We had our sister crafting/baking day a while back. I made a batch of muffins for the following week as well as some to put back in the freezer (meal plan win).
The muffins I had made before but I had all of the ingredients so they turned out fine and my toddler likes them too...most days. This day I didn't have greek yogurt that it called for so Sister #3 said you could use avocado. Ok sure, I like avocado I will try that. Well the next day after working out first thing in the morning, I go to eat one of these muffins. Let's just say it didn't stay down. The combination of pregnancy, not eating when I first woke up and working out was just too much. I have not eaten another one to see if I like it with the avocado.
I also had plenty of butter and beeswax to use for something. So with that, I created some body butter and lotion bars.
Using raw cocoa butter, in case you didn't know is hard. It 's hard to get out of that container to use in a double boiler or whatever you intend to do with it. I had some leftover 8-ounce jars that were perfect for the body butter. I will say, the time it took to let the butter set up in the freezer took far longer than the recipe mentioned. I also had a silicone mold that I used to make the lotion bars. These are the neatest things! I thought, how cute would these be in a clear bag with some pretty ribbon as a gift; I put them all in a jar, and I use them myself everyday…oh well. I need to test my recipe before I gift it to someone, right? These are different applying than regular lotion, of course, but it gets the job done, and I made it!! Now I can't put my hands on the recipe I used for the body butter. I searched for one that day because I wanted to use up some of the cocoa butter. There are many recipes out there that are all probably very similar, and it's very simple to make.
I love making my own lotion, body wash and whatever else and knowing what is going on my skin. If I can get busy in the kitchen and make a batch of waffles or cookies that would be ideal for busy mornings!!!