Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Lotion Bars and Lip Balm

Sorry I haven't been around guys. School and work got the best of me. But I'm back and with lots of pictures!!

BTW!! My kitchen is a freaking mess! Despite the mess, my hands are so freaking soft I may never go back to regular lotion.

Here are the results of my lotion bar experiment. Luckily my little sister was here to help :) See how pumped she was about the lotion bars!!

Lotion Bars
1 part vegetable shortening
1 part vegetable oil
1 part beeswax

Here my sister is providing a close up of the CUTEST MOLD EVER!!! Horray for penguins :)

Here is the total batch of the lotion bars. A bunch went to my sisters and some to other people.


Lip Balm
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1 tablespoons beeswax

Here, the little pots and tins are cooling. The lip balm sets fairly quickly.

Here is the stack of the completed lip balms. I sent a bunch home with my sisters and I still have a ton left over...

Overall, the experiment was a huge success. The lotion bars are incredible! And my elbows are grateful. They stayed together without any issue. They are a little oily at first but it rubs into your skin and then it's wonderful. The lip balms are pretty good too. They got a little hard but they work pretty well. I just rub it between my palms for a few seconds and then its good to go. I love stuff that I use that I know the ingredients of :)

Happy Winter everyone!

PS: In case anyone is wondering... I got the beeswax off of Amazon and the molds/tins from The Chemistry Store. Also, I was considering maybe having a giveaway for a lotion bar and lip balm... would anyone want them??