DIY Fall Lotion Bars
If you haven't heard of lotion bars yet then you have been missing out! Lotion bars have a lot of great qualities one of which is most lotions come packaged in a plastic bottle, with a lotion bar, no plastic bottle is needed. Some other great features are: since lotion bars are a solid, they are great to travel with as they are TSA compliant and you don't have to worry about your lotion spilling, the bars are more moisturizing than a traditional lotion and when you make your own, you get to control the ingredients that are used. Today I am sharing a recipe for a coconut oil free Fall lotion bar. This lotion bar is very moisturizing and absorbs quickly into your skin so you are not left feeling greasy. I also have scented these bars with an essential oil blend that will have you feeling all the Fall vibes.
For this recipe you will need:
20-30 Drops Orange Essential Oil
5 Drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
To make your lotion bars:
First add your mango butter, sunflower oil and beeswax to your melting pot(a double boiler method could be used if you don't have a melting pot).
Heat on low until completely melted.
Now add in your essential oils and stir to combine.
Next pour the lotion bar base into a silicone mold.
Allow to cool completely(around 2 hours depending on how big you make the bar. I aim for around 2oz).
Once your bars have cooled they can be removed from the mold.
To use your lotion bar, you can rub the bar directly on your skin or rub between your hands and then apply to skin. These bars work especially well on areas like your hands, knees, elbows and heels.
Store bars in a cool dry location when not in use. The bars store really well in either a wax paper bag or an aluminum tin.
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