I absolutely love lotion bars! They are less messy than regular lotion, you don't have to worry about them spilling out into your handbag, you always use the perfect amount, and they make awesome gifts!
**If you would like to see a video tutorial, scroll down to the bottom of this post.**
This recipe is really simple, because you don't have to use any particular measurement for the ingredients, such as teaspoons or cups. As long as you use equal amounts of oil, wax, and shea butter, you'll be just fine. You can also add in a bit of essential oils to give your solid lotion a nice fragrance, but this is optional.
What You Need:
1 part beeswax
1 part organic olive oil (coconut oil is fine too)
1 part shea butter
a silicone mold
a few drops of essential oils (optional)
How To Make It:
1. Measure out the beeswax, olive oil, and shea butter, and put them into a Pyrex measuring cup.
2. Add a few inches of water in a saucepan, then place the measuring cup in as well. Heat the water to boiling, then turn it down to a simmer.
3. Gently stir the beeswax mixture until melted, then remove the measuring cup from the water.
4. Let the melted wax mixture cool a little, then stir in any essential oils you want to use.
5. Pour the mixture into a mold, and let harden. Store lotion bars in a ziplock bag, empty mint tin, or any type of container you like.