Hello, everyone! I’ve been away for a while, haven’t I. Life has been busy, what can I say? At any rate, I’m back with my most recent beauty adventure: lotion bars. I’ve been wanting to try them for quite a while, but I didn’t make it happen until a couple weeks ago. The recipe is simple:
1 part coconut oil
1 part shea butter
1 part beeswax (I used the pastilles rather than chopping up a big bar)
I also added some essential oil to give it a nice smell. Unfortunately, I didn’t measure, so I can’t tell you how much I used. That’s something you can experiment with if you want to add it. I’m not sure which link I used, but here are two others who have made it with the same basic recipe (Wellness Mama has alternative ingredients, if you’re interested): Wellness Mama and Made On: Skin Care Products.
What to do:
(1) Combine the ingredients over heat until they are all melted together. I used a double-boiler to avoid scalding. However, next time I need to use less ingredients (I used 9 ounces of each item) or my larger double-boiler–as you can see, I’m really close to the rim.
(2) Pour into molds. I used silicone molds because I figured removal would be easier (it was easy). Other bloggers I’ve looked at use regular muffin tins. As you can see, the 9 oz. of each made a good bit, filling a little over 12 muffins’ worth of molds.
(3) Remove from molds. Store in an air-tight container. Easy!
My daughter and I have been using these for a couple weeks now, and we both are enjoying them. What I love is that they aren’t watery like some lotions and they really moisturize. Best of all: no chemicals.