A customer, Janice, made her own lotion balm using our instructions in the My Buttered Life: Baby Edition ebook.
If you’ve ever thought of making this, it’s quite easy, and if re-use your own containers, it’s inexpensive.
Here’s what Janice shared with me:You
You were kind enough to gift me with your Baby eBook so that I could make the Jr balm for my family. We suffer from eczema and we have many senior members with various allergies and delicate skin issues.
I made the first batch of Beesilk Jr on Sunday. That batch was “plain” since my aunts have sensitivities to most fragrances.
Today I made two more batches, one for myself and one for my mom. My batch (1st batch) had Lavender EO added. My mom’s batch (2nd batch) had EO’s ofLavenderr, Citronella, Lemongrass, Cedarwood to help repell bugs. I’m still playing around with the EO’s for the repellent so each batch has been different. None are as good as yours but I’m having fun experimenting. ?
I do have a really dumb question for you regarding the recipe. I tried Googling it but still couldn’t figure out the answer. ? I like to use my digital scale to measure the ingredients. What should 3 and 1/3 oz look like on the display? My scale has the following measurements: “kg”, “gm”, “lb and oz”, and “lb”. I converted the 3 and 1/3 oz into grams since I was able to find out how many grams equal 1/3 oz. but I thought I’d ask you in case you’d be willing to educate me on how to read the scale or figure out how much the “lb and oz” is suppose to read. I hope this makes sense. Thanks for your help!
I’m attaching some pics of the 2 batches I made today. I reused 3 jars from your Simply Shea emollient and 2 jars from Mountain Rose Herbs. The bigger jar is from a Japanese facial product. I try to recycle and reuse jars whenever I can.
Thanks, Janice, for sharing!
To answer your question, on my display, it’s simply 3 1/3. I would assume you don’t have the fraction on yours, so it would read 3.33. Just calculate 1 divided by 3 to get the decimal equivalent.
1 oz beeswax
3 1/3 oz shea butter
2 oz coconut oil
Melt the above in a double boiler. Stir well, add essential oils (optional), and pour into containers.