DIY Moisturizing Lotion Bar
If you’ve never heard of a lotion bar, it’s pretty much a solidified lotion. It acts the same way a lotion would, it just has a different texture. At first, I planned to make a lotion, but decided to try something a little different.
- Cocoa Butter
- Shea Butter
- Beeswax OR Candelilla Wax as a vegan alternative
- Carrier Oil of your choice (I used a oil blend that I already had since it had most of the oils I intended on using which are Sea Buckthorn, Rosehip Seed, Cranberry Seed, Meadowfoam Seed and Vitamin E Oil)
- Essential Oil (optional - I didn’t add any because the Cocoa Butter has a lovely aroma that I didn’t want to diffuse)
- Double Boiler
- Measuring Cup or measuring spoon
- Silicone Mold
Note: As far as measurements, I usually eyeballs my ingredients but know that you can easily reheat on low temp if you aren’t happy with the texture. Keep in mind that the more wax you use, the harder your product will be.
How to make:
Begin by heating your double boiler on high temp. Add your wax first since it takes longest to melt, then add the rest of your ingredients. Stir until melted. Pour into your silicone mold. This will dry quickly, but I like to stick it in the fridge for an hour or two to completely let it solidify.
Bam! You just made yourself a Moisturizing Lotion Bar!
All the carrier oils in the Stretch Mark Oil blend pictured and Cocoa Butter are well known for moisturizing, soothing and reducing the skin of scars. This includes acne scars, stretch mark scars, surgery scars etc.
I hope you enjoy your handmade Lotion Bar. If you have any questions regarding this recipe, feel free to message me!
Jacqueline, the Plant Lady