These body butter bars are excellent for the winter months as they stay solid and melt as you rub them on your skin, since they don’t have a water ingredient, they don’t need a preservative and last for up to a year. The size can be made small enough that they’ll fit perfectly in your purse or in the glove box of your car. I like leaving them in my car cause that’s when I always notice that my legs and arms are gross and ashy looking and are desperate need of moisturizer. I made them when I was pregnant and rubbed them on my growing belly to help with the itching.
2 tablespoons beeswax- grated or cut up finely
¼ cup shea butter
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ almond or grapeseed oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
15-20 drops Essential Oil of your choice- warm scents are my favorite- cinnamon, lavender, sweet orange
Start a double broiler on medium heat, then reduce to a simmer once a boil starts. After a simmer starts, add the beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil to double broiler. Simmer until melted. Remove from heat, take the pan and set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes. Add almond oil and vitamin E to mix, combine well. Drop 15-20 drops of essential oil to mix. Once everything is combined, pour mix into silicone mold of your choice. Silicone is the easiest to use since they pop right out. Let the liquid cool overnight then store your new body bars for up to a year in an airtight container out of direct sunlight.