This is a wonderfully smooth and rich homemade beeswax hand lotion and body butter. My wife made this and she and my daughters all love it. It is quick and easy to make. My wife said one jar lasts her six months.
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup beeswax (I prefer the pastilles for easy melting, if using solid beeswax use 2 oz.)
1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E oil (or about 5 capsules cut open and squeezed out) (optional)
20 drops (approximately) essential oil (optional)
Combine olive oil, coconut oil and beeswax pastilles into a pint sized canning jar. Put this jar into a saucepan and fill the saucepan with water until it comes 3/4 of the way up the canning jar, being careful not to get water into the oil mixture. Put on the stove over medium/low heat. Heat and stir occasionally until melted. Let cool to room temperature either by leaving out or quicken the process by putting into the refrigerator. During the cooling process, put a fork into the jar and stir vigorously every 15 minutes or so. Once at room temperature, add in the Vitamin E and essential oil. That’s it. You have lotion!
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