Turn your favorite fall drink into LOTION BARS!
I’ve been obsessed with Chai lattes lately. Everywhere I take a “coffee break” I’m looking for the perfect Chai. A silky foam top with warming spices and sweetened with vanilla …
It only felt right to turn this comforting drink into warming massage bars!
These massage bars are inspired by my DIY Vanilla Latte Lotion Bars.
What I used:
6 tbsp. cocoa butter
1 tbsp. Shea butter
1 tbsp. oil – I used sweet almond oil
1 tsp. vitamin E oil (optional)
1 vanilla bean or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Mix of Chai spices: 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. ginger and 1/2 tsp. cardamom
This recipe makes about 3 lotion massage bars.
Melt the cocoa butter and Shea butter together in a double boiler.
Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the melted mixture.
You can also add 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil to help prolong the shelf life of the oil in these lotion bars.
Now add the vanilla extract and chai spices.
I used the seeds of one vanilla bean instead for added dramatic effect.
For the chai spices I decided to stick to cinnamon, ginger and cardamom. The actual mix for a chai latte also contains cloves, nutmeg and allspice but I didn’t add these because A. I didn’t have them in my cupboard and B. the iconic smell really comes from the cinnamon and cardamom.
While the mixture is still liquid. pour it into your molds. I could make 3 lotion bars with this recipe.
The spices will sink to the bottom. To keep some of the spices from sinking I put the molds in the freezer for a couple of minutes.
Cinnamon is said to help with acne and even eczema but some people also find cinnamom irritating on the skin. Test the lotion bars first on a small patch of your skin. You can also just use the ‘top’ side of the bars instead of the side with all the spices.
Now all you need is someone to massage you!
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