merry-making: day three

For the body - moisturising massage bars with pure organic beeswax, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, ground vanilla bean and a hint of calendula, lavender and cloves. these are very easy to make.

(for six muffin-sized bars)
1 cup grated pure beeswax
1 cup solid pure coconut oil
2 tablespoons sweet almond oil or argan oil
1/2 tsp ground vanilla beans**
2-3 drops of calendula oil**
2-3 drops of lavender oil**
pinch of ground clove powder**

**any of these can be substituted with the essential oils and dried herbs of your choosing**

in a small saucepan melt beeswax and coconut oil until liquid - stir in almond oil and remaining ingredients. pour into silicon muffin moulds (or any shape you like) or into non-stick muffin tins that have been greased with almond oil. Let bars cool and set - about 2 hours. Un-mould bars and test on the back of your hand (if you like). You can use them as a a body moisturiser or specifically for massages! They will release oil at body temperature against the skin.