A couple of days ago I made my very first body / face lotion, I´ve been making my own face masks and scrubs for a while, and for my body I only use pure coconut oil, all though sometimes my skin is very sensitive. Needing a more moisturising and thicker lotion that the coconut oil. I found a recipe combining coconut oil with beeswax & essential oil of your preference. I also added cocoa butter, a bit of olive oil, dried chamomile and lavender essential oil. The lotion is a very thick cream, as I put a bit more beeswax than what I should have, but for my dry and irritated skin it does goal. Would not recommend the amount of beeswax for someone with oily skin.
I often measure by eye, so each time will be a different result, as this was the first time using this recipe, I will add a bit more coconut oil and reduce the beeswax portion next time.
Mix all the ingredients together in a glass jar, bowl or sauce pan.
Make a hot water bath, put the jar / bowl / sauce pan into the boiling water, make sure you do not get water into the ingredients or heat the ingredients directly on the stove.
Creating your own wellness products is a great way to explore your creative side, be more environmental friendly and treat your skin and body with only natural and real ingredients, so much better than the all the artificial´s we consume.
I got the recipe and other inspiration from this blog