Herbal Lotion

If you enjoy creamy, pump-from-the-bottle lotion, this is the one for you! Deep skin cream does melt in extreme heat, but as this one is already in a liquid state and placed in a container that holds liquid goods, its a win-win!

The density of this lotion depends on the amounts of beeswax added and the thickness of oil used. Almond or olive oil will make for a thick, heavy lotion while avocado and apricot kernel oil make a pleasantly light texture.

Infused oils make for a lovely lotion, particularly if you wish for a light scent but don’t use essential oils! Stronger-smelling herbs (peppermint, lavender, thyme, rosemary, etc) make a gentle aroma, while mild herbs will hardly be noticeable.

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Finished Product in a 8 oz Squeeze Bottle

Herbal Lotion

  • 1 C oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbs beeswax
  • 1/4 water
  • essential oils

Directions:

  1. in a double boiler melt beeswax under low heat.
  2. Add oil to warm. Make certain the two are thoroughly warmed and wax is liquid.
  3. Pour into a blender and set at lowest speed. Slowly, very slowly add water until gone.
  4. Blend the finished product at one speed faster for several minutes to make certain emulsification takes place.
  5. At this higher speed, add essential oils drops if desired.
  6. When through, pour into pump-bottles or container of choice.
  7. Let cool before capping with lid. Note: if you skip this step, liquid from condensation may cause lotion to mold.