Lemon & Organic Coconut Oil Face Moisturizer


Lemon And Coconut Oil Moisturizer- Delicious And DIY

This is probably one of my most popular posts on my blog and I can see why since personally Coconut Oil and Lemon are two of my favourite things after Chocolate OF COURSE!

Coconut Oil has a number of benefits from being a good source of fat to cook with to using it raw and its is absolutely amazing for your hair and skin. I personally also use it as an eye make up remover or making my home-made chocolate and baking goodies.

But today I will show you guys how I make my Lemon Coconut Oil Moisturizer.

I chose lemons for this particular moisturizer since they are bursting with vitamin C which is an amazing way to brighten up your skin!

The recipe literally calls for two ingredients!

How much more preservatives and chemical free can you get then this moisturizer


4 tbsp coconut oil

2 small lemons(as shown in the picture) or half of a big lemon

So starting off I basically poured in 4 tbsp of coconut oil in a medium size bowl. Depending on the temperature where you live if its a warmer climate then the coconut oil will already be liquid at room temperature and if thats the case, stick it in the freezer for half an hour until it is solid and then it can be used for the next step.

The coconut oil needs to be solid because with an electric hand mixer we will whip it up. Since it will be solid already it will be quicker to attain the creamy fluffy texture.

This won’t be possible when it is all Liquid thats why it is so important for it to solidify first!

Lemon and Coconut Oil Moisturizer - Delicious And DIY

When the coconut oil has achieved the fluffy consistency, whisking it for almost 2-3 mins should do the trick.

The last part is where you can get creative!

I squeezed in the lemon juice and folded it in the coconut cream mixture or you guys can add vitamin E oil, lavender oil, vanilla extract etc.

And that is basically it.

How easy was that!

DIY Lemon and Coconut Oil Moisturizer - Delicious And DIYThis is probably the quickest and most easiest way to make an all natural home-made moisturiser . Better then the store bought ones which are  loaded with unknown chemicals and preservatives.

Also how cute is my lemon shaped container which was perfect for my All Natural Mositurizer.

You guys can store it in the fridge if the weather is warmer to stop it from melting or if it is cooler it should be perfect outside.

Let me know how it turns out for you guys!

Coconut Oil and Lemon Moisturizer - Delicious And DIY

Lemon And Coconut Oil Moisturizer- Delicious And DIY




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    Shawna says

    How long does it stay good for and doe it need to be refrigerated? Can’t wait to make it. It looks simple enough :)

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    Shawna depending on the temperature where you live it will vary. Where i live its pretty cool right now so it retains its whipped, light texture but as the climate will get more humid or hot will have to refrigerate it. And it can stay good for several months.Coconut oil has anti-bacterial qualities and combined with lemon i doubt you need to worry about it going bad. Have fun and definitely make it . Do tell me how it turns out :)

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    My says

    Hi! I just made a batch and have some problems. First off, the lemon juice refuses to mix with the coconut oil. A tiny bit did, but most of it just kept separating. Second, it grew mold after only a week in a clean container!

    Followed your recipe to a t. What am I doing wrong? :(

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      Same thing happen to me. Lemon juice would not mix into the coconut oil. Everything I used was fresh. I first used my Kitchen Aid stand mixer, that didn’t work. I switched to my regular blender that I use for smoothies and it whipped it up quickly. I mentioned to my husband who is a chemical engineer about someone saying there was mold after a short period of time. He said to add a little vinegar. I put in approx. 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar. He said lots of sugar would preserve it too. Didn’t try that. I will update later.

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    Hmm did you use coconut oil when it was in its solid state ? And did you whip it for a good 5 to 6 mins? This hasn’t happened to me so i really cant pinpoint what went wrong. Also how old is the coconut oil that you used for this moisturiser ?

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      My says

      Yes, I did. I don’t think the oil was old, I just bought it and it’s not expired by far. Hmm… I’ll have to try it again! Practice makes perfect? :)

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          sara says

          Hi Anam

          I made this today and some of the lemon seperated but not all and it has turned out nice and soft.. I was concerned with the amount of lemon because lemons come in different sizes and i was wondering if there is a precise quantity of lemon in ml that you can give so that i can measure it accordingly and also is it level or heaped tb spoons of coconut oil… Sorry to be such a pain.. Just want to get it perfect… Thnxxx

  5. 18

    Candi says

    Thanks for the recipe and answering my question as to why my first batch failed. It has been warm and my oil was in a liquid state. I can not wait to try this recipe. I have been using homemade soap with lemon and love it. I recently made my own lemon and witch hazel toner. After two weeks of using it I have noticed a considerable difference in my face. I can’t wait to follow it up some lemon moisturizer.

