Let's Make Lotion Bars Today - I'll Show you How Simple it Is
Why lotion bars, you ask? Because fall is coming and we get those dry, itchy spots on our elbows, hands and feet. That's why. I love my creams for all over hydration and moisturization, but I also love a good lotion bar to get some straight butters on the really dry areas.
I used to make lotion bars in tubes that you could roll up, but I have had this obsession lately with cute little shapes and tiny tins. So, for fall of 2019 into winter of 2020 I am launching little round lotion bars with leaves on top. They go with my brand, make me feel all of the natural vibes and they are just cute, let's face it.
I thought I would give you a recipe to try here today, along with a few variations you could test out to make them exfoliate while they moisturize.
Lotion bars are super easy to make. You can put them in a mold or pour them in a tube to roll on, you decide.
• For a simple recipe, try 3 equal parts of these butters:
Mango - 2 ounces
Shea - 2 ounces
Coco - 2 ounces
Add Beeswax at 1 ounce
Vitamin E - .25 teaspoon
• If you want to make an even lovelier bar, add in:
Avocado, Sweet Almond OR even Grape seed Oil.5 ounces
Melt them in a pot over a water bath and pour into a mold
• Want to make them smell delicious? Choose an essential oil blend
Add 12 - 15 drops combined of:
Lavender and Orange
Bergamot and Grapefruit
Patchouli and Sandalwood
Rose and Lemon
• To get a gentle exfoliation, try adding 1-2 ounces of one of the following:
Ground peach seeds
• Let them sit for 24 hours. Pop in the freezer if they are stuck in the mold for about 20 minutes and you're done! Package and gift in a tin, tube or wax bag!
You can watch me make mine here: