Lotion bars are a great alternative to carrying around bottles of lotion that can leak in your purse or bag! I keep a lotion bar in a resealable bag in a pocket of all my bags. When my hands are feeling dry all I have to do is rub the lotion bar like I was washing my hands and it starts to melt enough to moisturize my hands perfectly. Not too much, not too little, but just right.
Ingredients & Instructions:
1. Combine shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil in the double boiler
2. Set heat to medium and continue stirring until melted completely
3. Add essential oils
4. Turn off heat
5. Transfer liquid to the measuring cup (optional but much easier to pour into molds)
6. Pour liquid in to silicone molds
7. Let the liquid cool until solid
8. Remove from silicone mold
9. Store in air tight containers
Tip 1: You can put the mold in the freezer to cool faster.
Tip 2: I live in Florida so I store my extra bars in the refrigerator until I am ready to use.
Tip 3: You can make smaller or larger batches by using less or more of the shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil. Just be sure and use equal parts of all 3 and adjust the oils accordingly.
The lotion bars are perfect for moisturizing dry hands. They are also great for softening calluses on hard working hands. You can also use them to treat cracked heel, just rub a generous amount on your heels and feet at night and cover your feet with socks to let the lotion really soak in and soften your feet and heels.