The first was a DIY eye make up remover ~ its awesome
Equal parts of fractionated coconut oil (fco) and water
1/2 the above amount of witch hazel
25 drops Lavender Essential Oil
(On the fco water and witch hazel, I did 2 tbsp. each of the fco and water and 1 tablespoon of the wh)
I didn't take a picture because a pic of a bottle of clear liquid is not real exciting. But I love this stuff ~ will definitely be replacing my old make up remover with this. Very soothing and easy to use ~ I squirt it on the little cotton rounds. I got this recipe from my friend Kim, in Mississippi!
The next is DIY- Moisturizing Lotion Bars (from doTERRA)
2/3 cup beeswax
1/2 cup coconut oil (not fractionated)
1/2 cup cocoa butter
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil (got at Walmart)
15 drops doTERRA oil (I used citrus bliss ~ 20-25 drops would have been better)
*Measure all ing., except for Essential oil in a large glass jar (used a quart canning jar)
*Place jar in saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of boiling water
*Stir ingredients till combined (its takes a little while for the beeswax to completely melt)
*Once, melted, remove from heat. Let rest 3 minutes.
*Add essential oil and stir.
*Pour mixture into a silicone mold.
*Let mixture harden 2-3 hours. Wrap in plastic wrap and store in container until ready to use.
*Rub lotion bar on skin for extreme moisture.
|the jar is ready for the boiling water|
|The ingredients ~ I used beeswax pellets because they are supposed to melt faster|
|the ingredients are starting to melt|
|for the 2nd batch I put a crocheted dishrag on the bottom of the pan, kept the jar from rattling in the water!|
|all melted and ready to pour|
|I got this cute owl mold of wish ~ for little lotion bars|
|Got this mold off wish too ~ both work well ~ this one is a little too big|
*These do not feel greasy. I just rub it on my skin and it absorbs pretty quickly.
*Using 15 drops of oil is not enough scent ~ as Amy said "she can still smell the beeswax".
*In the summertime, you may have to refrigerate these, coconut oil melts at the 70 degree range ~ not sure what it will do in this mixture.
Both recipes are a keeper! I have used both daily since I made them! Bonus ~ there are no ingredients that I don't know what they are!