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beeswax recipe

I am so excited. Tenzing Momo not only sells really, super cheap essential and fragrance oils (a 2oz. bottle of Sandalwood there is $30, which a 1/4 oz. dram at Traveler's was $25), but beeswax, dead sea salts, and all kinds of herbs and spices. And they're right down the street. No more buying this stuff online for me!

That said. I needed beeswax recipes and went a-hunting!




Coconut Butter Body Moisturizer ( Good for wind and sunburned skin )
Ingredients
2 tablespoons beeswax
2 teaspoons distilled water
4 oz. cocoa butter
4 tablespoons sweet almond
2 tablespoons coconut oil

Melt the beeswax over low heat with the water. Spoon in cocoa butter and blend. Gradually blend in oils. Pour into glass jar.
The lotion will thicken as it cools.

Body Lotion
This is a great recipe that does not spoil easily without the aid of refrigeration. It makes about 2 cups of lotion.

1 cup of aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon of lanolin 1 teaspoon of pure vitamin E oil
1/3 cup of coconut oil
1/2 ounce of beeswax
3/4 cup of almond oil
Up to 1 and 1/2 teapoons of essential oil of your choice or more to prolong scent

Place aloe vera gel, lanolin and vitamin E oil in a blender or food processor. Place coconut oil and beeswax in a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup, microwave on high for 30 second and stir. Repeat in ten second blocks until fully melted.

Stir in almond oil, reheating if necessary. Run blender at low to medium speed, then pour in melted oils in a thin stream. As the oils is blended in the cream will turn white and the blender's motor will begin to grind. As soon as you have a mayonaise-like consistency, stop motor, add essential oils and pulse blend. do not overblend Transfer cream to glass jars while still warm because it thickens quickly.
This recipe was found in the Winter 97 issue of Handcraft Illustrated Magazine. The article was written by Amy Jenner

Sweet Lavender Ointment

4 ounces sweet olive oil
3 to 4 ounces beeswax
1 ounce cocoa butter
15 drops vitamin e oil
25 drops lavender oil

Combine the sweet olive oil, beeswax, cocoa butter and heat thoroughly in the top of a double boiler. Remove from the heat. Add the vitamin e, lavender oil and beat well. Pour into salve jars and allow the mixture to cool before covering.

Basic Lotion Bar
From an email from Patti's Pleasures

Ingredients:
3 ounces beeswax
2 ounces cocoa butter
3 ounces sweet almond oil

Melt and mix all ingredients thoroughly. Mold into desired shape.

LIP GLOSS
2 teaspoons beeswax
2 tablespoons, sweet almond oil or coconut oil
5 drops essential oil (such as orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, coconut or mint)
2 drops vitamin E capsule
(optional: to tint, up to 1/4 teaspoon lipstick)

Melt the oil and beeswax together. Remove from heat. If coloring, stir in the lipstick. When the mixture has cooled to lukewarm, stir in essential oil and the vitamin E. Transfer to a small container.
Stir occasionally while cooling . If a thicker gloss is desired, increase the amount of beeswax. (Experiment with other additions such as baking chocolate, crushed peppermint candy, cocoa butter, vanilla bean, oil of cinnamon, oil of camphor or eucalyptus for soothing chapped lips, wheat germ oil, etc.
Add oil-based ingredients to the oil phase, and water-soluble ingredients to the water phase.) This is a great way to use up leftover or too-dark lipstick.

Almond Oil/Honey Lip Balm
8 oz. sweet almond oil
1.5-2.5 oz. beeswax
1 t. honey

Melt almond oil and beeswax together in a pyrex measuring container. Whisk in honey and pour into containers.

Flavored Lip Balm
2 tsp. beeswax
7-8 tsp. light oil (sweet almond oil, castor, jojoba oil)
1 tsp. honey
5 drops flavoring

Melt oil and beeswax until wax is melted. Remove from heat and add honey. Blend thoroughly, stirring constantly. Add flavorings and put into containers.

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gegenschein
Jan. 19th, 2007 11:22 am (UTC)
That is so awesome! I need to get some beeswax, too!

I got some oils yesterday and got mason jars (finally) and have started making my first blend! It has lemongrass, ginger, fern, myrrh, osmanthus, rain, and earth in it. It reminds me of a rainforest.
hermintage
Jan. 19th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
It was a $1.50 for 1 oz. of beeswax if you want to me to get you any.

And oooooh, that sounds really nice. I plan to work on some more maybe this weekend. :) I want to go back for some myrrh and some other "smokey" kinda scents since it was so cheap!

I think I have decided that I'm going to offer scents in maybe three or four different categories: liquid perfume, solid perfume, lotion or creme, and then probably lip balm. At least to start. :) Because those are all really easy to make!
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