My love affair with Egyptian Magic in all forms continues with this lovely Egyptian Magic lotion. The classic bee ingredients are blended into a creamy emulsion to make a rich lotion that smells of pollen and is just lovely.
Classic Egyptian magic is a balm of beeswax and olive oil (pomace) enriched with honey, pollen, propolis, and royal jelly. With all those healing bee goodies it’s no wonder this balm is a favourite for healing, moisturizing, and soothing. It is, however, rather thick and a touch greasier than some people might like for during-the-day moisturizing.
Enter this lovely lotion—it marries all these awesome things in a lighter, lotiony form by emulsifying in a good measure of water to make for a quickly absorbed lotion that delivers a serious dose of moisture along with all the classic bee goodness.
Like all lotions it comes together quickly—all you have to do is warm the two parts and whisk them together. I do recommend adding a preservative to this one thanks to all the bee goodness (mmm, bacteria dinner!), and be sure to store it in a pump top bottle to extend the shelf life as long as possible.
Egyptian Magic Lotion
4 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
While the oils are melting, combine the honey, propolis, pollen, water, and royal jelly (if using) in a small glass measuring cup and gently warm through.
Once the oils have melted, add the water mixture. Heat through to ensure everything is melted before removing the pan from the heat. Whisk the mixture as it cools—it will thicken into a nice white cream (the thickening may take a few hours or days if you are using a different emulsifying wax than emulsimulse/ritamulse). I love this whisk—it’s wonderfully sturdy and a great size for this much lotion.
Add your broad spectrum preservative—follow the usage amounts suggested by the manufacturer of the specific preservative you use. Some preservatives will also have specific instructions for adding them to the lotion, so be sure to look at those as well.
Whisk in the essential oil (if using) and preservative and decant the mixture to a 120mL/4oz pump-top bottle before using.