Tuesday, December 15, 2015
It's a Wrap
For each little cake I used 1 tablespoon of white beeswax pastilles, 1 tablespoon of either cocoa butter or shea butter and 1 tablespoon of a light soap oil. Sometimes I used sweet almond. Sometimes I used avocado. Sometimes it was safflower. Basically it is 1/3 beeswax, 1/3 hard butter and 1/3 light oil to get a hard and not too oily bar that stays white. I would also add a few drops of an essential oil for a very light fragrance. Lavender and Litsea Cubeba were my favorites. I used a small permanently designated jelly jar in a pan of boiling water to melt the mixture as the microwave didn't do the job. The beeswax takes a long time to melt. You've got to stir and stir to get a clear liquid to pour. I stirred it with a craft stick because it is very hard to clean off a spoon. That's also why I used a jelly jar for melting to avoid the cleanup-which is no fun at all.