Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Body Butter Beans


I have the most ADORABLE beauty post EVER!!  Imagine solid lotion bars in an itty bitty bean shape.  SQUEEEEE.....I can't handle how cute these are!! The idea came to me when I was using one of my regular-sized lotion bars and I thought to myself, "Geez, I wish I could make a lotion bar in a tiny size that was just enough for a single use".

I ordered a few tiny silicone coffee bean molds from Amazon.  Each little bean cavity holds a quarter teaspoon of lotion. These are meant for making chocolate, but are perfect for my Body Butter Beans.



I purchased all the ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs.  They truly have the best beeswax, kokum butter, cocoa butter and kukui nut oil. You can shop with them HERE.


I also used a few different essential oils that I bought from Mountain Rose Herbs. They have an amazing classic essential oil kit. Check them out HERE.
You get eight small bottles of essential oil in the Mountain Rose Herbs Classic Sampler Set.  I chose lavender and cedarwood essential oil in my recipe. The itty bitty body butter beans smell so divine!

Body Butter Beans

5 tablespoons of Mountain Rose Herbs Beeswax (shop here)
3 tablespoons of Mountain Rose Herbs Cocoa Butter (shop here)
3 tablespoons of Mountain Rose Herbs Kokum Butter (shop here)
5 tablespoons of Mountain Rose Herbs Kukui Nut Oil (Shop here)
30 drops of Mountain Rose Herbs Lavender Essential Oil (Shop here)
15 drops of Mountain Rose Herbs Cedarwood Essential Oil (Shop here)
Tiny Coffee Bean Silicone Mold (I bought mine from Amazon)

1. Begin by adding the beeswax, cocoa butter, kokum butter and kukui nut oil into a glass measuring cup, placed in a simmering water bath until they have melted. Remove from heat.

2. Add in your essential oils.

3. Carefully pour the hot mixture into the cavities of your silicone molds. Allow to harden completely to room temperature.

4. Pop out the body butter beans and store in tin, metal, or glass containers at room temp.

I used a pipette to easily fill the tiny little bean cavities in the silicone mold. You could also use a 1/4 teaspoon if you choose. Make sure to fill the little cavities up all the way, but don't over fill!

Once they completely cool down and harden, they are super easy to pop out of the mold. I still can't believe how cute these are!!

These would make the perfect Party Favor for weddings, dinner parties, birthday parties, or holiday gift giving. I know exactly what I am making for gifts in 2018!!!


These are totally portable! Just don't let them get too hot or they will start to melt.  It only takes one to do your hands and lips. Two is plenty for your entire body.

OPTIONS: 

If you want to substitute the beeswax you can use Carnauba wax (shop for it here)

If you want to substitute the kokum butter you can use mango butter or shea butter (shop for them here).

If you want to substitute the kukui nut oil you can choose almond oil, avocado oil, baobab oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, hazelnut oil, hemp seed oil, olive oil, sesame oil, or sunflower seed oil (shop for all of these here).

Let me know if you make these!!! Drop me a line at FreshPickedBeauty@gmail.com

Cheers!!!!