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Total Time
22mins
Prep 11 mins
Cook 11 mins

This recipe is posted by request. It's from the book:Natural Beauty At Home by Janice Cox.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 18 teaspoon borax
  • 14 cup distilled water
  • 12 cup almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated beeswax
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract (optional)

Directions

  1. Dissolve the borax in the water in a glass measuring cup.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Mix together the oil and beeswax in another glass measuring cup.
  4. Place the glass cup in a pan of water (about 1-2 inches of water), making a water bath.
  5. Heat the oil-beeswax mixture in the water bath over medium heat until the beeswax is melted, stirring occasionally.
  6. This takes 10 minutes.
  7. When the wax is melted, bring the borax-water mixture almost to a boil.
  8. This can be done by putting the glass cup in the microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.
  9. It can also be heated on the stove top in a water bath.
  10. Remove the oil-beeswax mixture from the water bath.
  11. Slowly add the borax-water mixture to it, stirring briskly.
  12. You can also put the mixture in a blender and whip.
  13. Allow the lotion to cool completely.
  14. Stir the almond extract into the cooled lotion if you would like more of an almond scent.
  15. This lotion will thicken as it cools.
  16. Pour the lotion into a clean container with a lid.
  17. To use: Massage a small amount into your skin.