College O'Natural

My life as an earth-wise health-conscious college student. DIY, budgets, and the occasional rant!

Lotion Bars

This was quite an experiment. I ended up making two batches.  In the first batch I added coffee grounds hoping for some tinting properties.  However, I didn’t think it through.  It would have been better to add actually coffee instead of the grounds.  When I tried to use the bars I ended up with coffee grounds all over me, OOPS! So I decided to keep that batch in the shower, that way when I used them I could wash off the coffee grounds.

For the second batch I took out the coffee and added vanilla. Now I love them! And they’re so useful: face lotion, regular lotion, lip balm, and makeup remover.  I might even try them as shaving cream, who knows?! No matter what I am so excited.

1 cup coconut oil 

1.5 oz. beeswax

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp Vitamin E oil

Directions: Use a double boiler or create one with a mason jar and pot like I did.

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I recommend adding the beeswax first because it takes the longest to melt. After that feel free to add in all the rest of the ingredients and keep stirring until melted.

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Pour into whatever mold you’d like filling until you get to the dark liquid at the bottom. Don’t pour this in, it won’t solidify.  I didn’t have a silicon mold so I just used a muffin tin. You could also use parchment paper and a square pan to make bars. Put in fridge for around fifteen minutes.

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To use just rub on face, legs, wherever. Your body heat will melt it automatically.  I recommend keeping the extras in the freezer. They won’t melt completely but will leave residue if not kept cool. I put mine in a mason jar and put them in the freezer. (The above were an experiment with coffee grounds, didn’t do so well)



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