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Monday, December 10, 2012

" Kainga Lotion Bar Tutorial."

Hello,

Happy Monday,

Over the weekend I had a some fun in the kitchen making some Lotion Bars. Maybe you haven't heard of them. They are a hard lotion that is just  perfect for dry skin. I found lots of directions on the net  using  different oils. I didn't want to buy anything so I made up my own recipe using the oils I had on hand. They turned out perfectly.

Kainga Lotion Bars.
First you need your three ingredients.


I used Beeswax, Coconut Oil (Copha) and Olive Oil. You need equal quantities of each ingredient by weight. As this was a tester I used 60 grams of each.


I decided to melt the oils in a glass jug by slowly bringing the water in the saucepan to a reasonable heat. This also makes it easy to pour the oils into the containers later on. Place the Beeswax in the glass jug. Let it melt then add the Coconut Oil, when this is all melted add the Olive Oil.  Stir to mix oils together. I used a wooden skewer to mix.  By this time I had turned off the stove.


I used several different types of containers to set the Lotion Bars in. They more or less start setting before your eyes.

These can then be wrapped in Cellophane as a lovely gift. The glass jug can then be wiped clean with some Kitchen paper. You don't want the oil blocking up your drains.

I hope you try this Lotion Bar, let me know if you make some.

Happy Monday
Bev C

22 comments:

Jeanette said...

I saw your heading & thought "oh yes that definately interests me". When i get some beeswax & some more moulds i'll be trying these out. Hugs,

wackywoman said...

Thank you. This is great. Now to get some beeswax.

Fiona said...

that looks good... you have some lovely moulds... like the others... I must look out for beezwax...
Hugz

Sue said...

You are so enthusiastic and creative. The lotion bars look great. I probably wont make any....I'm way too lazy!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

This looks fantastic Bev...will have to try it one day...Can I use it on my side bar as a Tutorial? I didn't really know that copha was coconut oil!

Pauline said...

Beeswax is on my shopping list for tomorrow! Now, what can I use for nice little moulds? I tidied the room I store my crafty stuff in and can't find a thing! How cool can I let the mixture get before pouring into moulds?

Terriaw said...

These lotion bars are so lovely! They would make such fabulous gifts, especially since things tend to get dry around here in winter. I would love to try this over my Christmas break, so thanks for sharing.

CheeKeeLee said...

What a great idea - thank you for sharing the recipe :)

Val said...

You are very clever. They look great.

Karen said...

This is a lovely idea and they look great, too.

Vickie said...

goodness Bev they look great ..almost like white chocolate-you are very clever,cheers Vickie

Cubby House Crafts said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us Bev, I have just ordered some bees wax and can't wait to make some!!!
Lisa

Petra said...

Hello Bev they look very pretty and it is a nice present to give somebody. The sun looks great, you did a good job.
Greeting Petra.

Julie said...

Hi Bev,
well my computer crashed & I lost all my blogs that I follow - so have finally found you again :-)
Thanks for sharing the recipe for the Lotion Bars - am keen to give it a go.
Many thanks, Julie :-)

ANudge said...

Those look so easy. Thanks for the great tutorial. I think I"ll make some for Valentine's Day as it's too crazy right now. Look forward to more ideas, Bev. And thanks for linking to Applique Thursday - I love all kinds of eye candy and recipes.

Charlie and Wendy said...

They look lovely, you have very pretty moulds.

Lounging with a Latte said...

Thanks for the lotion recipe, I might give that a try. I didn't know copha was coconut oil!

Pauline said...

Georgia and I made them on Friday, Bev. Can't post any pictures or it will spoil someone's Christmas surprise. We loved them, added a few drops of lavendar to the second batch. Even Archer says they are very cool (as he rubbed some on to his face).

Simone de Klerk said...

This looks very interesting! And not difficult at all. Hope to make it one day.

Roseanne said...

I would like to make some of your Lotion bars were can it get the bees wax from.

Holly said...

Why choose a bar instead of a salve or creamy lotion? Is there an advantage or is it just a preference?

Tracy said...

I made these bars this morning and they are lovely. I added a few drops of lavender oil as well just because i love it.
Thanks for sharing your tutorial.
Tracy