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Natural Muscle Pain Relief Lotion Bars These natural muscle pain relief lotion bars smell excellent and work wonders on sore or tired muscles!

Equipment – Saucepan – Silicone lotion bar mold – Quart-size mason jar

Materials – ¼ cup coconut oil – ⅓ cup shea butter can substitute cocoa butter or mango butter – ⅓ cup beeswax pellets – 1 tsp beeswax pellets – 1 TBSP menthol crystals – 40 drops peppermint essential oil 1% dilution rate – 1 TBSP arnica oil

Instructions Combine coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax in a quart-size mason jar and place in a saucepan of water. Bring water to a simmer. Stir ingredients until smooth.

Remove from heat. Stir in the menthol crystals and stir until dissolved. Add the essential oils and arnica oil (if using), and stir until well combined.

– Carefully pour the oil mixture into the molds of your choice. I used silicone molds, though any mold will work. – Allow the lotion bars to cool completely before attempting to pop out of the molds. I put the bars in the fridge to speed up the cooling time.

Notes Use muffin pans or other moulds. Pour the lotion bar mixture into a square baking pan and cut into bars.