20 grams Bees Wax
20 grams Shea Butter
25 grams Coconut Oil
3/8 C. Calendula Infused Oil
1/4 C. Cottonwood Infused Oil
1/8 C. Plantain Oil
2 Tbsp. Tamanu Oil
1/3 C. Rose Water
1/3 C. Lavender Tincture
10-30 drops Essential Oil of your choice
Optional Additions Include: 1 tsp Vitamin E oil or a few drops of Vanilla Extract
1. Melt the first 3 items in a double boiler.
2. Once liquefied add the next 4 items and stir till well incorporated.
3. Remove the mixture from heat and add essential oil, set aside.
4. Mix together the Rose Water and Lavender Tincture
5. Once the oil/wax mixture has cooled slightly add the Rose/Lavender mixture to the oil/wax mixture while mixing with a hand blender.
The mixture will start to emulsify and form the cream. Add to jars and allow to cool before covering. Label and use within 6 months.
This is a very luxurious moisturizing lotion. For a real herby scent leave out the essential oils, it has a mild calendula/cottonwood smell, I prefer a stronger scent plus the medicinal properties of added essential oils.
Beeswax: skin softener, emollient, humectant, antibacterial
Shea Butter: contains vitamin A and vitamin E, superior moisturizer, used to treat skin allergies, aids wound healing, increases micro-circulation to the skin
Coconut Oil: used to moisturize us from head to toe (lips, face, skin, rough hands and feet), antibacterial and anti-fungal properties make it suitable for diaper rash salve
Calendula: anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic properties, used for dermatitis, eczema, diaper rash, irritated dry skin, burns, cuts, and scrapes
Cottonwood: anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, analgesic (soothes pain) and stimulate skin proliferation, works well for certain types of eczema
Plantain: vulnerary to heal wounds, cuts, and scratches, contains epidermal growth factor and may be used to repair damaged tissue, treat bruises
Olive Oil: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, used in cases of psoriasis and atopic/contact/seborrheic dermatitis.
Tamanu: promotes the formation of new tissue, accelerates wound healing, cuts scrapes, burns, bites, acne, psoriasis, eczema, sunburn, dry skin
Rosewater: astringent, anti-inflammatory, aids redness, cooling, tightens capillaries, removes dirt from clogged pores
Lavender: antiseptic, used to treat burns, fight infection, treat acne, helps to regenerate skin cells, accelerate wound healing and reduce scar formation