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Aromatherapy Lotion Bars Recipe
Author: Wholesale Supplies Plus
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

These lotions bars are all natural and contain extracts to enhance the performance. Feels outstanding on the skin!!

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You alone are responsible for product and recipe testing to ensure compatibility and safety.


Project Level: Easy
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Yield: 64 lotion bars

Ingredients

  •  16 Ounce(s) Shea Butter - Ultra Refined
  •  8 Ounce(s) Cocoa Butter - Natural
  •  16 Ounce(s) Grape Seed Oil
  •  0.50 Ounce(s) Bliss - Certified 100% Natural 669
  •  0.17 Ounce(s) Bitter Almond - Certified 100% Natural 587
  •  16 Ounce(s) Beeswax - Ultra Refined & Bleached
  •  0.50 Ounce(s) Botanical Extract Blend 2 - Oil Soluble
  •  64 Piece(s) 2 oz Silver Shallow Metal Tin Assembled Set
  •  2 Piece(s) Flowers Guest Soap Mold (MW 45)

Equipment

  •  Cookie Sheet
  •  Metal Melting Pot
  •  Mixing Spoon

INCI Ingredient Label: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter),Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Beeswax (or) Cera Alba,Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (and) Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (and) Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract (and) Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (and) Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract (and) Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Fragrance

Recipe Directions

NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
  1. In a dedicated pot and on direct low heat, melt 8 oz beeswax.
  2. Reduce heat to low and add 8 oz cocoa butter to melted beeswax.
  3. Remove from heat and add 8 oz shea butter. Allow shea butter to naturally melt.
  4. Add 8 oz. of Grapeseed Oil. Mix well.
  5. Add 0.50 oz. of botanical extract. Mix well.
  6. Add 0.50 oz. of Bliss - Certified Natural Fragrance Oil.
  7. Place plastic molds on a cookie sheet and pour melted base into each cavity until almost full. If poured all the way to the top, the lotion bar will be too tall to fit into the shallow tin. This will weigh approx. 1.3 oz. when finished.
  8. Immediately place tray and mold in the freezer for 10 min. This rapid cooling will prevent the mixture from feeling "gritty" upon use.
  9. Repeat until all base is formed into small guest round shapes. If some of base becomes solid in glass measuring cup, microwave for 30 seconds or until melted.
  10. Repeat directions using 0.17 oz. of Bitter Almond Certified Natural Fragrance Oil blend to make remaining 32 lotion bars.
  11. Label per FDA labeling guidelines.



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"The max use rate for the Bitter Almond is .5% according to your information. It would seem the percentage is too high in this recipe. Thanks. "

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Posted By: Cynthia   |   August 18, 2017


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"Could I use the natural Shea butter instead of the ultra refined ? "

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Posted By: Cynthia   |   July 31, 2017


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"What other kinds of oil can I use as a substitute for Grape Seed Oil?"

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Posted By: Sr. Joseph   |   July 07, 2017


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"Will the lotion bars from this recipe stay solid when shipping in hot Texas weather (easily over 100 degrees when sitting in a USPS warehouse, I'm sure)?"

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Posted By: Kerri   |   June 07, 2017


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"Can we consider most of the products to still be considered natural even with a preservative?"

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Posted By: Angelina   |   October 13, 2014


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"Hi, i just got this kit, I am confused about the scent part. There is two different eo's with the kit. Instructions say half ounce on eo. Is that half ounce of almond and half ounce of bliss or half ounce combined of both? thanks"

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Posted By: Julie    |   November 16, 2015


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"I'm sorry this recipe doesn't state how much cocoa butter to use. "

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Posted By: Renee   |   October 26, 2015


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"I have some butters and beeswax pastilles that are more than a year old. If they have have been kept in a cool basement, can they be used beyond the expiration date, if I wanted to use them for personal use, or for trying out the lotion bar recipe, but not for sale? Thanks, Susan K. in MA"

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Posted By: Susan   |   September 09, 2014


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