Thursday, January 24, 2013

Homemade Lotion Bar

My sister and I made some lovely homemade lotion bars as Christmas presents this year. They were so simple that I simply had to share our success. Have you ever looked at the ingredient list on a typical bottle of lotion? That crazy long list of chemicals and additives can't possibly be healthful for the skin and body so in an attempt to create something all natural we went with a really easy recipe. I even think that it is appropriate for male and females.

Our formula included:

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup cocoa butter
  • 1 cup beeswax
Simply melt it all together on low and then pour into muffin cups or other mold device and allow to cool. This particular formula made about 9 little bars in our muffin cups. I was a little worried they would be difficult to get out of the tin, but they just popped right out. You could even adjust the butter and use shea butter if you wanted but I appreciated the slight cocoa smell and it was a bit cheaper than the shea butter. The beeswax creates a bit of a shield on the skin holding in moisture. They can be altered with essential oils of any scent to create something fancier but this is super basic. That's three ingredients folks and I can pronounce all of them. Score.

Posted at Family Table.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE it! I use cocoa butter and coconut oil but never thought of combining them. Delish for the skin, I'm sure.