Thermomix Skincare Recipe of the Week BODY LOTION BARS

My passion for making skincare in the Thermomix has reached a point where it can not be contained. I am so excited about all the creations I have been making and I want to share them with other Thermi owners so you too can be making your own lovely, safe products at home.  I have decided to share a weekly Thermomix skincare recipe. This is the first. I hope it inspires you to have a go! As always, I would love to hear about your experience so please contact me to let me know how you go. I am also happy to answer questions or offer advice so feel welcome to send me a message. Happy Beauty Mixing, Nicky

I have broken the rules a little with this recipe. I wanted to create a moisturising body product that was firm but emollient at the same time. I wanted a product that was quick to apply and moisturising. I think this recipe fits the bill. These body lotion bars are easy to make and glide over the skin effortlessly. What’s best though, they are totally safe and free of toxins. They are very creamy so best suited to dry skin and/or hard or callused skin.

A body Lotion Bar from a decorative mould
A body Lotion Bar from a decorative mould


Makes: 350grams

What else you will need:

Cavity moulds {silicon are easy to work with}

Cellophane bags, plastic wrap or an airtight container for storage.

Body Lotion Bars Ingredients


115grams Cocoa Butter {Shea Butter and Mango Butter work well too or you can use half and half like I did}

115grams Coconut Oil

115grams Beeswax {beads or pellets work best}. If using a block {as I have} chop into 1cm pieces before placing into TM.

5grams Essential Oils of your choice*

*I used 3grams White Grapefruit, 1gram Ylang Ylang, 1gram Tangerine


Solid beeswax will need to be chopped into smaller pieces before placing into the TM
Solid beeswax will need to be chopped into smaller pieces before placing into the TM



  1. Melt beeswax in TM for 5 minutes/90 degrees/speed 1 {or until all wax has melted. It may take a few minutes longer if using block wax}.
  2. Add butters to beeswax and mix 4 minutes/70 degrees/speed 1 {or again until melted. Don’t be tempted to increase the temperature, as you will end up with grainy crystals in your bars}
  3. Add coconut oil and mix 90 seconds/70 degrees/speed 1. Scrape down sides and melt again 90 seconds/70 degrees/speed 1
  4. Add essential oils and mix 15 seconds/speed 0.5 reverse
  5. Pour into moulds and leave to harden and cool {approximately 1 hour}
  6. Wrap in greaseproof paper or store in an airtight container.

Body Lotion Bars step 2

To use: Simply rub bar over body or dry patches.

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Three Simple But Sensuous Massage Oil Blends for your make in your Thermomix for Valentines’ Day

Valentines Day Massage Oil

Let your romantic side loose this Valentines’ Day and treat your partner by mixing up one of these amorous massage oil blends in your Thermomix, follow up by giving your special someone a sensual and stimulating massage. Good quality essential oils are readily available in Australia. Naked Press sells a comprehensive range online, as does Sydney Essential Oil Company.

Base Oil
To begin decide on a base oil. Sweet almond oil or apricot kernel oil are easily absorbed making them popular bases for massage oil. Grapeseed oil is also a good alternative and coconut oil (warmed to room temperature) works wonderfully too.
Any or all of these oils can be blended together for additional therapeutic benefits or to aid particular skin conditions.

Love Is In The Air Blend
40grams Base Oil
10 drops Neroli Essential Oil
10 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
4 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil

Aphrodite’s Blend
40grams Base Oil
8 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
8 drops of Jasmine Essential Oil
8 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil

Cupids Choice 
40grams Base Oil
12 drops Rosewood Essential Oil
8 drops Jasmine Essential Oil
8 drops Bergamot Essential Oil

1. Place all ingredients in to the TM and blend 15-20 seconds/speed 3.
2. Transfer into a small (preferably dark glass) bottle and leave to synergise for about 12 – 24 hours.
3. Use as needed.

TIPS: When sourcing essential oils always look for pure essential oils. Avoid fragrant oils especially for skincare product (fragrant oils are perfect for candles). Always dilute essential oils by blending into a carrier oil and never ever apply directly to the skin.

For more Thermomix skincare recipes, The Beauty Mix book has over 70 lovely skincare recipes all with full colour photographs and step-by-step instruction. Available from The Beauty Dispensary for $29.95.

Use your Thermomix To Whip Up A Rich Body Lotion In Under 5 Minutes

Do you want to know to use your Thermomix to whip up a nourishing body lotion in under 5 minutes? Yes? Read on.

This rich and moisturising body lotion is so easy to make in a Thermomix

Making heavenly body products is really easy when you own a Thermomix. Apart from overcoming the preconception that it is too difficult or that it is best left to the experts, the most difficult part of the entire process is going online to buy the two most important ingredients; emulsifier and preservative.

To make a proper lotion these ingredients are vital. Without them the lotion will separate and become rancid within hours. The good news is these ingredients are easy to source and readily available. Once you have them in your ingredients stockpile, you can make volumes of your own skincare products.

A good quality natural emulsifying wax will cost around $13 for 100grams (enough for approximately 1 – 2 kilos of finished product). There are many different emulsifiers available but the one I use and recommend is a self-emulsifying wax derived from olives, Oliv Emulse (INCI Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate), is completely safe (even for sensitive skin), is quick to absorb and adds a luxurious texture to the finished cream or lotion. Oliv Emulse can be purchased online from Aussie Soap Supplies 

Along with the emulsifier you will need a broad spectrum preservative. I choose to use the natural preservative Naticide (INCI: Parfum or Fragrance), which interestingly, is officially classified as a fragrance, though it functions fabulously as a broad spectrum preservative and is approved for use in organic formulations. At $21 for 17grams it may seem expensive but as you only need to use about 0.5% of the total volume in any given recipe a little goes a long, long way.

100grams of Naticide can be purchased from Sydney Essential Oil Co for $70 or 17grams is available from New Directions in Marrickville for about $21. A more affordable, safe but also synthetic option is Phenoxyethanol and at around $9 per 100grams will go further.

With the basics covered and emulsifier and preservative on-hand, roll up your sleeves, done your apron, rev your Thermi up and lets make this super easy body lotion.

5 MINUTE BODY LOTION  Makes: 500grams

This rich and moisturising body lotion is so easy to make in a Thermomix


300grams Distilled Water

100grams Grapeseed Oil

65grams Olive Oil (I like to use light but extra virgin works too)

20grams Emulsifier (Oliv Emulse)

7grams Essential Oil of your choice (make sure it is skinsafe)

5grams Vitamin E Oil (optional)

2.5 – 5grams Preservative (check the recommended usage guide for the particular preservative you choose, this will be on the suppliers website)

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This emulsifier (Oliv Emulse) will add a white and creamy texture to creams and lotions
skincare ingredients
You only need 6 ingredients to make this lotion; water, olive oil, grape seed oil, emulsifier, essential oil & preservative


  1. Heat water in TM 2.5 minutes/80 degrees/speed 2. Pour into a heatproof jug and set aside.
  2. Measure oils and emulsifier (and vitamin e oil, if using) in to TM 2.5 minutes/80 degrees/speed 2.5.
  3. Add water to oils and mix 30 seconds/speed 4. Leave until cooled to 50 degrees.
  4. Add Essential oils & preservative and blend 10 seconds/speed 4.5.
  5. Use a funnel to pour lotion into sterilised containers. Leave until completely cool before sealing lid.

*To clean bowl, simply cover blades with water, add a drop of detergent and mix for 2 minutes /speed 6 followed by 2 minutes/speed 6 reverse. Then wash as normal.

If you would like more easy Thermomix skincare recipes, The Beauty Mix book is available online at for $29.95