Coconut Oil Lotion

This coconut oil lotion helps dry skin and contains peppermint for headache relief. Whip it up in a jiffy for Mothers Day.

This will be a solid at room temperature but will liquify at 24 degrees C . (75 degrees F). If it is really warm in your house, you will need to put it in the fridge.

Age: 13 and up (that's about when the headaches begin)

Difficulty: Easy

Time Scale: 1 out of 5



  • 1 cup coconut oil Nutiva brand
    *Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil has a strong coconut scent.
      Use Nutiva Organic Refined Coconut Oil for no scent.
  • 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • Electric mixer
  • bowl
  • spatula
  • teaspoon
  • wide mouth jar or plastic container

Are you the kid that is responsible for some of those headaches your mother has? Wouldn't it be nice to give her something, besides a headache? Maybe something for Mothers Day that might actually help relieve her headache?

Okay, now the disclaimer... Not to be replaced for medical advice. May help relieve a headache and may not. (Probably depends on how difficult of a child you have been.) Tell Mom she has to use this at her own risk. Hopefully you won't scare her too much. Maybe she will wonder what exactly you put in this? If this makes her decide she shouldn't use it, don't blame me.

I will not be legally liable or responsible for any injuries in the making or  use of this product. Don't stick your tongue in the beaters on the mixer, when it is going. It will get it all tangled up. (Your tongue, that is.) This is made with edible ingredients, but it probably won't taste that good. Why you would want to taste it, is beyond me.


Don't put this coconut oil lotion in her eyes, your eyes, or any other eyes. You don't actually want to cause her to have headaches AND make her cry, do you? That just wouldn't be nice at all!

Even though this is made with natural ingredients, please test on a small area of skin, to check for skin sensitivity. Try it out on your own skin first, but only if you are an adult. Your Mother shouldn't have to be the guinea pig. If you are still a kid, don't be insulted. Your skin is probably way more sensitive and you don't want to cause irritation. Go ask Dad to try it. On the other hand, his skin is probably not as sensitive. You could ask an Aunt. Her skin is probably just right. This almost sounds like the story of Goldilocks and the three bears, except coconut oil lotion wasn't in that story.

This is also good for wrinkles, but don't tell her that. I'm sure you probably gave her a few! Remember, as far as you are concerned, she doesn't have wrinkles. Why would she need wrinkle cream? That would just be a big insult and probably not a welcome Mothers Day gift! Even worse, if you gave it to her and said "Here ya go Ma. You have so many wrinkles, I know I should have made a whole 45 gallon drum of the stuff. Sorry, I just couldn't afford all the supplies." Mom can have more than just sensitive skin; she may have feelings too, ya know!

Now that you know what NOT to do, on with the show... I mean the instructions.

How to Make Coconut Oil Lotion

Put a cup of coconut oil (it will be solid) into a bowl.
Beat it for about 30 - 60 seconds with an electric mixer.


Add 1/2 a teaspoon of vitamin E oil.

Put in 10 drops of peppermint essential oil. Did you know that peppermint is the ingredient that is suppose to help relieve headaches?

Quickly mix together. Don't run the mixer too long or it will warm the coconut oil lotion up too much.  

Use a spatula to scoop this into either a wide mouth jar or a plastic container.

Now it might be nice to write a little note or add a nifty poem, so Mom knows what to do with this. I'm not much of a poet, so I was only able to come up with something rather silly. Maybe you were the perfect child, so none of this would apply to you. In that case you are on your own with the poem. I can't think of anything all sweet and syrupy.

Roses are red
My face was blue
when I threw those tantrums
I was mad at you

I know raising me
has really been tough
The headaches I gave you
it must have been rough

I hope that this present
will some how make up
for times when you felt
you were about to erupt

Smear it all over
to provide some relief
from the stress I caused you
and all that grief

I especially made this
and wanted to say
Happy Mothers Day Mom
Have a great day!


OH, and don't forget to wash, dry and put away the dirty dishes. No, no, no, don't put away dirty dishes. I didn't mean put away the dirty dishes. I meant... oh you know what I meant! It will take some hot water and quite a bit of dish soap. This is a bit greasy. You can then put away the CLEAN dishes. Don't make a mess and then make Mom clean it up!

This gift will be for softer skin and fewer headaches. What more could anyone ask for?

You could also make a vanilla cinnamon latte body scrub and really score lots of points!

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