Lotion Bars

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Lotion Bar Recipes

Wendy's Lotion Bar

6ozcocoa butter
5ozshea butter
5ozaloe vera gel
.5ozpalm oil
.5ozwheatgerm oil
.5ozsweet almond oil
couple of vit e capsules (emptied)
eo or fo of choice

I sometimes replace the palm and sweet almond oil with other oils, depending on what I have on hand, and the lotion bar still works out. But the cocoa butter, shea butter and aloe vera gel proportions should stay the same.

Wendy Sparks 3/24/99

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Donna Maria's Exquisite Refrigerated Lotion Bars

This lotion bar is designed to literally melt into your skin, but not in your hands. It contains moisture rich cocoa butter, along with other luscious oils and butters that leave your skin feeling pampered and refined. Donna Maria's Exquisite Refrigerated Lotion Bars are best when stored in the refrigerator. They can be stored at room temperature, but if you keep your home especially warm (or do not have air conditioning in the summer), they are best when kept refrigerated. These bars can be used in place of lotion, or to give someone you love a special massage treat (or, better yet, receive one yourself!!)

Fresh Ingredients
8 ounces Cocoa Butter
1 ounce Shea Butter
1/2 ounce Mango Butter
1/2 ounce Avocado Oil
1 teaspoon Calendula Total CO2
2 teaspoons Liquid Grapefruit Seed Extract
Aromatics (optional)

Place all ingredients except calendula total CO2 and grapefruit seed extract in a double boiler. (You could use a microwave to speed things, but the extreme heat will all but destroy the nutrients in the oils if they are cold pressed.)

After the ingredients have melted, remove them from the heat source. Stir with a clean wooden stir stick to ensure the mix. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes.

Incorporate grapefruit seed extract and calendula CO2. Stir to blend in. At this time, you may add aromatics; 1/4 ounce at most is usually sufficient. Especially nice ones to use are peppermint, vanilla bourbon, beeswax absolute, oakmoss, patchouli, Bulgarian rose concrete, steam distilled lime peel, sandalwood mysore.

Stir to incorporate any aromatics. Pour into molds. I like to use 1-ounce candy tray molds or plastic mini-muffin shapes because they make such pretty treats. (And, of course, these lotion bars always work better when they are pretty!) Place the bars into the freezer for about 20 minutes. Gently release the bars from their mold and allow them to rest for a few hours before wrapping. (yields 10 luscious 1 oz. bars)

Donna Maria 5/8/98

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Basic Lotion Bar

Basic Bar
1/3 Refined Bees wax
1/3 Coconut oil
1/3 Sunflower oil

Melt Bees wax in a double boiler, Soften coconut oil, then fold in sunflower oil. While all ingredients are warm fold in to gether. Cool a little, You may now add the e/o or other ingedient that you wish. Mix well and pour into moulds.

Anon. 5/3/03

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Lotion Bar 1

Lotion bars are bars that look like soap (they are not). Instead of washing your hands you rub the bar over your hands/body to moisturize. My son has extremely dry skin, so after he has dried off from his bath he rubs a lotion bar over his entire body.
An example of a recipe for lotion bars is:
1 part Beeswax
1 part Cocoa Butter
1 part Coconut Oil
Melt together in top of double boiler, pour into bar molds (or whatever shape you want to make)
When cool, remove from molds.

AnnaLiese

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Lotion Bar 2

2 parts Beeswax
1 part Coconut Oil
1 part Cocoa Butter

Melt together in top of double boiler, pour into bar molds (or whatever shape you want to make) When cool, remove from molds.

AnnaLiese

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Lotion Bar 3

2 parts Beeswax
1 part Coconut Oil
1 part Carrier Oil of choice (used Almond Oil)
Several drops Peach Fragrance Oil
1 drop Red Food Coloring
1 drop Yellow Food Coloring

Artistycl@aol.com

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Lotion Bar 4

1 1/2 parts Beeswax
1 part Oils

JanisCarl@aol.com

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Lotion Bar 5

2 oz. Olive Oil
2 oz. Sweet Almond Oil
6 oz. Beeswax
EO or FO of your choice

JanisCarl@aol.com

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Lotion Bar 6

Hard and Waxy
50% Beeswax
50% Oil of your choice
Just melt the wax and oils in a double boiler, scent if you wish and pour into whatever small mold you like. Allow to harden.

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Lotion Bar 7

Greasy at first but absorbs right into the skin
1/3 Beeswax
1/3 Olive Oil
1/3 split evenly between Avocado Oil and Shea Butter
Just melt the wax and oils in a double boiler, scent if you wish and pour into whatever small mold you like. Allow to harden.

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Lotion Bar 8

50% Beeswax
25% Cocoa Butter
25% Oil of your choice (a mixture of Coconut Oil and Almond Oil). I added some of Linda Jines' Honey FO and a tad of her special edition Vanilla.

Just melt the wax and oils in a double boiler, scent if you wish and pour into whatever small mold you like. Allow to harden.

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Lotion Bar 9

2 oz. Olive Oil
2 oz. Sweet Almond Oil
6 oz. Beeswax
EO or FO of your choice (optional)

Just melt the wax and oils in a double boiler, scent if you wish and pour into whatever small mold you like. Allow to harden.

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Lotion Bar 10

For bug stuff???
I've also been thinking of putting Eucalyptus and Citronella in them as an EO to help keep the bugs away. Was also thinking they'd be much easier to take camping, too.

Nora

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Massage Melts

2 tbsp beeswax
2 tbsp cocoa butter
1 tbsp thick honey or 1.5 tsp oil of preference (palm, olive, almond, or even jojoba)
5 - 10 drops of any eo if you prefer

Melt in bain marie (water bath) beeswax and then add honey (or oil) and whisk together and then if using eo add it and combine well. The key to this recipe is keeping the beeswax very hot while mixing. Pour into mold and let set overnight in refrigerator.

Honey works very well and leaves no sticky feeling, but if you prefer a softer bar then use the oils.

Ann 12/08/98

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Honey Butter

1 oz (part) shea butter
1 oz (part) cocoa butter
1 oz (part) beeswax
.25 oz (1/4th part) olive oil

This smells of honey and it's smooth,creamy,and stiff.

Angel G. 10/17/02

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Lotion Potion

Lotion Potion can be made in a soap (or other) mold or in the push-up containers. It will just melt right into your skin!

1 part beeswax
1 part shea butter (can use cocoa butter if you can not find shea butter, however the shea melts into the skin a little better)
1 part coconut oil (or other oil of your choice)
essential oils/fragrance oils of your choice
*optional - fresh or dried herbs of your choice - make sure they are safe for use on the skin first!!

If using herbs, melt the shea butter & coconut oil together in a double boiler. Once liquified, add herbs & stir until the herbs are completely saturated. Heat on lowest setting for 10 minutes. Remove from heat & allow to sit for 15 minutes more. Using cheesecloth or a coffee filter, strain off herbs twice to make sure there are no particles left in the butter/oil mixture. Next, or if you are not using herbs...In clean double boiler, place beeswax and infused butter/oil combo in & combine. Heat over medium low, stirring frequently, until beeswax is completely melted. Remove from heat & allow to sit for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously. Now you can add the ess. oil or frag. oil of your choice. Pour into mold/container & allow to harden.

**bonus** You can use the herbs in cheesecloth or coffee filter in your next bath for an extra special treat. Just make sure to store in the fridge until you use them!!

Bobbi 11/12/02

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