Coconut and Orange Flower Body Lotion:
This creamy lotion is extremely nourishing for the body, particularly dry skin. It is solid at room temperature but melts as you massage it into your body.
What you will need:
50 g / 2 oz coconut oil
60 ml / 4 tbsp sunflower oil
10 ml / 2 tsp wheat germ oil
10 drops of orange flower essence – this can be interchanged with a flower essence of your choice such as rose or lavender.
What to do:
Place the coconut oil in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water. Once it has melted, stir in the sunflower and wheat germ oils.
Leave to cool, then add the orange flower essence and pour into an airtight jar, label and date. It will solidify after several hours.
Use and enjoy your homemade body treatment.
* Wheat germ oil is rich in vitamin E which protects skin cells against premature aging. Coconut oil is rich and moisturising.