Essential oils have a wide range of uses. You can use them in your beauty routine or as a basis for many remedies. Many people think that the easiest way to use them is to rub them on your skin. While it’s certainly great, you’ll get the most out of various essential oils by turning them into solid bars.
Lotion bars are simple to make – you don’t need to be an expert for it. They are perfect for the winter months and can relieve dry skin, itchy skin, and treat a variety of other skin problems. Different essential oils help for different things. For example, coconut oil bars are great for hydration, while beeswax can fight dry and chipped skin.
However, instead of creating dozens of bars, we have a perfect recipe that can make your skin look better than ever.
Homemade Lotion Bar
- 1 cup cocoa butter (shea butter alternatively)
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup beeswax
- 15-30 drops of essential oils of your choice
- Silicon molds
Melt the ingredients except for the essential oils in a double boiler. Or just put a glass over a medium-sized bowl if you don’t have it. Let everything melt nicely, then remove the ingredients and let the mix cool down a bit. Add the essential oils of your choice by stirring them in slowly. Pour it into silicon molds next, then pop out the bars when they solidify.
You can get creative with the molds for these bars. If you’re making them around Christmas, you can go for Christmas molds and hand them out as gifts for your family and friends. Make sure to store your bars in a cold and dark place as they can melt on room temperature.
Using Your DIY Lotion Bars
To use your homemade lotion bars, you can simply rub them on your skin. Stored properly, they will last for a long time and make your skin look and feel much better.
There are many benefits to this homemade lotion bars. The coconut oil in them will hydrate your skin and prevent fungal and bacterial infections. If your skin is dry, it’s a fantastic moisturizer. So is the cocoa (or shea) butter, which also gives the skin a nice and natural glow. Plus, it smells like chocolate, so it’ll make you delicious.
Beeswax has numerous benefits for your skin. It can help in cases of dry or chapped skin and keeps moisture in, preventing dry spots. It won’t clog your pores like commercial beeswax bars do.
When it comes to the essential oils, they have numerous healing properties. They can fight various infections, keep your skin from drying out, and keep it hydrated too. Our favorites are frankincense and lavender, but you can also go for cedarwood oil, roman chamomile, yarrow pom, rose oil, or melaleuca oil.
Each of these oils has a wide range of uses and can improve your skin health on many levels. Add them to your beauty lotion bars and your skin will thank you later.