This recipe made a nice lotion, although quite greasy; it’s great for bedtime use, but a bit too greasy for daytime.
½ c grapeseed oil
½ c coconut oil (unrefined will smell coconut-y)
6 cocoa butter wafers, or ½ oz cocoa butter
1 tbsp rosehip seed oil
1 tbsp vitamin E oil
3 tbsp beeswax pastilles, or 1 oz beeswax (use less for a thinner lotion)
¼ c. aloe vera gel
¼ c rose hydrosol (rose water)
1-2 tsp fragrance oil (optional)
10 drops Peru Balsam essential oil (optional)
In a glass pyrex bowl (at least 4 cup size), combine the grapeseed and coconut oils, cocoa butter wafers, rosehip seed and vitamin E oils, and beeswax. Heat over boiling water until melted and mixed together. Remove from heat and allow to cool thoroughly, about ½ hour; you may speed the cooling process by using the fridge for several minutes.
Meanwhile, measure the aloe verbal gel and rose hydrofoil and combine. To combine all ingredients, use either a hand mixer or blender; if using a blender, pour the melted and cooled oils into the blender pitcher and gradually add the aloe vera mixture in a slow steady stream. If using a mixer, do the same thing, pouring slowly while mixing.
Keep mixing/blending until the mixture is thick and creamy, anywhere from a few minutes to 10 or more minutes; the consistency should be like a thick pudding. At the end of the mixing, add the fragrance and Peru Balsam oils, if using.
Pour the finished lotion into containers and allow to cool completely before putting on the lids. Keep in a cool place, out of direct sunlight; the lotion should last for several months.