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DIY Lotion Bars
I absolutely love making my own DIY lotion bars. They are easy to make, inexpensive to make and are all natural. Plus, with summer coming up, they help to sooth sunburnt skin.
Another great thing, is this recipe is completely customizable! You can add color, fragrance and even different types of oils and butters, just remember that it always equal parts beeswax, oil and butter. I prefer not to add any fragrance to these though, they smell like chocolaty heaven with the shea butter!
Equal Parts of the following:
Beeswax * I like the pellets because they melt quicker and no cutting!
Almond, Olive or Avocado Oil
Mold * I love silicon molds because it makes it easier to get the lotion bars out.
You have two options here, the double boiler or microwave option. Both are the same process, but I find the microwave is easier.
Give the beesewax a head start in the melting process because it does take the longest. Melt beeswax in a microwave safe bowl in 20 second bursts, stirring in between each burst. If using a double boiler, allow the beeswax to start to melt before adding in shea butter and oil.
After the second burst, add in the shea butter and oil.
Continue to melt in 20 second bursts until completely melted.
Pour into a mold of choice, you can use silicon, old deodorant container, or even an Altoids box.
Allow to cool for 1 hour or until completely opaque and hard.
Be sure to check out all of the other DIY Beauty products that we have made!