I’ve posted about many different homemade beauty solutions here on my blog over the years. When I come across an intriguing beauty DIY, I almost always have to give it a try! This idea is one I originally came across several years ago, and it appealed to both my practical side AND my frugal side. :-) The basic concept is to combine coconut oil and olive oil to form a wonderfully moisturizing “mash” of sorts. This mash is super hydrating and very versatile, and you can use it to moisturize dry skin all over your body! (And yes, that does include the skin on your face.)
It might seem a bit strange to use something so “oily” on your face, but trust me on this one–coconut oil and olive oil are BOTH great for skin! The fatty acids in coconut oil have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Many people claim that using coconut oil has helped clear persistent skin conditions like acne and rosacea. Coconut oil also contains beneficial antioxidants that can help prevent premature aging.
And using olive oil is a natural, hypoallergenic way to moisturize skin! It also contains strong antioxidants, like Vitamins A and E. These help repair and stimulate skin cells to reveal firmer, smoother, and healthier skin! :-) So as you can imagine, the combination of olive oil and coconut oil TOGETHER makes a formidable team!
Homemade Moisturizing Beauty Mash
Add coconut oil and olive oil to a small bowl, then “mash” together with the back of a spoon or fork. Continue mixing until it 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 treating almost any kind of skin condition.
Transfer the oil mixture to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator if you prefer a firmer texture, or at room temperature for a softer, more spreadable texture. (Either way, once the mixture hits your skin it will warm up and absorb.)
Using Your Moisturizing Beauty Mash
Scoop a small amount of the mash and rub it on any area of your skin that could use some extra moisture. For extra dry skin, smear a thick layer of the mash on the affected area before bed. The oils will soak in overnight and you’ll wake up with softer, smoother skin! :-)
You can also use this beauty mash to remove makeup, smooth down flyaways, and tame unruly brows!