8 oz of vegetable oil or nut butters (almond oil, avocado, coco butter, sunflower oil, shea butter, coconut oil)
1 oz of local beeswax (make sure the beekeepers do not use anitbiotics or fungacides on their bees)
1 cup of distilled or purified water (you can substitute some of this for aloe vera gel, herbal tea, or floral waters)
4 drops vitamin e oil
10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil (we used an awesome combo of ylang ylang, patchouli, and lime). *For sun protection use helichrysum, myrrh, patchouli, rose, lavender, sandalwood or event better just use d Immortelle blend as it has almost all of those oils in it!
Vitamix or blender
Pot to create double boiler (to create a double boiler fill pot with about an inch of water and then place pyrex on top of water)
Melt beeswax and oils/butters in double boiler on low heat. Do not let the mixture boil
Warm water/aloe mixture up a bit
Once beeswax has melted complete, take it off the stove and allow to cool to a temp close to the water temp. Or Warm the water to the oil temp.
Place oil in blender and add 1 vitamin e capsule
Turn blender on med-high and when the liquid turns cloudy add essential oils and half the water, it will begin to solidify and you must quickly add the rest of the water before it fully congeals.
Use clan spatula to pour into to glass jars with air tight lids
Label and store in fridge until you are ready to use
Wait until lotion is cool before placing lid on jar so as not to grow mold
Lotion should be used soon after making to ensure freshness
Make your own minty fresh toothpaste!
makes 1/4 cup
Mix all the ingredients together into a smooth paste. Store in a covered container like a small mason jar. Make is 30 day batches for freshness.