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??


SonyaAnn said...

I can't wait to show Anna this one. Maybe I can convince her to make some for us!! Thank you, thank you for sharing. This is a great idea. I think even Den would like this one, though he would never say it. He drys out terrible in the winter. He is so much work! He is dry and flaky in the winter and burnt in the summer.
And yes, I would love to be entered in a giveaway!

Fertility Path said...

Love it... would have never of thought to make my own lip balm. Gonna have to go domestic diva and give it a try ; ). Thanks for the recipe and inspiration.

Did someone say give-a-way? I'd also happily be up for that!

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