Coconut and Frankincense Moisturizer

Coconut Oil is a beloved ingredient in skincare, known for its hydrating and nourishing properties. It’s rich in fatty acids, which are essential for maintaining skin hydration, elasticity, and softness. Coconut oil also has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties, making it a great choice for combating skin irritations and blemishes.

Its ability to deeply moisturize without clogging pores makes it a favorite among all skin types, especially those with dry or flaky skin.

Frankincense, often referred to as the ‘king of oils’, is revered for its incredible anti-aging and healing properties. It helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and scars, promoting a more even and youthful skin tone.

Moreover, frankincense is known for its calming and grounding aroma, making it a popular choice in aromatherapy for reducing stress and anxiety. When applied topically, it offers a soothing effect, making it ideal for inflamed or sensitive skin.

When combined in a moisturizer, coconut and frankincense oils create a rich, indulgent skincare product. The DIY aspect allows for customization according to skin type and preference, ensuring that the moisturizer meets the specific needs of your skin.

This homemade concoction works to deeply hydrate the skin, improve texture and tone, and provide a relaxing, spa-like experience with its aromatic benefits.

The process of creating this moisturizer at home is simple and rewarding. By controlling the ingredients, you can ensure the product is free from harsh chemicals and preservatives, making it a healthier option for your skin.

Regular use of this moisturizer can lead to noticeably softer, smoother, and more radiant skin, with the added benefit of a serene, soothing aroma that enhances your overall wellbeing.

Coconut and Frankincense Moisturizer


  • Double boiler (or a heat-proof bowl over a pot of simmering water)
  • Measuring spoons
  • Glass mixing bowl
  • Whisk or spoon for stirring
  • Airtight glass container for storage


  • 1/2 cup organic coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp jojoba oil
  • 1 tbsp vitamin E oil
  • 10-15 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil (optional)


  • Begin by gently melting the coconut oil in the double boiler.
    1/2 cup organic coconut oil
  • Once melted, remove from heat and add in the jojoba oil and vitamin E oil.
    1 tbsp vitamin E oil, 2 tbsp jojoba oil
  • Stir the mixture gently to combine.
  • Let the mixture cool slightly, then add the frankincense essential oil (and lavender if using).
    10-15 drops frankincense essential oil, 5 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
  • Pour the mixture into your glass container and let it set until solidified.
  • Once solidified, close the container with an airtight lid.


Description of Final Texture and Smell:

The moisturizer will have a creamy, smooth texture that melts upon contact with skin, making it effortlessly absorbable. The scent is a sublime blend of the tropical richness of coconut with the woody, earthy notes of frankincense, creating a truly spa-like sensory experience.


This recipe will yield approximately 8 ounces of moisturizer.

Application Tips:

  • Apply on clean, slightly damp skin for better absorption.
  • Use a pea-sized amount for the face and more for the body.
  • Best applied at night to allow the skin to absorb the nutrients fully.


  • Coconut oil deeply hydrates and nourishes the skin.
  • Frankincense oil is known for its anti-aging and skin-soothing properties.
  • Jojoba oil closely mimics the skin’s natural oils.
  • Vitamin E acts as a powerful antioxidant.

Shelf Life:

Stored in a cool, dark place, this moisturizer should last for up to 6 months. If it smells off or changes in texture, it’s time to make a fresh batch.
Keyword Oil-Based Moisturizers
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