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Healthy Homemade Holidays: Rose Body Butter

Ingredients:

1 cup of sweet almond oil (you can use a different type of oil, but this one doesnít leave a greasy film)

2 Tablespoons of shaved beeswax (available in most health food storesóuse an unscented beeswax tealight free of colors if you canít find plain beeswax)

1 cup distilled water or rose water (the latter is available in most health food stores)

22 drops ylang ylang essential oil

8 drops rose essential oil (if you canít find a pure rose oil or it is too expensive, substitute orange essential oil or just use more ylang ylang oil).

Directions:

In a small saucepan, shave 2 Tablespoons of beeswax.† Add the sweet almond oil and heat over low heat until the beeswax is melted and remove from heat.† Pour into a blender and slowly add the water or rose water until it emulsifies.† Add the essential oils (ylang ylang, rose and/or orange) and blend until well mixed.† Pour into the glass jars and store in the fridge for about 6 months.

Stay posted for more Healthy†Homemade Holiday gift ideas and instructions over the coming weeks.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and the upcoming book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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8:47AM PDT on Jun 1, 2012

I love making things for friends and family. Thanks for sharing!

1:10PM PDT on May 29, 2012

Thanks for posting

6:31PM PST on Jan 25, 2012

This sounds great!

12:11AM PST on Dec 19, 2011

sounds easy enough! will have to give it a try.
Thanks!

6:22AM PST on Dec 16, 2011

Thanks

9:33PM PST on Dec 15, 2011

Sorry for the multiple posts... I don't know what happened :/

9:25PM PST on Dec 15, 2011

Great questions Silver H. which is important for proper storage and use. I'm wondering if this is good for over dried shin since it's homemade. Never hurts to try anything once. Will book mark for later use. Thank you for the post.

11:27AM PST on Dec 15, 2011

Could you add Grapefruit seed extract or vitamin E so it could stay outside of the refrigerator?

11:15AM PST on Dec 15, 2011

The thought of applying a cold body butter in the winter makes shiver just thinking about it! Are there any natural preservatives that can be added to it so it won't spoil outside the fridge? What about Vitamin E? Any ideas anyone?
Thanks!

11:15AM PST on Dec 15, 2011

The thought of applying a cold body butter in the winter makes shiver just thinking about it! Are there any natural preservatives that can be added to it so it won't spoil outside the fridge? What about Vitamin E? Any ideas anyone?
Thanks!

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