Almond Oil Lotion

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READY IN: 22mins
YIELD: 8 oz.
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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

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