As you head into the weekend, I hope that you will take some time to relax and rejuvenate. A bit of time to reward yourself for the hard week that is past, and to prepare yourself for the week to come. To that end, I have just the multipurpose product for you to make! And, once made, it will last a while, so it is a gift to yourself that keeps giving! What am I talking about? A bath butter that pulls double duty as a solid perfume. How is this possible? Well, while this butter easily melts in the tub, creating a highly moisturizing and skin softening, it is stiff enough to be applied to the pulse points, offering wonderful scent and some on the go skin softening. It may sound a bit crazy, but why not smell good while moisturizing and why not moisturize while smelling good? With this neat recipe you can have it all!
You will need;
2 ounces beeswax
2 ounces jojoba oil
2 oz sweet almond oil (may use apricot kernel oil)
1/2 ounce EO blend
Heat the beeswax in a double boiler, over medium heat, until melted. As soon as it is completely melted, remove from the heat and add in the other oils, adding the EO last. Mix well and then pour into containers. You may use tins, small glass jars, plastic, as long as it is meant for high heat, or tubes. I like to put some of mine in the twist up tubes for ease of application, these I carry in my purse. While some I put into jars for the bedstand and the bathroom. Once poured, leave them sit on the counter until they are set, usually several hours.
As for using; When bathing, just scoop some out and toss it into the warm, running bath water. As soon as it warms it will melt like butter. Just exercise caution upon entering and exiting the tub, as it may be slippery.
When using as a perfume balm, rub onto skin at pressure points, behind the ears, and/or any rough patch of skin needing soothing.
With care, this recipe generally will last about one year. Make sure to store this product out of direct light, and remember that it will melt in heat. If it does, just set it aside to re-set, or pop it in the fridge to speed up the process a bit. Also, care must be taken to not introduce water into the product at any time. So make sure that it is stored with the lid tightly placed, and that you never use wet fingers to scoop out the product. Introducing water, even a drop, will introduce microbes that tend to grow nasty things.
As for the fragrance, you certainly can use whatever EO, or skin safe Fragrance oil that you like best. (If you do choose a FO, remember that many carried in the big box stores are not meant to be used on the skin, and can cause serious harm if used for this recipe.)
For a peaceful, calming, feminine scent, try this blend; 5 drops rose, 2 drops vanilla, 1 drop clove or all spice.
Of course orange blossom is always a sweet, pick-me-up scent. And, if you mix that with a drop of vanilla you get that dreamy, dreamcicle fragrance. Mix it with a drop of all spice and you will get a complex, dreamy, somewhat sexy fragrance.
Whatever you choose to scent with, I know you will enjoy this soothing, moisturizing, smell good balm, no matter how you use it!