This is so easy! If you can make microwave oatmeal, you can do this. If you can't find these products locally, they are easily found online. I use a postal scale to weigh my ingredients, but I didn't when I first made it, I just eyeballed it. If I felt it was too firm or too soft, all I did was reheat it and add more of the coconut oil (to soften it) or the beeswax (to firm it up).
recipe: Simply melt equal portions of the following, gently stir, pour into containers and allow to cool.
* COCOA BUTTER
* COCONUT OIL
Here's how I did it. I used 7.5 oz. of each. Why 7.5 oz.? No reason at all, just seemed like the right amount for the containers I had, and I nailed it, down to the last drop.
|This stuff is hard!|
|whack it with a hammer! Or just get it in pellet form :)|
|Weigh out the beeswax if you have a scale.|
|I keep a clean can that I use only for melting my beeswax. I put a little water in a sauce pan and place the can in it. Be careful not to get water in the beeswax, I'm sure it won't be good.|
|Serve up some cocoa butter, mmmmmm, chocoriffic smell!|
|Same for the coconut oil. This is starting to smell heavenly already!|
|Put the coconut oil and cocoa butter in a microwave safe bowl and melt it in the microwave, stirring every minute until melted.|
|This is good stuff!|
|cocoa butter and coconut oil are melted|
|So is the beeswax, which I pour into the coconut oil/cocoa butter mixture and stir until blended.|
|Simply piur into your containers and allow to cool.|
|Voila! Pretty as can be, natural, gentle and smells good enough to eat!|