Natural, easy to make homemade lotion bars will keep your skin soft even in dry weather. You can make these with just 3-4 ingredients and a few minutes of your time.
Growing up in Idaho with very low humidity, I’ve experienced extremely dry skin for most of my life. I’ve found that homemade lotion bars are one of the best ways to keep my hands from cracking in the winter, and keep my skin from being itchy year round.
More and more over the last decade, I’ve been moving farther from commercial health and beauty products and making more of my own products. I hate that even the brands that claim to be natural often use questionable ingredients, not to mention all the plastic waste from packaging.
Homemade lotion bars are one of the first homemade beauty products I ever tried making. They’re so simple to make, and definitely a great starting point if you’re wanting to try making more of your own products.
I love to wrap my lotion bars in freezer paper to store them, if I make more than I can use (or give away) in a decent amount of time. Freezer paper allows me to make them look cute. They can also be wrapped in plastic wrap or put in a plastic bag.
- Set up a double boiler. I use a Pyrex stove safe bowl on top of a pan with water in it. You want the ingredients to melt, but not be subjected to direct heat.
- Measure the shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax into the double boiler.
- Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until fully melted.
- Add essential oils of choice (optional), and stir well to combine.
- Pour into silicone mold.
- Let molds sit overnight, until fully hardened.
- Remove from molds and package in plastic wrap or freezer paper (see pictures) until ready to use.
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