I love lotions and creams. I have some for my hands, another few for my face, and an assortment for the body.
Remembering that lotions can be made at home, I realized that it’s pretty simple to make your own moisturizer so I wanted to give it a try.
Most ingredients needed were already in my kitchen cupboard and that it took less than 30 minutes to make. I have made this two times, the first time I added too much water and it was runny — the second batch was perfect!
- 3 Tbsp of beeswax (I bought a 100% natural beeswax candle at Whole Foods)
- 3/4 cup of olive, almond or coconut oil (use one or a combination)
- 1 cup of rose water or chamomile tea (I made one batch with rose water and another with tea)
- 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract or almond extract
- 2 teaspoons of Vitamin E (helps lotion last longer and great for your skin)
- Clean containers for storing
- Fill a large pan or pot with water and bring to boil
- In a separate heat safe bowl combine your oils, beeswax and half a cup of your chosen water
- Place that bowl in the pot/pan (double boiler, see image 3) and boil until wax is completely melted
- Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes
- In a blender pour the remaining water and very slowly add the oil mixture – it will begin to congeal and look creamy
- Continue to blend and with a spatula push down the cream on the sides of the blender
- Once done remove into clean containers. Do not cover until cool
- That’s it! MOISTURIZE!