Return to The Healing Kitchen!
We are half way through January! It has been a grey month for sure but lets take our minds back to the garden and the fragrant flowers of the Spring. The healing flowers and plants collected last Summer were dried and stored; ready for use in the Healing Kitchen.
The cold weather brings about some dry skin and we know we’re not alone here. You can spend so much on healing lotions and body butters. Some of the lotions are full of weird chemicals and if you read the ingredients of some of them, you wonder why you would be spreading it all over your body.
So we go back to Val’s Healing Kitchen!
Making homemade body treats may seem like a huge undertaking, but really it is just like baking any kind of treat. Following the recipe, you’ll find that you can make some amazing gifts for friends and family that are safe and free of harmful ingredients. All of the items listed in the recipe were found at local grocery and health food stores. If you run into any problems finding ingredients locally, Amazon will definitely provide!
Lotion Bars 🙂
Val’s dried flowers were put to use in these Lavendar & Calendula Truffles. Although the ingredients are all edible…they may not taste as good as they smell. Use the lotion truffle as a moisturizer for skin, lips and hair. Simply apply to the skin as it will melt as you begin to massage it in.
- 45 grams (1.5 ounces) beeswax
- 114 grams coconut butter (4 ounces)
- 114 grams shea butter (4 ounces)
- 114 grams cacao butter (4 ounces)
- 1/4 cup dried lavender flower buds
- 1/4 cup dried calendula petals
- In a double boiler over medium-heat, melt the beeswax, coconut, shea and cacao butter. Set aside.
- Evenly distribute the melted butters into small truffle molds (I used a 3 tbsp capacity heart shaped mold from Ikea).
- Evenly sprinkle dried flowers to each individual truffle.
- Allow to cool completely before removing from molds. I usually place the trays into the fridge while I work on the rest of the bars.
- If you want to make plain truffles, you can omit the flower petals.
As tempting as they are to eat…and they won’t hurt you, I would just use them for a delicious moisturizer!