Homemade Lotion Bars
These homemade lotion bars are easy to make with just four simple ingredients. Nourish and hydrate your skin without harmful chemicals.
Yield: 12 bars
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup shea butter
- 1 cup beeswax
- ¼ cup fresh or dried flowers like lavender or calendula
- 20 drops essential oils, optional
Melt the coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax on low heat on the stove in a small saucepan or a double boiler.
Add the fresh or dried flowers and stir frequently while allowing the mixture to simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.
Strain the flowers from the mixture through a fine mesh sieve, cheesecloth or thin cotton like muslin. Stir in optional essential oils of your choice, if you're using them. Pour the melted mixture into a silicon mold or muffin tin and allow to cool and harden. This usually takes a few hours. Remove the lotion bars from the mold or muffin tin and store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to two years.