Creamy Cocoa Butter Lotion for Face and Body

This non-greasy, deeply moisturizing and hydrating Creamy Cocoa Butter Lotion leaves skin very soft and silky.

| January/February 2013

Coconut oil in wooden spoon and a coconut

This Creamy Cocoa Butter Lotion is made with a variety of natural oils, including coconut oil.

Photo By Fotolia/Joanna Wnuk

This non-greasy, deeply moisturizing and hydrating cream doubles as a fabulous after-sun cream. It leaves skin very soft and silky with a light, velvety “orangesicle” scent. No refrigeration of this product is required if it’s used within 30 days. If stored in the refrigerator, please use it within 3 to 6 months. For more on keeping your skin hydrated naturally, read the original article, Natural Moisturizers for Winter Skin Care.

Cocoa Butter Creamy Lotion for Face and Body

• 7 tablespoons soybean, almond, apricot kernel or macadamia nut oil
• 2 tablespoons beeswax
• 2 tablespoons coconut base oil (extra-virgin, unrefined)
• 1 tablespoon cocoa butter
• 1 teaspoon anhydrous lanolin
• 9 tablespoons distilled water
• 2 teaspoons vegetable glycerin
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 30 drops sweet orange essential oil
• 20 drops tangerine or sweet orange essential oil
• 20 drops vanilla essential oil

1. In a small saucepan over low heat or in a double boiler, warm the base oils, beeswax, cocoa butter and lanolin, until the cocoa butter and beeswax are just melted. In another pan, warm the water and vegetable glycerin.

12/9/2014 8:13:45 AM

The article states "Turn the blender on medium and slowly drizzle the water, glycerin and borax mixture through the center of the lid into the vortex of swirling fats below" in instruction #3 but there is no borax in ingredient list. I'm thinking this is a typo and should read 'beeswax' but sometimes borax is used in formulation so could you please data check this. Lots of ingredients in this to have it not work correctly in finished product. Also, I know from working with recipes adding water/liquids to oils it is very important to have ingredients at exactly the same temps for your finished product to be smooth and lustrous so if you're making this be aware of that. Thanks for taking a look at the recipe and correcting if necessary.

12/11/2013 7:42:54 PM

In the directions for 'Cocoa Butter Creamy Lotion' you are directed to: add water, glycerin, and BORAX to the mixture in the blender. Borax is not among the list of ingredients.

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