DIY Massage Bar

The last time I was in LUSH the handmade cosmetic’s store I saw that they now carry massage bars.  They look like a bar of soap and when you put it in your hands the heat of your hands warms the bar enough to melt the shea/cocoa butter and you use it for massages.

Therapy

I purchased one to try it out, its lavender scented with essential oils and its amazing! (pictured above, click here to buy)  If you don’t like making your own I think the one they have at LUSH is great to buy, they have a lot more options too.

Wiccy Magic Muscles

If you are adventurous and want to try to DIY your own its actually pretty simple. See below for the how to

Supplies (made 3 bars)

  • 1 stick of Cocoa Butter
  • 1 cup Shea Butter
  • 1 TBS Other Oils that you use for moisturizing I used some coconut and jojoba
  • Essential oils for fragrance, Pepperment is great for soothing I also recommend Lavender or Eucalyptus
  • A soap mold or a small dish
  • Beans dried (I used coffee beans this is optional)IMG_1898.JPG

How to

  1. Melt butters in a bowl, you can use a double boiler method or throw it in the microwave for 15 seconds at a time until melted.meltbutter.jpg
  2. Add additional oils, I used a little bit of coconut and some jojoba, ones that I like to use to moisturize with. I made three bars and added about a table spoon of these.meltybutter.jpg
  3. Add your fragrance, I recommend peppermint since its soothing on sore muscles.  You could also use lavender or eucalyptus or whatever you like.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Take your soap molds and put in a layer of beans.  The beans are for when you massage with the bar it provides some texture to work your muscles.molds.jpg
  6. Fill the molds with the warmed mixture and let set.moldmeltybutter.jpg
  7. To get it to harden quickly throw it in the freezer for a couple hours and they will be ready to use!finishedbar.jpg
  8. Use for massages or an easy way to moisturize.finishedbarmassage.jpg

Happy Crafting!!

 

 

 

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