We recently made up some of these lotion bars because winter has done a serious number on drying out our skin.
They are very simple to make and a lot more effective than a lot of the lotions we’ve bought in the past. (Recipe at bottom) I like that they last awhile and contain ingredients I recognize. Additionally, I find them really handy to have around the sinks in the kitchen and baths. I don’t have to worry about our son putting on too much or having puddles of lotion every where.
We made two batches. The first with doTERRA Wild Orange and the second with doTERRA On Guard.
Wild Orange has several benefits including being a protector against germs and is a natural energizer. It is a sweet smell that isn’t overpowering but is very refreshing and a nice reminder of warmer weather to come.
OnGuard is the best anti-germ, immunity boosting essential oil blend I have ever seen. The minute we even think illness is coming we put a drop on our feet and next day it’s gone. I’ve also started using doTERRA’s OnGuard Concentrate Cleaner and Laundry Detergent – very, very impressive. Plus I noticed the smell lasts longer so I can claim I just cleaned the house for much longer.
With the essential oils, the other ingredients for the lotion bars include:
Beeswax (yellow or white)
Any silicon mold will work. We picked up a honeycomb mold from Amazon. I think next time I want to try the Lego figurine molds we have as I think they’d be really cute lotion bars for our son.
Step 1 is to melt the beeswax and shea butter. This takes the longest but do not rush it or your oil will get a burnt smell to it that will carry over to the bars. A lot of people will use a double boiler in this process.
If you don’t have a double boiler, keep the heat very low and you can do it directly in a pot on the stove. I’ve done that as well as putting a large glass bowl in a shallow pan of water and melted it that way. Either works, but go low heat. Stir frequently.
Add in your coconut oil and honey after the beeswax and shea butter is just about melted. Stir it in well.
At the very end mix in your essential oils and remove from the heat.
You will want to work quickly because the lotion will start to solidify as it cools. Pour the mixture into your molds and leave to dry. Keep the small fingers from touching all of them and leaving cute little fingerprints and dents on the backs.
To use, simply just rub it between your palms and then rub hands like you normally would when applying lotion.
1/3 cup yellow or white beeswax pellets
1/3 cup shea butter
1/3 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons honey
25-30 drops essential oil
We have plenty to share!
We sell these lotion bars in 3 packs so you can use them wherever you go. They are perfect for classrooms, ballparks, travel, and of course just around the house. They make great gifts as well.
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