This Lush inspired massage bar recipe is so easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients to create your own massage bars at home! This specific massage bar recipe was inspired by Lush’s Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar. Made using a base of shea and cocoa butters, this Lush inspired massage bar recipe also includes massaging organic adzuki beans and a combination of cinnamon leaf and peppermint essential oils for a warm, tingly sensation that helps to ease and soothe sore muscles. (Psst. These would also make a great homemade Mother’s Day gift! For more homemade Mother’s Day gift ideas, go here.)
Sensitive to some of the ingredients? Make a few simple substitutions. If you’re sensitive or allergic to shea butter, simply swap it out with sal butter. In addition, mango butter can be substituted for cocoa butter. And for those who find cinnamon leaf essential oil irritating, try either chili seed or fresh ginger essential oil instead!
Lush Inspired Massage Bar Recipe
3.5 oz. cocoa butter OR mango butter
1 oz. shea butter OR sal butter
1 oz. organic adzuki beans
1 mL cinnamon leaf essential oil OR fresh ginger essential oil OR chili seed essential oil
1.5 mL peppermint essential oil
Weigh out the adzuki beans and set aside.
Once the butter mixture begins cooling and starts to look cloudy, measure out the essential oils using graduated transfer pipettes and stir into the butter mixture. (If you prefer a fragrance oil over essential oils, use 2.5 mL of your favorite skin safe fragrance oil for a light scent or up to double for a stronger scent.)
Now pour the cooling butters evenly into two mold cavities of this Ozera 6-Cavity Silicone Soap Mold.
Evenly divide the adzuki beans into each of the two mold cavities you just poured the melted butters into and gently mix with a utensil.
Allow your massage bars to finish solidifying. You can speed up this process by popping the mold into your fridge.
Once your massage bars have fully solidified, simply remove from the mold cavities and package or use immediately.
As this Lush inspired massage bar recipe creates a massage bar that easily melts on body contact, you will need to keep your massage bars stored in a temperature controlled location away from heat.
To use, simply massage the bars onto your skin.
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