Did you know that I have been making lotion bars for two years now? Yeah, me either.
So the original recipe is one part bees wax, one part coconut oil, one part shea butter and then I add a bit of olive oil just to make it a bit softer. And just to get fancy I'll throw in some essential oil and maybe some vanilla beans. Really, the recipe is more of a guide and it is very, very forgiving. It's kind of like mixing a witch's brew. Pinch of this, sprinkle of that, eye of newt sort of thing. Newt is soft.
I normally make them in the crockpot and use a liner to protect the pot. Not that I am using anything that would hurt it or us, I just don't want to scrape it clean. I saw online that you could boil a jar with your lotion bar ingredients and then just recycle the jar. I'm all about being lazy so that one called to me. And I have to say that this is the way to go. I was cleaning the house and would check the melting process every so often. I put the wax in and then added everything else as it melted. Or so I thought. I completely forgot about the coconut oil and I since I had planned on them being more lush like I added one part oil(olive/vitamin E/caster. Told you I throw anything in there).
I'm a little worried that when it gets warm out, they might melt so I will be storing them in a glass container.
Also, if you are going to heat this on the stove, add the oil and the shea butter to the jar first then feed the wax in as it melts. The shea butter melts almost instantly if you try to add it to the jar while it is boiling.
I hope this batch will last for the rest of the year but the way that I'm greasing myself up, maybe the season. My face is really soft and shiny but not like his.