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Tingly Mint Body Lotion Recipe
1/2-cup mint water (see note below)
1/8 tsp. borax
1/2 c. sunflower oil
1 tsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. beeswax
3-4 drops peppermint oil (optional)
Mix together the mint water and the borax, stirring until
well mixed. Set aside.
Mix together the sunflower oil, coconut oil, and beeswax
in a glass measuring cup. Place the cup with the oils--beeswax
mixture in a pan of water (about 1 to 2 inches of water),
making a water bath. Heat over medium heat until the beeswax
is melted (8 to 10 minutes), stirring occasionally.
When the wax is melted, bring the mint solution almost to
boiling (put the glass cup with the mint water/borax in the
microwave on High for 1 minute, or use a water bath on the
Remove the oils-beeswax mixture from the water bath. Slowly
add mint water/borax to the mixture in the blender and whip.
Allow the lotion to cool completely. The consistency may
seem a bit thin, but it will thicken as it cools. The lotion
will be pale green in color. You may add the peppermint oil
now if you wish.
Pour the lotion into a clean container with a lid. To use,
massage a small amount into your skin.
Note: Mint water is made by boiling fresh or dried mint leaves
in water and then letting the mixture cool. Strain off the
mint leaves. I use 1-cup fresh mint (1/4 cup dried mint leaves)
to 1-cup water.
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