Basic Body Butter Bars

Monday, April 27, 2015

Body butter bars are by far the coolest moisturizing product I have ever discovered (besides whipped body butter of course).  Used like soap, these bars are perfect for personal use without the hassle of of tubs and tubes of lotion.  Lush has made body butter bars famous, but they're produced by many other handmade body care companies.  Even better, these babies are so easy to make at home with the right ingredients!!!

I have been looking for a body butter bar recipe for what feels like ages.  I've finally worked one out that isn't too greasy, but still offers the moisturizing qualities you'd be looking for in a body butter bar.  The best part is that this can also be used on your hair!

To make it, you will need:
1 cup Shea butter (for moisture and to help your bars solidify)
1/3 cup coconut oil (for light moisture)
1/3 cup olive oil (for moisture)
1/4 cup grated beeswax (your solidifying agent)
2 tablespoons castor oil (for moisture)
20 drops of essential oil (optional, I used lavender)

Heat safe dish
Pot/stove/water (double boiler)
Muffin tin
Muffin tin liners

Prep Time: 20-30 minutes (depending on the amount of heat you are using)
Total Time: 1.5 hours

 1. Place all oils and butter in the heat safe dish, and melt over the stove top in a double boiler.  I suggest starting with your beeswax, and then as that is melted halfway, add the rest of your ingredients to avoid overheating or burning them. After the oils and butters are melted, add your fragrance if you choose to use any.

 2. Prepare your muffin tin with liners.  I didn't have a muffin tin, so I just used a round plastic dish, however I do suggest using a muffin tin or a silicon tray.

3. CAREFULLY pour melted oil and butters into the muffin liners, and set in the refrigerator to harden for one hour.

4. Remove from liners.

And that's it!  I had some leftover mixture, and decided to pour it into a container.  This is the perfect size and consistency for a lip balm.

Hope you enjoyed this DIY!  Cheers to fun new ways to moisturize skin!

- xoxo, Jayy

You Might Also Like