Aging, Dry Skin? ~My Secret Potion

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Aging, Dry Skin? ~My Secret Potion

Dry homes combined with wind and cold outdoor temperatures tend to wreak havoc on our skin. As we age, it is harder and harder to stay truly moisturized, no matter how well we hydrate. Our faces, lips, and hands show it the most.

Research has shown that women absorb high levels of chemicals every year just from the makeup and lotions they use. Even if we wear little or no make-up, the moisturizers we buy contain chemicals…and lots of them.

Our skin is our largest organ, and nearly everything you put on it is readily absorbed. We would be wise to approach topical skin care as you would your food, and only feed your skin the best ingredients.

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I will be 62 this month, and virgin coconut oil is indispensable for my aging, dry skin. I use it on my face and body, and I consume significant amounts of it in my diet (minimum 1 TBSP/day). In a way, it is a magic potion…but only in the sense that God created it wonderfully for our bodies internally and topically.

I believe one of the main reasons that we experience so many skin problems in the US today is the change in our dietary oil. Our forefathers consumed primarily saturated fats from uncontaminated sources, but most people today consume processed polyunsaturated fats and trans-fatty acids.

Unlike processed oils which produce free radicals that make us age faster inside and out, unrefined coconut oil is incredibly stable and is an antioxidant capable, many believe, of turning back the clock of aging. I believe that aging can be a slowed down and that dry skin needn’t be!

My Facial Moisturizer

When absorbed into your skin and connective tissues, coconut oil reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It helps keep your connective tissues supple and strong.

It is an exfoliant, removing the outer layer of dead skin cells and making your skin smoother. Exfoliated skin has a more youthful, healthy glow.

Yes, coconut oil is also great for getting rid of acne, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.

Coconut oil has potent antimicrobial activity. Almost 50 percent of the fat in coconut oil is Lauric Acid that your body converts into monolaurin, which has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-protozoa properties. Capric acid, another coconut fatty acid present in smaller amounts, also has antimicrobial activity.

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Coconut oil is perhaps one of the most useful ingredients you can keep  in your house.

What You Will Need To Make My Facial Moisturizing Potion:

~A small jar with lid
~enough Virgin Coconut Oil to fill the jar –  allow 1/2″ head room
~approx 5-10 drops of your choice of Essential Oil(s) for every 1 TBSP of coconut oil


Count out how many TBSPs of coconut oil you need. Figure the number of drops of your oils. Blend the oils and coconut oil together well in a small bowl and fill your little jar. This is not an exact science – let your nose and senses guide you and have fun!

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These beautiful blends are safe for facial tissue or use coconut oil all by itself:

Fresh and Clean: geranium (rose)and sweet orange

Romance: sandalwood, cedarwood, ylang ylang

Courage: spruce, rosewood, frankincense

Uplifting: frankincense, jasmine, mandarin

South Seas: sandalwood, cedarwood, mandarin

Tranquility: (restlessness, insomnia, headache) lavender, bergamot, lemon  

I get all of my essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs and have been very happy with the high quality, the price, and their effectiveness in actual medical situations in our home and elsewhere.

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For the Face:

I can smooth a small daub from my fingers onto my face and around my eyes and in seconds it melts from my body heat and spreads evenly. It absorbs into my skin within minutes and DOES NOT feel greasy or slimy in the least if I haven’t used too much. Coconut oil a good friend to all types of skin.

For the Hands and Body:

Coconut oil melts at 78° F, so at normal room temperature it will be solid. Do a little test…when you get out of the shower or hot bath, scoop a daub of my potion into your hand and give it a second to melt. When your pores are open from the heat, it is a perfect time to deep moisturize and nourish your skin. Even the palms of your hands should not feel greasy after a few minutes, but you may wish to get any excess with a tissue before going on with your day.

Over the years, Valerie Ann Worwood’s book The Complete book Of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy has been a wonderful reference resource. I trust it for accuracy.

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Once you have tried my moisturizing, anti-aging potion for your face and body, you will not want to keep it a secret. You will want to tell your friends, too!

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Disclaimer: Please understand that this information is for educational purposes only. The statements made here have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and they are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure or prevent any disease. Don’t take my word for it…you should always engage conventional wisdom and consult with your medical professional to determine potential drug interactions and safety of use.

