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Homemade Lotion Bars
Making lotion bars is incredibly easy to do and only takes a few ingredients....overall save you a lots money!
Makes 3 2″x3″ bars 2 oz. coconut oil 2 oz. shea butter (or cocoa butter) 2 oz. bees wax pellets 2 capsules vitamin E essential oils for scent (optional) soap mold (plastic or silicone) microwave safe bowl (disposable works great too)
-You will need equal ratios for this recipe!
I ordered my shea butter, wax pellets and essential oils from ebay and etsy. The coconut oil and vitamin E were purchased at Walmart. I have a thing for citrus scents, especially lemon. I love the fresh fragrance, but you can use whatever oils you’d like.
Melt your shea butter, bees wax and coconut oil in the microwave in 20 second intervals.
It will take a couple of minutes. Here it is after 60 seconds. Just stir well after each interval. Below is what it will look like when it is completely melted.
Cut the tip off of the vitamin E capsule/add it to your liquid mixture.
Add lemon&lime essential oils, to your liking. As a reference, I used about 15 drops of each. Stir after adding the oils.
Pour your mixture into your molds.
Allow to sit until tops start to look solid (about 15 minutes).
Pop your lotion bars out of the molds.
2 oz. of bees wax will make a nice firm bar. If you’d like a softer bar that reacts to the heat of your skin quicker, you can lower the amount of bees wax to 1.5 oz. or even 1 oz. To use, wrap your fingers around your bar. The warmth from your skin will activate the oils and leave a soft and smooth.
A little bit goes a long way. Rub into your hands and allow it to absorb. Your hands will thank you!