|The holiday season is coming and sometimes chaos and stress can drive us up the wall. With all of this craziness going around, I think it is very important to remember ourselves. Don’t forget to take time to relax and relieve all of that tension. I formulated this massage bar as a way to pamper any stressed holiday host (or hostess).
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Recipe: (Makes 6.75 ounces)
Measure all your ingredients into a microwave safe container. Gently melt all ingredients. Add any desired fragrance, mix well and then pour into desired molds. I used small candy molds to make these individual hearts.
This massage bar will smell like a vanilla chocolate truffle. Yum! Absolutely fantastic for after the shower or any other time. Make sure you choose a small candy mold that will be an excellent size for a one time use. These massage bars will need complete labeling or someone just might think that it is chocolate!
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Andee, I love the idea of smaller massage bars. I’ve added this to my list for sure! Thanks. Lynda
If we substitute Candelilla Wax with beeswax would we double the amount of it?
You will double the amount of Beeswax. This recipe works wonderfully with doubling the Candelilla Wax to equal the Beeswax.
out of grapeseed oil… what other oil should I sub with?
Do you have Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel, or Sunflower? These oils will substitute well.
I love this recipe, since we received some as part of the Halloween swap. I want to use this as a bath melt rather than a single use bar, so I’m thinking of not putting any wax in, as I tried to melt them in the bathtub and they don’t melt. Could I just substitute more cocoa butter and mango butter (1/2 and 1/2) for the Candellila wax? Would they still mold okay?
You can either substitute these butters for the Candelilla Wax or use beeswax instead. I think it will mold just fine. I actually formulated this recipe because I was inspired from the Tub Truffles recipe. http://www.thesage.com/recipes/recipes.php?.State=Display&id=147
I hope this helps.
Well, I tried not having any Candelilla or beeswax, and just adding more of the butters, but it never really hardened and didn’t come out of the molds even after freezing. So, I remelted, added 1/2 the amount of beewax and also 30 grams of cornstarch. This firmed up better and came out of some of the molds. I’ll see what it’s like in a day or so when it’s completed hardening.
Thanks for your help!