DIY Shimmering Solid Lotion Bar

photo courtesy of Marin at freedigitalphotos.net

photo courtesy of Marin at freedigitalphotos.net

Here’s what I love about this particular solid lotion bar (or body butter bar, whichever term you prefer). You pour my recipe mix into new and empty deodorant containers rather than molds. This way, you can rub it on without getting it all over your hands. If you want a little shimmer (looks great on the legs), a pinch of sun gold mica mineral powder in the mix will do it. This recipe will fill two 2.5 ounce deodorant containers.

2.0 oz. beeswax or soy wax
1.3 oz. deodorized cocoa butter
.9 oz. apricot kernel oil or sweet almond oil
.9 oz. jojoba oil
A couple of drops of Vitamin E
1/2 tsp. cornstarch
a pinch of  sun gold mica mineral powder
1-2 tsp. scent (I like a blend of lavender, rose geranium and patchouli essential oils)
Two 2.5 oz.  deodorant containers

Melt the cocoa butter and beeswax/soy wax  in a double boiler. (See this post about why you shouldn’t use a glass container if you opt to melt it in the microwave.) After the beeswax and cocoa butter have fully melted, add in and mix the remainder of ingredients. Pour into the deodorant containers and let them set up. (If you want to buy a large quantity of deodorant containers, you can buy these  from SKS Bottle Co. at a great price.)

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