You’ve probably heard of the benefits of both the aloe vera and the coconut oil when it comes to skin diseases, such as eczema, rashes, psoriasis, irritated or just dry skin.
Aloe vera and coconut oil are popular ingredients for body lotions. They can be used separately, but have you thought of combining these two exceptional ingredients?
Aloe vera is a succulent plant, which means that the leaves contain plenty of water, while the coconut oil is a pure oil, and we all know how the water and oil do not mix together. But, you could use aloe vera gel, not aloe vera juice, as well as the best coconut oil, so that these two textures can be combined and mixed.
Both aloe vera and coconut oil are great for your skin.
Here are some health advantages of the aloe vera:
-aloe vera is a popular natural treatment for small burns and sunburns
-it can be used for calming down the irritated skin and rashes
-it cures stretch marks, age spots, acne and scars
-hydrates and rejuvenates the skin
-it can be used as a natural moisturizer and slows down ageing
-it is especially good for dry skin
-it has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, so it helps for various skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, sunburn, rashes and skin irritations
-can be used as make up remover
-it is suitable for massage
-can be used as a treatment for shiny hair
So, stop using commercial expensive creams and make you natural lotion combined of coconut oil and aloe vera.
It is important to use 100% pure aloe vera gel (do not use soda) as well as a quality organic coconut oil.
The coconut oil in solid form is light and scummy, which makes it a fantastic body lotion. The skin absorbs it quickly and you only need a small amount for the whole body.
-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 by choice (lavender, jasmine, rose, vanilla)
Mix the coconut oil and the aloe vera in a bowl (do not melt the coconut oil because the quality will be lost). Whisk the mixture with an electric mixer for 5-10 minutes until you get light and friable mixture. Add the essential oil. Transfer the mixture in a glass container and store in room temperature. You can also store it in the fridge if it’s too warm.
The lotion will last several weeks.
How to use the lotion
Use it like any other lotion and massage it all over your body. This lotion is most effective if applied right after bathing while your skin is still humid. It can also be used as a good make-up remover.