Here’s another homemade skin care standard to go along with our lotion bars, sugar scrub, and lip balm, this time a recipe for a general purpose ointment. It is made of shea butter, avocado oil, beeswax, calendula and rooibos extracts and aloe vera, all of which are known for their soothing, protecting, and healing properties. The ingredients can be found online at most soapmaking suppliers. Here is the recipe:
1 oz. shea butter
1 oz. avocado oil
1/2 tsp. beeswax
1/4 tsp. each calendula and rooibos extract
1 tsp. aloe vera gel
Here are the basic ingredients:
Weigh shea butter and avocado oil. Ew. Dust scales.
Melt shea butter and beeswax in double boiler or small pan in larger pan of hot water on the stove. Take care not to overheat shea butter and to cool it quickly after all ingredients are blended or it may become grainy. If this happens, it won’t ruin the ointment, it just effects the feel of it. The graininess melts at skin temperature. Remelting it at low temperature and quickly putting it in the fridge to cool will smooth out the grains.