Lotion Bits - kids love them! Keep them in a small jar in the bathroom and after a shower just grab one, put it in the palm of your hands and rub your hands together! The solid shape will "melt" in your hands and you can put it all over! My nieces love it because it's not just lotion, but it's safe and non-toxic and they like to use it on their lips as well! If you only need a little, you can grab a thinner piece - for the whole body grab a big one!
The items and ratios listed are for a whole tray full of lotion bits - more or less. The amount you can make from this batch depends on your ice cube tray or mould size. If you don't have lanolin, you can substitute it with some more almond oil or another oil of your choice. The recipe is very versatile - so if you have a different type of oil or butter to use, that is fine! I purchased the lanolin at a local health foods store.
Take a small pot and fill it about halfway with water (you may need to empty some of it out). Put it on the stove and get the water nice and hot - medium heat should be fine. Then, put in all your ingredients, other than the vitamin E oil, and put it in a glass measuring bowl with a handle on it. Place it in the water (double boiler) on your stove. Every once and a while, mix it around with a spoon or a wisk. Continue to mix it until it is a pure liquid. Then remove it from the heat and add the vitamin E drops and any essential oils at this time. Wisk everything in and then pour into the mould or ice cube tray. Then you can put the tray into your fridge or freezer and let it harden. It doesn't take long - then remove it and pop them out. You may need to use a small skewer or knife to push some of them out of the mold.
That's it - you're done! You can then put them in a small container and take them with you on the go - or you can leave them in a jar in the bathroom! They're healthy, all-natural and wonderful for your skin!
*Optional: I also dyed some of mine with beet juice. I purchased a beet, put it in boiling water for about 20 minutes, turning it throughout. Then, sliced it into chunks and put it in my juicer. The process of dying lotion with it is not always easy and doesn't always work - it can sometimes try to separate. It sometimes works and sometimes doesn't -I'm still practicing it myself. But, I've had more luck incorporating it in in the beginning stages of melting all the ingredients together. So, if I am having problems I will use my handheld electric wisk to really blend the color with the ingredients. Good luck and if you discover an easier way, let us know! I have heard of people using beet powder without problems - but I have yet to buy some.
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