Winter can create havoc on my skin, and having super hard water makes it even worse! I love having lotion to rub on my hands, legs, and back but really detest the idea of having all sorts of chemicals to deal with. So, me being ME, I decided that it couldn’t be that hard to make my own soft lotion. So, here’s my recipe for skin softening lotion!
I started with 1/4 cup of beeswax pastiles, and 1 1/2 cups coconut oil melted together in a pint jar in a pan of simmering water.
Once completely melted, take out of the water, stir gently, and allow to cool.
As it is cooling, keep inserting a fork into the lotion, and “whip” it every so often. I went every 5 minutes, because I am OCD like that. 🙂
I then added 10 drops peppermint essential oil and 10 drops lavender essential oil, and whipped. Cover, and to use just scoop some out othe jar! I figured this pint sized jar will last me about 2-3 weeks, since my whole family uses it.