Lotions help keep our skin smooth and properly hydrated and moisturized all the time but sometimes, the ingredients used in these products can make our skin break out in rashes or at least make them feel greasy especially when we use the wrong product. Fortunately, there is a better alternative to use and one that you can actually make on your own if you like which are lotion bars.
Lotion bars are perfect because they are solid in room temperature. You can apply a small amount on your skin which can easily melt and be absorbed leaving your skin smooth and soft. You can actually buy them from your local beauty store or, you can make them on your own. Compared to lotions, lotion bars are pretty easy to do since you don’t need any emulsifiers. Here are some recipes that you might want to try out for your lotion bar needs.
Hypoallergenic lotion bar recipe
In this recipe, you will need beef tallow, 2 tablespoons of beeswax, 1/3 cup of shea butter, mango butter, or cocoa butter, and 20 drops or more of essential oils of your choice. Keep in mind, however, that there are some citrus oils that can increase skin sensitivity so be sure to watch out for it. Mix all the ingredients, except for the essential oils, in mason jar and place it in a small saucepan of water on the stove. Turn the heat on and bring water to a low simmer while stirring the ingredients constantly until they have melted and become smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the essential oils. Pour the molds in whatever container you like and allow to harden.
Chocolate chai tea lotion bar
For this recipe, you will need coconut oil, 1/3 cup of beeswax, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1/3 cup of cocoa butter, and 1 ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. Add water to a saucepan and place a mason jar in the middle. Allow the water to boil gently. Add all the ingredients to the jar and stir carefully until they have all combined. You can use a chopstick or Popsicle stick to make it easier for you to use. Pour the mixture into molds afterwards and allow to cool.
Bronzing lotion bars
You will need 1/3 cup of beeswax, 1 tablespoon of non-nano zinc oxide, ½ teaspoon of mineral makeup in dark color (optional), ½ cup of coffee-infused coconut oil, ¼ cup of shea butter, and 10 drops of bug repellent essential oils. Get a quart sized mason jar and place in a saucepan that has a small amount of water on a stove. Put all the ingredients except for the essential oil. Bring the water to a low simmer. Mix the ingredients constantly until they have melted and become smooth. Add the essential oils after and stir until they have melted. Pour the solution into molds then allow to cool.
3 ingredient lotion bar
This is an easy recipe to follow. You will need coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, mango butter, or cocoa butter. Fill your saucepan with a few inches of water then place a glass of mason jar on it. Allow the water to boil gently. Add all the ingredients in the jar and stir constantly until all the ingredients have melted. Pour the contents into molds and allow to cool.
These are just a few examples of lotion bar recipes that you can start with. As you can see, they are easy enough to put together plus you can make them as gifts too.