DIY Beeswax Lotion
Beeswax is used in many health and beauty recipes. In fact, skin care tops the list of common beeswax uses. Creating your own natural products is one way to ensure the integrity of the ingredient list. Try this DIY beeswax lotion recipe for extremely dry skin.
Crafting with beeswax and other natural oils is a great way to make your own products. You may save money over purchasing ready made commercial items.
This is especially important when you have family members with allergies. If you have an allergy to one particular ingredient, it is easy to substitute another.
In fact, you can experiment a bit with any recipe until you get the consistency you desire. That is one of the beauties of working with these ingredients. They are very forgiving.
You will find many diy lotion recipes out there. Each one is very similar, but the exact ingredients vary a bit.
My favorite lotion recipe for extremely dry skin uses beeswax. Because this beeswax lotion recipe has no water, it will keep longer than some homemade lotion recipes.
How to Make Beeswax Lotion
- 1/8 cup (46 grams) coconut oil
- 1/8 cup (20 grams) beeswax
- 1/4 cup (92 grams) sweet almond oil
- 1 TBSP (5 grams) shea butter
- 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil
- your choice essential oil
Instructions for Beeswax Lotion:
Using a double boiler, melt the beeswax, coconut oil and shea butter. This is best done in a double boiler instead of the microwave.
We want to slowly melt all the materials. The beeswax will be slowest to melt. Do not leave unattended – stir occasionally.
Once the beeswax is melted, it is time to add the sweet almond oil. Again, let the oils warm for a few minutes and stir well.
Once everything is combined, remove the top pot from the double boiler set up. Now you can add the vitamin E oil and any essential oil that you wish.
Essential oils are strong. For this recipe, I use only a small amount of Lavender essential oil (approx 1/2 tsp) – you may choose a different oil.
After a quick stir, we are ready to pour the finished product into storage containers. If you are using plastic containers that may not be able to stand up to the heat – allow your mix to cool for a few minutes.
Another great option is a wide mouthed jelly jar or similar container. Now, the finished beeswax lotion must be allowed to cool for a few hours.
Now our homemade lotion with beeswax is ready to use. Be advised, this mix is too thick to pump through a regular lotion bottle.
The texture will be firmer than petroleum jelly but not as hard as a lotion bar. It is a heavy oily lotion and you should only need to use a small amount.
Store in a sealed container. Because it has no water, it will last for several months without spoiling.
I love making homemade products with honey and beeswax that is harvested from my beehives. I hope you will enjoy creating your own products too!