Handmade Beeswax Lotion Bars

There's not a whole lot beekeepers can do in our climate during the winter, so today I processed some wax and made some homemade lotion bars to cure some dry skin.

I used the same recipe as last year when I made lego brick lotion bars and lego people lotion bars.  

I measured all the ingredients into a clear mason jar. 

Then I melted all the ingredients together (recipe is below) in a glass mason jar inside a hot water bath on the stove.

Once the ingredients were completely melted, I filled silicone molds in the shape of flowers and allowed them to cool (around 10 minutes).

Flexing the silicone mold caused the lotion bars to pop out of the mold undamaged and ready for use!

Beeswax Lotion Bars
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Makes approx six 1/2 oz lotion bars

1 oz coconut oil
0.5 oz Shea butter
0.5 oz cocoa butter
1 oz Beeswax
1/2 tsp Almond Oil (or vitamin E)

Combine all ingredients and melt in a double boiler. Pour into plastic or silicone mold and allow to cool. Store in a cool place.


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Mark Martin says...
Date:   December 22, 2015, 7:53 am

Nice!  How did you get your wax like that?  Was it shaved or something?  My biggest issue last year when I made lip balm was that all my wax I had melted and poured into bricks.  To measure the wax for the lip balm I tried using a cheese grater and that was just a mess.  So I ended up melting down the entire brick and measuring the amount I needed as a liquid.  I think it might be nice to turn my wax into beads but I haven't tried it yet.

Robin says...
Date:   December 22, 2015, 8:03 am

Great project!   I still have to try lotion bars.  

Measuring wax from bricks is no fun for me either.   I usually use a very sharp knife point and it involves a lot of hacking and swearing.  Maybe I ought to make thinner bricks that will break more easily into chunks - like chocolate bars. 

Chris (Show Me The Honey) says...
Date:   December 22, 2015, 10:36 am

I also struggle with measuring wax. I took a cheese grater and grated a block of wax into grated pieces. It did take some effort to grate the wax (I was hoping because it was wax it would grate easily), and I had considered trying to find 1 oz block silicone molds to pour my wax into so next time I want to make something, I've already got them measured.

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