Aura Cacia Recipes
Protecting Lavender and Lemon Eucalyptus Summertime Body Lotion

The summery scent of lavender infuses this naturally protecting DIY body lotion.

Ingredients
1 cup sweet almond oil or  apricot kernel oil
3/4 ounce beeswax
1 cup lukewarm water-based liquid like green tea, hydrosol, rainwater or aloe juice
3/4 teaspoon lemon eucalyptus essential oil
3/4 teaspoon lavender essential oil
35 drops grapefruit essential oil
25 drops geranium essential oil
Directions
1. Measure beeswax and sweet almond or apricot kernel oil into a Pyrex cup or bowl.
2. Place in a simmering hot water bath and heat until beeswax is melted.
3. Allow the mixture to cool until lukewarm and hazy.
4. Place the lukewarm water-based liquid in a blender. Note: A pinch of Sodium Borate (Borax) dissolved in the water prior to blending will help emulsify the mixture and prevent separation.
5. When the temperatures of the oil and water are comparable, turn on the blender and add the oil in a thin stream.
6. Blend until a cream develops.
7. Blend in the essential oils and store in a jar in the refrigerator.

Ease of Preparation: 6 or more ingredients

From: Aura Cacia Aromatherapy

Benefits
Energizing, Refreshing

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