Turmeric Butter Lotion Bars 2


Turmeric Butter with finished Turmeric Lotion Bars.

Turmeric is a delicious spice and is noted for its anti-inflammatory properties. You can get the same boost using turmeric externally as well, and we have the perfect new product: Turmeric Butter!

We love this new butter with Turmeric Extract in a skin-loving base of Shea Butter, Palm Butter, Coconut Oil, and Jojoba Oil. Want more? The base is all organic!

This butter also contains Bisabolol, one of the terpenes in German Chamomile that is noted for being anti-inflammatory. That’s a perfect complement to turmeric’s properties. Isn’t science great to give us so many ways to care for skin, our body’s largest organ?

Today we’re bringing you a recipe for a lotion bar. Avocado Butter and Shea Butter are fantastic moisturizers, and they have properties that make skin look and feel great. Beeswax gives us the stiffness we need for the lotion bar. White Cocoa Butter gives us the properties we love about cocoa butter without the scent to compete with our fragrance. Rounding out the formula is Calendula Extract, another ingredient with and anti-inflammatory reputation. It’s also great to combat scaly, rough skin.

Let’s get started!

Supplies
Avocado Butter
Handcrafted Shea Butter
Beeswax
Cocoa Butter, White
Cherry Seed Oil
Turmeric Butter
Calendula Extract
Wild Mint & Ivy Fragrance Oil
Vitamin E Natural
Equipment
Scale
Microwave-safe container
spoon or silicone spatula
Transfer Pipettes
Mini Deodorant Tubes

Turmeric Butter Lotion Bar

80 grams
17.6 grams Avocado Butter
14.4 grams Handcrafted Shea Butter
16 grams Beeswax
12 grams Cocoa Butter, White
12 grams Cherry Seed Oil
5.6 grams Turmeric Butter
1.8 grams Calendula Extract
0.4 grams Wild Mint & Ivy Fragrance Oil
0.4 grams Vitamin E Natural
20 ounces
4.4 ounces Avocado Butter
3.6 ounces Handcrafted Shea Butter
4 ounces Beeswax
3 ounces Cocoa Butter, White
3 ounces Cherry Seed
1.4 ounces Turmeric Butter
0.45 ounce Calendula Extract
0.1 ounce Wild Mint & Ivy Fragrance Oil
0.05 ounce Vitamin E Natural
Percentages
22% Avocado Butter
18% Handcrafted Shea Butter
20% Beeswax
15% Cocoa Butter, White
15% Cherry Seed
7% Turmeric Butter
2.25% Calendula Extract
0.5% Wild Mint & Ivy Fragrance Oil
0.25% Vitamin E Natural

INSTRUCTIONS:
Weigh all but the extract, fragrance, and Vitamin E into a microwave-safe container. Heat in short bursts of time, stirring often, until everything is completely melted. Alternately, put the ingredients into the top of a double boiler and heat gently until melted.

All the various butters, beeswax, and oil ready to be melted.

After 1 minute 30 seconds in the microwave, the beeswax was still solid.

When the mixture is liquid, add the extract, fragrance, and Vitamin E. Stir well and immediately pour into your container of choice. I’m using our mini-deodorant tubes. I like that they have a larger surface area to rub over the skin. And it’s nice to be able to just put the lid back on when you’re done. Some people prefer bars they can hold in their hands, like bars of soap. I admit that is my preference, but sometimes that is not ideal – like when you drop your warmed lotion bar on the floor. Yuck!

It took two minutes to fully melt the mixture.

Filling the mini deodorant tubes.

It took the lotion bar about an hour to set up entirely in the tubes. Even so, I let them sit overnight before trying the product. This lotion bar goes on so very silky and smooth, and the light scent of Wild Mint & Ivy is a winner. I did some hoof trimming on my goats today, and my hands are pretty rough. This lotion bar left them feeling pampered and soothed, especially the spot where I accidentally trimmed my own hoof – er, I mean my hand – and the skin on the back of my hands that is irritated and itchy. The mini deodorant tubes are so good for applying this lotion bar. This is the first time I’ve used them, and I am a fan now! The best thing is that they have such a great space for a label!

If you make these lotion bars, would you use a different extract? Maybe orchid or comfrey? Or a different scent? I thought about a blend of clove, cinnamon, and orange essential oils. 

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About Denise

I'm a crazy goat lady who got into making my own soap with goat milk, found MMS to order supplies, and now I get to combine my love of creating skin care products with a job to pay the feed bill. I live in Alaska and greatly enjoy the unique aspects of my northern home - summer days when it never gets dark and the Northern Lights dancing above in winter. Favorite scents include Wild Mint and Ivy, Rhubarb & Sugar Cane, and Eucalyptus Spearmint.

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2 thoughts on “Turmeric Butter Lotion Bars

  • homespundeb

    This sounds wonderful! I have some of your turmeric butter, I believe. I am going to make this today. Thank you for sharing! I live your recipes.

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