Posed By Mid Stutsman (Goshen, IN, USA) midspoint.com
Easy home skin care using just a few all natural ingredients.
The creamy version has coconut oil, shea butter and jojoba oil, plus a couple of drops of peppermint and lavender oil. I use it for an all-over hand and body lotion. And because of the healing properties of shea butter, I also use it to relieve sore joints.
The solid version has bees wax, cocoa butter and coconut oil along with peppermint and lavender oils. It makes a great lip balm and cuticle softener, which also leaves my nails shiny. It has also been used, successfully, on eczema, cuts and scrapes and mosquito bites by my grandchildren. Our seven-year-old granddaughter has eczema on her elbows and this clears it right up! Nothing else they have tried has worked as well.
For the creamy version, whisk together equal parts of coconut butter and shea butter, and then add enough jojoba oil until it is the right consistency. I add a drop or two of lavender oil and peppermint oil. It absorbs quickly, and the fragrance is lovely.
For the solid lotion, melt together equal parts of pure bees wax, cocoa butter and coconut oil and add a few drops of lavender and peppermint oil. Have your *containers ready when it’s all melted, it will harden quite fast after it’s poured.
Making these lotions is fool proof. I don’t measure, so experiment and find the right amounts for how much you want to make at a time. I would say the shelf life could be up to 6 months, (mine don’t last that long) so it’s best to make small batches at a time. Also, try different essential oils to create your own unique fragrance. And Enjoy!
*I use little plastic containers found in the travel section of most major pharmacies and chain stores.