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Lotion Bars

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
Colorant (optional)
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.

I packaged our lotion bars in reusable deep 4 oz metal tins (purchased from Nature’s Garden). Next time, I think I’ll purchase the flat 4 oz metal tins they sell instead.

Update: I now use these tins. They’re 2 ounces and a much better fit for our lotion bars. Want to purchase our lotion bars? Visit our shop on Etsy here to see all of the different products we carry.

3 thoughts on “Lotion Bars

  1. I cannot wait to try these! Great post! Do you sell your soaps and lotions? Where?

    Sonja Twombly of Lally Broch Farm

    1. You’ll love them – they always leave my hands feeling so soft. We’ve just started selling soaps & other stuff the last couple of months; mostly on our website & local festivals, but we’re planning on selling at a nearby farmers market soon. Glad you stopped by! 🙂

  2. Shell, I have been searching for a way to contact you. Could you email me your email address?

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