Whipped Green Tea + Coconut Oil Moisturizer

Whipped Coconut + Green Tea Moisturizer | Henry Happened Shark Tank is one of my favorite shows. It gives hope to the dream that one day I’ll invent something super duper and go on to fame and fortune. That thought usually comes to me when I have my hand crammed down my jar of coconut oil, wishing I had a Spatty Daddy. (Does getting your hand stuck in a jar bode well for grand inventions? Probably not.)

Having scraped out every last bit of coconut oil, it was time to whip up a replacement. A gallon-sized Costco tub is better for hand access but not so much for a tiny bathroom. Which brings us to a perfectly good invention: green lotion. Something that’s totally awesome for your skin.

Whipped Green Tea + Coconut Oil Moisturizer | Henry Happened You might remember green-tea infused oil from this SPF lip balm. I love this stuff. You get the benefits of coconut oil and green tea all in one. Coconut oil hydrates without clogging pores, and green tea can actually reverse sun damage. Whipping it makes a nice frothy texture that’s easier to apply and feels less greasy (if that bothers you). And did I mention that it’s green? No it won’t turn your skin green, but it does make me smile every time I see it.

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Whipped Coconut + Green Tea Moisturizer
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons loose green tea
  1. Use a double boiler on medium heat to melt the coconut oil.
  2. Stir in the green tea.
  3. Cover and simmer on lowest heat setting for 1 hour.
  4. Strain tea from oil with cheesecloth.
  5. Let cool until almost solid.
  6. Then whip until creamy, 3-5 minutes.


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    • says

      Hi Jocelyn – no need to store it in the fridge. As long as you strain out the green tea really well, the coconut oil is fine at room temp and will last 3-6 months (though you’ll probably have used it up by then!).

  1. Bree says

    I also used jasmine green tea! Added a tsp. or so of dry peppermint. Turned out amazing! I’m thinking it would be awesome for oil pulling as well!

  2. says

    I am making this now, in my slow cooker, with bags of Jasmine Green Tea. It doesn’t look as dark, but it still worked! I would recommend the slow cooker for those who don’t have a double boiler (on lo e to melt the oil, and on warm to brew the tea). I’m waiting for it to solidify, then I will whip it and post the results on my blog, linking back here. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  3. says

    I love this idea, and I like to try it.
    So I hope you can help me a little
    Is for all skin types?
    And is just for the face o can be used like body lotion?

  4. Melanie says

    I made it this afternoon and it’s a little runny but still lovely! Did I whip it a little too soon?

    • says

      Melanie, you might want to pop it into the fridge for a bit. If your home is too warm the coconut oil won’t set up enough to whip. Hope that helps! Mine is completely liquid if I don’t keep it in the fridge during the summer. :)

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