Beeswax Borax Lotion Recipe

DIY Lotion - Humblebee & Me great www.humblebeeandme.com. Combine the oils in a small saucepan, and melt together. Take care not to over-heat, and remove from the burner the moment the beeswax melts. Combine the water ingredients in a second pan and heat, stirring, until the glycerin and borax have dissolved, then remove from heat.

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The sort of lotion in this recipe—a beeswax/borax emulsion—is going to be much heavier, greasier, and waxier than the lotions you are likely used to using. This is because beeswax is quite heavy and waxy, and because our oil phase is really quite large. The oil phase has to be large for this sort of emulsifier as a beeswax/borax emulsion

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I think you are going to love this lotion: How to Make an Easy Beeswax Lotion. 1 c. carrier oil, such as olive oil, grapeseed oil or jojoba oil 1/2 c. coconut oil 1/2 c. beeswax (I prefer the pastilles for easy melting, if using solid beeswax use 2 oz.) 1/2 t. Vitamin E oil (or about 5 capsules cut open and squeezed out) (optional) 20 drops

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But, this lotion recipe uses beeswax, and has no water. It will keep longer without spoiling than some homemade recipes. It will keep longer …

Rating: 3.8/5(8)
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 163

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Mix the first 3 ingredients in a bowl or saucepan and warm slowly to melt the beeswax (microwave or very low heat on stove). In a separate bowl or pan warm the rosewater and stir in borax until dissolved. With a blender stick or whisk, quickly drizzle the rosewater into the oil mixture until the cream thickens.

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Beeswax and borax combine to make a non-greasy emulsifier for lotions. Emulsifiers are natural or synthetic substances added to topical skin care products -- such as moisturizing or cleansing lotions -- to prevent the ingredients from separating.

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To make thick and creamy body lotion, you can use thickening agents such as Sodium Borate, Beeswax, Xanthan Gum. Contrary to popular belief, borax or sodium borate is not a chemical product. Instead, it is a natural ingredient and frequently used in beauty items. It is a completely safe ingredient for thickening your lotion.

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So, I took a minute to better distinguish a cream from a lotion. Creams are usually about 2/3 oil part (including butters and waxes) and 1/3 water part (total water-soluble ingredients) while lotions are more 2/3 water part and 1/3 oil part. 5-6% beeswax is generally sufficient to give your emulsion enough body.

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It is a beeswax/borax combination and it takes some lab time to figure out the percentages. Too much borax and you get grit in your lotion and/or cream. Too much beeswax and you get this glob that is only good for your notes on what not to do. Some of the emulsifiers used by handcrafters range from vegan all natural to 100% synthetic.

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Mix the mint water and borax together, stir until thoroughly mixed In a glass meauring cup mix sunflower oil, coconut oil, and beeswax Place the cup with the oils - beeswax mixture in a pan with about 1 to 2 inches of waterfor a hot water bath Heat over medium heat for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally until the beeswax is melted then set aside

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How to Make Borax Massage Lotion Ingredients. 1 cup distilled or filtered water; ½ teaspoon borax powder; 2 cups rice bran oil or apricot kernel oil; 4 tablespoons of beeswax; Instructions. Put the distilled or filtered water into a large …

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Place the coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter in a mason ja (or your Pyrex bowl, if you don't have a quart jar). Put a two or three inches of water in a small pot, place the mason jar in the pot, and place over medium heat on the stove/range. Stir occasionally and keep an eye on the water.

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#2: Even Richer Beeswax Cream Ingredients: * 1/2-1 oz beeswax (the more wax you use, the thicker the cream) * 1/8 cup jojoba oil * 1/8 cup grapeseed oil * 1/4 cup lavender water or rosewater * 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin * 1 teaspoon borax Directions: + Melt the beeswax into the oils in a double boiler placed on medium heat.

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Beeswax Hand Cream Recipe Borax. January 17, 2018. Cold cream recipe organic beauty recipes homemade body lotion made with simple how to make a simple beeswax lotion why beeswax is not an emulsifier.

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Hi Jaime. The chemistry going on in a lotion is a little different than whats happening in a liquid soap, so unfortunately subbing citric acid for borax wont work. Borax works as part of the emulsfiers in a lotion recipe. One alternative you might consider would be using a pre-formulated emulsifying wax in place of the borax, beeswax combination.

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How do you make beeswax lotion?

Warm the beeswax in a double boiler until melted, add oils and mix well. Pour into a glass jar before cooled so it can set. If you want to add essential oils at this point you can.  This lotion will thicken as it cools. Coconut oil is antibacterial and softens skin.

How do you mix beeswax with lanolin and borax?

Melt the oil, lanolin and beeswax to 160 degrees F. Heat the borax and water in a separate container to 160 degrees F. Be sure the beeswax is melted and the borax is dissolved. Add the water mixture to the oil mixture while stirring.

How do you make lotion with borax?

In a separate vessel, combine the borax and water, and heat in the microwave or on the stovetop until very hot, but not quite boiling. Combine oil-mixture and water-mixture in a blender and mix on high until a thick lotion is created. Pour the lotion into a container and allow to cool completely. Store in a clean container with a lid.

How do you mix beeswax and glycerin for cooking?

Combine the water ingredients in a second pan and heat, stirring, until the glycerin and borax have dissolved, then remove from heat. As the oils cool, stir them with a silicone spatula to keep the beeswax integrated into the oils.

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