Since the oil for the month is Joy, this felt like the perfect time to try a little project I’ve been wanting to create for a while.
I had about half the ingredients on hand from other projects and ordered the rest from Amazon. I’ve included links in case you are interested in exactly what I used. This project didn’t use much of each ingredient so I have LOTS left for future use.
I have this fun heart shaped silicone tray and that’s what I used for my mold. I think I picked it up at IKEA years ago for a few dollars. The entire project was super simple and took about ten minutes – I can’t give you an exact time as I was also making dinner and packing lunches at the same time!!!
Joyful Lotion Bars
1/4 cup melted coconut oil (I picked mine up from Aldi, so no link to the actual product)
15 drops Joy essential oil
1/4 cup Shea Butter (Raw Unrefined African Organic Pure Grade A, lvory Natural Shea Butter,1 lb– Use In DIY Whipped Body Butter,Lip Balm,Hand Cream,Eye Cream,Face Moisturizer,Kids Cream, Deep Hair Conditioner.)
1/4 cup Beeswax pellets (The Best Organic Yellow Beeswax Pellets 1Ib By White Naturals – Top Quality, 100% Pure, Triple Filtered)
Step 1: put all the ingredients in a glass container (I was lazy and just used the coconut oil jar as it was almost empty)
Step 2: boil a pot of water and then place the glass container in it, stir until the beeswax melts (maybe 2 or 3 minutes)
Step 3: quickly pour the melted mixture into the silicone molds – it will start to set up quickly so be ready
Step 4: Place in the fridge for twenty minutes or so until bars are set
These are lovely to rub in your hands like lotion. I think I will clean out some old Altoid containers and use them for storage, but until then I’ve got them in a bag in the fridge. My son especially loved the small size of these and they would make a fun gift. You could make larger versions too or even use a different scent but the Joy smelled delicious!
I hope you give these a try – they were incredibly fun and easy to make. A great natural alternative to hand lotion.
Just for fun – here is a link to the Facebook Live I did today talking you through making these: Joyful Lotion Bars
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