Skin so soft you’ll want to…eat it?

In addition to the amazing all natural cleansers I had posted earlier today, I have a great recipe for a moisturizer. After pampering your skin with the fruit of the earth, soften it up with ingredients that are reminiscent of a fancy smancy dessert.

Vanilla-bean moisturizer

3 tbsp cocoa butter
2 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp vitamin E
3 tsp apricot kernel oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp vanilla beans
1 tsp beeswax
4 tbsp emulsifying wax
1 1/2 cups filtered water

The Vanilla Beans are really more of an addition to the smell, not really any addition to the nutrient value of the effects of the moisturizer.

Using a double-boiler on medium-high heat (a bowl over a pot of boiling water, as you would when melting chocolate), melt the cocoa butter, beeswax, coconut oil, apricot kernel oil and emulsifying wax. When all is melted, gradually pour in the filtered water while whisking the mixture, either quickly by hand or with an immersion blender. This solution will get thicker when it cools, so make sure that its slightly more liquidy than you would prefer, it will change. Remove from heat, then add vitamin E, vanilla extract and vanilla beans, stirring until blended. Let cool for a few hours and scoop into a tightly sealed jar or pot.

Thats it. You’ll never run out to buy the Oil of Ole again!


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