Coconut oil can be whipped into a wonderful body butter suitable for most skin types. A few years ago, I started to notice that my skin was very dry and itchy (another Perimenopause symptom). I tried using many of the well known brand name moisturizers for sensitive skin but none of them seemed to work. Eventually I settled on coconut oil which I now buy in bulk at the warehouse store. It’s a bargain because I use it for everything; cooking, cleaning, hair and skin care. The great thing about coconut oil is that it absorbs quickly so it does not leave a smeary mess like many other oils. It also has a higher melting point than many other oils (but it will become liquid in warm weather).
Last winter, my dry itchy skin returned with a vengeance. I noticed that my skin seemed scaly. Yuk! Even my coconut oil was not relieving my discomfort. I was looking for some heavy duty solutions and I revisited my essential oil collection.
Aging skin requires extra TLC and for me Lavender and Chamomile essential oils were just the thing to soothe my itch.
Other essential oils I recommend for aging skin are:
- Rose Hip Seed
- Ylang Ylang
Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter
- 16oz Coconut oil
- 10-15 drops of essential oils of your choice
Using a whisk or hand blender, whip the coconut oil until light and fluffy. Add in essential oils and stir. Store in clean jar.