I made this incredibly creamy lotion today with dried peppermint leaves steeped in rosewater for the liquid, and beeswax for the emulsifier. It is light and creamy, with the consistency of a body butter. The scent is subtle, floral, feminine, just lovely.
This can be made with simpler ingredients and it will turn out great. Good for all skin types,
even babies. Don't use any additives that you may be allergic to, of course!
Easy to make in your own kitchen, this recipe makes 2 Cups of moisturizing, non greasy lotion.
1 cup distilled water
3/4 cup oil of your choice (olive oil, grapeseed, almond, sunflower, avocado....)
3 tbsp. beeswax (or 1.5 oz)
Essential oil of your choice
____________________________________________________NOTE: This is intentionally a small batch as it has no preservative so that it can be used up in a few weeks. Kept in the frig it will last longer. You can make this in the blender or you can use a stick blender, I've done it both ways. Blender is messier.
Sterilize all your equipment in bleach water or spritz with alcohol before pouring lotion in it. This lotion does not have any preservative, so please be sterile. Lotion can last appx. 3 months if properly sterilized, you can refrigerate it for longer shelf life. Add some vitamin E for skin benefits and boost longer shelf life.
Melt the beeswax and oil together in a microwave or double boiler. It will be clear, no beeswax chips floating in it when it is done. Do not overheat in the microwave!
Allow to cool down a few minutes.
Warm your water. Put your water in the blender along with any essential oil if you are using any, turn blender on medium and slowly pour the melted oil/beeswax in thru the lid with the stopper removed. It will turn white, your are making lotion! It is done when you no longer see any water on top. If you still see water, turn up the blender and mix longer. Lotion will thicken as it sits.
You will end up with a beautiful, creamy body butter.
With no preservative, any bath and body product with water in it is prone to bacteria if not used up in time, so......pamper yourself and use that beautiful lotion you just made!
| I made this same lotion with Almond Biscotti, a paraben and phthlate free fragrance oil from|
Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !