Soothing Lavender Body Butter

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Either with winter’s drying winds or summers chaffing heat, dry skin is universal. We have all suffered the ill effects that the seasons have caused our sensitive skin.

This wonderful healing and Soothing Lavender Body Butter is so very easy and inexpensive to make, that you will want to prepare a large batch for yourself, friends and family as thoughtful and appreciated gifts.

We all know of Lavender’s extensive medicinal healing properties, and with the addition of this relieving sweet scent to your homemade body butter, you have a complete package of healing to apply to sensitive dry skin. (For more herbal skin preparations; herbal remedies; herbal recipes; and so much more, please check the ‘category’ section of betweenclosefriends.com)

Ingredients: 2 oz cocoa butter
2 oz beeswax pastilles
3 oz sweet almond oil
1½ tsp lavender oil

small small lidded containers

1. In a small microwave-safe glass bowl, place the cocoa butter with the beeswax pastilles.

2. Slowly melt together in the microwave by heating for 5-10 seconds at a time.

3. Remove the bowl after each heating burst, and stir.

4. When the ingredients are completely melted, remove from the microwave and stir in the sweet almond oil, blending all together well.

5. Allow your Soothing Lavender Body Butter to cool for a couple of minutes, then stir in your sweet scented healing lavender oil until thoroughly mixed together.

6. Package immediately into a small container of your choice. Enjoy this refreshing and healing Soothing Lavender Body Butter whenever your skin needs replenishing.

FYI note: Lavender is well known for its antiseptic properties, as well as its ability to ease swelling and pain (anti-inflamatory), while helping new skin cells to grow. The lavender scent alone is calming and relaxing, helping to relieve stress and ease tension. This recipe for Soothing Lavender Body Butter does double duty to soften and heal dry skin while providing a pleasing and relaxing lingering body scent.

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