You have probably heard of the advantages of aloe vera and coconut oil when it comes to skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, rashes, irritated or dry skin. Aloe vera and coconut oil are popular ingredients in body lotions. They can be used on their own, but have you ever considered their combination?
Aloe vera is a juicy plant, i.e. it contains large amounts of water in its leaves. Whereas the coconut oil is pure oil, and since water and oil never go together, you can use aloe vera gel (instead of the juice) together with coconut oil. Both aloe vera and coconut oil are great for your skin.
Here are several health benefits of aloe vera:
-Aloe vera is a popular natural treatment for minor burns and sunburns.
-You can use it for calming irritated skin and rashes.
-Heals stretch marks, age spots, acnes and scars.
-Hydrates and rejuvenates the skin.
-It can be used as a natural moistener and it slows down skin aging.
-Good for dry skin.
-It has antifungal and antibacterial properties, so it helps with different skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, sunburns, rashes and skin irritations.
-It can be used as makeup remover.
-This is great oil for massage.
-It can be used as a treatment for shiny hair.
Therefore, stop using commercially expensive creams and make your own natural lotion by combining these two oils.
The healing lotion
It is important to use 100 percent clean Aloe Vera gel (do not use juice), as well as quality organic coconut oil.
Coconut oil, when solid, is easy to apply to skin which makes it a fantastic body lotion. The skin absorbs it quickly and you need little amounts for the entire body.
½ cup of organic extra virgin coconut oil
1/3 cup of pure aloe vera gel (use organic and cold pressed aloe vera)
Several drops of essential oil such as lavender, rose, vanilla, jasmine, etc.
Mix the coconut oil and aloe vera in a small bowl or vessel (do not melt the coconut oil since it will mix well on its own).
Mix them with an electric mixer for 5 to 10 minutes on low speed until the mixture blends well. Then, add the essential oils of your choice.
Put the mixture in a glass container and keep it at room temperature. Keep it in the fridge if your environment is warm. This lotion will last for couple of weeks.
Use it as any other lotion and rub it all over your body. This lotion is most effective when you apply it on moist skin, for example, after showering. Also, you can use it as a makeup remover.
Reference:Healthy And Natural World