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Pineapple-Infused Face Lotion

1 c. avocado oil

1/2 c. pineapple cores and skins
3 tbsp. beeswax

1/2 c. sweet almond oil
1/2 c. water
4 drops ylang-ylang essential oil
10 drops lemongrass essential oil
4 drops lavender oil

Put your pineapple bits in a small pot (1 quart is fine).

Add your oil on top.  Simmer it gently for about an hour on low heat.

Strain the oil into a measuring cup.  Add your beeswax.  You may need to put it back on the stove to completely melt, depending on how quickly you get the beeswax in after straining.  I did.  Return it to your measuring cup when it’s melted, though.

Add your sweet almond oil now (fill measuring cup to 1 1/2 cups).  Let this mixture cool until it’s just warm.  It will get all gloopy and thick.  Then, pour it into the blender.

To this, add 1/2 cup filtered water.  Then, add your essential oils.

Start blending this, turning it up to about medium speed.

This part is really neat.  You can see how the bottom is white, while the top is still yellow.  As it incorporates, it becomes thinner and whiter like that.  You may need to get a spatula and scrape down the sides, so that all the oil gets blended in.  Then it looks like this:

It smelled so good…kind of like fruit punch.  I sort of wanted to eat it.  Except I didn’t really…I just wanted some fruit punch. :)  I wonder if I got some actual lemongrass and made tea from it and blended in fruit if that would be like fruit punch?  Hmm, ideas….
Anyway, pour this into a jar and scrape it all out.  It will thicken as it cools and sits, and be a very creamy lotion.  This makes about a pint (16 oz.).
The blender will be hard to clean.  Add hot water and soap and blend it on medium.  Pour it out and repeat a few times, then run it through the dishwasher.  Mine is better now.  :)



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