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~ Jacqueline

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47 Responses to Aging, Dry Skin? ~My Secret Potion

  1. Lora says:

    I love using coconut oil on my face and body as well. I wash my face with it as well. I love the way my skin feels after using it and have even had people comment on the change in my skin since I began to use it. I have also made a body butter by whipping the coconut oil and some essential oil. The whipped oil has a little different feel. It feels quite decadent. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you so much for the recipe and for listing that book. I might have to put that one on my wishlist!

  3. Amy Jung says:

    I love coconut oil as well…but have not used it for the face….will try it now! You look so youthful…like you’re in your 30’s!

  4. Mickey Louth says:

    I would very much like to try this. I’ve never gotten into a routine of facial creams or makeup, so it’ll be a new habit to incorporate. Do you have a favorite blend of oils that you like? The picture of geranium and orange? And how long have you been doing this? I’m in my 50’s and never took great care of my skin, so wondering if I can indeed turn back the hands of time :) You are so beautiful!

  5. Karen F. says:

    Thank you so much! This winter I’ve been using an organic almond oil (purchased from MRH) and it’s kept my skin from getting chapped and flaky. I’m going to mix this up because I always have coconut oil on hand-maybe I’ll try whipping it as Lora suggested!

  6. Lisa says:

    Coconut oil + essential oils = the best moisturizer ever! Wonderful for eczema (my 15 year old son) and so much more! You are beautiful, my friend! :)

  7. Roxy says:

    Dear Friend, You look so wonderfully young. And beautiful inside and out! I always use coconut oil for everything. And I use essential oils daily, my brand is Young Living, but I am going to try this company.
    I was convicted many years ago to only use organic lotions on my body, but I have used Estee Lauder on my face for years also.
    How exciting for your daughter trip…
    You’re blessed and it shows!
    Have a wonderful evening.
    Hugs, Roxy

  8. Paula says:

    I love coconut oil! I use it on my face and skin as well as eating it, too!

  9. Charlotte Moore says:

    A beautiful picture of you indeed. I use coconut oil to cook with and have put it on my skin but not on a regular basis. I don’t like to feel oily. Maybe I need to try again. Your skin is beautiful.

    GOD BLESS!!!

  10. SallyAnn says:

    Thanks Jacqueline for yet another great post. I have used coconut oil as well and it does work great.
    Have an awesome day.

  11. Cheryl Smith says:

    I am so thankful for this post! You make it so easy and understandable. I have been wondering about the essential oils and also been hearing so much about coconut oil and its benefits, but I haven’t known where to start. I can’t believe you will be 62! I guessed you to be in your 40’s. You have such true and natural beauty, inside and out, and the love of Jesus just shines through you! I believe His presence in your life and heart beautifies you even more than the coconut oil. How grateful I am that God ever led me to your blog, and how thankful I am for the consistent encouragement you are to me. Have a wonderful Sunday! Love to you, dear friend.

  12. Laura S. says:

    I use coconut oil as a moisturizer on my face, too. It’s easy and works well! The best thing I ever did for my skin, though, was have babies. :) I know every woman is different, but it really seemed to “settle” my hormones so that I no longer have ANY acne, which I had struggled with all of my adult life. I just mention it because often we are only told of the “negative” side effects of pregnancy.

    Love the picture of you — you are truly a beautiful woman inside and out!

    • Jacqueline says:

      Thank you for your kind words, Laura. I have heard others say the same thing: that it settles the hormones, medically speaking, though we are all different, for sure :)
      I’m praying all is settling back into a smooth routine after Rosamund’s birth. We are enchanted with her!
      God’s richest blessings, dear friend <3

    • Erin says:

      I love hearing other women tell of their issues that were helped or even resolved with having children! I struggled with many “female” issues from high school through college. Awful side effects, including struggling with weight gain even as a college athlete. My children fixed it all (praise The Lord!). At forty I easily stay a size 4 and have had twenty something’s think I am close to their age. Makes me giggle as my life is the exact opposite of what the world tells women you need to look and feel your best. I have often used coconut oil as there are times with no money available to buy moisturizer, maybe I will start again as Jacqueline looks simply smashing!

      • Jacqueline says:

        Oh, you ladies have me feeling rather sheepish…I am thankful for the kind words, however. Erin, you just made my day, friend…’Smashing’!! Wow…just Wow! *big grin* :O
        I humbly accept, but I like to think it is all the Lord :)

  13. Betty says:

    This was quite informative. I have used coconut oil for my hair and I love that, but I had never given it a thought for my face. I will have to try it.

