I got bees wax pellets for my birthday and I finally got a chance to play around with them a bit! Fun! First project… lotion bars.
1 part solid oil (coconut oil, shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter)
1 part oil (olive oil, avocado oil, apricot oil, almond oil)
1 part beeswax (pellets or grated)
Melt the oils and beeswax in a double boiler. When all the beeswax is completely melted, remove from heat. Add drops of an essential oil of your choice. Stir well. Pour into a small mold. Let cool. Pop out of mold. Store in a airtight container or bag.
Rub lotion bar in hand. Then rub hands together to distribute the lotion evenly. Your hands will feel a bit oily at first but then it absorbs, leaving your hands nice and soft!
*When I made my batch tonight I used 2 teaspoons of each ingredient ( coconut oil & olive oil) and about 10 drops of essential oil. I used a silicon mini-muffin pan for my mold and it made 3 small bars. I then store them in an Altoids mini tin. Small bars are easier to use and I don’t like to make too many at once. But you can make your batches as large or as small as you like.