Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Handmade Natural Lotion

Here is a very simple recipe for making your own Natural Lotion.
My youngest daughter is very sensitive to a lot of man made
ingredients, if you have anyone in your family who is sensitive this might 
be the way to go.

Handmade Natural Lotion

1 cup rose water at room temperature (or green tea)
¾ cup pure sweet almond oil
2 tablespoons plain beeswax, shaved
35 drops of your favorite essential oil, such as lavender, clary sage, rosemary, orange or ylang ylang
1. Add the sweet almond oil and shaved beeswax to a Pyrex measuring cup.
2. Set the cup in a saucepan of water that reaches halfway up the side and heat on low just until the beeswax melts. Remove the mixture from the heat, and let it cool for one or two minutes only.
3. Pour the rose water into your blender and turn it on high. Using the hole in the lid, slowly add your beeswax mixture to the water. It will begin to thicken and become creamy and rich as you add the last drops.
4. Once well blended, add your drops of essential oil and mix everything together very well.
5. Pour your new natural lotion into a small jar, using a plastic spatula to get the blender as clean as possible, cleaning off the rest with your hands (you don't want to put beeswax down your kitchen sink).
Your new lotion will last up to six months stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator. You can experiment using different combinations of essential oils, and these natural lotions are ideal for gift giving during the holidays.

This is one that I had found on the internet that is simple and works great. Hope you all like it.

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