15 Coconut Oil Lotion Recipes For Silky Soft Skin

The benefits of coconut oil are seemingly endless. Not only is it able to be used on skin, hair, and nails, but also in coffee, as a natural bug spray, and to remove earwax among other things. Coconut oil also has significant health benefits including increasing fat burning, killing bacteria in the body, and improve cholesterol levels.

In an attempt to harness coconut oil’s topical and health benefits, people have begun creating lotions containing the awesome ingredient. The most popular recipes are listed below, so you can decide which formulation will work best for you!

1. NewLeaf Wellness’ Coconut Oil Lotion

This unique lotion recipe calls for the addition of essential oils, which are known to sooth the skin and other body ailments. The combination of lavender and geranium oils aids in relaxation and stress relief.

Making a jar of NewLeaf Wellness’ coconut oil lotion won’t cost you much and will last you quite some time!

The recipe creator suggests giving the extra jars out to friends and family as gifts. The cherry on top of this recipe comes in with the inclusion of printable gift labels to make your lotion gifts as unique as your gift recipients.

Coconut Oil Lotion



  1. Wash and dry your jars, lids, and screw bands in hot, soapy water and dry
  2. If you are using more than one scent of essential oil, label your jars so that you’re able to tell them apart after filling
  3. Heat coconut oil to liquid state.
  4. Remove the lids of your essential oil bottles and remove the dropper tops (if they come with them).
  5. Measure 1 teaspoon of essential oil into each jar of coconut oil.
  6. Stir each jar of coconut oil and essential oil mixture.
  7. Carefully pour the coconut oil and essential oil mixtures into glass jars. Fill until 1/4 inch from the top of the jar.
  8. Top each jar with a lid and screw band.
  9. Allow oil to cool to room temp.
  10. Label with gift tags. If you want to use my free printable gift tags, simply print, cut, hole punch, and tie with 17-inch pieces of elastic thread.
  11. Store in a cool, dry place until ready to gift.

via NewLeaf Wellness

2. Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter

An incredibly easy, but fantastic, recipe calls for only three ingredients and one of them is optional!

Aside from the coconut oil, you’ll need Vitamin E oil, like this one. If you wish for your lotion to have a scent, choose an essential oil to add a slight fragrance.

The key player in this recipe is the mixer, which blends the oil concoction into pure bliss for your skin. The bonus for this recipe is that with so few ingredients, the lotion never expires! So, make a big batch and save it for future uses.

Coconut Oil Lotion


  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1-2 tbsp Vitamin E oil (optional)
  • few drops of essential oil for fragrance (optional)


  1. Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Note: Coconut oil would only be whipped up if in its solid form, so don’t melt your coconut oil
  2. Mix on high speed with a wire whisk for 6-7 minutes or until whipped into a light, airy consistency.
  3. Using spatula or spoon, put the whipped coconut oil body butter into a glass jar and cover tightly.
  4. Store at room temperature or in the fridge, if your house is so warm it melts the oil.

via beautytips4her.com

3. DIY Lavender Coconut Body Cream

Much like the last recipe, this DIY lotion calls for coconut oil, Vitamin E, and an essential oil. The guess work is taken out of the equation with this creator, however, as she chose lavender purposefully for its soothing benefits.

Be sure your coconut oil is organic and unrefined; otherwise, the texture won’t turn out well. The scent of this particular recipe makes it perfect for nighttime application, as lavender is calming and relaxing before bed.

Use this remedy on your arms and chest, so the scent of the lavender works its way to your nostrils, calming your thoughts in return.

3. DIY Lavender Coconut Body Cream



  1. Measure all ingredients into a mixing bowl
  2. Beat with a hand blender until it is light and airy (it takes about 2 to 3 minutes)
  3. Place it in a glass container with a lid and enjoy!

via Snail Pace Transformations

4. Homemade Baby Lotion

If your son or daughter is sensitive to the commercial lotions on the market, try this recipe! Made with just coconut oil and aloe vera gel (essential oil also optional here), this recipe is perfect for sensitive baby and toddler skin.

The trick with this mixture is to keep it in the refrigerator to avoid melting the coconut oil and ruining the texture of the lotion. Try this recipe the next time you run out of your store bought baby lotion!

3. DIY Lavender Coconut Body Cream



  1. Gently heat coconut oil until just melted – but not hot.
  2. Pour into a blender or food processer with cold aloe vera gel and essential oil
  3. Blend until creamy and well emulsified
  4. Scrape into a container with a tight fitting lid
  5. Store either at room temperature, or in the refrigerator

via Frugal Farm WIfe

5. Super Easy Hard Lotion Bar

The unique ingredients in this lotion bar are beeswax and body butter. You can choose shea or cocoa butter depending on your preferences. After melting the ingredients in a pot and pouring the liquid into molds, you have a fun lotion bar! T

he body butter combined with beeswax and coconut oil provide a luxurious experience when they melt and come in contact with your skin.

