It’s almost December and I live in Toronto, Canada. That means that my skin is hating its life right now and it’s only just the beginning of a long, long winter. Up until now I’ve been getting by with occasional moisturizing using my homemade body butter but I find it too greasy for consistent everyday use. Enter this recipe. This quick and easy lotion is light and non-greasy. If you use it after a shower it soaks right into your skin and the best part is there are only 3 ingredients!
What you need:
- 3/4 cup liquid oil (I used sweet almond oil but you can use one or a combination of several oils such as avocado, jojoba, olive, argan, coconut etc.)
- 3 tbsp grated beeswax
- 3/4 cup luke warm water, herbal tea or rose water (I used water)
- 5-10 drops essential oil (optional: I didn’t use any)
- food processor
Step 1 – Combine oil and beeswax in a double boiler until melted.
Step 2 – With water in food processor, turn on high.
Step 3 – Pour oil mixture into food processor VERY slowly. The goal is to emulsify the liquids. Once you’ve poured all of the oil into the water you should be left with a creamy lotion.
Step 4 – Transfer lotion into a glass jar or other container with lid. Can store at room temperature for about 3 weeks.