I made lotion a couple of weeks ago and despite it not turning out quite perfect, I am more than happy with it. The only ingredients in it are olive oil, beeswax, water, and essential oils. Totally my kind of thing, the less ingredients the better right?
One of my favorite things about it is it's mild enough to use on my face but moisturising enough to be used all over too.
The recipe is from Making It and the only thing that went wrong is that the water didn't totally incorporate into the beeswax/oil mixture. This means that every time I use some water beads up to the top. According to the troubleshooting in the book, all I have to do is reheat the lotion and whip it again. I decided to just leave it this time and hopefully I don't have that same problem next time.
I got my beeswax at a farmers market last summer. Huge block of it for next to nothing. It might just last me forever.
I don't have a double boiler so I just took a couple of square blocks of wood that Trav made me and placed them in a pot with water and put a Pyrex measuring cup in. The blocks keep the Pyrex from touching the bottom of the pot, which keeps it from cracking and the beeswax/oil mixture from burning.
Next up I plan to try their version of body butter, and some deodorant.