Friday, February 21, 2014

body butter bar project

Project- Body Butter Bars

I really like making my own bath products.  After making scrub successfully, I wanted to try body butter.  Several recipes piqued my interest for bars, as well as body butter, but simply melting and molding cocoa butter seemed like a foolproof place to start.
I found the cocoa butter at a great little local shop, but several Etsy sellers carry it, as well.

Put chunks of cocoa butter in a heat -proof bowl over low boiling water.
Melted cocoa butter in a glass bowl over boiling water.
Once melted, pour into desired mold.
Melted cocoa butter poured into mini tart tins.
Place the molds in the refrigerator to set (they set pretty quickly).  To turn them out of a metal mold, you can run warm water over the back of the tin.
Solid butter bars
Ta da!   Per these instructions, I like using it alone before a shower, and over lotion after a shower to sort of seal in the lotion.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Being the recipient of theses, they are great!