If you are a swimmer and in particular if you are someone who loves to swim in the sea, you are going to love this!
Post Swim Cinnamon, Clove and Black Pepper Warming Balm
20 drops of Clove
15 drops of Cinnamon
5 drops of Black Pepper
7 oz of Body butter, made as follows:
1 oz (28 g) beeswax
2 oz (60 ml) jojoba
2 oz (56 g) cocoa butter
2 oz (56 g) coconut oil
Fill the cooking pot about one-fourth of the way with water and bring it to a low, simmering boil. Place the Pyrex measuring cup in the pot so the water heats the outside of it and the handle is hanging over the edge of the pot. Leaving the handle outside of the pot will prevent it from getting so hot that it burns your hand. The water shouldn’t be boiling so strongly that it splatters into the Pyrex cup. Add the beeswax to your Pyrex first. It will take the longest to melt since it’s the hardest ingredient. Once your beeswax is melted, add the jojoba. Your melted waxes may resolidify a bit, but they’ll melt again quickly. You can stir your blend gently with your glass stirring rod or the handle of your spoon. Add the cocoa butter and melt. Add the coconut oil and melt.
While the body butter is melting over the stove blend the essential oils drop by drop in a small bowl. Then pour the essential oil blend into the melted body butter, and carefully pour the melted mixture into glass jars.
Use after your swim to help you warm up.