Body bar with cocoa butter "White chocolate" (recipe)

In winter skin care is especially important. Cold wind outside and dry air at home and office make our skin dehydrated and sensitive. It is the best time to try a delicious treat – 100% natural body bars “White chocolate”. These body bars do look and smell just like real chocolate, because their main ingredient is natural cocoa butter!

Cocoa butter soothes your skin making it soft and moisturized. Almond oil rejuvenates the skin and prevents the aging. Beeswax forms a protective barrier over your skin and seals the moisture inside. Vitamin E facilitates skin regeneration and helps to preserve the product. I am sure your skin would love this delicious dessert!

       15 min

        easy

        No preservatives!

The recipe (30 g of the product):
- Cocoa butter (80%) – 24 g (0.85 oz)
- Almond oil (15%) – 4,5 g (0.16 oz)
- Beeswax (5%) - 1,5 g (0.05 oz)
- Vitamin E * – 0.5-1% - 5 drops (about 0.15 - 0.25 ml)
- Vanilla extract in oil (optional, 1-2%) – 10 drops (about 0.3 – 0.5 ml)

* I used dl-alpha-tocopherol with the activity of 750 IU per 1 g. If you have another type of Vitamin E, you need to recalculate the amount added. If you are not sure how to do that, just ask in the comments :).

1. Weigh cocoa butter in a glass beaker or a pot that can sustain heating.

weighing cacao butter, body bar recipe

2. Add beeswax and almond oil.

weighing the ingredients, body bar recipe

weighing the ingredients, body bar recipe

3. Put on the stove (medium heating) and wait until the mixture fully melts. Do not let the mixture boil! Remove it from the heat as soon as beeswax has melted.

melting the ingredients, body bar recipe

4. Mix it carefully, and let it cool down for about a minute. Then add vanilla extract and vitamin E.

mixing, body bar recipe

5. Pour the mixture into the suitable mold. I recommend to use a silicone mold for chocolate, because it makes small bars for a single use.

pouring into the mold, body bar recipe

6. Let body bars solidify for few hours and put them in a container. Enjoy! Smile

ready body bar, body bar recipe

Instructions for use:
- Use the product right after showering while your skin is still a bit wet
- Avoid contact with eyes and sensitive areas
- Do not use the product if you are allergic to any of its components
- Do not apply the product on the damaged skin (scratches, wounds, burns)
- Store in a dry cool place for no more than 6 months.

Share your opinion about the recipe in the comments!

 

Comments

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Drosofila's picture

Love it!!!

Sunny's picture

I don't have almond oil. Can I use olive oil instead?

Natalia's picture

Sure! You can replace almond oil with olive oil.

I don't know how to calculate the vitamin E.  Can you explain?

Natalia's picture

Of course! Can you tell me what is the concentration (mg/ml) or activity (IE) of your vitamin E? It should be written on the label.