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Cocoa Butter and Coconut Oil Lotion Massage Bars
This is an easy recipe for making one of my favorite, but underrated, bath and body products. These bars are great for rough or dry skin, or a less messy massage oil. You just rub them on your skin and they should melt nicely. The recipe is a simple formula, and It's all about melting points, getting the ingredients may be the hardest part. You need 3 equal parts; 1 part solid like beeswax or soy wax, 1 part butter like Cocoa or Shea, and 1 part soft oil like coconut, apricot, avocado, sweet almond, etc... The following is my go-to recipe that I worked up using the above formula. Depending on your mold this makes about 2 bars. The essential oils are optional, with the cocoa butter and coconut oil there is a great natural scent, so unless you want a more exotic flair...you really don't need them.

Posted by Veronica the Lazy Diva from Glens Falls, New York, United States • Published See Veronica the Lazy Diva's 5 projects »
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  • How to make a lotion. Massage/Lotion Bars - Step 1
    Step 1

    In a crockpot (or double boiler) add your beeswax and let it melt completely.

  • How to make a lotion. Massage/Lotion Bars - Step 2
    Step 2

    Add your cocoa butter and stir until completely melted

  • How to make a lotion. Massage/Lotion Bars - Step 3
    Step 3

    Add your Coconut oil and stir. It should melt very quickly.

  • How to make a lotion. Massage/Lotion Bars - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add your Apricot oil.

  • How to make a lotion. Massage/Lotion Bars - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add Vitamin E

  • How to make a lotion. Massage/Lotion Bars - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add your Essential oils if you choose and stir it one last time.

  • How to make a lotion. Massage/Lotion Bars - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pour the mixture into your molds

  • How to make a lotion. Massage/Lotion Bars - Step 8
    Step 8

    Once the bars are completely solid/cool you can carefully remove them from the molds.

  • How to make a lotion. Massage/Lotion Bars - Step 9
    Step 9

    Test a little piece. These should melt at body temperature. As you rub them on your skin it should leave some moisturizing goodness. If the product does not melt as you rub it on your skin, you can remelt and add more coconut or apricot oil. If they're too soft, add more beeswax or Cocoa Butter.

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