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Two ingredients are all that’s needed to get us glowing. We love DIY beauty because every element can be customized and we know exactly what’s in the product we’re using – not always true of the stuff on the shelf. 

This uber simple, but highly functional face cream recipe comes from Stephanie Gerber and the crew at Hello Glow. Their new book explores DIY beauty projects from cover to cover, including useful info about each ingredient along the way. Learn about the benefits of this moisturizer’s ingredients and whip it up as an extra treat for winter skin…

Here we’re infusing coconut oil with hibiscus, known as the Botox plant for its skin-firming and healing properties. Whipping the oil makes for a frothy texture that goes on nice and easy — and feels heavenly on the skin. This DIY moisturizer is recommended for dry, aging or normal skin.

Hibiscus Bliss Whipped Moisturizer


measuring cups and spoons
coffee grinder
small saucepan
small heat-proof glass bowl
medium bowl
hand mixer
8-oz lidded amber glass jar


2 Tbsp hibiscus tea
1 cup coconut oil


Measure out the hibiscus tea and use a coffee grinder to crush it into a fine powder.

Bring 2 inches of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce the heat to low and warm the coconut oil in a small heat-proof glass bowl in the pan.

Stir in the hibiscus powder with a spoon, then cover and simmer on the lowest heat setting for 1 hour.

Use cheesecloth to strain the tea out of the oil over a medium bowl. Let the oil cool until it’s almost solid.

Whip with a mixer on medium for 3 to 5 minutes; you’ll end up with a pretty pink cream. Transfer to a lidded glass jar.

Use (and enjoy!) as often as needed.

Use within 6 months.

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  2. Coconut oil can be kind of drying by itself, its best to mix it with a more moisturizing oil or butter like jojoba or shea 🙂

    Niccistar | 01.06.2017 | Reply
  3. Can I use hisbiscus flower petals instead of hibiscus tea.

    Mahakhan | 10.29.2017 | Reply
  4. I attempted this recipe, but my moisturizer did not turn out pink it turned out like cookie dough along with the consistency. Was the oil suppose to boil as well. The directions make it seem that it was just to warm the oil while the water simmered for an hour, like a double broiler. Not sure what I did wrong, but how can I correct it?

  5. You melt the oil/butter in the double boiler then add the hibiscus to it and simmer for the specified time. Then leave to cool, after which you use your mixer to make the cream

  6. I want to add Jojoba oil or Shea Butter to this recipe to make it moisturizing, can someone suggest how much to add to a mixture of Hibiscus tea and coconut oil?

    Clarissa | 01.11.2022 | Reply
  7. Can I use olive oil instead of coconut oil

    Pamela | 06.04.2022 | Reply

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