Lemon & Organic Coconut Oil Face Moisturizer


Lemon And Coconut Oil Moisturizer- Delicious And DIYCoconut Oil and Lemon two of my favourite things after Chocolate ofcourse . Coconut Oil has so many benefits that it makes me  sad that all those years of my life why did i not know of coconut oils existence Sigh. But knowing the multiple benefits of it now i use it in literally everything for instance as an eye make up remover, in making my home-made chocolate, for baking and today i will show you how i make my own mositurizer with coconut oil.

Lemons as  you know are  full of Vitamin C and my favourite part of it is how it helps in neutralizing the body’s pH balance.

So starting off i poured in 4 tbsp of coconut oil in a medium size bowl. The Skinny Coconut Oil I would highly recommend. Depending on the temperature where you live if its hot and the oil is in a liquid state put it in the freezer until it solidifies then take it out. The moisturizer will be made when the coconut oil is in its solid state.

After that squeeze in the lemons i added in juice of 2 lemons.

Lemon and Coconut Oil Moisturizer - Delicious And DIYAt this point you guys can add anything you want like in the past i have added vitamin E oil, lavender oil, vanilla extract etc. You can add any essence but  i wanted to make a lemon version today so that’s what i went with.

Moving on to the part where the magic happens.

DIY Lemon and Coconut Oil Moisturizer - Delicious And DIYWith an electric hand mixer just whisk away the coconut oil and it will turn into a creamy, fluffy texture literally within minutes. When it becomes light and airy that’s when your moisturiser is all done.

This is the quickest way to make an all natural home-made moisturiser . Better then the store bought ones which are  loaded with unknown chemicals and preservatives.

So there you go how simple was that. Also  I had a lemon shaped container lying around i know i know the irony , so i added the mixture into the container. It can be stored in the fridge if the climate is hot or if where you live is a bit cooler it will be perfectly fine outside. It will stay good for several months as coconut oil has anti bacterial qualities and with the added lemon juice i wouldn’t be worried of it getting bad for several months.

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

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    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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