If you are looking for that last minute gift idea, these are quick and easy to make! There are many molds to choose from... gingerbread man mold, christmas tree mold, or something else, and with three main ingredients: beeswax pellets, organic coconut oil, and almond oil you're ready to begin!
Gather your ingredients and get started by following the directions below:
|Ingredients: I used one cup of each ingredient which made 19 lotion bars. This will vary depending on the|
mold you decide to use.
|First, melt your beeswax. I used my double boiler and placed it on medium heat.|
|Next, add the coconut oil and allow it to melt.|
|Finally, add the almond oil and allow it to melt too.|
|I placed the melted mixture into a large measuring glass|
for ease in pouring. (Otherwise it may have ended up all over the counter! )
If you want to add essential oil, do it now before pouring into the molds.
Since I am sharing these as Christmas gifts, I wanted a festive package. I purchased several decorative fabric bags at Wal-Mart (I've also seen them at Hobby Lobby), used some handmade papers for the typed ingredients list, and a gold ribbon to tie the bar to a separate piece of paper. Then I neatly tucked it all inside the gift bag. Adding a Starbuck's gift card made my present complete!
|Homemade body lotion bar...ready to be packaged and shared with others!|
|Packaged and ready to give as a gift!|