January 27, 2022
Luxurious Moisturizing Bars!
It's winter and if you're anything like me, you're struggling with dry skin - especially my hands because I'm always knitting! I've never been great at moisturizing because lotion leaves my body feeling wet and sticky. Recently, I tried some lotion bars and I fell in love with them! They are moisturizing without leaving my body oily and nourish my body with all natural ingredients using only all natural butters and oils.
Since I'm in full winter hibernation mode and spending a lot of time at home, I experimented with a mix of natural ingredients to create a moisturizing lotion bar of my own!
This recipe makes four lotion bars, but you’ll have enough ingredients for more batches! I included links for each ingredient/material below.
- 1 Cup Cocoa Butter (I ordered the 14 oz. natural)
- 1 Cup Coconut Oil (I ordered the palm-based 15 oz.)
- 1 Cup Beeswax (I ordered 1 lb. white)
- ¼ Cup Almond Oil (I ordered the 15 oz.)
- ¼ Cup Avocado Oil (I ordered the 15 oz.)
- ¼ Cup Apricot Oil (I ordered the 15 oz.)
- 40+ Drops Essential Oil (Recommended: Lavender. I got mine at Whole Foods)
- Silicone Mold
- Large Pot & Stainless Steel Bowl OR Double Boiler
- Heat up water in the large pot and place your stainless steel bowl on top. The water in the pot should not touch the bowl. If you have a double boiler, heat up water in the bottom pot.
- Melt Cocoa Butter and Beeswax in the bowl or top pot of your double boiler.
- Once melted, add in Coconut Oil
- Add in Almond, Avocado and Apricot Oil
- Once everything is melted and mixed together, remove from heat
- Add essential oil and pour into molds
- Place the filled mold in the fridge for 3 hours
Note: Because of the beeswax, the bowl will be slightly annoying to clean afterwards, but just scrub with a cloth, warm water and dish soap for a few minutes and it will come off!