Today we will be making what I affectionately refer to as “Beach in a Jar”. This creamy coconut oil moisturizer has the smell of the beach without being an overwhelmingly coconut scent and it goes on like buttah. This coconut oil moisturizer is NOT a typical lotion that you might put on your hands. Rather, it is a thick oil that is perfect for your skin after a long bath, or perhaps even while AT the beach. I love to take a little dab of it for the back of my neck or forearms where I can smell that deliciousness all day long.
Supplies Needed to Make Your Own Coconut Oil Moisturizer Jars:
- Day at the Beach Scent
- Olive Oil (Check your pantry!)
- Coconut Oil (Check Costco!)
- Mixer (Stand or Handheld)
- Small Quilted Jars with Lids
- Baker’s Twine
- White Muslin, Burlap, Scrap Cloth, Etc.
- Cute Little Life Preservers (It is the BEACH!)
Let’s hop into the kitchen shall we? This simple, DIY coconut oil moisturizer takes no more than 5 minutes to whip up and is the perfect chore to do while waiting for the pasta water to boil. Warm up 2 cups of coconut oil in the microwave, just 10 seconds at a time until it goes from a solid to liquid.
Add the oil to the mixing bowl with about 1/2 a cup of olive oil and 15-20 drops of your fragrance oil. Start the mixture off on the lowest setting, otherwise the liquid oil will go EVERYWHERE. You want to incorporate a lot of air into the oil, so as soon as the oils have mixed and start to cool, go ahead and crank up the speed a few notches. Keep it whipping until your coconut oil moisturizer looks like this:
Now you will want to carefully ladle the coconut oil moisturizer into your little jelly jars.
Once you have filled the jelly jars, I just let the bowl sit out for the evening instead of washing it. The smell is pretty divine 🙂
Onto packaging…I used the Cappuccino Baker’s Twine Mix for my coconut oil moisturizer jars, pairing the black with the red life preservers and the darkest brown with the navy preservers.
Aren’t they cute? They come 2 to a pack and the pack is under $1.50.
When adding a topper to your coconut oil moisturizer jar, simply cut a circle of muslin, burlap or scrap fabric about 1 inch wider than your lid. I tie the string around the top rim very tightly, then slide it down over the lip of the lid to secure.
Simply trim up any loose edges, attach the life preservers with 2 little stitches (or hot glue!) and get ready to enjoy the beach!
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