Well I recently cleaned some beeswax from our bees and I had just enough to whip up a small amount of body butter. I've been wanting to make some sort of lotion for a while now and we just so happened to have all the ingredients so I gave it a shot. It's actually super easy and there are many ways to modify the recipe. You can create your own custom scent with whatever essential oils you would like.
Homemade Body Butter
- 1 Part Oil (Coconut, Almond, Jojoba, Olive, Avocado, or a combination)
- 2 Parts Water
- 1/4 Part Beeswax
- 1/4 Part Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter or Mango Butter
- Drops of Essential Oil
1. Melt Beeswax, butter and oils together in a double boiler.
2. After the mixture cools a little, add water and essential oils and use a hand mixer to blend. It will take a while for everything to start whipping up.
There are so many ways to make this recipe. You could infuse your oil with herbs first,. You could use rosewater in place of the water, which is what I did. And then you also have to decide between the butters and oils. I'm going to be ordering some shea butter or mango butter because I have cocoa butter and it's scent is just way too strong for me. Also, our body butter has a very yellow tint, and most of the ingredients were very yellow. Your body butter may be more white depending on what combination you use. Let's just say I will be experimenting with this recipe until I get the perfect scent.