Pour avocado oil into your sterilised glass jar, followed by the beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter (if these come as buttons just try and pack these into a measuring spoon as best as possible), and optional oil for extra healing properties. Stir to combine. Put the jar into a pot filled with cold water until it reaches 3/4 of the way up the jar. Do not get water in the mixture as this can cause it to spoil. Heat the water on a medium-low heat, stirring every few minutes until the mixture has melted. This will take approximately 10-15 minutes or until the mixture is clear again. Remove the jar from the pot of water. Leave it to cool, while stirring it vigorously every 15 minutes with a fork.

You can either leave the mixture in the original jar or spoon it out into smaller sterilised containers. If you want it to set faster you can place it in the refrigerator. It will return to a solid state due to the cocoa butter. Removing it from the refrigerator and leaving it at room temperature will allow it to soften so that you can spread it easily as a moisturiser.

The shea butter in this moisturiser helps it absorb into the skin quickly, and a little goes a long way. The cocoa butter gives this a light, pleasant scent which also masks the normal ashy smell of shea.

Because this is best left at room temperature it is far more portable than other recipes we have made.