Amazingly Moisturing Honey Lotion Body Bar

DIY Honey Lotion Body Bars

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Who enjoys getting out of a warm shower and then having to put on cold lotion?? NOT ME!! I absolutely can’t stand that so in turn, my skin ends up being incredibly dry in the winter, UNTIL I found the most amazing thing from LUSH, called King of Skin.  It’s essentially body butter in the form of a soap bar that you use in the shower.  It soaks into your skin and leaves you feeling completely moisturized from head to toe.

SO, since I was spending crazy amounts of money on this every other month, I thought I would try to make it myself.  Not to mention, knowing that I was putting quality, all-natural and organic product on my skin was an even bigger plus! With the help of Thank Your Body, I was able to adapt my own recipe of this amazing body lotion and share it with you all! So here it goes…

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces organic beeswax*
  • 2 ounces organic shea butter*
  • 2 ounces organic coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 drops of organic lavender essential oil (or any other essential oil you prefer)*
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of raw honey
  • *can be found on Amazon

Directions:

1)      In a double boiler, melt together the beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil until they become a smooth, uniform liquid

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2)      Turn the heat off and add the olive oil, honey and essential oil drops

3)      In a muffin tin lined with cupcake liners OR in a plastic rectangle mold (found at hobby lobby), ladle the mixture evenly

4)      Let cool and set for approximately 3 hours, pop in the fridge to speed up the process.

Use the lotion bar in the shower as an all-over moisturizer, or keep it next to the sink for a hand moisturizer.  Enjoy!

White Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies {Gluten Free}

This recipe was adapted from one of my favorite bloggers, The Sunday Baker, she is always posting some delicious recipes so definitely check her out! I came across this one and modified it a bit but either way you make them, they are delicious! You can also add in cranberries for an added bonus. 

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White Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies {Gluten Free}
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup of oats (certified gluten free)
  • 1 cup oat flour (I used the same oats as above and place in the blender and blend until flour like consistency – works great!)
  • ¼ cup ground cashews (can use blender or food processor)
  • ¾ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/8 cup raw organic honey
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup of dried cranberries (optional)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl (oats, oat flour, cashews, cinnamon, nutmeg, soda, powder, and salt).  In a separate bowl combine the wet ingredients (syrup, honey, pumpkin puree, egg white, vanilla) and mix well.  Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.   Add in white chocolate chips and cranberries and mix well. 

Line a cookie sheet with wax/parchment paper and using a large spoon, place scoopful of batter onto the cookie sheet.  Bake for approximately 7 minutes (half-way through) and remove cookies and flatten with the back of a spoon, continue backing for another 7-8 minutes or until cookies are golden brown.  Let cool and enjoy!

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