I really love the Burt's Bee's stuff. A friend has Bee Bar lotion that she loves. After a bit of thinking, I decided to make bee's wax lotion bars with bee's wax that we had left over from a previous season. The process was a lot more work than I expected, but it was all very interesting.
In order to make the actual lotion I first melted the coconut oil in a canning jar that was in boiling water. Once that was melted I added in the shea butter. That was a bit more tricky to get into the jar without dropping some into the boiling water.
After that had melted I added in the grapeseed oil and the wax. I did not have any vitamin oil. I stirred it with a cheap chopstick so as to not get wax on any of my good spoons.
Bee's Wax Lotion Bars
1 C Bees Wax
1 C Shea Butter
1 C Coconut Oil
1/4 C Vitamin E (I did not have this, so I left it out)
1/4 C Grapeseed Oil
Quite a few drops of essential oil. (I used 35-40 drops for this amount of mix. The number of drops you need depends on how strong the scent is.
Melt the bee's wax, shea butter and coconut oil. Add the Vitamin E and Grapeseed oil, stir, then add the essential oils. Stir; pour into the molds.
Here's are simpler recipes that I did not use. The grapeseed oil and the vitamin E oil add extra properties to the lotion that I like.
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup of shea butter
1/2 cup of bees wax Melt and pour.
Makes 12 -1/2 in thick body bars.
1 part Coconut Oil
1 part Pure Beeswax
1/4 oil same as 2 oz or 4 Tblespoons (1/2 ounce beeswax, same as 1 Tablespoon)
Processing Wax from Beehives:
Wax, Part 1 - What to Do With Old Honey Comb
Wax, Part 2 - Melting Bee's Comb
Wax, Part 3 - Gathering and Processing Bee's Wax Cakes
Wax, Part 4 - Wax Part 4 - Propolis and Clean Wax processing
Homemade Beeswax Hand Lotion/Cream & Body Butter Recipe
How to make your own lotion bar