Back to basics: Lotion bars – tweaking the waxes!

Yesterday we took a look at the basic recipe for lotion bars. You can change the skin feel, melting point, and hardness of a bar by playing with the wax type and amount without changing the type of butters or oils. Although the basic recipe is 1/3 beeswax, 1/3 butter, and 1/3 oil, playing with...

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Back to basics: Lotion bars – the basic recipe!

Consider the lotion bar. Easy to make, easy to tweak, and easy to carry around in your purse or pocket. We can make them as simple or as complicated as we wish. We can wrap them in foil or cellophane, package them in adorable tins, or put them in lip balm or deodorant containers. I...

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Back to basics: Whipped butters (updated)

Whipped butters are so impressive but so darned easy to make! They might seem all complicated with their whippiness, but they’re simple to make if you have a mixer with a whisk attachment. (I bought my Black & Decker 250 watt mixer for $20 from Canadian Tire with two whisk attachments! I’m sure you could...

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