Making A Simple Massage Bar 6


Finished Massage Bar

Finished Massage Bar

There is great serenity in taking a moment for yourself. Whether it is in the morning, evening or sometime in the day, taking time to practice self care really helps with your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Today I wanted to make some massage bars for everyone who needs that moment. Come join me!

Weighing

Weighing Castor Oil, Cyclomethicone and Dimethicone

I really like this massage bar because it glides on smoothly without feeling greasy or heavy. After running the bar up and down my arm several times, I was pleased with how velvety my skin feels. It feels dewy and fresh! In fact, I almost can’t believe I just applied a massage bar. It is deceptively light. I am in love!

Ingredients
Castor Oil
Cyclomethicone
Dimethicone
Conditioning Emulsifier
Beeswax
Cocoa Butter, White
Mango Butter
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes


Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
57.5 grams Castor Oil
230 grams Cyclomethicone
172.5 grams Dimethicone
57.5 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
172.5 grams Beeswax
172.5 grams Cocoa Butter, White
287.5 grams Mango Butter
Recipe in Ounces
2.03 oz Castor Oil
8.11 oz Cyclomethicone
6.08 oz Dimethicone
2.03 oz Conditioning Emulsifier
6.08 oz Beeswax
6.08 oz Cocoa Butter, White
10.14 oz Mango Butter
Recipe in Percentages
5% Castor Oil
20% Cyclomethicone
15% Dimethicone
5% Conditioning Emulsifier
15% Beeswax
15% Cocoa Butter, White
25% Mango Butter
Weighing Waxes and Oils

Weighing Waxes and Oils

Weigh everything into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until everything is completely melted. This took about 3 minutes for me.

If you are familiar with making lip balms and other salves, you know that there is a point that the mixture will become crystal clear. DO NOT expect that from this mixture. This recipe can be 160°F and it will still be cloudy, even though everything is melted.

Heating Mixture

Heating Mixture

I recommend using your trusty thermometer for this project to prevent super-heating it. Stir the mixture well. Keep an eye out for anything that has not melted yet. If you see anything, keep stirring. The heat and the mild agitation with help your oils and waxes melt.

Heated and Mixed Mixture

Heated and Mixed Mixture

Fill the mini deodorant tubes and allow to cool. Cap, label and enjoy!

Taylor

 

 

Wow! That is H-O-T!

Wow! That is H-O-T!

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About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.


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6 thoughts on “Making A Simple Massage Bar

  • Audrey

    This sounds really interesting. I have regular emulsifying wax, how would this change the recipe and quality of texture in the final product?

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      Audrey,

      This would make it a little less silky and velvety on the skin. Otherwise, it
      shouldn’t change the recipe too much.
      Taylor

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      Kathy,

      Can you believe that I didn’t add any scent at all? The odor you are smelling is from the beeswax.
      It is so sweet and phenomenal. Enjoy!

      Taylor

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