I am finding more and more that making some of my own beauty products is amazingly easy and fun. I love that I can control what goes into them and customize them for my needs and fragrance preference!
I had a bunch of fun making these lotion melts with my crafting partner in crime, Joy. They are so simple to make and I love that they are so beautiful and useful. These lotion melts also really make skin baby powder soft! I plan to make more and use them during the summer to keep my feet and elbows smooth. They are great for people with sensitive skin because all the ingredients are natural.
To Make Lotion Melts, you will need:
- 9 Tablespoons finely grated beeswax
- 8 tablespoons raw Shea butter
- 8 tablespoons coconut oil
- 20-30 Drops of your favorite Essential Oil
- double boiler-I make my own with an old mason jar and an old pot filled with water
- Stirring stick-I use a bamboo skewer
- Silicone candy molds
1. To start, gather all ingredients. I found the raw Shea butter at a health food store, but you can also buy Shea butter online. The beeswax and coconut oil I had on hand, but you can also buy this at a health food store or buy coconut oil online.
2. Start your double boiler with a high simmer (almost boiling). Place coconut oil and beeswax inside and melt down to a liquid. Then, add your shea butter and gently stir until fully melted. You can also add essential oil at this time if you want it to have a certain fragrance.
3. Carefully pour into molds holding your jar with a potholder. It will be very hot!
4. Wait for them to set up. They set up pretty quickly.
Here they are after about 2 minutes:
Again at 10 Minutes:
And again at 15 minutes:
5. When they are completely solid, after about 45 minutes to an hour, pop them out of the molds.
I recommend storing them in an airtight container. These would make lovely gifts for baby showers or for keeping in a guest bathroom! To use, simply warm in hands a few moments and rub on your dried body parts!
A little bit goes a long way with these guys, so use the smaller molds if you can find them. I do not recommend keeping these in a purse, as they attract lint and dust and they do melt with just body temperature.
Like this tutorial? See my Lip Balm one!