Choose between shea butter or cocoa butter. You can sub in the same amount using your favorite recipe. Lotion making is easy; you only need a few pieces of equipment from your kitchen (a Pyrex measure glass and a pot, and any type of "mold" you want to use to pour your lotion into - can be ice cube trays, muffin pans or small loaf pan).
Kit includes: 4 oz naturally refined shea butter or cocoa butter, 4.5 oz beeswax, 4.5 oz 76 degree coconut oil, 4 lip balm tubes, one pocket sized Beesilk bar (so you know what you're making), a medicine dropper, and instructions.
*DIY Kit can make 1 batch of diaper rash cream (by also adding 1 order of zinc oxide to your purchase) OR 1 batch of Beesilk Jr. (Choose shea butter for this) You have enough ingredients to make both diaper rash cream (add 1 order of zinc oxide) and Beesilk Jr if you contribute an few additional ounces of coconut oil from your kitchen cupboard. These recipes are in the baby edition of the My Buttered Life e-book.
*DIY Kit can make 2 batches of sunscreen from the summer edition of the My Buttered Life e-book with TWO zinc oxides added.
Here's a summary:
The kit alone comes with all the ingredients and recipes to make a batch
of approximately 12 pocket size lotion bars, plus 4 lip balms. The
recipe comes in the box to make those two products, along with other
recipe instructions in case you want to adapt the amounts and make
something like hair butter instead of lotion bars. If you wanted to make
rash cream instead, you can add zinc oxide to the DIY kit order and
make the rash cream (recipe is included in the kit). Or sunscreen. So,
it's basically a starter kit with options. Alternatively, you could
instead purchase the individual ingredients from us once you know
exactly what you want to make. I occasionally swap out which e-book
comes with the kit so that people who come back to re-order the kit have
a new e-book to look at. The recipe instructions for what can be made
with the kit, however, are always included.
Follow these easy instructions to make your own hard lotion bars and lip balms
Stephanie of Keeperofthehome.org shows how she and her young daughter used the kit to make lotion.