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DIY Beauty: Super Easy Vanilla & Coconut Hand Treatment


DIY Beauty: Super Easy Vanilla & Coconut Hand Treatment
Photo: ELLE

If you asked me what my least favorite season is, I would say winter without any hesitation. Why? Well, the cold, dry air combined with chilly winds causes my hands to suddenly change from nice and smooth to rough and dry!

This year, however, I am ready for winter. Armed with a container of my intensely moisturizing vanilla and coconut oil hand treatment, I know I have nothing to fear.

This is one of my easiest DIY beauty tutorials yet! Not only will you need just three ingredients, but it’ll take less than a minute to actually make. Read on to learn how to make your own vanilla and coconut hand treatment, so that you too can keep your hands smooth and soft during wintertime.

What you’ll need:

DIY coconut oil hand treatment ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

How to:

Step One

Diy coconut oil hand treatment step 1

Mix together the coconut oil and honey in a bowl. Both ingredients are natural moisturizers, so combining the two will cure even the driest of skin. Next, add the vanilla extract, which adds a soothing scent to the hand treatment.

Step Two

Diy coconut oil hand treatment step 2

If the mixture is too liquid-y, like mine was, you can put it in the refrigerator for a few minutes and let it firm up a little. Seriously, that’s all there is to it!

How to use:

Using a spoon, place a dollop of the coconut oil mixture into your hands. Rub your hands until they are evenly covered. Put on cotton gloves and let your hands soak in the hand treatment for 15-30 minutes before before rinsing off any excess oil. Be sure to moisturize with your favorite lotion afterward!

What Do You Think?

Do you like this DIY? Are you going to try it out? What’s your favorite lotion to use during the wintertime? Let me know in the comments below; I’d love to know what you think!

Posted on on October 29, 2013 / Filed Under: Beauty & Hair / Tags: , , , , , ,

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2 Responses to “DIY Beauty: Super Easy Vanilla & Coconut Hand Treatment”

  1. 1
    October 29th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    This is such a practical & effective DIY project! I love coconut oil – I use it all the time for a variety of things. I use St. Ives lotion during the cold months and the summer months! I havn’t found a lotion that is thick, yet non greasy until I tried St. Ives!
    Will definately be trying this DIY! Thanks!(:

  2. 2
    November 11th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    If you don’t use all of it would you suggest storing it in the fridge? How long will it keep for?

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