Dry, Dry, Dry…where is that Lotion?

Do you have dry skin? There are certain times of the year that mine gets worse and I am not sure why. Certainly can’t be the humidity in Florida as it is incredible today and rains just about everyday. I decided to combine my healing salve with lotion to see if that would help with the dry skin problem. So I was up early digging out the cauldron, herbs, oils and various wands and potions.

I couldn’t find my hat so fear the recipe may not work as well as it would if I had the hat. I am quite superstitious about my apparel.

I went to the cupboard to find all the ingredients I needed for the lotion. I started with a little over a cup of oil and put that in the top of my cauldron(double Boiler). I added a handful of calendula flowers and about a quarter of a cup of lavender. The amount will vary and you can choose more lavender if you want a stronger aroma. Simmer this mixture for several hours 8-10 is optimal. Then strain the oil through a cheesecloth a couple times to ensure all the herbs are gone. Measure out 1 full cup of infused oil and add four tablespoons of beeswax pastilles to the top of the double boiler and melt them into the oil.

Once you have a nice mixture, remove from heat and add 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil and 10 drops of a Citrus Oil. I use Young Living Lavender Essential Oil. If you want to try it you can order it by signing up with my number 1903324 to become a member. You don’t have to join the MLM monthly order to just order a single oil. Just sign up with my group and you can order whatever you may be interested in. If at a future time you decide it is something you want to do you can always sign up for essential rewards. For the citrus I like orange or tangerine but you can also use Lemon which my granddaughter loves.

Pour all of this mixture into your mixer bowl or blender. I heat the bowl(my mixer bowl is metal) so the mixture won’t stick to the sides. I then blend this on high slowly adding 1 cup of tepid water. I have used both the blender and the mixer and either will work. Whip the mixture until it is light and fluffy and all the tepid water is well mixed with the oils.

Pour into jars for storage