By Polina Roytman
My beautiful friend of nearly 14 years, Abha, recently sent me a homemade lotion bar that I have loved using; both for how wonderfully it works and for the fact that it puts a smile on face every time I look at it and think of the caring and wonderful friend that made this for me and sent it all the way from England to New York. The fact that it looks like a mini cupcake doesn’t hurt either. The recipe is below.
One portion cocoa butter
One portion coconut oil
One portion beeswax
Essential oils of your choice [Abha used bergamot, sweet orange, and sandalwood]
1. Place the cocoa butter, coconut oil, and beeswax in a double boiler. Abha used 1/4 cup of each and placed them in a Pyrex bowl on top of a saucepan full of boiling water on the stove. The bottom of the bowl should not touch the water. Allow all of the ingredients to melt.
2. Once melted, take off the heat and add the essential oils. Then carefully pour the well mixed liquid into the molds. Abha used silicone molds / cupcake holders such as 3. Once the bars are firm carefully pop them out and enjoy!
What are some of your favorite homemade beauty products?