3. DIY Lavender Coconut Body Cream



  1. Melt all ingredients together (Two ounces)
  2. Pour in molds
  3. Let set until hard, unmold

Note: Keep the extra bars in a sealed container or bag. This will help preserve the lovely chocolate smell or any essential oils you may choose to add.

via Common Sense Home

6. SIMPLE Moisturizing Lotion

The addition of baby lotion to the Vitamin E and coconut oil makes this recipe very soothing to the skin.

The fun part about the article as well is the link to how to make your own pump mason jar. What a cute jar to leave out on your counter or bedside table for daily use!

Simple Moisturizing Lotion



  1. Mix together with handheld mixer until it resembles icing
  2. Store in air tight container

via One Good Thing by Jillee

7. Homemade Vapor Rub

This fun addition is a homemade recipe for vapor rub, which helps clear breathing passages when sick. Along with the coconut oil, the essential oils are quite important in this recipe, as they aid in the breathing process.

This rub works on both adults and kids, but be sure to rub the mixture on a child’s feet, if they are sensitive to eucyliptus or store bought vapor rubs.

Homemade Vapor Rub



  1. In a saucepan, over low heat, add the coconut oil and cocoa butter. Melt.
  2. Once melted, add the beeswax. Melt.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat.
  4. Allow the mixture to sit in the saucepan for 5 minutes. This will allow the mixture to cool so the oils aren’t damaged.
  5. After 5 minutes, add the eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, rosemary, and tea tree oils to the coconut oil mixture. Combine with a spoon.
  6. Pour the mixture into a glass jar. This recipe will make one 4 oz. jar of vapor rub.
  7. As the mixture cools the liquid will solidify, making it a creamy, spreadable rub.

via Live Simply

8. Homemade Whipped Coconut Oil Cooling Lotion

If you have a sunburn or chapped skin, this lotion is the one for you! The addition of aloe gel makes it slightly different than the first whipped recipe. Aloe vera has wonderful skin repairing properties that will not only sooth chapped skin; but it will begin the healing process, as well.

The light green color of this lotion makes it fun for even kids to use after a day in the sun.

Whipped Coconut Oil



  1. Place solid coconut oil, aloe gel, and essential oils in a mixing bowl.
  2. Use either a hand mixer or Kitchen Aid and mix on medium high for about 5-8 minutes until you see the that the coconut oil is turning white and forming peaks.
  3. Scoop into a container or jar and enjoy!
  4. Store below 75 degrees so it does not melt.

via Hip2Save

9. DIY Whipped Body Butter

This body butter would be perfect for soothing chapped, chafed skin in the wintertime. With a combination of coconut oil, almond oil, cocoa butter, and vanilla extract, this recipe is sure to entice feelings of warm winter evenings snuggled under a blanket near the fireplace.

Like some of the previous recipes ,this one comes with a template for the jar labels. What a cute concept!

Whipped Coconut Oil



  1. Melt the cocoa butter and coconut oil in a double boiler or in bowl placed in a saucepan of boiling water
  2. When melted completely, add almond oil and vanilla
  3. Chill in the refrigerator or freezer until slightly hardened (about 20-30 minutes)
  4. Whip with your hand mixer until smooth and creamy
  5. Place into a container
  6. Makes about 1 cup
  7. It will harden a bit more due to the coconut oil. Simply scoop some out and it will melt in your hand so that you can rub it into your skin

via The Idea Room

10. Simple Citrus Coconut Oil Lotion

If you’re looking for a rejuvenating lotion filled with the scents of summer, this recipe is the one for you. Coconut oil combines with Vitamin E and lemon and lime essential oils for a citrus rendezvous.

The recipe creator reminds users that some essential oils are better than others and to do your research on which ones you’re putting in your lotion recipes.

Coconut Oil Lotion



  1. Place all ingredients in the mixing bowl. Do not melt the coconut oil first. It needs to be solid to be whipped.
  2. Mix on high with the whisk attachment. Whip it for about 8 minutes. Just do it. Walk away.
  3. Spoon it into a jar and keep it covered and at room temperature.
  4. Enjoy you luxurious new lotion and soft skin.
  5. If your house is warm, it will melt. Mine does, but it doesn’t bother me. You could keep it in the fridge, if yours melts.

via A Bird and A Bean

11. Best Homemade Lotion

The standout ingredient in this recipe is the arrowroot powder, which combines with the usual suspects of coconut oil and shea butter. Arrowroot powder is the thickening agent in the recipe, but was used in ancient times to treat infected wounds.

