Homemade Soy Moisturizing Bar | At Home With P. Allen Smith

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Do your skin a favor -- go all-natural, even homemade. It's amazing the things you can
make in your own kitchen. Now I wanna show you how to make a homemade moisturizer. This
is a soy oil moisture bar, and it really, really works. And all you have to do is start
with a double boiler. You don't even have to buy a double boiler. What I like to do
is just take a large saucepan like this, bring the water to a boil, and then just take a
metal bowl, place it there. And then what you're gonna do: You basically just have four
ingredients in this. You're gonna start with 2 parts soy wax, 1 part coconut oil to 1 part
cocoa butter, and then you can use any sort of fragrance you like -- lavender is great.
I'm gonna mix a little lavender with some rosemary. And this is the sort of thing that
is so good for chapped hands if you've been working in the garden. It's all-natural and
very easy to make. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna start with the soy wax -- this
is hydrogenated soy oil, which makes it wax-like. What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna let this melt.
And you can see, it's already melting. Beautiful, look at that. So this is what 16 ounces of
the wax looks like melted. And now what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna add 8 ounces of this
cocoa butter, and it will melt very quickly. While that's melting, I'm gonna go ahead and
add the coconut oil. And you can see, coconut oil is an oil, but it's almost in a solid
state itself at room temperature. It doesn't really take long for all three of these ingredients
to come together. You see, the thing you wanna do is just constantly stir it like this. Okay,
now, with everything melted, it's time to add the essential oils. And I like lavender,
so I'm gonna add about 6 drops of lavender -- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 -- whoop -- 7 drops
of lavender. And then also some rosemary. Those two combined are wonderful -- 1, 2,
3, 4, 5, 6. What a great combination of aromas. Okay, now it's time to pour the liquid into
the molds. Alright, you just wanna bring it over like this and then just begin to dip
it out. And you can fill these individual molds. And what I like to do is just take
a cooling rack and place them on the cooling rack with a little wax paper underneath. And
if you can't find some of these molds or don't have them, you can use a little mini muffin
pan like this -- they make great little lotion bars. Now I'll get all these poured up and
I'll let them rest over night. By then they'll be hard, and they can be used or you can give
them as gifts. If you're enjoying these tips, make sure you tell friends about them. And
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