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In my last post, we learned how to make whipped body butter for homemade gifts! Today we're going to take that same concept but make hard butter bars that are shaped in delightful holiday shapes! These luxurious body butter bars are wonderful to keep in your purse or take with you when traveling
They smell good enough to eat
These body butter bars are extremely cute and can be made to fit any of your gifting needs. You can change up the silicon molds depending on what theme you are trying to achieve and even scent the body butter bars according to the likes of your friends and family members. I scented these with peppermint and vanilla, and let me tell you, Syfy loved them so much he almost ate them! He said they “smelled like peppermint bark”. For the gentlemen in your life, you can also scent these with something like peppermint pine, or even leave them unscented. Shea butter has a nice light nutty scent that guys tend to love.
Handy to take on-the-go
These bars are easy to use and extremely moisturizing to the skin. They will moisturize even the dryest of skin on elbows and knees and even help with heels and feet. The butters and oils will start to warm up and melt when you hold this bar in your hands, then you can rub it all over your body. You can keep your body butter bars in a handy container to take with you on-the-go
DIY Hard Body Butter Bars
- 1/2 cup butter (I used shea butter and mango butter)
- 1/2 cup unrefined coconut oil
- 1/2 cup beeswax pastilles
- essential oils for scent (This is optional but definitely makes even better! I used a combination of peppermint essential oil and vanilla oleoresin and it came out smelling like peppermint bark!)
- Add the butter, coconut oil, and beeswax into your double boiler and melt.
- Once melted, remove from heat. If adding essential oils, stir them in.
- Pour the mixture into molds. For quick cooling you can put them into the freezer, otherwise, these should sit and harden for 4-6 hours.
- If you did not like the consistency and want to add more beeswax, you can pop all of these into your double boiler and melt them down, then add more beeswax and repeat step 3.
- Wrap in wax paper or compostable cellophane and tie with pretty ribbons or twine. Give this gift to anyone who has dry skin! (that's pretty much everyone who has skin!