Saturday, January 28, 2012

~ Simple Sweet Cream ~

I forget how easy it is to make lotion until I have to make it again because we are out. In this case I used the stash we had in the house for the cow's udder, which doesn't seem to like cold weather.

4 ounces of oil: I have used almond, apricot, and castor. Castor oil is very nourishing to the skin and not quite as expensive as the other two.

2 ounces of water or milk: I used milk in the batch because it was small.

1 ounce of beeswax: the best price I have found is here or find a local beekeeper, they may have some.

10 drops of your favorite essential oil if you want. The beeswax will give it a pleasant smell without added oils.

I use a glass measuring cup in a small pot of hot water to melt the beeswax. Add oil and let cool a bit. Add essential oils and water/milk. If the beeswax hardens put it back into water to melt it all again. Pour oils into blender and whip until white and creamy. I pour mine into a small glass canning jar. Because there is no preservative in this you have to make sure your hands are clean when you dip into it. I have had the ones at the barn grow mold (its harder to keep clean hands out there) but never the ones in the house. I put the lotion slated for barn use in a plastic squeeze bottle this time so no dipping has to occur.

This is a small batch of very simple rich thick cream. I have played with this and other lotion recipes for awhile and have tweaked it to what we like the best. Skys the limit!

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