Magic Moisturizer
  • 2 oz raw cacao butter - shredded
  • 2 oz virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil
  • 1 oz good quality beeswax - shredded
  • 4 oz any good quality, virgin, cold pressed oil like olive, avocado, almond (or a mix of a few)
  • 1 oz cold-pressed jojoba oil
  • 1 tablespoon cold-pressed calendula oil (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vitamin E oil
  • 9 oz distilled water
  • about 80-100 drops of any mix of essential oils of choice (see above for more on essential oils)
  1. Melt the cacao butter, coconut oil, and beeswax on a double boiler. Remove from heat. Mix in the rest of the oils and vitamin E. Once you remove this mixture from the heat, it might start solidifying quickly, especially if you're in a cool temperature room, so act fast and prepare for the next step in advance.
  2. In an upright blender, start blending the distilled water on low. Slowly pour in the oil mixture, turn up the speed to medium-low, and blend until it emulsifies, about 1 minute. Add the essential oils and pulse to combine. Take care not to over-blend.
  3. Transfer to (preferably glass) containers with air-tight lids. Keep in a cool, dark place up to 2 months or refrigerated up to 4-5 months. I like to keep a small batch of the moisturizer out in my bathroom for quick access, and the rest in the refrigerator, which will keep the moisturizer fresher for longer. The moisturizer softens at room temperature and hardens when refrigerated.
The quality of ingredients really matters for this moisturizer, so strive to use organic, cold-pressed, virgin, and unrefined ingredients.
Recipe by Golubka Kitchen at