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Friday, January 30, 2009

Body Butter

This is great to use on dry, chapped hands. It's also great for feet - put some on at night before bed and cover your feet with socks - your feet will be nice and soft the next morning.

1/2 pound beeswax
generous 1/2 cup almond oil
generous 1/2 cup hazelnut oil
3 drops peppermint essential oil*
6 drops lavender essential oil*

Heat the beeswax in a double boiler until melted. Heat the almond oil through the lavender oil in a separate double boiler until warm.

Place the warmed oils in a large bowl. Slowly add the melted beeswax, whisking constantly until blended (this is easiest with a hand-held or stand alone mixer). Continue whisking as the mixture cools. The end result should be soft, something like mayo, and be able to spread easily. If while cooling it looks like it will be too hard, add a little more oil a tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached.

*For a different scent, play around with different essential oils.


Jennifer said...

Where do you get your beeswax?

Erin said...

I buy it from Amazon, but you can get it at health food stores too. Some stores will special order it for you if you ask them.