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It Puts The Lotion On Its Skin… Or else…

It puts the lotion on its skin!  HA HA! Oh my, you have no idea how long I’ve wanted an opening like that!

I’ve been suffering from dry skin lately and it will only get worse as the weather gets colder.  Not that here in Texas we have a real winter, but if you are from here then it is all we know so it is winter to us.

I used up the store bought lotion I had so I didn’t waste any money, but I am finished buying lotions.  They have so many chemicals in them.  It seems each day I am reading that yet another ingredient in my lotion is a carcinogen.  I have decided to use coconut oil to moisturize.  I bought this huge jar of it at Costco this weekend and have been feeling fully moisturized since.

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

At first I was getting a spoon and scraping some out of the jar and letting it melt in my hands then spreading it on the desired body part (sound kind of dirty doesn’t it – snicker, snicker).  Then I decided that was too much trouble so I spooned some into an old lotion container.  That too was too much trouble for me because I had to wait for it to melt in my hands to spread it.  Those precious seconds are like an eternity when you are fresh out of the shower and losing precious moisture with each passing second.  At least to me it is.  What was my solution you ask?  Oh, you didn’t ask. Well I’m going to tell you anyway…

I put it in my handy-dandy Kitchen Aid mixer and whipped it.  Now it is ever so fluffy and easy to spread on the desired body part (heh heh heh).  Each time I put it on I say out loud:  It puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again.  It is sad, I know, but some things stick with you.

Solid Coconut Oil

Solid Coconut Oil – no need to melt it

There is no need to melt the coconut oil, just scrape some out of the jar and put it in the bowl as is.

Whip It

Whip it (I hear DEVO, what about you?)

Whip it (and sing the song while you do it).  It only takes a few minutes. It took me less than 5.

Put it in a container

Put it in a container – Look how soft and fluffy it is!

I used a spatula to put it in an old (clean) lotion container.  It is lovely, let me tell you.  You are going to love it.  A little goes a long way.  You may feel like you will be a grease slick, but it will soak in quickly.

So the moral of the story is: there isn’t really a moral, but go buy some coconut oil, put it in your mixer, whip it up and moisturize without all those nasty chemicals.  Your skin will be soft and silky with one ingredient: 100% coconut oil.  Oh and bonus, you will smell good too.  Remember, it puts the lotion on its skin…

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