Body Creams & Lotions
Makes 4 ounces :
- 1/4 cup orange water
of borax powder
tablespoon beeswax, grated
cup light sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
Mix together the beeswax, vitamin E oil, and sesame
oil. Heat gently until beeswax is melted. Combine the orange flower
and borax powder, and heat until very warm. Pour the warm water
into the oil mixture and stir well. Continue to stir, or pour the
whole mixture into an electric blender and blend for 1 minute. Pour
the cream into a clean container and allow the mixture to cool completely.
Store in a cool dry place.
Makes 8 ounces :
- 1/4 cup distilled water
teaspoon borax powder
tablespoons beeswax, grated
cup mineral oil
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
In a saucepan, bring the water to boiling point and
add the borax, stirring until dissolved. Simmer gently while performing
the next step. In a separate pan melt the beeswax, mineral oil,
and coconut oil over a low heat until a clear liquid forms. Pour
the hot oil and beeswax mixture into a bowl. Slowly pour in the
heated water and borax mixture, stirring constantly with a wire
whisk. Continue stirring until the mixture forms a very thick white
cream. Continue stirring until it cools to room temperature. Store
in a jar.
- Add your favorite essential
oils to make fragrant and healing cold creams.
Makes 8 ounces :
- 2 egg yolks
cup light oil (canola or almond)
cup heavy cream
In a blender, mix together the egg yolks, cream,
and rum until well blended. With the blender running, slowly, add
the oil in a thin stream until well combined. Pour the creamy lotion
into a clean container and store in the refrigerator.
Makes 3 ounces :
tablespoons grated cocoa butter
tablespoons castor oil
Mix together the cocoa butter and castor oil,
and heat gently to melt the cocoa butter. This can be done in
the microwave or in a warm bath. Add the vodka and stir well.
Allow the mixture to cool completely and stir once more to blend