A luxurious homemade body butter.
24-Karat Gold Silk Body Butter
– Makes 1 application
* 1/2 cup pure honey
* 2/3 cup Shea Butter, (can substitute Cocoa Butter)
* 3 Tablespoons wheat germ oil
* 2 teaspoons grapefruit seed extract, optional
* 3 drops sandalwood oil, optional
* 2 to 3 sheets 24-karat gold leaf
Blend honey, Shea Butter and wheat germ oil until completely mixed. If using Cocoa Butter, soften in a double boiler or microwave. Add grapefruit seed extract and sandalwood oil. Crush 2 to 3 sheets of 24-karat gold leaf until almost powder consistency and add to mixture. Apply to clean, damp skin. Let absorb completely before wearing clothing.
Recipe provided courtesy of the National Honey Board. http://www.honey.com