Recipe by Roosie
Hypoallergenic lotion from Natural Beauty at Home by Janice Cox.
Top Review by badlymade
I made this a few months ago and found it a bit thin and too greasy for my skin which needs quite a light moisturizer. However, I showed it to my girlfriend who has the driest skin on the planet and she loves it. I just whipped up a second, larger batch as she's panicking about getting to the end of it. Re. the lotion not thickening... A modification I made this time was how I whipped it up. I gave it a good going over with a hand blender until it split. The let it cool in a bath of water, went back to it once it was cold and it emulsified to a really thick cream with loads of tiny bubbles in it. Took a bit of patience, but it is the consistency of E45 this time. Very pleased. Going to try using stearic acid instead of the borax next time to make it a bit more natural. This is not a daily moisturizer for everyone, but if you have dry skin it's awesome.
- 1⁄2 cup grapeseed oil
- 1 tablespoon grated beeswax
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1⁄8 teaspoon borax
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix together the grape seed oil and beeswax in the top of a water bath and heat gently until beeswax is melted.
- In a separate vessel, combine the borax and water, and heat in the microwave or on the stovetop until very hot, but not quite boiling.
- Combine oil-mixture and water-mixture in a blender and mix on high until a thick lotion is created.
- Pour the lotion into a container and allow to cool completely. Store in a clean container with a lid.
- To use: massage into your skin as with any moisturizer.