Happy Valentine’s Day!
I recently stumbled upon this AMAZING beeswax lotion recipe and turned it into a massage cream blend for my Couple’s Massage Class. I wanted to share the love and give you guys my blend so that you can make this at home! Doubling the recipe, I made enough massage cream to fill six three-ounce squeeze bottles. They fit great in a purse or your luggage (TSA-approved size!).
For a Single Batch, You’ll need:
- 1 cup vegetable-, seed-, or nut-based oil (almond, apricot, grapeseed, or even olive)
- 1/2 cup raw coconut oil
- 1/2 cup (minus 2 Tbsp) beeswax (I use the beads, since they melt a bit faster)
- 15 drops Texas Cedarwood (Juniperus Mexicana) Essential Oil
- 35 drops Rose Absolute (Rosa Damascena) Essential Oil (I used the 5% diluted in Jojoba oil. You will use MUCH LESS if you are using the pure oil)
- 55 drops of Lavender (Lavendula Angustifolia) Essential Oil
In a mason jar, combine your vegetable oil, raw coconut oil, and beeswax beads. Place the jar in a saucepan and add water around the jar (this will create a sort of double boiler. If you actually HAVE a double boiler, you can use that, too). Heat the water to boiling and stir the oils until all of the beeswax is melted. Remove from heat. Carefully remove the jar from the saucepan, as it will be hot. Every 10-15 minutes, stir the oil and wax mixture (I just used a chopstick to do all of the stirring. You can also use a hand-mixer or blender, if you don’t mind cleaning up the greasy mess). This is the base for your massage cream, so feel free to play with the recipe and add other essential oils past this point!
When the cream begins to cloud, stir in your essential oils (you want the mixture to cool a bit, or else your EOs will evaporate). Keep stirring every 10-15 minutes, that way it doesn’t stiffen up. When almost completely cooled, funnel into smaller jars, a pump bottle, or just put a mason jar lid on it!
Now you have a wonderfully moisturizing cream with a nice glide for massage that is calming and smells like love! Be sure to store it in a cool, dry place. It will keep longer if you refrigerate it. Enjoy!