Calendula Borage Lotion Bars
Nourish your skin with these bars, packed with the soothing properties of calendula and the moisturizing benefits of borage. These compact bars are crafted to provide a convenient and mess-free way to hydrate and rejuvenate your skin, with a luxurious texture that melts upon contact.
You Will Need
4 tablespoons (60 ml) coconut oil
½ cup (115 g) shay butter
¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon (187 g) beeswax
½ cup (120 ml) calendula borage-infused oil
1 teaspoon (5 ml) vitamin E oil
40 drops sweet orange essential oil
30 drops lavender essential oil
- Combine the first four ingredients in a double boiler over low heat and stir occasionally until completely melted and combined.
- Remove from heat, stir in the vitamin and essential oils and pour into silicon molds. Leave undisturbed for several hours until the bars are completely solidified.
- Carefully remove them from the molds and wrap them in parchment paper secured with twine or a small piece of wasabi tape or stack them in a glass jar with parchment paper between each bar.
Note: If the consistency of the bar is too soft for your liking, place them back in the double boiler to reheat them back to a liquid state and another ¼ cup of beeswax. Remove from heat and add the essential oil combination again, as remelting can cause the oils to become less effective. Pour back into molds and leave undisturbed again until solidified.
To use, rub the bar directly onto your skin. The heat of your skin will melt the bar slightly, applying healing and replenishing properties.
If stored in a cool dark place, like a linen closet or bedside table drawer, these bars will last up to 12 months.
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