Aloe vera gel and coconut oil are a wonderful natural combo that may be used after shaving, or after a long day in the sun. If your skin loves coconut oil as a daily moisturizer, then this recipe is a great daily product to include in your natural skincare routine.
Add any "add-in ingredients" above and stir to combine. Store in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.
After Shaving: I use this moisturizer after shaving my legs. I simply dry my skin with a towel, and then apply this moisturizer on my legs. The aloe and coconut oil mixture are incredibly soothing and moisturizing after a shave.
After Sun: This moisturizer is also very soothing to use after spending time in the sun. As mentioned above, this moisturizer may also be used as part of a daily skincare routine.
Daily Body Moisturizer: This may be used as a daily body moisturizer. Coconut oil can clog facial pores, so it's best to use a moisturizer without coconut oil (like this shea butter facial moisturizer).
This recipe makes a very small amount. The moisturizer is very easy to whisk together, so I recommend making this moisturizer in small batches. When the moisturizer sits for a long period of time, the aloe and coconut oil may separate, which is just annoying (not a harmful reaction).Aloe Vera Gel Note: You can use fresh aloe in this recipe, but you'll need to refrigerate the mixture which will cause the coconut oil to harden and probably separate from the aloe. I prefer to use a store-bought aloe.
Author: Kristin Marr
Recipe by Live Simply | https://livesimply.me/soothing-aloe-and-coconut-oil-moisturizer/