Feeling crispy this winter? I certainly do! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve zapped someone walking by, zapped myself when switching the light, or zapped my dog when giving him a pat much to his surprise.
This winter has been really dry and I’m feeling a little chapped around the edges so it’s times like these when lotion bars become a mandatory staple in my house. These lotion bars are used often during this time of year and really help heal cracked, scraped, scratched, angry looking dry skin. They’re simple and effective. I think you’ll like it!
Here’s What You’ll Need-
Quick and Easy Lotion Bar Ingredients
Loving Preparation – Quick and Easy Lotion Bar
• In a double boiler, heat all of the ingredients on med-low (minus the essential oils) until the beeswax is completely melted.
• Stir frequently and keep a close eye on the oils. You don’t want them to get too hot, just warm enough to melt everything.
• One mixed well, allow the mixture to cool a bit and then add the essential oils 5 drops at a time to determine the strength you want. If you add the essential oils while the mixture is too hot, they will evaporate! My favorite oils to use are lavender, sweet orange, lemon, cardamom, rose, geranium, rosemary, chamomile….etc!
• Mix gently again and then pour into molds, cupcake paper, or small jars for easy transport.
[yumprint-recipe id=’53’]You can use a variety of oils to make these so feel free to mix and match. I love to infuse oils with nourishing herbs like calendula, rose hips , plantain (great for cracked skin), arnica, chickweed, and St. John’s Wort for added skin healing benefits. The possibilities are endless! You can also use specialty oils like argan, tamanu, rose hip, macadamia…ect for some really special blends.
The oils that you choose to use will determine how moisturizing, emollient, or how oily the lotion bars are. If you want the bars to be really moisturizing, I would suggest using olive oil or coconut oil as the main ingredient. If you don’t want that heavy feel use grapeseed, jojoba, or even almond oil.
These bars are great to use during cold dry winter months to help heal and protect the skin. Use them as often as needed.
To store them, just keep a small jar handy, a small tin, or even just put them in a little baggy. Make sure not to leave these anywhere too warm or they might melt! Recently I decided to pour this recipe in a large tube to keep handy in my purse and it’s worked out great!
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