A double boiler
3 oz solid coconut oil
Cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer
6 oz liquid jojoba oil
1.5 oz grated beeswax
8 oz distilled water
5 tsp FGO Organic Chamomile Flowers
5 tsp FGO Organic Lavender Flowers
Infuse Jojoba Oil - In a double boiler (this can be as simple as putting a smaller saucepan into a larger one filled about 2/3 of the way with water), place 5 tsps of FGO chamomile flowers and lavender flowers. Pour your jojoba oil over the herbs and bring the water to a gentle boil. Over continuous heat infuse your oil for about 2 hours, checking frequently to make sure they do not overheat and stirring on occasion. Once thoroughly infused, strain the oil through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer and toss the herbs. Bottle if you plan on using it later. You can substitute the jojoba with grapeseed oil in a pinch.
Mix the oils - Again using the double boiler, combine 3 oz of solid coconut oil with 6 oz of your infused jojoba oil as well as 1.5 oz of grated beeswax. Let them melt together and thoroughly blend. Remove the top saucepan or bowl and let it cool to body temperature. Stir occasionally while it cools to keep the texture smooth. When the mixture is body temperature, heat 8 oz of distilled water to body temperature and pour it into a tall container. Turn your immersion blender to low, and slowly, slowly, pour a thin stream of the oil into the water.
After a few minutes a sort of cream will begin to form, don’t panic if it looks like curdled milk at first, with a little more mixing it will smooth out. Apply this lotion before bedtime to relax and help you drift off, or anytime you need relief from stress.
Recipe inspired by Every Day Roots