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josianeg

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Yesterday I made my first lotion bars!

I used the silicon molds I made using real French macarons. ❤ I think this size is perfect for lotion bars or guest soaps.

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I’m really happy about them. They don’t have too much drag and leave the skin hydrated but not oily or sticky.

I only wish they would melt a bit faster / at a lower temperature, because my boyfriend has “colder” skin and it was harder to get the bar to melt on his skin while giving him a back massage. If anyone has tips to give me in the recipes (the one I tried on him was the #2), that would be appreciated.

Recipe #1:
  • 1.2 oz Beeswax
  • 0.9 oz. Jojoba Oil
  • 0.7 oz Cocoa Butter
  • 0.4 oz. Mango Butter
  • 0.3 oz. Lavender infused Grapeseed Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla was. oleoresin
  • 1/2 tsp Vitamine E oil
  • Pinch of MM Blue Moon mica

Recipe #2:
  • 1.2 oz Beeswax
  • 0.9 oz. Almond Oil
  • 0.7 oz kokum Butter
  • 0.4 oz. Cocoa Butter
  • 0.3 oz. Apricot kernel Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla ess. oleoresin
  • 1/2 tsp Vitamin
 
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I love lotion bars - making and using -- and wish I knew about them years ago! They're super cheap and fast to make. My recipe is usually 1/3 each of a butter, coconut oil, beeswax. You can tweak your recipe and add more soft oils for your boyfriend.
Yours really are super cute and I'd be the one popping them into my mouth!
 

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I would expect the one with mango butter would melt lower than the one with kokum. Did you not find this?
 

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I'm always impressed when someone makes their own mold - your lotion bars are really cute!
 

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Thanks, now I'm hungry and very sad that I don't have macarons. Seriously, these are just too cute!
Oh my gosh, I’m sorry about this! I wish I could send you macarons, we have really good ones here in Montreal!

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Those I used to make the molds are from a bakery called “Point G” (G spot)... They’re THAT good! ❤❤
 

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Oh my gosh, I’m sorry about this! I wish I could send you macarons, we have really good ones here in Montreal!

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Those I used to make the molds are from a bakery called “Point G” (G spot)... They’re THAT good! ❤❤
This.. is not helping... I'm allergic to corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup, which is common in macarons over here, so I usually can't have them. But somehow Costco and Aldi's both had a limited supply of macarons earlier this year that didn't have those things. Thus came and went my brief encounter with macarons.😭
 

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Yesterday I made my first lotion bars!

I used the silicon molds I made using real French macarons. ❤ I think this size is perfect for lotion bars or guest soaps.

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I’m really happy about them. They don’t have too much drag and leave the skin hydrated but not oily or sticky.

I only wish they would melt a bit faster / at a lower temperature, because my boyfriend has “colder” skin and it was harder to get the bar to melt on his skin while giving him a back massage. If anyone has tips to give me in the recipes (the one I tried on him was the #2), that would be appreciated.

Recipe #1:
  • 1.2 oz Beeswax
  • 0.9 oz. Jojoba Oil
  • 0.7 oz Cocoa Butter
  • 0.4 oz. Mango Butter
  • 0.3 oz. Lavender infused Grapeseed Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla was. oleoresin
  • 1/2 tsp Vitamine E oil
  • Pinch of MM Blue Moon mica

Recipe #2:
  • 1.2 oz Beeswax
  • 0.9 oz. Almond Oil
  • 0.7 oz kokum Butter
  • 0.4 oz. Cocoa Butter
  • 0.3 oz. Apricot kernel Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla ess. oleoresin
  • 1/2 tsp Vitamin
I think your beeswax is a little too high, that’s why the draggy feeling. I would lower that a bit and increase maybe the butter.
 

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I think your beeswax is a little too high, that’s why the draggy feeling. I would lower that a bit and increase maybe the butter.
Could be this and/or the combo of kokum and cocoa at those 3 amounts, because they're harder than other butters. Unless it's super hot where you are you don't need a lot of beeswax and those won't melt.

Did you try recipe one on him? If this isn't draggy on him then it's the kokum I think, you could maybe switch your butter amounts, or lower both a tad and add a bit more soft oil.
 

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Yesterday I made my first lotion bars!

I used the silicon molds I made using real French macarons. ❤ I think this size is perfect for lotion bars or guest soaps.

View attachment 49987

View attachment 49988

I’m really happy about them. They don’t have too much drag and leave the skin hydrated but not oily or sticky.

I only wish they would melt a bit faster / at a lower temperature, because my boyfriend has “colder” skin and it was harder to get the bar to melt on his skin while giving him a back massage. If anyone has tips to give me in the recipes (the one I tried on him was the #2), that would be appreciated.

Recipe #1:
  • 1.2 oz Beeswax
  • 0.9 oz. Jojoba Oil
  • 0.7 oz Cocoa Butter
  • 0.4 oz. Mango Butter
  • 0.3 oz. Lavender infused Grapeseed Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla was. oleoresin
  • 1/2 tsp Vitamine E oil
  • Pinch of MM Blue Moon mica

Recipe #2:
  • 1.2 oz Beeswax
  • 0.9 oz. Almond Oil
  • 0.7 oz kokum Butter
  • 0.4 oz. Cocoa Butter
  • 0.3 oz. Apricot kernel Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla ess. oleoresin
  • 1/2 tsp Vitamin
They look Amazing, I bet they smell delicious too
 

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Wow, those look just like real macarons! Making the mold from the real deal really got all the texture in there. I’m wanting to try lotion bars in a concha (Mexican sweet bread) mold I bought, but I think it’ll be too smooth to be mistaken for real bread.
 
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