How to Make Beeswax Lotion

by Genae Valecia Hinesman ; Updated September 28, 2017

Beeswax is commonly used in many self-care products. It has a particularly long history in being used as a base for creams and ointments designed for use on the skin. Beeswax lotion can be prepared quickly and easily in less than an hour and is ready to be used immediately.

Items you will need

  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Double boiler
  • Jojoba oil
  • Shea butter
  • Glycerin
  • Beeswax
  • Grater (optional, but recommended)
  • Wooden spoon
  • Mixing bowl
  • Rose water, orange water or lavender water
  • 100% pure aloe vera gel
  • Essential oil blend (your choice)
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Eyedropper
  • Large jar with a lid (2 cup capacity)
Step 1

In a double boiler, combine ¾ cup of jojoba oil and 1/3 cup of shea butter.

Step 2

Add 1 tsp. of glycerin and ½ oz. of beeswax.

Step 3

Stir with a wooden spoon until evenly melted and well combined.

Step 4

Pour the beeswax lotion base into the jar. Allow it to thicken as it cools to room temperature.

Step 5

Add 2/3 cup of the floral water, ½ cup aloe vera gel, 10 drops of the essential oil and 5 drops of vitamin E oil to the contents of the jar. Stir the beeswax lotion well with your wooden spoon for up to 3 minutes to completely disperse all of the ingredients throughout the lotion and to yield a thick, creamy texture. Replace the lid on the jar and store at room temperature. Your lotion is now ready for you to enjoy.

Tips

  • It is recommended that you use a grater to grate the beeswax as you add it to the double boiler to make the melting process quicker and easier.

Warnings

  • Keep a close eye on the beeswax mixture as it melts. Beeswax is highly flammable. Turn off the stove if you are interrupted to prevent an accidental fire.

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About the Author

Genae Valecia Hinesman, former banking executive, entrepreneur and fashion model, began writing professionally in 2002. She is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Southern California where she studied business, finance and exercise physiology. Her articles featured in Living Healthy: 360, Life 123, the American Chronicle and Yahoo Voices.