I made Natural Lotion Bars for today, and I am loving them. I had seen them online different blogs before, and I wanted to try making them myself. I live in Denver and it is so dry here, that I am constantly putting on lotion. We also travel a lot, and you can only carry so much in liquids on a plane, so I am never able to fit lotion in my bag. I thought that a Lotion Bar was an ideal alternative. I found these great little tins at Hobby Lobby to put them in, which I thought way to carry them in a purse. These bars may be used on any part of your body; hands, legs, body.
Natural Lotion Bars
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup shea butter
4 oz beeswax
40 drops quince essential oil ( you may use any essential oil that you like)
Mini Muffin Tin
1 qt Mason jar (cleaned with alcohol)
Pan of boiling water 3 to 4 inches
mini tins to hold cooled bars (cleaned with alcohol)
Put all ingredients in a mason jar with a lid on in a pan of boiling water.
Heat until all ingredients have melted.
With mitts remove the mason jar from the water and dry the jar off.
Remove the lid and pour liquid into mini muffin tin. Mine filled about 18 muffin cups.
Let cool until hard.
Slip a knife down the side of each muffin cup to remove bars from muffin tin.
Put bars into tins.
The jar is difficult to clean. I heated it in the microwave with water for about 1 minute or until the wax was floating in the water. I then added Dawn dish soap to the water to help break the lotion apart and used a bottle washer to help clean the jar.
I hope that you like these Natural lotion Bars and much as I do. I always love hearing from you.