Lotion in a bar? That’s right! Lotion bars are made of nourishing oils and beeswax that begin to melt from the heat of your hands, and since they don’t contain any water, they’re preservative free.
I made two types of lotion bars last week: Pink Champagne (scented with strawberry & champagne fragrance oil and a little rose essential oil) and Bed of Roses (scented with rose essential oil). Both were unbelievably easy to make. Here’s what you need:
2.25 ounces beeswax pastilles
2 ounces shea butter
2 ounces coconut oil
Fragrance or Essential Oil
A mold of some sort.
1) Measure out the ingredients on a scale. Then, melt the beeswax and coconut oil by using a double boiler or the microwave. If you melt them using a microwave, like I did, stir after each minute and remove the mixture as soon as the beeswax and coconut oil are melted.
2) Add the shea butter and stir it in well – the heat from the oil and beeswax should melt the shea butter.
3) Stir in the fragrance or essential oil. If you’re going to add a colorant or anything else, add it at this time.
4) Now, pour the mixture into your mold. I used this one, here.
Once the lotion bars have cooled and hardened completely, you should be able to easily pop them out of the mold, but if you have any problems unmolding the bars, simply place the mold in the freezer for about 20 minutes and then remove and they should come out easily.