Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hard Lotion Bars

I feel in love with these when I picked one up at a flea market booth two weekends ago. Smooth, creamy and hardly any scent at all makes it a perfect lotion.

Guess what? I was able to find the recipe online, and with a little bit of a tweak from me, made up my own lotion bars.

Here’s what ya need to make your own:
4 TBS beeswax beads
4 TBS shea butter (or cocoa butter if you want more of a scent)
6 TBS coconut oil

Spoon all of this into a microwaveable bowl in the above order.
Next, heat for 1 minute at a time until everything is all clear and melted nicely. In the picture below you can see that not all of the beeswax beads are melted. Stir it well, and scrap the sides and bottom so that the beads are down in the melting butters and heat for another minute, maybe a minute and a half.
Once everything is smooth and melted, pour into your desired, plastic containers.
Set aside and let cool completely before slipping your lotion bars out of their containers.
You can store these in a ziploc bag or a container with a lid. Just don’t put them somewhere it’s warm. They will melt again easily.
These are great for anywhere you can use lotion. But I use them as chap stick. It’s the best form of it I’ve ever used. You can even use these for mild cases of eczema or psoriasis .

They are soft enough you can break off a small piece and rub it between your hands or over your legs, or you use the Lotion Bar just like a bar of soap to apply.

Oh, before I forget, if you want to add any scent to these use whichever essential oils you like AFTER all your butters and oils have melted, NOT before. Remember to mix it well before you pour into the molds. 

Your skin will thank you. :)

1 comment:

Leisha said...

This is very interesting and certainly right up my alley - I have been thinking of you quite a bit lately as I am using the deodorant you sent ;-) You have all the body products going on my friend!!