I drew a new project number on Sunday. I got #2 which was to make lotion bars.
So yesterday I pulled out all the ingredients and got started.
First I added the beeswax (finally got enough grated), the shea butter and coconut oil to the mason jar and put it in some boiling water.
Stirring with a trusty wooden spoon as it melted. It took awhile, but finally was ready to add the remaining ingredients. I added a teaspoon of vitamin E oil, and some drops of lemon essential oil.
Then I got to pour it into the mold.
There was too much for the heart shaped mold so I lined a muffin tin with papers and keeping my fingers crossed poured the remainder of the liquid into the paper cups.
After putting the semi solid molded mixture into the fridge to hurry the hardening process, this is what I ended up with.
Heart shaped lotion bars and three larger crinkled edged bars. I am really happy with how these turned out and will definitely make them again.
The recipe I used was
1 cup beeswax (might use a tiny bit more next time)
1 cup shea butter
1 cup coconut oil
1 tsp vitamin E oil
25 drops of essential oil of your choice (I used lemon)
Melt over boiling water the first three ingredient and stir as it melts.
Remove from heat and add the vitamin E oil and essential oil.
Pour in molds and let harden.
Remove from molds.
I then looked at doing some more work on my quilt top, but decided instead that since yesterday and today were sunny, to work on my cross stitch instead. I managed to get a bit more done on my Japanese woman, and since tomorrow and Friday are supposed to be cloudy I will work on the quilt top once again.
Everybody have a wonderful evening.