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      Rachel says

      Hi Candi, I see that you posted your comment quite awhile ago, but could you post your recipe for the lemon witch hazel toner? Sounds interesting & I have an overflowing lemon tree :) Thanks!

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    Lemon oil is considered photo sensitive. That’s why, back in the day, we used to spritz lemon juice on our hair for a natural lightening effect in the summer. So be careful using it in lotion. Skin on the face, arms and any other exposed area can become overly sensitive to sunburn.

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      Holly says

      Completely agree. Lemon juice on the skin, especially the facial area, should only be used at night, due to its photo sensitivity. A naturalist has told me that using the lemon before going out can make red spots/acne scars worse:( Therefore, I use my oils and sunscreen during the day, for ultimate protection…then, in the evenings, after cleansing, I use a colloidal copper for toning (amazing natural way to reduce wrinkles and increase collagen formation!), then fresh squeezed lemon on the face (can dilute with water if sensitive), and lastly finish with coconut and/or argan oil to settle the acidity/any sensitivity. Fall asleep and wake up to a softer, smoother face!

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    Saras says

    Hi it looks great and may be it will help in getting rid of facial scars and marks also. I will definitely try it. thanks

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    Megan says

    Let me just start out with a huge THANK YOU for posting this!! I have the most oily/sensitive skin and I have tried soooooo many different and expensive moisturizers…this is the most amazing thing I have ever put on my face. I was plagued with acne for such a long time and this hasn’t (knock on wood ha) done anything but keep my skin clear and soft. Perfect in every way..makes me mad at myself I spend so much money on “the latest and greatest” when i had everything in my kitchen to make such an amazing moisturizer. Lots of love from this girl to you! P.S I hardly ever come back to comment on something but this was so great I had to thank you!

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    Ashanta Lopez says

    Where did you get that cute lemon container?
    Also to avoid mold it might be best to use lemon essential oil instead of juice from the lemon. Lemon juice contains water and sugar, and when you add oil into the mix that equals fun times for bacteria and mold, I mean who doesn’t love sugar water! Also if folks want to use lemon juice in their moisturizer, make sure your hands are clean and dry also refrigerate your moisturizer and use within a few days.

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    Africa says

    I tried this very recently and I thin I used too much squeezed lemon. I guess they were very juicy and on the first warm day I forgot to put the central air on, the mix separated. I shook it and it came together again. I think if I make this again, I’ll use the essential oil or use less squeezed lemon. I like the properly of the lemon to help fade scars! Thanks for the share!

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    Mica says

    Sorry, but, I’ve been trying to get this to mix for a while with no result. Complete loss of time and material.

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      Yes you can do that . Also I squeeze few drops of lemon juice in a tsp of milk and apply it on my face . It works really well if you want fairer skin :)

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    Theron says

    So I did one batch as the recipe called for, and it was perfect consistency smell everything. So i did 3 other batches mixing essential oils in them even, and I 100% recommend adding grapefruit oil (7 drops) with one freshly squeezed lemon.

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    Sara says

    You cannot blend an oil-based ingredient with a water-based ingredient. Coconut oil is oil, and lemon juice is water-based, so no amount of mixing will ever blend them. Oil must be blended with oil, and water with water. I would recommend using the zest of the lemon instead of the juice. You would still get the benefits of the lemon and it would mix properly.

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    Samantha says

    What a fantastic idea!!! I am just starting the switch over to more natural beauty products, and this is the first recipe I tried; I absolutely love it! It feels so nice on your skin :-) I liked the idea of using essential oils that someone suggested in the comments above instead of lemon juice, and while I was shopping for the lemon essential oil, I found Veriditas Botanicals Acne Treatment as well as Scar Prevention & Treatment; I decided to try some drops of those (and a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil as well, because I love the smell) and see if that helps with my scarring and occasional breakouts.

    I need to keep in mind that a tiny bit of whipped moisturizer goes a long way, though, I definitely have a bit of a shine going on haha

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    I just made this. Turned out great. I put melted oil in a contaner with the lemon juice. I closed the container and shook it for a few minutes. I got out a small spoon and mixed it. It was great but a little sticky so I added more oil and repeated the process. I got a nice fluffy consistency.


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