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This Is The Most Useful Beauty DIY You Can Make With 2 Ingredients

Moisturizing Beauty Mash

I’ve shared dozens and dozens of different homemade beauty solutions over the years, in part because whenever I come across an intriguing beauty DIY, I almost always feel compelled to give it a try and report my findings! (Clearly the journalist in me is still alive and well!) That was certainly the case with the DIY I want to share in today’s post, which immediately appealed to both my practical side and my frugal side.

The basic concept of this DIY is to combine coconut oil and olive oil into a highly moisturizing “beauty mash.” It’s versatile, all-natural, and you can use it to restore moisture to dry skin all over your body (including the the skin on your face!)

Moisturizing Beauty Mash

It might seem a bit strange to use such an “oily” mixture on your face, but coconut oil and olive oil are both great for skin! The fatty acids in coconut oil have antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties, and it contains beneficial antioxidants that can help prevent premature aging. Some people even claim that coconut oil has helped clear persistent skin conditions like acne and rosacea!

Moisturizing Beauty Mash

And olive oil makes a great natural moisturizer too. It contains antioxidants like vitamins A and E that can help promote firmer, smoother, and healthier skin. So as you can imagine, combining olive oil and coconut oil together makes for one formidable beauty concoction! :-)

How To Make A DIY Moisturizing Beauty Mash


Moisturizing Beauty Mash


Add the coconut oil and olive oil to a small bowl, then “mash” them together with the back of a spoon or fork. Continue until the mixture achieves a nice, smooth consistency.

If you’d like, you can also stir in a few drops of lavender essential oil for added benefits. Lavender has soothing and anti-inflammatory effects, so it’s great for dry, itchy, or otherwise irritated skin.

Related: 20 Highly Useful Things You Can Do With Lavender Oil

Moisturizing Beauty Mash

Transfer the finished mixture to an airtight container. You can store it in your fridge to keep it firm, or at room temperature for a softer, more spreadable texture. (The mixture will soften up quickly once you put it on your skin, so this is just a matter of preference.)

Moisturizing Beauty Mash

How To Use Your Moisturizing Beauty Mash

Scoop up a small amount of the mash with your fingers, then apply it to any area of your skin that could use some extra moisture. For extra dry skin, smear a thick layer of the mash over the affected area just before bed. This will give the oils time to soak in overnight so you can wake up to softer, smoother skin! :-)

Moisturizing Beauty Mash

You can also use your beauty mash to smooth down flyaways, tame unruly brows, and even remove makeup. To remove makeup, scoop a small amount of the mash onto your fingers and massage it gently over your face to dissolve your makeup, then follow with your regular cleanser.

With this double cleansing combo, the mash helps dissolve even stubborn makeup and then the cleanser removes both the mash and makeup residue. You’ll love the way it leaves your skin looking and feeling perfectly clean and moisturized!

Do you use coconut oil or olive oil in your beauty routine?

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Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.
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Beauty Tips

  • I have been using olive oil as a jiffy hair mask for years. My Mother told me about it. Just warm up enough oil to evenly coat your hair and put a plastic bag or shower cap on and cover with a warm towel. I sometimes add a drop of lavender oil to the mix. I leave it on for an hour and shampoo out.

  • I used both products often but have never combined the extra virgin olive oil with coconut oil. I will give it a whirl. Thanks for sharing.

  • I use coconut oil every single day on my face–I love it! i am 61 and have very few wrinkles and my skin is soft and smooth

  • I have bags under my eyes and the only thing I have found that tightens them also makes them look crinkly and white. What else can I try? As I often say, “getting old is not for wimps.” And for every pound I have lost it has provided me with another facial wrinkle.

  • My coconut oil was sitting on the counter. (I just bought it several days ago) when I went to scoop some out with a measuring spoon it was hard as a rock! I stuck it in the microwave to soften it up. It liquefied the whole jar! Made scooping it out truly easy! Then added the olive oil and stirred! I put the containers in the fridge to resolidify. Much easier than having to mash together!

  • I’ve been using coconut oil on my face for the past 6 years nightly and It’s been smoother, less red and feels great. We each have different skin issues, but for me, I will continue to use coconut oil on my face……………………

  • thanks for sharing all the tips–really, really appreciate all the suggestions and the time that you put into sharing all of this information :)L

  • Oh, yes ! This is true I have been using coconut oil for almost one week and my skin is feeling so soft and firm No more trouble with oily & shining face ( I have a combination skin = both normal and oily). Without your tip, Jill, I would still have trouble with my facial skin. SO MANY, MANY THANKS TO YOU, JILL
    Coconut oil works great as a deodorant too…

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