Thank you to everyone who came out to our Body Butters and Balms class, we are so happy that we had enough supplies for all twenty of you! I wanted to to make a follow up post here on our website because a number of people had questions about supplies and what we used in the class. It took me a while to find some of these things so I am sharing them here to save you some searching! All the Amazon.com links below are affiliate links, so if you follow them and buy something we will receive a small fee.
I have bought my carrier oils at Mountain Rose Herbs in the past, and they have great oils, but they are pricier and you have to pay for shipping. Of course you can get some oils like coconut oil and sunflower oil at the grocery store, just make sure that you are looking for cold pressed, unrefined oils because they have the best benefits for your skin. I’ve been buying more from Amazon because I can get large amounts, and because it’s the easiest source rather than driving all over to compare prices and whatnot.
This is my favorite coconut oil so far and this shea butter is great too, I like that they are both organic since I’m trying to be as natural as possible. Here is the Vitamin E oil that we used, remember that Vitamin E oil is an antioxidant and so it helps extend the shelf life of carrier oils, but it is not a preservative. And this is the arrowroot powder that helps to counteract the potential greasiness of the body butter bar.
When I first started making the body butter bars I searched long and hard (and bought a few molds that just didn’t work) but I finally found these molds which fit perfectly in these 2oz tins. There are lots of options for lip balm tubes but I like these ones and I just ordered the full lip balm kit, I will let you all know how I like it once it arrives! The syringe that I used is this 150ml one.
So, I think that covers all the various supplies we used in the class. And obviously you don’t need to use these exact ones. To get started you can pour lip balm right into a small container and apply with your finger and any mold and container can work for the body butter bars. These are just the things I have found that help the process go easier and more smoothly.
Good luck creating!
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