Did you know that I started out as a DIY blogger? Crazy right? I began my online journey with a DIY blog and YouTube channel called "DIY Diary". However, my passion wasn't there and I began my journey into owning my own business instead - however - I am still an avid diyer.
I asked on my Instagram story the other day - would you want to see more DIY posts? It was an unanimous YES! So here is my first debut back into the DIY world - DIY Lotion Massage Bar.
If you are like me - you are a LUSH addict - and this addiction can get quite pricey. One of my many items that I ADORE at Lush is their massage bars. These things are like gold. However in an attempt to be more cost effect I decided to make my own. Which I might add is super simple.
DIY: LOTION MASSAGE BAR
- 4 oz Shea Butter
- 2 oz Bees Wax
- 4 oz Coconut Oil
- Essential Oil of your choosing
- Silicone mold
- Start by melting the shea butter, coconut oil and bees wax together using a double boiler.
A double boiler can be created by filling a pot with a couple inches of water and placing a glass measuring cup in the water inside the pot. Be careful as you start to boil the water as everything, including the vapors can get quite hot.
- Once everything is melted remove from heat and drop in some essential oils. I personally used 20 drops of Clary Sage in mine.
Clary Sage helps promote relaxation and helps with muscle and joint pain. Choose an oil that best helps with what you'd like to achieve - pain, relaxation, invigorating, etc.
- After the oil is added and stirred in - pour your mixture into the silicone mold. This mixture yielded 6 bars in total for me - however this will depend on the size of your molds.
I got my mold at Zehrs during Valentines day - it was meant for baking - but also works perfectly for this. It is also cheaper to purchase them this way rather than getting soap molds.
- Let the bars cool down completely before using and store extras in a cold place away from direct sunlight. I have a my extras in a paper bag in a cupboard for now until it's time to use them. I would try to use your bars within 6 months to a year.
Thanks so much for reading - let me know in the comments which oil combination you are using in your bars!