Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My Fave Lotion

I LOVE this lotion. it is my absolute fave! The basic recipe is from Rosemary Gladstar's book, Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health. There are so many different ways to personalize this cream. Here is the way i make it.

2/3 cup distilled water
1/3 cup of aloe goo (i use fresh leaves, skin them and smash them)
a couple drops of EO (i don't usually add any, i like it scent free)
dropper full of vitamin E
Mix these together

1/4 cups each of oil infused with lavender, one of chamomile and one of calendula
1/3 cup of coconut oil
1/2-1 oz of grated bees wax, amount depends on the season.
1/4 tsp lanolin, i use this just in the winter. if you have an allergy you can skip
Combine these ingridients in a double boiler. when all are melted, pour into blender. allow to cool. when the oils are cool, they will be creamy, whitish and semi solid. turn blender on the highest setting (you may want to use the lid at first). slowly pour the waters into the oils, listening as you go. the sound of my blender changes when the lotion is done.