  14. Toni says:

    Great post, Jacqueline. I’ve been using coconut oil more often than my favorite store-bought lotion lately. I may just have to ditch the lotion completely because it just isn’t doing the job. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Thanks for your prayers as we’ve been battling colds and bronchitis. Have a great week.

  15. Abigail says:

    Hi Miss Jacqueline!

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I just finished making my first batch, using Bergamot Grapefruit, Lemon, and Ylang Ylang essential oils. I was wondering, does using coconut oil everyday as a moisturizer promote oily skin? Thank you so much for sharing this! I would love for you to visit my blog at: I plan on sharing this with everybody there!
    P.S. You look beautiful!!!! :)

    • Jacqueline says:

      Thank you, Abby :) While I don’t use it in the heat of summer (too humid), I do use it the other 3/4 of the year. I am pretty sure it is naturally non-comedogenic. I have young friends who use it with no clogged pores and one particular young lady with severe acne is finding it is helping her acne go away!! Good question.
      Great! I will be visiting your blog later today. Thanks for sharing there :)

  16. Annie Kate says:

    I asked two of my daughters what age you were…and one thought in your 40’s (because of the white hair, which is gorgeous too!) and the other thought you were in your thirties.

    I use coconut oil occasionally, but always before a shower because I don’t like the coconut smell. But using essential oils should solve that!

    Thank you so much for encouraging Christian women!


  17. Christy C says:

    I wondered how you kept your skin so beautiful! My oldest daughter uses coconut oil for her face and body also and she loves it. So I decided to give it a try, oh my! I could not believe the difference in my skin! I have been using it occasionally for my scalp as it is so dry in places. I put some on my finger tips and massage it on in leaving it on for about 10 minutes and then shampoo it out twice. It does a great job, so I don’t know why I did not try it on my skin!

    Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge!

    By the way, I am not sure when your birthday is this month, but Happy Birthday! May your day be blessed in all that you do!

    • Jacqueline says:

      Thank you, Christy! Your daughter is a good testimony of its goodness to our skin and also our internal body.
      I have so much to learn, and it is great to have this corner of the web to share the things we’ve been doing…I’m not so wise, just many years of trial and error..and eventually learning! God bless you, friend!!

  18. angela says:

    Your skin is lovely! I will give it a try! I had a question about eating coconut oil though. I have tried it but didn’t like so many foods ( for example biscuits) tasting like coconut- and I love coconut! How do you handle this? Thank you, Angela

    • Jacqueline says:

      That is hard to say if you really don’t like the taste of coconut oil. One thing you might do is try it in foods and baked goods that are more flavorful (with more spices and herbs) and that should mask it. Or cook with refined coconut oil. It has no flavor, is even more stable at high heat, but is better for you than other fats such as anything hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated, canola, sunflower, safflower oil, or trans fats.
      We use it in things like eggs and quick breads and oatmeal. I am sure we are oblivious to it at this point… we don’t think, “Ah! Coconut oil is in there!” I hope that helps…Blessings!

  19. Joanna says:

    What a great post. I don’t know why I have never thought to use coconut oil on my skin! I have keloids (raised, red scars) on my shoulders & chest- I wonder if this would help? I’m going to give it a try! Thanks!!

  20. We’re currently trying coconut oil to treat my husband’s cavities! Some of the things we’ve been reading about oil pulling and the anti-bacterial qualities of coconut oil are pretty compelling, so we thought, hey, why not give it a shot? I’m trying to incorporate it into our diet as well.

    As a woman who’s always had incredibly oily skin, the whole idea of ADDING oils seems counterintuitive. But I’ve been trying it some lately with pretty positive results, though I haven’t tried coconut oil yet. And may I say if I can meet with results like yours, I’ll be delighted! You are absolutely beautiful!

  21. Teresa says:

    I love what’s in this recipe! For awhile now I have been in awe of coconut oil! But
    I am curious, how long does it last?and I believe you said you took coconut oil internally
    Do you incorporate it into beverages or recipes. I want to take it internally , but haven’t been able to figure out how, smoothie maybe?

  22. Becca says:

    I made a coconut oil/essential oil mixture awhile back. It works great on my dry winter face! A friend of mine gave me some whipped coconut oil body butter for Christmas… it’s my go-to for my dry winter hands. Works well!

