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« on: January 05, 2013 08:56:43 PM »

Most of the recipes I've seen call for coconut oil, and that's not something I want to use (I don't have it around - what I do have is olive oil)!

Also...where would I source some beeswax?
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013 08:57:37 AM »

The reason most of them use coconut oil is because it's hard at room temperature. Not sure how easy it would be to substitute it.

Beeswax can be found at craft stores, with the soap/candle stuff usually. You might also have luck finding some if there's someone who sells honey at a local farmer's market (assuming such things exist)- they usually have quite a bit of it, and will sometimes sell it if you ask about it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013 12:56:00 PM »

Yeah I'm not sure you would get a nice texture from just using a liquid oil and beeswax, but you never know until you try, right? Cheesy You can also order online from any soap supplier. I usually get mine from www.brambleberry.co m but there's a huge list on the supplier page. 

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013 07:01:53 PM »

Thanks, MareMare!  I'd probably try to source some stuff up here - small college town is pretty difficult to get stuff up here.  (I have a reliable source of shea butter, and coconut oil (believe it or not).)

I just don't want to have another item to bring home...and coconut oil is not something I want in our diets.
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2013 08:18:01 AM »

most of the time you can find coconut oil at walmart..and you dont necessarily have to eat coconut oil to enjoy it..you can use it as a hair mask..body lotion..coconut oil has many wonderful benefits...
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2013 05:09:47 AM »

You can definitely use just olive oil and beeswax. You can't really substitute it for the coconut oil though, you will need a bigger amount of bees wax to make it hard enough. I go for 50/50 sometimes depending on what oil I use, and it works just fine. I dare to say coconut oil makes a better bar, though.
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2013 11:28:31 AM »

one thing with olive oil is that its a heavy oil and greasy.  There are other better choices that aren't so heavy and less greasy.   Not grease-less just less greasy.  So I suggest taking the time to buy the right ingredients before making this.  Rather than making it with just what you have on hand.  That doesn't always make the best product.

If you want to make this just use a dot of olive oil on your hands and save yourself the trouble of mixing and trying to get the right balance of olive oil and beeswax. 

While coconut oil can be nice IMHO it's cocoa butter that is also essential to a lotion bar. 
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