You can use the basic recipe idea for this simple lotion bar and then substitute you own flavours. I have a beehive at home so access to beautiful raw honey and beeswax, so love to add honey into my own homemade products.
Honey is naturally antibacterial, full of antioxidants and it is extremely moisturising and soothing, so it helps create a natural glow. Combined with cocoa butter, coconut oil, almond oil & jojoba, this simple little bar will keep your skin silky and beautiful nourished. Makes a simple and lovely gift idea as well.
Avocado oil is known for its skin rejuvenation properties it is also rich in nutrients like Vitamin A, B, C, D, E, protein and lecithin and has strong antibacterial and antioxidant properties. It is excellent for revitalising dry and dull skin.
- 1/4 cup beeswax, grated
- 1/4 cup cocoa butter, grated
- 1 teaspoon of raw honey
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 Tablespoon jojoba oil
- 1/2 Tablespoon avocado oil
- In a double boiler gently heat the beeswax and cocoa butter, until they melt.
- Add the honey until it has melted.
- Remove from the heat
- Add the oils, stir to mix, and pour into muffin tins lined with paper baking cups.
- Place in the refrigerator (or freezer) until set.
Gently rub the bar on your skin and your body heat will melt the oils, leaving it feeling lush and beautiful.
I found this bars lasted for some time, so preferred to make small batches. If you are making them for gifts you might want to scale up the quantities.
For a bright, energising, and refreshing smell add 2-4 drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil.
A little note on beeswax, it can be quiet stubborn to from cooking implements. So if possible, either use tools dedicated to your soap/body care projects, or use disposable items.
The honey will also tent to “sink” to the bottom of the bar, so you may want to omit it completely.
How do you get the baking cups to stay in the heart shape?
I used heart shapped molds 🙂