Body Cream Recipe With Beeswax

Mango butter has natural emollient, wound healing, and regenerative properties. Coconut oil is suitable for inflamed and irritated skin and has a natural Sfp of 2. My Essential oil blend with Roman chamomile, lavender and frankincense is a powerful anti-inflammatory and I must say I am in love with the natural summer like scent! This is an easy to make body cream recipe with beeswax and it can be made right in your kitchen.

body cream recipe with beeswax

Body Cream Recipe With Beeswax
 
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Ingredients
  • Oil phase: 7 teaspoons total– (70%)
  • 2 teaspoons of organic mango butter
  • 2 teaspoons of organic unrefined coconut oil
  • 3 teaspoons of organic kukui oil (or another light oil like saflower oil)
  • Water phase 2 teaspoons -( 20%)
  • 2 teaspoons of chamomile flower wateror aloe vera juice
  • Natural Emulsifier: (5 %)
  • 1 teaspoon of organic and unrefined beeswax pellets
  • EO Optional:
  • 15 drops of organic Roman Chamomile essential oil
  • 5 drops of organic lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops of organic frankincense essential oil
  • Containers:
  • You can buy glass, plastic or alluminum cream containers on mountain rose herbs or amazon.com. If you live in canada, go to amazon.ca as you will avoid hefty customs fees that way.
Instructions
  1. Add all the oils and beeswax to your double boiler or stainless steel bowl in a pan filled with water on low heat until they are melted.
  2. At the same time, combine the water phase in a pan (bain marie or double boiler) on low heat lowest possible so that it gets to the same temperatures as the oils.
  3. Stir gently to blend.
  4. Once the oils are melted, take it off the heat and start whipping with an electric mixer for a few minutes, at the same time add the water spoon by spoon.
  5. Your liquids will turn into a cream.
  6. Add the essential oils and mix well.

Keeps well for one month – always use clean hands when using the cream – a little goes a long way!

Yield: about 2 Oz

10 Comments

  1. Diane

    Hello Eve,
    Thank you for sharing your recipes.
    I have 2 questions:
    1. I have olive skin which is normal and prefer a very light moisturizer for my body. It appears all the recipes on your site are for body butters. Do you have any suggestions on how this recipe could be modified?
    2. On the other hand, my husband has fair, dry skin, so just how much bees wax is required for the above recipe?

    Reply
  2. Nancy Dowler

    Hi this is all rather new to me so where do I find Natural Emulsifier at Thank you

    Reply
  3. Beatriz Andrade

    Would I be able to add Shea butter to this recipe? I love the mango and want to keep that but can coconut oil be replaced with shea butter or can I add it in and at what percent or how much can I add?

    Thank you!

    Reply
    • Eve @ Organic Beauty Recipes

      HI Beatriz, you can replace coconut oil by shea butter (same amount 2 teaspoons) but it will change the consistency of the cream, it will make it thicker.

      Reply
  4. Paula

    What preservative do you suggest I use (if I want to keep it around for longer than stated)? I have Germal Plus, Optiphen Plus and Sodium Lactate 60.

    And thanks for offering substitutions in your recipes!

    Reply
    • Eve @ Organic Beauty Recipes

      HI Paula, all of those are chemical preservatives so I don’t recommend. Make small batches instead.

      Reply
      • Nancy

        A very close friend and I have registered a new “Allergy Sensitive” Confectionery etc. business with the proper authorities 🙂 now that our children are graduating from Homeschool. We would like to add some of my Homemade beauty products to our list of things we can sell. Are there Anyore organic or natural Preservatives you would recommend for a scrub or lotion/body butter? I understand the difference between organic and natural, and we have discussed that we find it important to be transparent with our customers while also trying to provide them the best possible product. (One that will last longer than 3 months if it has been sitting around for 2 or 3)!
        Would Citric Acid be a possible choice or would that not work or change the texture or chemical make up? Help!

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        • Eve @ Organic Beauty Recipes

          Hi Nancy, its best not to use any water content in your creams if you are selling them as they will spoil. Citrid acid is not a good idea as it will rot and also is phototoxic, can burn skin under the sun. Stick to body butter without the addition to aloe vera or water as it will spoil it too fast.

          Reply

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