Saturday, February 1, 2014

Half assed lotion -- try # 1

Crumble up/knife shave some beeswax into the bottom of a 2 cup measuring cup
Drizzle in some calendula infused olive oil to get to around 4 oz
Put in a spoonful of shea butter

Stick the whole thing into a pot of water like a double boiler
Heat until mostly melted
Pour in a few ounces of aloe juice and drip in a dropper full of vitamin E oil
Heat whole thing until melted

Allow to cool for a bit and then transfer the whole thing into my immersion blender container.
Put 6 drops of geranium oil on top and let sit for a while.
After the oil on top of the aloe juice forms a soft skin on the top, blend with immersion blender for a few minutes and then let it sit for a while more.

It didn't turn out well. I don't know why I thought it would. The aloe sat in beads in the lotion, it had a bizarre consistency, and it got moldy really fast. That was a serious bust.