Melt your beeswax and oil in a "double boiler". In this case I used a mason jar in a pot of hot water. Melt until it's all homogeneous.
In your blender or food processor, start mixing the water and aloe vera gel. We're going to emulsify! Science is so cool!
Sorry this picture is terrible but it shows that while you're mixing the water and gel, SLOWLY add you oil and beeswax mixture until it's all incorporated. Add your essential oil very last. I did about 20 drops of Serenity just because I like the smell. Here are a few suggestions:
Helichrysum - Natural UV Blocker
Lavender - Tissue Restorer and Insect Repellent
Melaleuca - Antibacterial
Frankincense - Age Spots
Geranium - Analgesic, Antiseptic
For ease with filling your bottles, put the mixture in a plastic bag and cut a corner off, instead of a funnel.
Put your lid on and you're done! This recipe makes enough for two small bottles (4 oz?). I didn't check the size of my bottles when I bought them. Put on a cute label, if you'd like.
The first time I made this, I only put 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup aloe vera gel and it was more of a lotion bar than liquidy lotion. So, I bumped the water up to 3/4 cup.
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