Lotion bars are one of my favorite skin care products. I make and keep several types on hand, but I really use them in the winter for moisturizing dry skin. I also make one to treat my acne, and one that is a lotion bar/sunscreen combination. They are quick and easy to make so give them a try! Check out the Orange Honey Lotion Bar that is perfect for fall and winter skin care needs. Hint: I use the Acne Lotion Bar at night to remove my makeup and then apply it again after I rinse my face.
Basic Lotion Bar Recipe
1 Part Beeswax
1 Part Cocoa OR Shea Butter
1 Part Carrier Oil (I use fractionated coconut oil)
Essential Oil (adjust the amount to your liking, but I recommend testing all essential oils on your own skin first)
Remember that Cocoa Butter will make a slightly harder bar, Shea Butter will make a slightly softer bar.
Add Beeswax, Carrier Oil of choice and Butter of choice to a microwave safe container.
Optional: Add Essential Oil, and stir well.
Pour in a Melt & Pour Soap mold, Push Up Stick, or Deodorant Container and let harden overnight.
Acne Lotion Bar
Acne Lotion Bar
- 1 part Coconut Oil
- 1 part Pure Beeswax
- A few drops each of Tea Tree Oil, Rosemary and Lavender
Heat coconut oil and beeswax together in a saucepan over low heat. It helps if you break up the beeswax into small chunks because it takes a while for the wax to melt. Once the beeswax and coconut oil are melted add essential oils. I like to use vanilla and lavender. I’m sensitive to strong fragrances so I only add a few drops.
Pour melted coconut oil and beeswax into lotion bar molds or muffin tins. Let them sit until cool. You can also place them in the refrigerator if you need to speed up the process.
Orange Honey Lotion Bars
1 1/2 Tablespoons of raw honey
2 ounces organic beeswax
2 ounces organic shea butter
2 ounces organic coconut oil
1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
6 drops of organic orange essential oil
1. In a double boiler, melt together the beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil until they become a smooth, uniform liquid.
2. Turn the heat off and add the olive oil, honey, and essential oil drops.
3. In a muffin tin lined with five cupcake liners (reusable silicone works great!), ladle the mixture evenly between the lined cupcake wells.
4. Allow to set (or harden) on the counter for 7 to 8 hours, or pop in the fridge to speed up the process.
(this recipe makes 5 bars)