I have posted before about making homemade lotion bars, and I would like to give you detailed steps so you can make them yourself.
I recently posted a question on some Blog Frog Forums asking what to do about extremely dry skin.
This winter weather and the dryness of the heater constantly running is doing very ugly things to my skin! It is itchy, scaly, and extreeeeemely dry.
I got a few responses, mostly about different lotions I have already tried. That's when I remembered that I had a few of these lotion bars leftover from giving them as Christmas gifts to Bible class and piano teachers.
I knew they felt good on my hands, but on a whim I rubbed one directly onto my legs, and aaaahhhhhhhh! Relief!
The shea butter, avacado oil, vitamin E oil, and beeswax make it luxuriously rich, thick and soothing!
These are super simple to make. The kids even got involved and enjoyed making them for their teachers.
Homemade Lotion Bar Recipe
(I ordered the supplies I needed from Bramble Berry.)
1 part shea butter
1 part avocado oil
1 part beeswax
vitamin E oil
- Use a double boiler (one small pot floating in a bigger pot of water) to slowly melt the shea butter and beeswax.
- Stir in the avocado oil and vitamin E. I used about a teaspoon of vitamin E for every cup of the other ingredients.
- Pour into some pretty molds.
- At this step, I added a few drops of vanilla extract to some for a delicious scent. I really like the ones that didn't have it, too, though. They smell of honey because of the beeswax!
- Allow to cool.
- Pop out carefully and enjoy!
I ordered this lovely mold from a soap making site on Ebay.
Here is a lotion bar I have been using, so it is a bit worn down.
Is it just me, or does it look like my grandmother's hand has taken over my arm? Ah, well. No matter. Just look at how moisturized I am!
*This post is linked to A Soft Place to Land and Works For Me Wednesday.
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