|Final Product After Hardening|
|Top View of Mold|
|After Pouring Into Mold|
4 oz shea butter (try to find deodorized shea butter as regular can have slightly "off" smell, can also use deodorized cocoa butter). I couldn't find anything labeled "deodorized".
4 oz beeswax pastilles
5 ounces jojoba oil (can use sweet almond oil instead)
4 grams Vitamin E Oil (optional)
2 tsp Essential Oil of your choice (Fred loves Eucalyptus & I love Lavendar)
1. Weigh out ingredients. I weighed and put all (except fragrance) in a coffee can and then put the can in a pot of boiling water to melt it all together. Stir with a disposable spoon. **Crimp the top of the can also, to make it sort of have a spout for easy pouring.
2. Mix well, stir in essential oil, and pour into molds or lotion bar containers. **Found clear plastic molds at Hobby Lobby that makes 4 rectangular or 4 oval bars. This recipe made exactly 4 bars for me.
3. Mixture will harden in approximately 1-2 hours. The cooler the mixture is upon pouring it, the less pockets you'll get in it (but don't wait too long to pour it!). When hardened, they will pop out of the mold easily. Before everything cools/hardens in the coffee can after pouring, wipe it out well with a paper towel. Would NOT advise washing or pouring down sink because of hardening beeswax.