Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I just made a fresh batch of lotion bars in preparation for another Minnesota winter. These bars are great for elbows, knees, and feet. I've used them pretty much anywhere other than my face. Here's another simple recipe that is just measure, melt, mix, and pour.
Your basic proportions will be really easy on this recipe. 1:1:1. I used roughly 1/3 cup of each ingredient to make 4 bars.
1 part oil
1 part butter
1 part beeswax.
Essential oils if desired
I personally prefer shea butter and coconut oil for this recipe.
Melt ingredients over a double boiler. Once melted, continue to heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add essential oils if desired. Quickly pour into molds* and allow to cool for several hours. Store in container of your choice.
*I use a silicone muffin pan for this and any molded other project. I ordered some 4 oz tins from Mountain Rose Herbs to store my lotion bars.