Thank goodness winter is over! My skin simply can’t take anymore cold, dry weather! Neither can my son Sten’s! We’ve both been suffering with badly chapped skin lately and can’t seem to get on top of it. So last week I decided to take matters into my own dry hands and try a homemade solution.
I bought some lotion bars a few years ago and was impressed with how rich and moisturizing they were. I figured that was a good place to start. I did some research and realized I had everything on hand to make my own lotion bars and set to work. The recipe I decided on couldn’t be easier. Equal parts beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter, combined with lavender essential oil for its’ abundant skin benefits (and lovely scent.)
Since I also wanted something that I could easily take with me (since I’m always on the go lately!) I decided to make my “bars” miniature. Not only are they the perfect size to tuck in my purse, they are super cute. :-)
Mini Lavender Lotion Bars
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup beeswax
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup shea butter
- 10-20 drops Lavender essential oil
- a silicone mold
Add the beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter to a glass jar and set in a small saucepan full of water. Melt slowly over low heat.
Once completely melted, add the essential oil, then pour into mold.
I poured the melted ingredients into a plastic squeeze bottle. I find it MUCH easier to fill small molds (or jars, etc) this way.
Allow to cool. Mine had hardened completely after sitting by an open window for 20 minutes. Unmold. Store in a cool place.
To use just hold in your hand until your body heat begins to warm up the bar, then rub on your skin wherever it’s needed. It might feel a little heavy at first but within a few minutes your skin will feel so soft!
I slathered both my hands and feet before I went to bed and woke up to drastically softer skin! I also used it all over my extremely dry legs and couldn’t believe the difference. I LOVE these little gems!!
I decided to put a few in an empty mint tin to keep in my purse which had the added benefit of making my purse smell great! :-)
If you are in need of some serious moisturizing, I would strongly recommend making up a batch of these mini lotion bars. The combination of ingredients is serious relief for dry skin. Make some for a friend too! They will love you for it!