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Body Butter

1/4 cup of distilled water
1/8 tsp of borax powder
1/2 cup mineral oil (can replace with castor oil)
1 tsp of coconut oil
3 Tbsp grated beeswax
15 drops of fragrance oil
(makes 8 oz)

Boil water and add borax powder, stirring till dissolved. In a seperate heavy
saucepan over low heat, add mineral oil (or castor oil) coconut and beeswax and stir
until wax is dissolved. Once oils/beeswax mixture is melted and beeswax completely
melted, add borax/water solution a few drops at a time while oil is in motion, either
being stirred briskly with a wire wisk, or while the blender is engaged....if you add
this too quickly you will not end up with a properly emulsified cream and it will want
to seperate. Continue stirring until the mixture becomes a thick cream and has cooled
to room temp. (about 10 min.) spoon into wide mouth jar and close.
Expected shelf life is about 1 year to make body butter more solid, add an extra Tbs
of beeswax.