Hello blog friends!
I'm gathering supplies today to make homemade Lotion Bars, I hope you'll join me in my step by step tutorial. As you can see from the picture above I have Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Raw Honey, Scented Beeswax, a Pringles can and my scale.
Are you wondering about the Pringles can? Don't worry you'll see!
I've weighed out my ingredients on the scale and have them melting in a double boiler. I left out the Vitamin E Oil and Raw Honey, I'll stir that in when it comes off the heat.
When the Beeswax is melted into the Shea Butter and Avocado Oil take it off the heat and stir in your Vitamin E Oil, Essential Oils of your choice and in my case raw honey.
Here's where the Pringles can comes in... it's my lotion bar mold. I cleaned the inside with a paper towel and greased it with lard, you could also use Crisco or Coconut Oil. I used what I had on hand. I set my cooling lotion bar aside to cool and cleaned up after myself.
A couple of hours later I unmolded the lotion bar - tore the Pringles can off...
Can you see the upper left corner there is a dark spot? That's some of the raw honey. When I unmolded the lotion bar the raw honey was in the bottom of the Pringles can. I was having a hard time blending it in and now I know why - it didn't. I scrapped off all the raw honey from the bottom of the lotion bar and sides to be free of the sticky mess and made a mental note not to add raw honey to my lotion bars.
I was thinking since honey is great for holding moisture in our skin, it would be a nice added benefit.
Well I guess not, lol.
I did my best to cut the lotion bars into uniform widths using my soap mold with cutter.
They aren't perfect but they'll do nicely.
Using a Pringles can as a mold makes the lotion bars the perfect size to fit in 4 oz. metal tins.
Great for gift giving and/or carrying in our purses.
I have the recipe for you to try below.
Homemade Lotion Bars
3.6 ounces avocado oil (the weight of my 4 oz. bottle of oil)
3.6 ounces beeswax
1 teaspoon vitamin E Oil
1 teaspoon essential oil of your choice (optional)
I hope you enjoyed making lotion bars with me today.
Thanks for visiting my blog!