The benefits of this powder are dual-fold and will be great for your skin, if you try this recipe!

Homemade Lotion


  • 1 cup pure shea butter, softened (in microwave or double boiler)
  • 1 cup pure coconut oil (mine is in soft solid stage at room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup arrowroot powder* (optional)
  • 75-100 drops of lavender or other essential oil (use more or less, to your liking)
  • * I updated the recipe to include arrowroot as an optional ingredient to give just a little drier texture to the mixture. Adding the arrowroot results in moist, glowing skin without an oily residue.


  1. Place all ingredients in a stand mixer or large bowl.
  2. Beat until soft peaks form
  3. Transfer to glass storage containers
  4. If you like thicker lotions and creams, try adding 1-2 tsp melted beeswax pastilles to the mixing bowl

Note: This recipe makes a large batch of lotion – at least 20 oz. You’ll need less of this than commercial moisturizers – just a dime size is plenty for both hands and arms.

via Back to the Book Nutrition

12. Whipped Sleepytime Rub

This lotion formulated specifically to assist restless kids before bed is a combination of several essential oils for the perfect “sleepy time rub.” Frankincense, Lavender, and Vetiver oils help in the resting process and work wonders in this recipe.

Use it on your kids (or yourself!) during their bedtime routine and soon enough they’ll tire out for the evening and leave you to some peace and quiet.

Homemade Lotion



  1. Add the coconut oil and the cacao butter to a small pan and simmer till melted.
  2. Let rest on the counter for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the essential oils to the pan and then put it in the fridge for an hour.
  4. You want it to be firm but not too hard. Then whip it on high with an electric mixer until the mixture softens and forms peaks.

How to Apply: Take a small pea-sized amount and massage it into your feet or your children’s feet before bed.

via The Paleo Mama

13. Homemade Eczema Cream/Skin Moisturizer

If you battle eczema, you know the difficulties that are associated with the skin condition. This homemade lotion was formulated just for you and your tired skin! Simply made of oats, coconut oil, and olive oil, this recipe is easy to make and ultra relieving.

You may be thinking, “Why oats?” Well, oats have fats in them that react well with the skin and aid in the moisturizing process. Your skin will thank you after repeated use of this moisturizer.

Eczeema Cream


  • 1/4 cup of oats
  • 3/4 cup of coconut oil
  • Few drops of rosemary oil {optional}
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil


  1. Finely grind the oats to a powder/flour consistency and set aside.
  2. Over a low heat, melt the coconut oil in a pan until it has a liquid consistency.
  3. Add in a few drops of Rosemary Oil. {If you are adding it.}
  4. Add ground oats in the pan and mix until well blended.
  5. Now, pour the olive oil into the mixture until blended.
  6. Once all ingredients are mixed, remove from heat and pour in to a small storage container. Let it harden for several hours.

via DIY Confessions

14. Cooling Aloe-Mint Body Lotion

Like the other recipes including aloe, this lotion is both relieving and relaxing. The addition of mint, however, adds an extra layer of a cooling effect that is not seen in the other recipes.

Perfect while laying in the sun or after a day by the pool, this lotion is sure to provide you with sweet relief.

Aloe Mint



  1. Place the beeswax and coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat.
  2. Heat just until just melted. Try to keep the temperature as low as possible to preserve the benefits the of coconut oil.
  3. Remove from the heat and whisk in the aloe vera gel and peppermint essential oil until it’s thoroughly combined.
  4. Let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
  5. Whisk again, or place in the blender and blend at a medium speed for about 30 seconds for a fluffier version.

via GI 365

15. Whipped Green Tea + Coconut Oil Moisturize

An incredibly simple recipe of loose green tea and coconut oil, this is all-natural and easy to make. The coconut oil will moisturize your skin while the green tea sloths and rejuvenates it.

Try this recipe out if you’re looking for a natural alternative to processed lotions found in the store.

Green Tea Moisturizer



  1. Use a double boiler on medium heat to melt the coconut oil.
  2. Stir in the green tea.
  3. Cover and simmer on lowest heat setting for 1 hour.
  4. Strain tea from oil with cheesecloth.
  5. Let cool until almost solid.
  6. Then whip until creamy, 3-5 minutes.

via Hello Natural

Now, you get to choose which coconut oil lotion recipe is your favorite and get to creating!

If you think your friends and family would enjoy these recipes, as well, share this article on your social media accounts to spread the smooth skin phenomenon.

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Hannah Do

Hannah is the founder of ThankYourSkin. Having personally battled acne during her younger years, she aspires to provide an invaluable guide to anyone suffering from it.

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