There are so many reasons why we love aloe Vera gel and even more reasons why we love coconut oil. When we found this coconut/aloe gel lotion from Healthy and Natural World, we knew we had to get give it a try.
Why we Love Aloe Vera
We commonly see Aloe Vera in beauty products for its antiviral and antibacterial properties, but that’s not all. It provides nutrition that our skin needs (vitamins A, C, E and B12 and 20 minerals, including calcium, magnesium and zinc). It fights signs of aging, reduces acne (and a personal favorite of ours), lightens blemishes caused by acne scarring. You can’t completely remove stretch marks, but Aloe Vera can reduce its appearance. According to some experts, when you add a little lemon juice to Aloe Vera, you create a formula that can lighten age spots. Give this recipe a try! We recommend using freshly squeezed lemon juice with Amara Organics Aloe Vera Gel. Amara Organics is is the next best replacement to homegrown Aloe Vera gel. It’s also the product used in our multi purpose Aloe Vera beauty product.
But if you’re a skincare addict, you already know the benefits of Aloe Vera. So let’s move onto coconut oil.
Why we Love Coconut Oil
People use coconut oil for practically everything. It makes a wonderful moisturizer on its own (for hair and skin) and is completely free of chemicals. Can the same be said of your daily moisturizer? It’s one of the best moisturizers you can use because it has saturated fats that prevents moisture from escaping through your pores. If you apply a small amount of coconut oil to your face, it leaves your skin with a natural glow – perfect for those no-makeup days.
You can use it as an ingredient for many beauty products, including:
- Lip balms
- Shaving creams
- Body scrubs
- Face washes
- Non toxic deodorants
- Makeup remover
We’ll share a few of these recipes with you down the road.
There is one kicker when using coconut oil: if used improperly, it will make your skin excessively oily. Our skin can only absorb so much coconut oil, so please remember that a little goes a long way!
Multi Purpose Aloe Vera (and Coconut Oil) Beauty Product
As seen on Health and Natural World
What You Need:
- 1/2 cup organic extra-virgin coconut oil
- 1/3 cup pure Aloe Vera Gel
- 3 drops Lavender oil (or fragrant essential oil of your choice – optional)
How to Prepare it:
- Mix the solid coconut oil and Aloe Vera gel in a bowl
- Add your optional
- Use a hand whisker to whip the ingredients into a fluffy consistency
- Place the mix into a GLASS and store in a refrigerator to maintain the fluffy consistency
- The lotion lasts several weeks
Why We Love this Recipe
You can apply this luxurious DIY lotion like you would any lotion – all over your body and we think it can also be used on the face. According to Health and Natural World, it works best on wet/damp skin. Preferably after bathing. We’re huge fans because these ingredients can decrease the unattractive appearance of cellulite/stretch marks and lighten the appearance of acne scars that make us look older.
Try this recipe out and tell us what you think!