of both aloe vera and coconut oil, when it comes to skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rashes, irritated or just dry skin.
Aloe vera and coconut oil are popular ingredients in commercial body lotions. They can be used independently, but have you thought about the combination of these two exceptional ingredients?
The best mixture is made when you combine the gel of aloe vera, not the juice, and pure, unrefined coconut oil. Typically, water and oil don’t blend well, which is why it’s not recommended to use the juice of this succulent plant.
Here are some health benefits of aloe vera:
Aloe vera is a popular natural treatment for minor burns and sunburn.
It can be used to calm irritated skin and rashes.
It can be used for treating stretch marks, age spots, acne and scars.
Moisturizes and rejuvenates the skin.
Coconut oil can be used as a natural moisturizer and slows skin aging.
It is especially good for dry skin.
It has antifungal and antibacterial properties, so that helps with various skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, sunburn, rashes and skin irritations.
Can be used as a makeup remover.
This oil is suitable for massage.
Can be used as a treatment for oily hair.
1/2 cup organic extra virgin coconut oil
1/3 cup pure aloe vera gel (using purely organic and cold-pressed aloe vera)
A few drops of essential oil of your choice (such as lavender, jasmine, rose, vanilla).
1. In a small bowl mix the coconut oil and aloe vera with an electric mixer for 5-10 minutes. You should get light and homogenous
2. Add the essential oils.
3. Store the mixture into a glass container and keep it at room temperature. You can also refrigerate it if it’s warm in your house.
4. This lotion will last several weeks.
How to use lotion
Use it like any other lotion. This lotion is most effective when applied while your skin is still damp after bathing. It can also be a good makeup remover.