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Age-defying Body Butter CBD Cream

Jojoba seed oil is great on its own for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, by plumping up your skin. When you add other age-defying infusions and essential oils, you have strong natural partners that help you maintain healthy glowing skin.
Total Time 1 hr

Equipment

  • large pot
  • containers

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup jojoba seed oil
  • 1 tbsp grated beeswax (or beeswax pellets) (You can replace beeswax with soy wax or sunflower wax if you want a completely vegan body butter)
  • 2-3 tbsp shea butter
  • ¼ cup dried rose petals (or replace with 3-5 drops of the essential oil)
  • 3-5 drops carrot seed essential oil
  • ¼ cup dried lemongrass (or replace with 3-5 drops of the essential oil)
  • 1 dropper CBD hemp oil (optional)
  • Beetroot powder (optional)

Instructions
 

  • If you are working with dry herbs, start here. Otherwise, skip to step 45.  Combine the jojoba oil, rose petals, and lemongrass in a small glass or metal pot. (Metal is not the best for essentials oils– and aluminum can be downright toxic).
  • Place the small pot in a larger pot filled with water. (You can replace this method with a double-boiler if you have one.)
  • Heat on a low simmer for an hour or two. Check the water frequently in order to make sure it doesn’t evaporate. Add more to the pot if necessary.
  • After an hour, remove the ingredients from the heat and let them cool.
  • Once the oil has cooled, strain the leaves and debris out with a cheesecloth or thin, porous scarf. I tend to just grab a scarf from my top drawer– or silky-feeling t-shirt that I no longer wear.
  • Heat the jojoba seed oil, CBD oil, shea butter, and wax at the top of a double boiler– or use the heating method described in step 1 with two pots.
  • Heat the ingredients until the wax melts.
  • Stir in the essential oils.
  • Add a sprinkle of beetroot powder and stir if you’d like to add some color to your formula.
  • Pour the melted salve into containers.
  • Allow to cool before closing the lid on the container, so you do not trap condensation. Oil does not spoil, but water can create mold.
  • Once cooled, the product should have a butter-like consistency.
  • Store in a cool dark place. No refrigeration is needed.

Notes

Once you get this recipe down, we invite you to experiment with adding cocoa butter, coconut oil, and other essential oils to make your own variation. You’ll be amazed at how many beauty recipes you can make.
Application
Apply small amounts of the product to your face, lips, and hands. Since this formula is oil-based, it is best to use it on your face at night.
Keyword Body Butter, CBD Cream