Earlier this week we talked about my new face scrub, how’d you like it? I hope it went over well, because today I’ve got a body and face moisturizer for you!
And boy does this concoction make for some soft skin! Gentle enough for your face and lips, yet strong enough for your toughest dry spots. It’s pretty thick, but soaks into your skin nicely and doesn’t leave an oily feeling behind.
The beauty of this recipe is that you can play around with different ingredients and scents. For a more body butter texture, try adding or substituting shea and/or cocoa butter. Or experiment with whipping the mixture in a blender. I had almond oil and almond extract at home already, so that’s what I used. Vanilla extract would smell yummy too!
ALMOND BEESWAX BODY & FACE MOISTURIZER
Sourced from Wellness MamaIngredients 1/2 cup sweet almond oil(you could also use olive oil) 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup beeswax (I used pellets)
1 tablespoon almond extract
Add about an inch of water to a medium saucepan. Place a glass jar or wax pouring pot (what I used) upright in saucepan, then add oils and beeswax. Heat through, stirring occasionally, until melted and thoroughly mixed. Remove from heat and immediately add your scent, mixing well. Pour into your storage container (I used an 8 oz glass canning jar) until completely cooled.
Because of the ratio of room temperature liquids (almond oil + almond extract) to solids (coconut oil + beeswax), it is pretty firm at room temperature, more of a pomade. In the summer, when the house is warmer (or hot like ours since we don’t use AC), it may melt, which is okay. When melted, it’s obviously not as thick so a little goes a long way. To use when it’s solid and thicker, lightly rub with your fingers and it will melt onto your finger tips (for small applications like lips or hands), or use the back of your finger to scrape off larger chunks for full body use.
UPDATE: after using this for a few weeks now and feeling how thick it is, I prefer to use it as a spot treatment for dry hands, feet, knees, elbows, etc. I mixed up a smaller batch adding in a little olive oil which thinned it out and works wonderfully for everyday, full body use.