I’ve been a bit obsessed with gemstones lately.
Have you seen my Agate inspired Bath Salt Melts on the blog yet?
Or perhaps you came for my Geode inspired Bath Bombs?
Another crystal rock variety on my DIY wish list were classic gemstones, like rose quartz. And after tackling bath bombs and bath salt melts, I HAD to go with lotion massage bars for this one of course.
How to make gemstone lotion bars
What I used:
Combine the cocoa butter and Shea butter in a heat safe container. Melt the butters in a double boiler or in the microwave. Melt on a low heat/setting until all of the butters have melted.
Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to the melted butter and stir well. The coconut oil should dissolve with the butters.
Scoop 1 tablespoon of the melted mixture into another heatproof container.
Add a pinch of mica in your favorite color to this bowl. Stir well to combine. If you don’t have mica, you can also use a bit of eyeshadow. I made one batch with purple mica and the other with pink mica powder. I like them both, but I think the pink one turned out best. They look just like roze quartz gemstones to me!
Scoop some of the colored mixture out with a teaspoon and ‘place’ it on the bottom of a few round or square molds. Don’t cover the entire bottom but create a swirly shape using your imagination.
Put your molds in the fridge and let the rest of the mixture sit at room temperature.
Take the molds out of your fridge after about 5 minutes. The colored designs should have hardened by now.
Scoop the remaining mixture over the colored designs.
I filled about 3 molds in total. Depending on the size of your molds you can make more or less. If you want to make more gemstone Lotion massage bars you can easily double or triple the recipe.
Because there’s a difference in temperature between the colored mixture and the remaining mixture, the color will start to bleed a little, creating different shades of color.
Let the gemstone lotion bars sit to harden or put them in the fridge to speed up the process.
Cut the lotion bars into cute gemstone shapes. Don’t throw the scraps away! You can melt the parts you cut off and make new lotion massage bars with them!