I see people in Perfect Blog World, and Pinterest, who hand-craft their lotions and potions with such fervour that each particular handmade beauty lotion comes either in a vintage sweet tin, with printed labels (self designed, naturally, for you to download! free! for your use!) or a speciality bought proper tinted glass potion pot that probably cost ten times more than the ingredients for the actual handmade potion. And there isn't a spill or bit of slopped beeswax in sight!
Well, you'll have to forgive me and my rustic, penny-pinching, redneck ways. I use old jam (and coffee) jars (me so sexy). And I cellotape labels on. If I can find labels and a pen to write with. Some might be written in crayon. But pretty much all come with spills and splodges and designer-label free. I know. I should know better this far into the blogging gig...
Anyway, the Handmade Healing Salve is still responding to the morse code SOS that my eczema flare ups spell out... Saving Our Skin on a daily basis (it's amazing, truly), and the emails I've been getting (thankyou) seem to suggest you seem to like it too.
It really is going down a treat with the boys, especially the midget who now self-medicates his cuts and dry hands by reaching for the jar whenever he sees the need. But even though it borders on being a miracle, it's still quite hard to apply to large areas of the body say, after a bath. I needed a lotion, a healing lotion with a thinner consistency to allow larger surface area use. This pretty much meant beeswax had to leave the building - it does harden any potion up quite a bit, and so I dabbled around in the kitchen and eventually came up with this :: the Healing Salve LOTION.
So, again, the recipe here for you all to benefit from.
Handmade Healing Eczema Lotion
1 Cup Distilled water
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1/2 Cup (Vegetable Based) Emulsifying Wax
1 (heaped) Tablespoon coconut solid oil
16 drops Lavender Essential Oil
16 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
Using a double boiler mix all the ingredients and stir until melted. Pour into a jar, label with date.
If you would like to use this as a facial moisturizer then leave the tea tree oil out (the smell might not be what you want on your face) or use as a night cream.
And there you have it. Simple but amazing.
Back tomorrow with a couple more handmade beauty lotion recipes to add to your collection! Enjoy!
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