Basic Body Butter BarsMonday, 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!!!
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 liners
Prep Time: 20-30 minutes (depending on the amount of heat you are using)
Total Time: 1.5 hours
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