Recipes

Here are some basic recipes that you may want to play around with.

Cream recipe

1 cup oil
¼ oz (3 Tbls) beeswax
1 cup distilled water, warmed to about 100 degrees
30-50 drops essential oils
2 vit. E capsules or ½ tsp. T50 (vit. E)
(For extra preservation: ¼ tsp Rosemary Oil Extract (ROE)

Carefully melt beeswax in oil. On stove, use a double boiler. In microwave, use short lengths of time, checking frequently. Add vit. E or T50.

Put water in blender (always put oils into water). Remove center of lid. Turn blender on, SLOWLY add oil/beeswax blend to water. Should start to thicken about ¾ of the way through. Add essential oils. Finish adding oil mixture. Pour into jars. Shelf-life is about 2 or 3 months, longer if extra is refrigerated.

Instead of water; hydrosols, tea or aloe juice can be substituted.

Lotion recipe

1 cup oil (try sunflower, jojoba, shea butter and olive. Or any combination)
4 Tbls beeswax

2 cup distilled water (hydrosol, tea, aloe juice) warmed to about 100 degrees
(For extra preservation: 1 tsp. Potassium Sorbate)
½ tsp–1 tsp. Aloe powder (1-2 T. gel)
30–120 drops essential oils (1-2 tsp. cellulose or xanthan Gum – Maybe)
2 vit. E capsules or ½ tsp T50 (vit. E)
(For extra preservation: ¼ tsp. Rosemary Oil Extract (ROE)

Put oil and beeswax in a heat safe container. Add ROE, vit. E or T50 to oils.
Carefully melt. On stove, use a double boiler. In microwave, use short lengths of time, stirring and checking frequently.

Warm water. Put water in blender (always put oils into water). Add aloe, potassium sorbate if using. Remove center of lid. Turn blender on, SLOWLY add oil/beeswax blend to water. Blend 5–10 minutes. Let rest 15-30 minutes. Blend again several minutes. (If desired, add 1-2 tsp. cellulose or xanthan gum while blender is running.) . Add essential oils. Pour into bottles.
(Oils can be added to each bottle as it is being filled (fill about ½, then add oils. Shake really well). Shake well.