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!
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!
Cocoa Butter, White
Microwave Safe Container
|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
5% Conditioning Emulsifier
15% Cocoa Butter, White
25% Mango Butter
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.
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.
Fill the mini deodorant tubes and allow to cool. Cap, label and enjoy!
Thank you for recipe, can you tell me what the cyclo. And the dimeth. Do in bar! And are we adding ewax, or something different? Was lovely seeing you all this year! Thank you again! Elsa
The Cyclomethicone allows the bar to apply smoothly without feeling greasy or heavy. The Dimethicone also helps with the smooth application but it also imparts a velvety feel to the skin.
We used Conditioning Emulsifier for this recipe because we wanted the skin to feel extra soft and velvety. While you can do this with our regular Emulsifying Wax, it feels very different. I prefer using the Conditioning Emulsifier.
I think I just got one of these as the sample in my order. My initial reaction to the massage bar (Crocus) in the bag? “Oh no, it’s cute!” I have no use (at the moment) for the mini deodorant tubes, but “Oh no, they’re cute, WANT!!” 😀 Everything in the bag was so pretty.