It is easy and economical to make natural honey lotion at home. You can make particular lotion from beeswax and almond oil, so it is luxurious and rich in nutrients for the skin. And it has no chemical additives. Most kitchens are already stocked with the necessary equipment, and all of the supplies you need are readily obtainable. When put into a pretty container, this honey lotion makes an attractive handmade gift.
Items you will need
- 2 tbsp. grated beeswax
- ¼ cup pure honey
- ½ cup organic almond oil
- 1/8 tsp. baking soda
- Essential oil of your choice
- ¼ cup pure spring water
- Double boiler
- Medium to large mixing bowl
- Small cooking pot
- Large spoon
- Wire whisk
- Small jars or bottles with lids
Boil water in a double boiler over medium heat. Melt the grated beeswax, and when it has completely melted, mix in the honey and almond oil.
Stir the mixture with the wire whisk. Once it is well combined and all of the beeswax has melted, take it off the stove and pour the mixture into the mixing bowl.
Dissolve the baking soda into the water in a small cooking pot. Bring it to a boil and then add it to the ingredients in the mixing bowl. Blend everything together with the wire whisk until the mixture cools, at which time it will thicken.
Using the wire whisk, stir in a few drops of essential oil. The essential oil is for fragrance, so you can choose whatever single oil or combination of oils you want. If you prefer to maintain the scent of honey and almond, several drops of almond essential oil are all you need. Add essential oils slowly, and stop when your lotion has the fragrance you prefer. Let your lotion cool.
Pour the lotion into small jars or bottles. If you are using bottles, the most efficient method of doing this is with a funnel. Replace the lids. Your honey lotion is now completely made and ready to use.
- “Natural Beauty Recipe Book: How to Make Your Own Organic Cosmetics and Beauty Products”: Gill Farrer-Halls; September 1, 2006
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