Lotion Recipes

Basic Lotion Bar
From Sabrina

3 ounces beeswax
3 ounces cocoa butter
3 ounces sweet almond oil

Lotion bars are incredibly easy to make, and you can basically make them with whatever you have on hand. The proportions are: 1/3 beeswax, 1/3 hard butter, 1/3 liquid oil. You can use cocoa butter, shea butter, mango butter, etc. for the butter portion. For the liquid oil, try using hazelnut or grapeseed oil instead of sweet almond oil. Experiment until you find the combination that suits you the best. It's really easy to experiment with lotion bars because you can work with tiny quantities (try .3 oz of each component!) until you find what you like.

Rich Hand Cream
From TXJune

3/4 cup apricot or almond oil
1/3 cup coconut oil or cocoa butter
1 Teaspoon lanolin
1/2 ounce grated beeswax

Melt ingredients together over low heat and cool to room temperature. When cool, add:

2/3 cup rosewater
1/2 cup aloe vera gel
1 - 2 drops rose EO
Contents of 1 Vitamin E capsule

Whip all ingredients to a smooth consistency. Store in a sterile covered jar.