Rose Body Lotion:
This recipe gives a rich, creamy lotion. If you prefer a runnier, more liquid texture, increase the amount of water in the mixture by 30 ml / 2 tbsp.
What you will need:
45 ml / 3 tbsp distilled and boiled water
5 ml / 1 tsp beeswax or emulsifying wax
30 ml / 2 tbsp emulsifying ointment
25 ml / 5 tsp apricot kernel oil
20 ml / 4 tsp cold-pressed sunflower oil
10 drops of rose essential oil
What to do:
Melt the beeswax and emulsifying ointment or wax with the apricot kernel and sunflower oils in a double boiler. Remove from the heat once the wax has melted and stir well.
Add the hot or recently boiled water, slowly whisking as you do so. Keep whisking until the lotion cools then add the rose oil.
Pour the lotion into a dark glass jar, date and label. Store in a cool place.
*This makes an ideal gift so double up your quantities and give some to a special person.