Coconut Body Butter BarsTuesday, May 05, 2015
A while back I experimented with a formula for body butter bars, and LOVED the results! However those looked kind of plain, and I wanted to spice things up, while making a body butter bar that was light enough to use during the summer. I came up with these great coconut body butter bars that look and smell great!
To make these, you will need:
1 part beeswax (I used roughly 1/2 a cup)
3 parts coconut oil (I used roughly 1 1/2 cups)
1 part olive oil (I used roughly 1/2 a cup)
Essential oil (optional, I did not use any for this particular recipe)
Vitamin E oil (optional, will improve shelf life)
Silicon cupcake/muffin mold (mine hold about 1/3 cup of body butter each)
Heat safe container
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yields: 6 body butter bars (1/3 cup each)
Let's get into it!
To start, I combined all my ingredients in my heat safe measuring cup and set in a pot of boiling water. Don't worry about exact measurements, as long as you have roughly 1:3:1 of beeswax, coconut oil, and olive oil, you'll be fine. I made the mistake of trying to melt my beeswax ahead of time and then adding in the oils ...
|Sorry for the blurry photo ...|
If anyone's curious, the molds are from Fortinos (a grocery store), and I paid $3.00 + tax for the three of them. Try looking for similar ones at Winners/Marshalls, or Amazon.
I got a little carried away and forgot to take pictures, but I'm sure you could figure out how to pour the mixture into the molds and put the in the freezer. Put them on a plate or a tray for easy moving, as you don't want to accidentally squeeze one and ruin the bar.
I had leftover body butter formula after pouring the bars, since my measurements weren't exact. So, using a fork, I beat the mixture (like you would beat an egg) until it formed this light, fluffy, whipped lotion like consistency. Introducing air into the mixture prevents it from forming into a hard body butter, and instead allows it to be light and fluffy, perfect for decorating the tops of your bars with!
- xoxo, Jayy