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Coconut Orange Dry Skin Butter
submitted by HBN President Donna Maria
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Coconut Orange Dry Skin Butter is designed exclusively for the driest of skins -- the way mine is in the winter. It's perfect for body and I especially like to use it on rough areas like elbows and heels. The scent is a wonderful combination of fresh coconuts and orange.
- Combine the virgin coconut oil, avocado oil, orange flower wax and beeswax in a large heat proof (I use Pyrex) glass measuring cup with a pour spout. Place the mixture in a hot water bath until the waxes are almost completely melted.
If you do not have orange flower wax, just leave it out. You will not get as bright a golden color for your finished product, but the texture will be nearly the same.)
- While the waxes are heating, place the water and borax in a separate Pyrex cup and warm for about 15 minutes in a hot water bath. Stir the water to make sure the borax fully dissolves into it.
- Once the waxes are melted, remove from heat and stir with a pop sickle stick to melt the wax into the warm oil.
- After stirring the oils/waxes together to make sure they are evenly combined, begin stirring the oil/wax mixture with an electric mixer on medium speed and add the water mixture as you stir. You will see the mixture begin to thicken as you blend it. Continue mixing until until Coconut Orange Dry Skin Butter is thick and rich. This should take about 5-10 minutes at most.
- You can also add the preservative of your choice to the cream by following the manufacturer's instructions for use. If you do not use a preservative, your cream should last up to 2 weeks if you have used fresh ingredients and if you dispense it with a clean utensil (like a cosmetic spatula) and store it in a cool, dry place. Refrigeration between uses will extend shelf life. Enjoy!!
" I fell in love with this cream."
Submitted by: munkygurl
"Why is the shelf life only 1-2 weeks."
Submitted by: tosind
"Borax is not recommended for skin according to the Mule Team Borax people. It would be best to use baking soda as an alternative."
Submitted by: spookie
"This cream is amazing! And it was so easy to make! It feels great and smells wonderful!"
Submitted by: ambhardt
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