Summertime Butter Bar - For Sun Kissed Skin March 14 2015, 0 Comments
SUMMER is FINALLY almost here!!!
This Butter Bar is full of beta-carotene and has healing, moisturizing and calming properties. Perfect for before and after the sun. Apply to tanned legs to show them off in your Summer outfits. Leave it in the fridge for an extra relief when you do too much sun.
"Lotion Bar" or, a "Butter Bar", is a mix of your favorite butters and oils made harder (higher melting point) by a wax.
The end result is a solid bar that you apply on your skin much like a surfer puts wax on her board
Advantages of a Lotion Bar: no liquid oil mess, no having to melt butter in your hands before applying, super easy to apply, added advantages of Beeswax, fun to make!
Disadvantages of a Lotion Bar: it will melt under high heat making a HUGE mess if you don't have it in a container, if you do, then it will be impossible to get it out of container without melting it again, the beeswax may feel a little heavy on your skin, finding the perfect recipe may be a bit like making a cake without proper measure of ingredients.
Yep, I am still in favor.
You will need:
- Medium sized pan
- Very clean glass jar with lid.
- Waxed paper cups for molds (I use the 5 oz. cups).
- A clean rag or kitchen towel.
Ingredients (for Two just under 3 oz. bars or TWO 1.25 oz. bars, I like making mine smaller)
- Bacuri Butter 1.5 oz
- Murumuru Butter 1.5 oz.
- Buriti Oil 1.5 oz. (or just 1 oz for firmer bars.)
- Beeswax (organic raw is my favorite) 1 oz.
How to Make:
Mix them all together (or oil later) in the glass jar, put on a pan with water (don't let jar float), use medium heat. It melts in no time, take out of water as soon as it melts.
JAR WILL BE HOT! Use kitchen towel! Dry the jar well and pour melted contents into little cups, let it sit in the fridge for a few minutes and VOILA!
You will need a little container to take them around, if you are using them at home, you can keep them in the cup, keep one in the bathroom and one in the fridge.
DO NOT LET IT MELT IN YOUR CAR OR PURSE, BIG MESS!