Yahoo Life Shopping
Why you can trust us

We independently evaluate the products we review. When you buy via links on our site, we may receive compensation. Read more about how we vet products and deals.

Bethenny Frankel reveals her genius $7 beauty hack for creating your own custom scented body oil

Bethenny Frankel knows beauty — and she loves sharing info about her favorite products, many of which can be found at the local drugstore.

Speaking with People in 2022, Frankel revealed some of her best cost-cutting hacks. One that we can't stop thinking about involves Palmer's Coconut Hydrate Body Oil. Bethenny recommends mixing in a favorite fragrance to turn it into custom-scented (and cost-saving) body oil.

Right now, Palmer's is a mere $7 (that's 30% off) thanks to Amazon's Winter Sale — so it's the perfect time to order a bottle or two and experiment with this clever trick.

Made with fair-trade certified-organic extra-virgin coconut oil — with an assist from Tahitian monoi oil — this treatment is magic for moisturizing and softening skin.  

$7 at Amazon
Explore more purchase options
$7 at Walmart$12 at CVS Pharmacy

Why is this a good deal?

As Bethenny explains, "You're paying for the scent when it comes to those expensive body oils, so do it yourself and you'll save a ton." Indeed, popular scented body oils can cost $70 or more. Why spend so much when you can get the same effect for a tenth of the cost? "Just add a few spritzes of your favorite fragrance to your hands and mix with Palmer's," Bethenny says. Then apply all over. Use cologne, perfume, or essential oil — just a touch of scent all you need.

Think about it: You can customize your Palmer's with a different scent every time you use it, rather than dropping $70+ on one scent. And a $7 bottle of Palmer's (on sale from $10 right now) will last you quite a while.

Why do I need this?

Aside from Bethenny's brilliant fragrance hack, Palmer's Coconut Hydrate Body Oil has many skin-pampering properties. This blend — which includes Tahitian monoi oil — rejuvenates and replenishes skin's moisture and radiance. It absorbs into skin without the greasy mess of some body oils. And, of course, it has a light, sweet coconut fragrance of its own. Apply after showering for maximum hydration, or anytime your skin needs a boost.

Palmer's Coconut Oil Body Oil bottle
Mix in your favorite scent, or use "naked" — this nourishing oil is great either way. (Photo: Amazon)

What reviewers say

Nearly 9,000 Amazon reviewers give this Palmer's Oil a perfect five-star rating, with many shoppers raving about its "luxurious" feel.

"I love all Palmer's coconut products! But this is my absolute favorite!" exclaims a happy customer. "I use right out of shower while still wet. It absorbs beautifully. Not oily, feels amazing! Keeps my skin moisturized all day! Please never discontinue this — I never wanna be without it!"

Another shopper says: "For the last couple of years, the skin on my legs has been very dry. It was ashy, almost papery, and had developed ingrown hairs. Any lotion or cream I used was not being absorbed or helping in any significant way. I’ve used this oil a few times so far on my damp legs right out of the shower, and my legs are getting better each time. They already look and feel so much better."

"I'm thoroughly impressed with its quality and effectiveness," reports a third fan. "The oil itself is luxurious, absorbing beautifully into my skin and leaving it feeling incredibly soft and hydrated, without any greasy residue. The coconut scent is delightful and not overwhelming, adding a touch of tropical indulgence to my skincare routine. It's particularly great for dry skin, providing long-lasting moisture." This reviewer adds: "The only drawback I've noticed is the pour cap, which tends to leak a bit, so I have to be careful when using it. However, this minor issue doesn't detract from the overall excellence of the product. Despite the leaky cap, I would still rate this body oil as a five-star product due to its superb moisturizing properties and the quality ingredients. It's a staple in my skincare regimen, and I highly recommend it to anyone seeking a nourishing and luxurious body oil."

Now 30% off, this versatile oil is available for just $7. 

$7 at Amazon
Explore more purchase options
$7 at Walmart$12 at CVS Pharmacy

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Looking for more great Amazon style and beauty deals? Check these out:

Beauty and wellness

  • Dermora Golden Glow Under-Eye Patches, 20 Pairs

    Save $4
  • Dermora Foot Peel Mask

    Save $5 with code
    See at Amazon
  • VieBeauti Teeth Whitening Pen, 3-Pack

    Save $5 with Prime and coupon


  • Dearfoams Fireside Sydney Shearling Scuff Slipper

    Save $29