1 Cup Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup Beeswax
Melt all of these in a glass jar, placed in a small saucepan of hot, but not boiling water.
The beeswax I used came in 1oz bars that had to be grated. When I measured it out, 1 bar = 1/2 Cup.
Once this has melted completely, remove it from the heat. Continue stirring every 15 minutes. Once it has cooled to room temperature, add the following optional ingredients:
1/2 tsp. Vitamin E oil
20 drops of essential oils
2 tsp. cornstarch
The cornstarch doesn’t appear in her original post, but if you follow the link to her labeling download, she makes a comment that the cornstarch seems to cut the “greasiness” of the lotion. I will go ahead and add it because greasiness is just not sexy.
I am choosing to add some tea tree and lavender essential oils. I love the two scents and they are both known for being cleansing and antibacterial.
I used Vitamin E Oil from a bottle, but if you’re using Vitamin E tablets, you’ll need to cut open approximately 5 of them to equal the 1/2 tsp.
An added note about Vitamin E Oil: During my daily radiation treatments I was warned that I would experience burns on my skin. It was suggested that I apply Aloe and/or Vitamin E directly to the area being radiated to help it heal each day. Since I’m allergic to Aloe. . . I know, I know. . I’m the only person on the planet who is allergic to Aloe. . .I just used the Vitamin E oil, twice a day. The Dr. said I healed, each day, better than the average patient. While I know some of that is genetics and I tend to heal quickly, I will attribute credit where it is due.
I’ll let you know how it turns out. I’m pretty excited!
Next up – deodorant