I’m sure you’ve seen lotion bar or massage bars in stores, but it turns out that they are surprisingly simple to make at home. They can be used for lotion on pretty well any part of the body or as an alternative to massage oil. Here is the recipe for homemade lavender lotion bars.
Lavender Love Lotion Bars
1/2 c beeswax
1/2 c shea butter
1/2 c sweet almond oil
15 drops lavender essential oil
In a double boiler (or small pot in a larger pot of water), melt grated beeswax and oil until combined.
Add shea butter and stir just until melted with a metal or plastic utensil. Do not overheat.
Immediately pour into molds of your choosing.
Add essential oils and stir with a toothpick.
Allow to set at room temperature for a couple hours or in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Pop ’em out and enjoy.
If you can’t find them in store, all of these ingredients can be purchased at Essential 7.
These lavender lotion bars are very emollient. Shea butter is especially nourishing and moisturizing, and it can be used to treat a myriad of skin problems. The sweet almond oil soothes muscles and even promotes healing. Lavender essential oil adds a relaxing aromatherapy component as well as its healing properties. These bars soak into the skin well with no sticky residue or greasiness.
It will be fun to experiment with different scents from essential oils and add-ins such as coffee or other types of dry beans. These would make great gifts too especially with Christmas coming up. I’ve given these homemade lavender lotion bars as birthday gifts before, and I’ve received positive responses from others who use them as well.
What do you use for lotion? Have you tried making your own?
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