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Millennium Falcon Massage Bars

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Whether you are an interplanetary smuggler or a QA Manager, it's important to take some time out and pamper yourself or that special nerd in your life.  These cocoa butter bars are not only perfect for a long relaxing massage, but will also help revive your skin from the effects of the dry desert winds of Tatooine or the bitter Hothy cold. 

So, dim the lights, put on some smooth Cantina music and enjoy...
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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Since massage bars are intended to basically become massage oil upon contact,  cocoa butter with its melting point of 93.4°F/34.1°C is the ideal base. Below is a super simple recipe. Once you master this, try out some suggestions from Step 4!

Note: Remember not to store near a heating vent or leave in the car too long on warm days or you may have a melty falcon on your hands.

Basic Recipe (Makes one Falcon)
  • 1/3 cup raw cocoa butter
  • 1 Tbs almond oil
  • 1/8 tsp vitamin E oil

Tools
  • Any saucepan, but preferably one with a spout for minimal pouring issues (I used a small, cast iron butter warmer, which was perfect)
  • Spoon
  • Silicone Falcon ice tray (the Han in carbonite would also be fun)
  • Knife/Cutting board

Step 2: Melt

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Here we go...

  1. Melt the cocoa butter under low, low heat and stir occasionally until liquid
  2. Turn off the heat and stir in vitamin E and almond oil
meranyrae1 year ago
Ha! Love the geeky twist! I definately would do Han.
Great stuff! You should enter this in the Sci-Fi contest!
Oh how cute! I've been meaning to get some supplies and make hard lotion bars for a while now - they're awesome. :D
BrittLiv1 year ago
I really like the idea. Good job!
Lkymama1 year ago
Love that it is so simple. Where did you find the melting pan and what size is it please?