Monday, February 4, 2013

Solid Lotion Bars

Who knew lotion could be a solid?
I saw the instructions here at Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity.  I didn't have almond oil, which is what she used, so I substituted grapeseed oil.  I also have no idea where to find beeswax but I mentioned it to my dad and he just happened to have some lying around so he gave it to me. 
Thanks Dad!
I had no idea that beeswax smells so good.

My first step was to gather my ingredients.
It calls for equal parts (by weight) of everything so I took some of my beeswax and weighed that first.  Then weighed out my other ingredients to match what the beeswax weighed.
I put my iPod on so I would have some fun music to listen to... 
I still LOVE this song!!!
Then I melted the beeswax in a makeshift double boiler over medium heat, then added my coconut oil, and my grapeseed oil.  When they were all mixed, I dried the bottom of the bowl and carefully poured the mixture into silicone baking cups that I had on hand.

55 grams of each ingredient made 6 nice sized bars.

I'm not a fan of the 'sharp' corners, but they wear down really fast.

These bars feel very nice.  Not greasy or sticky at all.  And my hands smell faintly of honey!  Mmmmmmm....
Thank you Sarah, for teaching me how to make these!

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  1. So simple! They sound awesome. Any idea where to get beeswax? (Other than your dad? lol)

    1. Leah!!! I've missed you!
      I admit I haven't looked since getting a bit. I did not find any at my local "health food" store (I know it isn't food, but they have non food items there as well. AND beeswax products, but no plain wax). I checked the Bulk Barn as well with no luck. And Walmart. But nowhere else. I don't get to Michaels very often to check there. One thing I DID read though, is that the best way to get beeswax is to make friends with beekeepers. How am I supposed to do that in the city???
      I'll let you know if I figure something out.


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