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    1. I bought the 2oz tins, but you would need the 4oz tins for the larger bars. The labels fit 2oz. nicely, but could work on 4 oz tins as well. There are two different sizes with the molds. The hive ones are significantly bigger.

    1. Hi Sherry, I just don’t know. I made them that size to fit the tins that I used. You could adjust your printer settings and attempt to print them half letter size and see if that makes them the size you want. I always just print on plain-label paper and then cut my labels out. Then we don’t have to find specifically sized labels. I hope you can make them work for you!

  1. Looking forward to making these, ordered some large molds on Amazon today. Do you think if I grate some Beeswax that would be OK? Thanks for sharing this post.🙂

    1. You are welcome! I think you’ll like them a lot! Grating the beeswax would definitely help it to melt faster, or even if you can chop it up some!

  2. 4 stars
    makes my skin feel awesome. only question/ concern. I found the coconut oil kept separating quickly as I filled the molds. any suggestions to prevent this?

    1. Goodness, no I don’t know. The temperature would be the first thing that comes to mind, perhaps it wasn’t warm enough overall for all the oils to incorporate? I’m sorry!

    1. Hi Jill, it’s very hard for me to guess what went wrong without seeing what you did or what ingredients you used. I have never had it come out soft or greasy. Maybe double-check the ingredient and the amounts?

  3. I just made my first batch of lotion bars and was very disappointed. I don’t know what molds you use but my bumblebee came out looking like a one wing creature and they are real small. I also used 1/3 cup of each beeswax, shea butter and jojoba oil. They are so soft you can hardly handle them. I spent a lot of money on the supplies and do not want to give up. what should I do?

    1. Hi there, well, the recipe does not call for jojoba oil, that is a much softer oil than coconut oil, coconut oil hardens up when it cools. To salvage it you may be able to melt it all down again and add more beeswax to see if it will harden up more.

  4. I made this tonight and they came out perfect. I placed them in the fridge after they cooled and they came out great. I totally love them. Thanks for posting!

  5. Hello, how long are the shelf life of these? If I were to make these to give as gifts, how long will they be good for before they potentially mold?

    1. Beeswax is a natural preservative. Molding shouldn’t be a problem at all as there isn’t really any water in these. I have kept them for a year. I do stick them in the fridge if I want to keep them longer but that isn’t necessary for short term. I carry one in my purse and they last for months and months. If anything the oils could start to go ransid and you might notice that smell but honestly I haven’t had that happen!

  6. Could you use something other than coconut oil if you have a sensitivity to coconut? I really want to try these!

    1. You would want to switch out the coconut with something that is also fairly solid at room temperature. I haven’t tried any of these, so I cannot guarantee how well it would turn out but you could try tallow, lard or mango butter.

  7. Is the equal part 1 cup recipe above the one that you got 6 small bars out of? I am trying to judge the output based off of the recipe. Thanks for putting this out there

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