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 first 3 items in a double boiler.
2. Once liquefied add next 4 items and stir till well incorporated.
3. Remove the mixture from heat and a 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 damage 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, bits, acne, psoriasis, eczema, sunburn, dry skin
Rose water: 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