(Makes 30 ounces)
As this lotion contains water, it should be refrigerated in warm weather.
4.5 oz coconut oil
1.5 oz emulsifying wax
16 oz distilled water
8 oz glycerin
10-15 drops essential oil (optional)
In a microwave safe bowl, combine the oil and wax. Microwave for about two minutes or until melted. (This can also be done in a double boiler on the stove if you prefer to not use the microwave.)
Heat the water in the microwave or on the stove until simmering.
Combine the water, oil/wax mixture, glycerin and essential oil, if using. Stir thoroughly.
Pour into desired bottle(s). 4 ounce mason jars work really well; then store the rest in a bigger jar in the refrigerator.