Coconut oil is extremely popular today among those that are healthy or in the process of improving their health. Coconut oil is not just good for you if you ingest it, the benefits of coconut oil for the skin are just as great. Even though coconut oil can be a bit pricier, if you utilize it in multi-facets of your life, you can purchase in bulk and the cost can be minimized.
I’ve read about utilizing coconut oil as a cleanser, as a moisturizer and even as a night cream.
I wanted to try the night cream first. I have seen a few sites that show simple recipes involving minimal ingredients for coconut oil face cream.
What I included in my homemade face cream recipe:
- 3 tablespoons of virgin organic coconut oil. I like Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
- 8 Vitamin E capsules
- Jar with a tight seal for storage
The oil typically isn’t liquefied in the jar, so simply take the coconut oil and put it into a saucepan and heat on medium-low.
Then, snip the ends of the vitamin E capsules and add to the oil.
Once the two ingredients are sufficiently mixed, pour the mixture into the jar and place in the refrigerator to cool.
The jar does not need to be stored in the fridge as the oils will not go bad. For a cost effective way to store the night cream, look to sterilize and re-utilize a jar you already have from your fridge or go to a dollar store. Either way, I recommend adding a label naming the night cream and adding the date. While coconut oil does not spoil as quickly as other oils, it still may turn rancid after 18 months to a few years.
Is coconut oil good for your face?
Coconut oil is good for your skin mainly due to the proteins that can help with both cellular in tissue repair. Also, because coconut oil does not turn rancid as easily as other oils, its rejuvenating properties can activate for longer on the skin.
Vitamin E is well known for anti-aging. Because it is an antioxidant, Vitamin E helps to repair damage cells.
The rejuvenation and repair properties combine to make an ideal overnight cream that is simple to make and budget friendly.
To apply the cream put a small amount on your finger or on a cotton swab and apply to the eye area. Do not apply too large amount as your skin can only absorb so much moisture. Any excess will sit upon the skin which can be messy. Plus, if you decide to apply the cream during the day, the excess oil could make your skin look greasy and make it difficult for makeup to stay in place.