Thursday, February 23, 2012

balms, and lotions, and scrubs... oh my!

Please enjoy this photo of BamBam as an apology for my long absence. 

I love  natural beauty products.  I know, you're shocked.  I love using them and I love making them. I love the fact that I'm in control of the product from start to finish, and that no harsh nasty ness is absorbed in my skin.  Plus, with the zombie apocalypse looming over our heads, its good to know how to make your own stuff for when the supply lines have been cut off.  Cause of, you know, the zombies.  (Or the fact that the country has been broken up into 13 districts and the Capitol following the inevitable demise of our  current political muck-up.  What? Yeah, so I love  the Hunger Games.  So? Doesn't make it any less true)

I found a recipe for a lotion on Pintrest that I absolutely love.  I don't remember if I linked it here before so I'm just going to type it now.


     Basic Lotion

3 tsp bees wax

3/4 c oil of choice

1c cold water or tea

Essential oil

     Melt the wax in the oil using the double boiler method, when the wax is completely melted, let cool for about 2 minutes.  While you're doing this, put the water or tea into a blender and start er up.  Slowly pour the oil/wax into the blender and put on its highest setting.  The blender will emulsify the two together. Scoop into sterile jars. Add any essential oils during the blender phase. 

     Basic Balm

1 1/2 tsp bees wax

1/4 c oil of choice

Essential oil

     Melt the wax in the oil using the double boiler method.  Once the wax is completely melted, add your essential oil.  Stir with a clean stirrer. Allow to cool slightly, once it starts to solidify, stir again, and put in a clean tin or jar.

     Sugar Scrub



Mix the two till the sugar is moist, but not soup like.  Rub onto your skin while in the shower ( don't forget to clean the shower later, or Hubby someone might slip and fall later)

So there are my three favorite recipes. Later I'll share my favorite essential oil blends. 

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1 comment:

  1. I'm still giggling over how cute Bambam is in that pic :)