Quick Guide to Lotions and Potions
water, alcohol, witch hazel or vinegar. Thicken with flour to make the poultice easier to handle and apply.
5 oz herb infused olive or grape seed oil
2 oz herb infused water
1 tsp (approximately) beeswax -shave or grate before use
3-5 drops essential oil, if desired for fragrance or effect
Remove cream, while still warm, into clean containers and leave open until completely cool. Label each jar with contents and date, be sure to note the date your herbal oil especially if it is much older than your cream. Store in a cool, dark place; should stay fresh for 6 months to a year. Sniff before using and look for mold after 6 months. If the oil and water separate, just stir before using.
3 oz. skin oil (almond, olive oil or another oil)
2 oz. Rosewater (or herb water of your choice)
5 drops oil of rose
5 drops essential oil of your choice
Melt the solid oil in a double boiler. Add the oil and Rosewater alternately, a bit at a time, stirring continuously. Remove from heat. Add essential oil and stir in completely. Pour into a 6-8oz. bottle. Shake almost continuously until cooled.