3-Ingredient Coconut-Aloe Skin Moisturizer

Liana Werner-Gray

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

The weather may be getting warmer, but your body probably still thinks it’s winter. As heavy coats get the heave-ho and wooly sweaters are swapped for short sleeves, you can start to transition to a lighter moisturizer that hydrates skin without the intense treatment that was needed last season. This DIY lotion – made with a simple mixture of coconut oil and aloe vera gel – is just what Mother Nature ordered for spring. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to customize the scent.

DIY Coconut-Aloe Skin Moisturizer

3-Ingredient Coconut Oil Skin Moisturizer

Makes 1/3 cup moisturizer


2 Tbsp. coconut oil
3 Tbsp. aloe vera gel
Optional: 3-5 drops essential oil of choice (lavender, mint, rose, orange, etc.)


  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Transfer mixture to a small jar or tube and keep at room temperature or refrigerated for up to three months.

Liana’s tip:

For a mono moisturizer, use oil alone (coconut, extra-virgin olive, avocado, flaxseed, etc.), cocoa butter or aloe vera gel. Simply smooth it onto your skin and rub it in. This feeds your skin with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients—without any fuss!