* Springbrook Soap Co: Free Recipe for Natural Gardener's Lotion Bar

Springbrook Soap Co

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Free Recipe for Natural Gardener's Lotion Bar

Spring is here, and it's time to get in our gardens and start planting those beautiful NATURAL wonders. This recipe is highly moisturizing, it contains beeswax, which creates a natural barrier against the elements.
PREPARATION: Start with a sanitized surface, sanitize any utensils you will be using, including containers you will be using, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Natural products need special care during preparation and storage as you are not using a broad spectrum preservative. Vitamin E works as a mild, but effective preservative, if product is handled properly.
Storage life approximately 6 months, when properly stored.
EQUIPMENT:
Weight scale which has ounces, I prefer digital
Glass microwave safe measuring cup
Meat or Candy Thermometer
7 - 1 oz containers, (small muffin pans, ice cube trays, heart shaped ice cube trays are really cute)
INGREDIENTS:
1 oz Avocado oil
1 oz Sweet Almond oil
1 oz Apricot Kernel oil
1 oz Refined or Unrefined Shea Butter
1 oz Cocoa Butter
1/2 oz Mango Butter
2 oz Beeswax
20 drops Vitamin E oil
*28 drops Tea Tree essential Oil
Combine oils (do not put vitamin E or essential oil in at this point), in microwave safe dish heat to 150 degrees, approximately 45 seconds depending on microwave.
Add your beeswax to oils and stir, place back in microwave and heat until beeswax is almost completely melted, stop the microwave about every 10 seconds, make sure you stir each time, you do not want to over heat your oils, they can start on fire and excessive heat can destroy oils natural properties .
Once your beeswax is completely melted remove from microwave, be careful container can be very hot, add your butters and stir for about a minute, making sure all oils have incorporated with one and another.
Allow to cool for about 5 minutes, add your essential oils and vitamin E, stir for about another minute, pour into your molds and allow to fully cool, pop them out of container and WAAAAALA you have a Lotion Bar.
Wrap them in air tight container, refrigerate, you will have enough to last you the entire summer and maybe give some away too.
Directions for use: place lotion bar in hands as you would a bar of soap and rub desired amount onto hands.

*You may substitute your favorite essential oil for the Tea Tree Essential oil

Tea Tree Essential Oil:
Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antibiotic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, cicatrisant, decongestant, diaphoretic, expectorant, fungicidal, stimulant (immune), and vulnerary.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tried it Love it.
Linda

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