Tuesday, May 8, 2012

From the weekend

I'm sorry for my absence.  Yesterday's weather was just too nice.  It has been raining for... awhile.  Yesterday was beautiful and I spent the majority of the day outside in the sunshine. =]

From the weekend:
Potatoes in love ;] // Lotion Bar
Lotion bars (shea & olive) // Saturday bike ride on our local trail

These lotion bars are awesome.  Ohmygoodness.  So convenient.  I keep one in an old altoids tin in my purse and one pretty much follows me around the house.  For the one with shea butter I used this recipe.
For the one with olive oil, you just replace the shea butter with olive oil.  (I got this idea from a friend!)  The hardest part about this recipe is cleaning beeswax off the bowls and utensils you use.  Honestly.  (The trick is to boil them, then use a dry cloth to wipe off the wax while they're still hot!)

I just wanted to try these, not make like 12 bars, so I did a tiny recipe of each.  About a 1/2 oz (on the kitchen scale) of each ingredient made one of each bar.  I simply poured them into cupcake liners in my muffin tin and they hardened very quickly on the counter.  I like the idea of using those silicone molds in the cake aisle, but I also like to work with what I've got!

Lotions bars are a generally new concept to me, anyone else use/make them?