After seeing a link to my new favorite homesteading blog, I found a recipe for handmade lotion bars. They seemed simple enough: beeswax, cocoa butter, and olive oil. I decided to try them out last night. They were surprisingly easy, especially after making soap for so long. No lye, no mad scientist costume, no fumes! In fact, the whole kitchen smelled divinely chocolate-y!
The lotion itself is great. Justin tried some out on his hands (he’s the one with the rough skin) and I considered it a win that I had the self-control not to eat one. It softens just enough with the warmth of your skin and my hands have felt wonderful all day.
The only problem I ran into was that my new lotion molds haven’t come in the mail yet. The supplies were here, but not the molds. Wait, you say? NEVER. I wanted to make it right away. So I found some cute bowls that I use for snacks.
The leaf shape is really lovely and I hoped that I might get a nice pattern on the lotions from it.
Ha! I got a pattern, but I don’t know how nice it is. If anything, they look like brains to me:
They’re perfect for a Halloween gag gift, but I don’t know how many people are going to want to buy lotion bars in the shape of brains. Honestly, they freak me out a little bit, so much so that I melted them down this morning and used a flower-shaped cookie cutter to make less terrifying bars.
Still, if anyone wants a zombie-friendly lotion, let me know!