You start out with a liquid oil like olive oil or like what I used grapeseed oil you need 6 ozs of this. Pour it into a glass measuring cup with a handle. Then add 3 ozs solid oil like coconut. Place in a pan of water and start heating it up to melt the solid oil add to this 1 oz beeswax. Stir to help melt the wax.
While this is melting measure out 9 oz of water. I added the essential oil to this, but you can add the oil at a later stage.
Bring oils and wax to room temp. It will start looking opaque as it cools, stir it while its cooling. I put it in a bowl with a couple of ice cubes and cool water.
Bring the 9oz of water to room temp and slowly add oils to water while mixing on high with your blender.
You have to keep mixing on high or the water and oils/wax mixture won't combine. Keep mixing till it turns a creamy color.
After this I tired the scent and added for essential oil to it. It smells like lemon cream pie and we could almost eat it. :0)
We are thinking of other ways we could use things to make our own lotions. Like oatmeal....
That is what I did today as well as Yguy making chain mail like the Knights of old wore. Well, not as big and elaborate, but still fun. Learning new skills is so much fun!