DIY Lotion Bars

DIY Lotion Bars

At our house, we love lotion bars. In fact, we rarely use regular lotion anymore since these lotion bars are so much easier to make and work so much better. They are also mess-free, even when the kids use them!

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut oil

1 cup shea butter, cocoa butter, or mango butter (or a mix of all three)

1 cup beeswax

optional: essential oils of choice

optional: 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients (except essential oils if using) in a double boiler or a glass bowl over a smaller saucepan with 1 inch of water in it. UPDATE: Low maintenance approach: Combine ingredients in a quart-size glass mason jar and place jar in a small saucepan of water until melted. This will save your bowl and you can just designate this jar for these type of projects and not even need to wash it out!

Turn the burner on and bring water to a boil. Stir ingredients constantly until they are melted and smooth.

Remove from heat, let cool a bit, and add any desired essential oils and/or vitamin E.

Gently stir by hand until essential oils are incorporated.

Carefully pour into molds or whatever you will be allowing the lotion bars to harden in (ideas below). I used silicone baking cups for easy removal, though any mold would work.

Allow the lotion bars to cool completely before attempting to pop out of molds. These could be made in different shaped molds for different holiday gifts (hearts for Valentine’s Day, flowers for Mother’s Day, etc.) or made in a square baking pan and then cut into actual bars.

SOURCE: https://wellnessmama.com/4770/lotion-bars/