The scent of vanilla makes you think of a fresh baked cookie! Or a Yummy vanilla frosting!
Vanilla screams, "Eat me!" "I'm yummy and sweet!"
Infusing coconut oil with that wonderful smell is a great way to get that yummy scent into the cosmetic or lip balm you're making. The scent vanilla that makes your mouth water and makes you want to eat vanilla anything. That kinda smell.
After you've made it use in any lotion, lip balm or salve recipe. It's easy. Follow along and I'll show you how.
Vanilla infused coconut oil makes the best creamy vanilla lip balm. Vanilla is a fun flavor that’s hard to make because the essential oil is so expensive...
But no longer! This recipe makes it easy.
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Vanilla Infused Coconut Oil Recipe
***Note: Virgin Coconut Oil vs. Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil:
After trying it both ways, here’s what I think.
- The virgin coconut oil has a stronger coconut smell, so the vanilla is fainter. That being said you could make a Creamy Coconut Vanilla lip balm. Sounds amazing to me. :-)
- The infused expeller pressed coconut oil has a much more distinct vanilla smell. The vanilla isn’t overpowered by the coconut. I love it for my Creamy Vanilla lip balm!
Let's Make It!
Place your coconut oil in a wide-mouth pint size canning jar. Screw a lid on very lightly. Don't let it get tight.
Add 2" of water to the bottom of a 6-qt crockpot.
Put your jar with coconut oil in the crockpot. Turn on high until the coconut oil is mostly melted about 30 minutes.
Turn your crockpot to low. Slice the vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Then cut in half again. Place the cut up vanilla bean in your jar of coconut oil In the crockpot and stir.
Leave on low for 2 hours. Then stir it & turn to warm for about 12-15 hours.
After It's Done...
- You can strain the vanilla bean out of the oil. And pour it into a glass jar until you're ready to use. Or...
- You can leave the vanilla in the coconut oil and scoop the oil out when you need it.
How You Can Use Your Vanilla Infused Coconut Oil
Use it in any cosmetic recipe as you would plain coconut oil.
Yes it's that easy.
Get your favorite lip balm, slave, or lotion recipe and substitute the coconut oil for your homemade vanilla infused coconut oil.
And enjoy your yummy, sweet smelling cosmetics! :-)