Solid lotion bars are fantastic for moisturizing dry skin. You can easily carry them in a purse or diaper bag without worrying about a mess.
When ready to use, hold the solid lotion bars between the palms of your hands for a few seconds. The warmth will soften the lotion enough to rub onto the skin and quickly absorb.
These are especially great for dry skin on hands and feet but can be used all over the body. The all natural ingredients are safe enough for kids and babies too.
The combination of masculine and feminine smelling essential oils make this recipe perfect for the whole family. It is a crowd pleaser that sells well at craft fairs too.
Supplies for Solid Lotion Bars
- 1 cup Shea Butter
- 1/4 cup Cocoa Butter
- 1 cup Beeswax
- 1 tblsp Creamy Lotion & Lip Additive
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp Glycerin
- 10-20 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
- 10-20 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
- 10-20 drops Chamomile Essential Oil
- Silicone Rectangle Tree Mold
This recipe makes four solid lotion bars. All the supplies can be purchased on Amazon by clicking the links in the supplies list above.
There are lots of silicone molds to choose from. These have delicate patterns for a feminine look or get silly with emoji molds.
How to Make Solid Lotion Bars
In a medium size bowl, add beeswax. Melt in microwave for 60 seconds and stir. Repeat twice.
Then add the creamy lotion additive. Melt in microwave for 60 seconds and stir. Repeat twice.
Next add coconut oil to the mixture. Melt in microwave for 20 seconds and stir. Repeat until completely melted. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, add shea butter and cocoa butter. Melt in 30-60 seconds at a time, stirring after each, until completely melted.
Combine ingredients in both bowls.
Then add your essential oils of choice.
Now whisk everything together.
Carefully pour mixture into mold, and allow to dry for 24 hours.
Gently pop lotion bars from mold. Then store the solid lotion bars in an airtight container until ready for use.
Solid lotion bars make wonderful gifts. Combine them with the other natural beauty projects below to create a beautiful gift basket that everyone will enjoy.
All natural solid lotion bars that are easy to make. Store solid lotion bars in an airtight container until ready for use.
Moisturizing Solid Lotion Bars
All natural solid lotion bars that are easy to make.
Store solid lotion bars in an airtight container until ready for use.