Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Dreamy Homemade Coconut-Almond Body Cream

Dreamy Homemade Coconut-Almond Body Cream

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½ cup almond or olive oil

¼ cup coconut oil

¼ bees wax or aloe vera

2-3 drops almond extract*

2-3 drops coconut extract*

1 tsp vitamin E oil**

*You don’t need these, they are technically optional, but I suggest to use them so the cream is more fragrant.

**This will help the shelf life of the cream, but it is not necessary, so you can omit it if you don’t have it.  However I suggest using it, because it also is moisturizing.

Directions: Put all ingredients in a glass jar.  I used an old empty jam / jelly jar, but a mason jar or wide open top jar will work just as well.  But, it needs to be glass not plastic.  Place the glass jar with ingredients in a saucepan with about 2-3 inches of water in the saucepan.  Put a lid on the jar, but loose, not tight.  Place on stovetop over medium heat.  Stir occasionally as the ingredients melt to combine them.  Once, all the ingredients are blended fully together, remove from saucepan.  You can either keep them in the glass jar you used to melt the ingredients or put them in another container, which can be plastic, metal or glass (I suggest glass).  However, I wouldn’t put them in a pump container, because it is so creamy it won’t pump well if at all.  

Keep in mind it’s not a lotion, it’s a cream, so a little goes a long way.  It’s great for cracked hands in this cold weather, and for knees, elbows and feet, but all over body too!

Store at room temperature for about six months to reap the most moisturizing benefits.  If you are concerned about mold or bacteria, you can add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oils or 100% witch hazel.

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