I found this recipe when looking for ways to use up my giant wad of shea butter that was most likely nearing the end of it’s recommended shelf life. These bars are great for when your skin is screaming for moisture. If made according to the recipe they can be used as a lotion or massage bar. They are a touch greasy but if that’s not your jam they can be easily modified by adding more shea butter and beeswax. They are also perfect to carry around in your bag since they won’t ooze out and ruin all of your precious stuff. I splurged and bought some metal tins to store the finished product but any resealable glass or plastic container will do.
Things you’ll need:
- 1 cup Beeswax pellets or grated beeswax
- 1 cup shea butter
- 1 cup coconut oil
- essential oil (optional. I used lavender, sweet orange and peppermint)
- Silicon molds and/or metal tins
Step 1 – Melt beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil stirring occasionally until combined
Step 2 – Pour into molds or tins
Step 3 – Allow to cool fully until solidified
Step 4 – Pop out of molds and lotion yourself to your hearts content.