The Easiest Body Butter Bars Ever

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These Body Butter Bars also known as solid lotion or lotion bars are easy and fun to make. They work like typical body butters, but in a bar form. They melt with the heat of your skin, so all you need to do is rub one over dry skin like you would a bar of soap, it leaves behind a rich and lovely moisturizing layer on your skin. Unlike lotion, these bars don’t have a water element, so they don’t need a chemical preservative. They’re great as a daily moisturizer and for massage. Leave them unscented and they work wonders for combating stretch marks on pregnant bellies. These Body Butter Bars can be packaged up very nicely as gifts or party favors.

The Easiest Body Butter Bars Ever

How To Make Body Butter Bars:

YIELDS: 7 ounces

2 tablespoons grated beeswax

1⁄4 cup shea butter

1⁄4 cup coconut oil (virgin or unscented)

1⁄4 cup sweet almond oil

4 vitamin E capsules

Essential oil blend.

* What you will need: double boiler, measuring cups, rubber spatula, push-up tubes

1. To Make: Start the double boiler on medium heat. Once it reaches a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Place the beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil in the top of the double boiler and cover. Simmer until melted, stirring occasionally. To preserve the beneficial botanicals, do not overheat. Remove from heat, take the top pan off the double boiler, and cool 5-10 minutes. Add the sweet almond oil. Pierce the vitamin E capsules and squeeze the liquid out into the melted oil, discarding the gel caps. Add the essential oil blend and stir well, scraping any of the hardened cooled mixture off the sides and back into the melted oils. If the mixture hardens too much before you can pour it, gently melt it again in the double boiler. Pour into the lotion tubes and let stand undisturbed for 4 hours or overnight before use.

2. To Store: Label and use within 1 year. Store out of direct sunlight.

3. To Use: Solid lotion bars will melt on contact with your warm skin, allowing you to apply just the right amount of moisturizer, exactly where you need it. Rub it into your cuticles and the cracks in your hands, elbows, and feet. Apply to dry skin as needed.