Mint Body Lotion

1/2 cup mint water
1/8 tsp. borax powder
1/2 cup sunflower oil
1 tsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. grated beeswax
3-4 drops peppermint oil (optional)
Yield: 8 oz.
Mix together the mint water and the borax, stirring until well mixed. set aside.

Mixed together the sun flower oil, coconut oil, and beeswax in a glass measuring cup. Place the cup with the oils-beeswax mixture in a water bath. Heat over medium heat until the beeswax is melted, stirring occasionally.

When the wax is melted, bring the mint solution almost to boiling.

Remove the oils-beeswax mixture fro the water bath. Slowly add mint water/borax to the mixture, stirring briskly.

Allow the lotion to cool, The consistency may seem a bit thin, but will thicken as it cools. The lotion will be a pale green in color. You may add the pepper mint oil now if you wish.

Pour the lotion in to 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. Use 1 cup fresh mint (1/4 cup dried mint leaves) to 1 cup water.
 

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