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Basic recipes August 31, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — queen frederica @ 10:08 pm

Thanks to everyone who came to watch our lotion demo at the fair over the weekend. We enjoy doing these and it’s especially fun at the fair for many reasons.. Hopefully you got your annual fix of fair food because I know I did!!

As promised, a quick beginners recipe for lotions is listed below:

Double boiler
1 Half ounce of beeswax by weight
3 ounces oil by volume (about 3/4 cup) — coconut, almond or jojoba are my favorites.
Essential oil.

1. Bring water in double boiler to a boil and keep on medium/low.
2. Melt wax Dow and stir in oil.
3. Add essential oil to container you want to pour lotion in. Enough to barely fill the bottom is a good amount.
4. Once lotion mixture is one liquid, pour into containers and let sit for 4 hours.

Feel free experiment with this as a basic recipe. The more wax you use, the harder it is. Coco or Shea butter are great to add in and give it both a silky texture and more moisturizing properties.

Lip balms are the same recipe but have a different wax to oil ratio. 1 part wax by weight to 4 parts oil by volume. Give it a try and let us know what you come up with. Good luck and have fun!

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