  23. I have never thought of coconut oil + essential oils for my face. Boy, that sure sounds like whole lot of essential oil!! Do you ever swap them up, using different fragrances on different days? I’m prone to insomnia and was wondering if I should use a different one at night than I do in the day. And do you ever find that the fragrances are too strong?

    I’m just about out of coconut oil (I keep one in my bedroom and 1 in the kitchen) so it might be a good time to pick up some essential oils and create some great moisturizers!!

    I’ve often been tempted to delve into the wonders of essential oils, but to be frank, it has sort of intimidated me!! What a wimp, I know. I even have that book you mentioned (it’s been under my bed for several years … I take it out occasionally, look through it, get intimidated and put it back! :O ). You have SPURRED ME ON, my sister, my friend!!


    • Jacqueline says:

      Aww…dear Kate,
      I wish we could have a leisurely tea and make something together! What fun we’d have!
      I would recommend any 2 or 3 of these 4 in a blend (just add the number of drops equally to get the level of aroma you like – probably 10 drops total per each TBSP in your little pot):

      Tangerine Essential Oil – this essential oil is known for calming nervous tension.

      Lavender Essential Oil – this essential oil is known for its relaxation, mild anti depressant properties, and calming qualities.

      Ylang Ylang Essential Oil – this essential oil is known for regulating cardio and respiratory rhythms while calming nerves, mild anti depressant properties and helps relieve stress.

      Geranium Essential Oil – this essential oil is known for calming nerves, balancing adrenals, and has a mild anti depressant property.

      Please don’t let it buffalo you, dearie :) These oils are very gentle and forgiving if you add a few too many drops :)
      Have fun and let me know what you do :) God bless you!

  24. Abby says:

    Thanks so much Jacqueline, you’ve inspired me to use essential oils, and coconut oil. I received my first shipment of oils from the place you recommended, and am working on educating myself on the many uses of both. I just ordered the book you recommended in this post (got mine in Kindle format). I’m going to try your recommendation for my face right now. Winter has been hard on my fair, aging skin.

  25. Abby says:

    I meant to say in my previous comment that the photo of you is stunning. You’re a great advertisement for coconut oil.

  26. Abby says:

    Me again. . . I just have to say that coconut oil is now the only moisturizer I will use for my face. I haven’t even added the essential oil yet. Wowza, my face feels like silk. Thanks again Jacqueline.

    • Jacqueline says:

      Abby, that is wonderful! I am so glad! It is also an antibacterial and helps younger (more prone to pimples) people, too :)
      God’s blessings for a restful Sunday of worship.

  27. Pamela says:

    I learn so much when I visit — from your post and then through the comments. Eager to try this one!

  28. Valerie Wilson says:

    so the scented oils are only for our pleasure, it is not needed? I thought I had read that but went back to verify and couldn’t find it! I started using Tropical Traditions because of your posts….I do believe in it…It has helped me with yeast issues, memory and fighting off colds. I think I have seen improvement in the area of my pre-diabetic situation…for me that is harder to measure….I encourage others to use it…My husband has a horrible problem with the taste although I do think it is a mild taste..(I seldom use oil of any kind for anything and I am not baker so we don’t use much in the way of oil, to get the intake that way. I know it can be taken instead of fish oil, which I am allergic to but he takes…We want him to eliminate the fish oil and replace it with the coconut oil. When I got my first order, I was able to get their book about Tropical Traditions…it has a wealth of info in it that I have read once and am reading again for an update….I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW I APPRECIATE YOUR RESEARCH OVER A VARIOUS AMOUNT OF TOPICS AND THE POSTS THAT FOLLOW….

    • Jacqueline says:

      Thank you! I can’t tell you how timely your comment is. I have been wondering if what I write is helpful and sometimes feel like quitting…mainly from being tired, but also from attacks of discouragement. This is helpful feedback, and it has helped me focus on what is most important. I desire to empower mothers and wives to be healthier and stronger in the Lord and to keep in the fight as we engage the enemy (from a spiritual, emotional, and physical viewpoint). Health is just one facet of life. Multiplied blessings to you!

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  30. Ilse says:

    I just discovered your blog. It’s wonderful. I will try the coconut oil for my face.
    Thank you for sharing.

  31. Darice says:

    I am just wondering if coconut oil acts as a SPF to protect our skin from sun damage.

    Please don’t give up your research and writing. You are so informative. Thanks.

  32. This was great. I always learn so much from you! I am pinning this too!

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