Recipe - Soft + Supple Lotion Bar

Recipe - Soft + Supple Lotion Bar

Soften skin on the go with a solid lotion bar. Fair Trade Cocoa Butter nourishes with a subtle cocoa-y scent, while Sustainable African Beeswax helps the bar to solidify. Tapioca Starch is the secret weapon, reducing any greasy after feel and providing the skin with a beautiful sheen.

Print the full recipe here.


  • Double boiler
  • Scale
  • Thermometer
  • Silicone mold with desired shapes


Makes 200 grams. Number of bars varies depending on the mold used.

1 Sunflower Oil (Spectrum)* 35.0%  70.0 g
2 Sustainable African Beeswax 30.0%  60.0 g
3 Fair Trade Cocoa Butter 15.0%  30.0 g
4 Organic Shea Butter 17.0%  34.0 g
5 Tapioca Starch (Bob's Red Mill)* 3.0%  6.0 g
TOTAL 100%  200.0 g


Ingredients with an asterisk can come from any supplier. Prepare a double boiler with tap water in the bottom pan and add ingredients #1-5 to the top pan. Begin heating the mixture to 175ºF with light stirring, trying to break up the clumps of Tapioca Starch. You may need to use a whisk. Keep the temperature at 175ºF for 10 minutes while stirring diligently. Everything should be melted.

Turn off the heat and continue to stir for 5 minutes. Pour mixture directly into the silicone mold. Allow the shapes in the mold to solidify slightly before transferring to the refrigerator to completely cool.

Once cool, pop the shapes out and store at room temperature. To use, warm the lotion bar up in the hands or rub on the skin and massage.

Product Labeling

Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tapioca Starch


This recipe is only a representative formulation to serve as an example of how these ingredients can be used. It is not a commercial product. Please conduct own testing as this formulation has not been subjected to testing for either performance, efficacy or safety.

Before handling ingredients, read all product information and safety data sheets for the ingredients to understand any handling instructions, safety precautions, and disposal instructions.

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