I am beyond happy that winter is finally coming to an end. I’m honestly just not a fan of cold weather, and neither is my skin. Well, apparently, neither is little A’s.
For the past month or so, we’ve been battling some dry patches on his legs, and one on his arm that just wont go away. It could have to do with the fact that he keeps scratching them right as they start to heal, but it just seems that nothing is doing the trick.

I decided to just give plain old coconut oil a try, and it really seems to be helping. It’s moisturizing his skin like nothing else, and the key is being diligent with the applications.

Coincidentally, I’ve also been growing an aloe vera plant since Christmastime, and it’s really starting to get big and juicy. I’ve read so much about the endless benefits aloe has on the skin, so I kicked myself wondering why I hadn’t been giving this a try.

I didn’t really do anything fancy. I scraped all the goop out of one aloe leaf-thing. This stuff is super slimy, and is kind of a pain to get out this way, but it’s worth it!

I tossed it all into a bowl with about half a cup of coconut oil.

Then whip it. Whip it real good.
I used an electric hand mixer, but if you’ve got the arm strength-more power to you!

Store this awesome concoction in the fridge where it will stay good for about a month. You shouldn’t have anymore left in a month though!
When you take it out of the fridge, the consistency is more balm-like than lotion, but it works just the same.

Until next time,


My Random Musings

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  • I definitely would give it a try! Often, all those extra ingredients do more harm than good (: <3 #KCACOLS

  • Definitely give it a try as your skin heals from that dry winter weather! Hope to see you again next week <3 #KCACOLS

  • It truly is! Unless you have a coconut allergy, you really have nothing to worry about! <3 #KCACOLS

  • It truly is! I'm amazed at how much softer my skin is after using it for just a few days (: #KCACOLS

  • The plants are sooooo easy to grow! They can survive almost anything <3 #KCACOLS

  • Oh how fantastic. I have tried countless lotions/creams and I'm yet to find one that works. I might have to look into giving this ago.xx #KCACOLS

  • Oh how fantastic. I have tried countless lotions/creams and I'm yet to find one that works. I might have to look into giving this ago.xx #KCACOLS

  • I love Winter, but I do get the dry skin too! Would never have thought of this – what a good idea!

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

  • Such an interesting idea! Looks great for those of us with super sensitive skin. #KCACOLS

  • This looks amazing. Aloe Vera is amazing stuff isn't it! #KCACOLS

  • What a great idea! I've heard of Aloe being good for skin, but I'd never of thought of growing my own plant or making anything myself! I think I might now!
    Laura xx

  • Oh how neat, I bet it was sooo easy to grow them out there! Coconut oil has amazing benefits for your skin. I probably use it for my body as much as I do for cooking, ha! Thanks for reading <3 #KCACOLS

  • Your post reminded me of my time in Mexico where I had aloe vera plants and used them as an after sun moisturiser. It was far better than any kind you could buy. I haven't heard of coconut oil to go on your skin though, so I shall keep that in mind.
    Thank you for sharing on #kcacols. I always find a range of blogs and bloggers that I wouldn't usually come across.
    Thank you, Amanda. #kcacols

  • This stuff makes my skin feel like nothing else ever has! I put some on before bed, because the coconut oil does leave your skin looking a little shiny. But, I ALWAYS wake up the next morning with baby soft skin! Thank you so much for reading-see you Sunday <3 Thank you for hosting such a wonderful link #KCACOLS

  • If you like scent, you can always add some essential oils as well! Let me know how it turns out (: I will definitely be back #KCACOLS

  • Wow what a great idea!! You are really good doing this!! I didn't think that it will be that simple to do your own lotions!! I will have to try this at home too!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I'm really happy to have you for the first time. I hope that you like being part of KCACOLS! I would love to see you again on Sunday! 🙂 xx

  • This sounds awesome! I've never thought of making my own lotions, I might have to give it a try! 😀

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday x