This recipe was submitted to us by one of our Facebook friends, Kristi Robinson. This is what she says about this recipe:
“I make a body balm that is great for dry hands/feet year round. I make a large batch to share with others, so this recipe should be scaled down to fit personal needs. Melt 2 oz. coconut oil, 2 oz. shea butter, and 2 oz. beeswax in double boiler. I add in 5 drops vitamin E oil, 20 drops lavender essential oil, and 20 drops patchouli essential oil after the first ingredients are all melted. Then pour it into twist-up tubes (0.5 oz.–2 oz. size) .”
If you are wanting to give this away to friends and family this holiday season, feel free to follow Kristi’s recipe above. Or, if you would rather just make a little bit for yourself and a couple other people, we scaled down the original recipe and included it below.
Moisturizing Body Balm
- 1/2 Tbsp. (6 g) Coconut Oil
- 2 tsp. (9 g) Shea Butter
- 1 Tbsp. (5 g) Beeswax
- 3 drops Vitamin E Oil
- 5–8 drops essential oil (we used 1 drop myrrh, 1 drop patchouli, and 5 drops lavender)
- 3 Small Deodorant Containers
- Melt the coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax in a double boiler over low heat. Note: you can create a double boiler by placing the oils and beeswax in a heat-proof glass dish, then placing the dish in a pan filled with an inch of water.
- Once completely melted, remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. Stir in vitamin E oil and essential oils.
- Transfer liquid to deodorant containers, and allow to cool completely.
- To use, twist up and rub on skin as needed.
Note: the easiest way to clean up is to wipe as much of the oil/beeswax as possible off all dishes with paper towels before washing with hot, soapy water. Feel free to rub the leftover lotion on your skin before cleaning up!
If you want a larger lotion stick, just double the recipe and put it in a full-sized deodorant container.