I have a kid with crazy allergies. All nuts (including almond) and COCONUT. It is hard, if not impossible to find a natural lotion without almond oil or coconut. Don't get me started on lip balm or lip gloss.
After searching for years it finally dawned on me, after seeing a friend blog, that I could actually make this stuff myself. To be honest, it just never occurred to me. When I was working it would have been difficult, but now it is doable.
A few weekends ago big L and I decided to test run the lip gloss we are going to give away at her spa birthday party. I figured while I was at it I might as well try some body butter and make a face moisturizer as well. Those will be in later posts.
Vanilla Lip Gloss
recipe modified from the book Eco Beauty
1 teaspoon grated beeswax
1 teaspoon cocoa butter (we substituted, the original recipe calls for coconut oil)
1/8 teaspoon vitamin E oil
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
Basically you melt your beeswax and cocoa butter in a hot water bath.