Thanks to all you folks who made it out to the great Minnesota Get Together and stopped by the agriculture building for our demo! For those of you that missed out…
I managed to not make a waxy mess at our demo and hopefully gave you an idea of how easy it is to make natural cosmetics at home. Some of you were asking for a recipe to use so posted below is a great starter recipe – I regret to inform you that I will not be giving away the secret one!
1 part beeswax by weight
6 parts oil by volume
few drops essential oil
Melt wax and oil together in double boiler, stirring occasionally. During the melting, add essential oils to container – not in the pan with wax/oil. Once oil and wax are melted together, pour into container and let sit for at least 3 hours.
If you want to make a batch to test out, I recommend using no more than 3 ounces of oil. Remember that the high the wax to oil ratio, the harder it will be. The lower wax to oil ratio, the softer it will be.