I thought I would start a new series about Simple Bath & Beauty Recipes. These are so easy to do, and so much better for your skin...a lot less chemicals. So, here is the first of a long line in the series...enjoy!
LAVENDER LOTION 1 oz. glycerin 2 tsp. oil of lavender Put ingredients in a clean glass bottle and shake well. Refrigerate. 213. Lemon cleansing Cream 1Tbsp beeswax 3Tbsp veg oil 1Tbsp witch hazel 1Tbsp lemon juice 1/8 tsp borax 6 drops lemon essential oil Over low heat, gently melt beeswax in the veg oil. Beat for 5 minutes until mixture has a creamy, smooth consistency. In a separate pot gently warm witch hazel (I infuse lavender in the witch hazel, good for the skin) and lemon juice; stir in borax until dissolved and add to cream. Beat steadily. After the cream has cooled stir in the lemon essential oil, Then spoon into jars. This is good for eliminating excess oil and smoothing wrinkles. Plus the lemon gives it antiseptic qualities. Note: Borax is available in drug and grocery stores, and is a chemical needed in making some cosmetics.
Lemon Cleansing Cream (For Oily Skin) 1 Tbsp beeswax 1 1/2 Tbsp Unpetroleum Jelly (available in natural foods stores) 3 Tbsp jojoba oil 1 Tbsp witch hazel 1 Tbsp strained lemon juice 1/8 tsp borax 6 drops essential oil of lemon Melt beeswax and unpetroleum jelly over low heat. Add warmed jojoba oil to wax and jelly mixture, blending for 3-5 minutes. Mix witch hazel and lemon juice, warm gently, mix in borax until dissolved. Slowly add this to the wax mixture, beating until cool and creamy. After completely cooled, add lemon oil, spoon into clean jar.
Lotion Bar Recipes 6oz cocoa butter 5oz shea butter 5oz aloe vera gel .5oz palm oil .5oz wheatgerm oil .5oz sweet almond oil couple of vitamin E. capsules (emptied) Your choice of essential oil I sometimes replace the palm and sweet almond oil with other oils, depending on what I have on hand, and the lotion bar still works out. But the cocoa butter, shea butter and aloe vera gel proportions should stay the same.