Valentine’s Day is this weekend and I can’t believe it is almost here! The year just seems to be flying by. Today I wanted to make a simple massage bar that is easy to travel with, gentle to apply and gives the skin a nice, dewy feel. Come join me!
Colorless Jojoba Oil
Cocoa Butter, White
High Melt Point Shea Butter
Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil
Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
Natural Vanilla Oil
Microwave Safe Container
|Recipe in Grams
57.5 grams Castor Oil
230 grams Colorless Jojoba Oil
172.5 grams Dimethicone
57.5 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
172.5 grams Beeswax
172.5 grams Cocoa Butter, White
287.5 grams High Melt Point Shea Butter
2.5 grams Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil
1.8 grams Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
7.4 grams Natural Vanilla Oil
|Recipe in Ounces
2.03 oz Castor Oil
8.11 oz Colorless Jojoba Oil
6.08 oz Dimethicone
2.03 oz Conditioning Emulsifier
6.08 oz Beeswax
6.08 oz Cocoa Butter, White
10.14 oz High Melt Point Shea Butter
0.09 oz Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil
0.06 oz Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
0.26 oz Natural Vanilla Oil
|Recipe in Percentages
5% Castor Oil
20% Colorless Jojoba Oil
5% Conditioning Emulsifier
15% Cocoa Butter, White
25% High Melt Point Shea Butter
Q.S. Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil
Q.S. Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
Q.S. Natural Vanilla Oil
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 180°F and it will still be cloudy, even though everything is melted.
I recommend using your trusty thermometer and immersion blender for this project. Using the immersion blender, mix the mixture well. Keep an eye out for anything that has not melted yet. If you see anything, keep blending. The heat and the agitation with help your oils and waxes melt and remained mixed.
If you need to reheat your mixture before you get it into your containers or molds, reheat the mixture and then blend it again. You don’t want to end up with some bars that are super hard and some that are semi-liquid.
Fill the mini deodorant tubes and allow to cool. Cap, label and enjoy!