24-Karat Gold Silk Body Butter

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    A luxurious homemade body butter.

    24-Karat Gold Silk Body Butter

    – Makes 1 application

    Ingredients

    * 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

    Directions:

    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.

    The Author:

    Recipe provided courtesy of the National Honey Board. http://www.honey.com

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