Lotion bars are amazing for winter skin. I love to toss a few in the center console of my car! In fact, these homemade lotion bars are an amazing leak-free way to moisturize your skin!
I find in the winter I wash my hands a lot more. It’s cold and flu season and one can never be too careful! But all that hand washing causes my hands to become very dry. So much that they will often get red and raw. My solution is these amazing homemade lotion bars!
At first I wasn’t in love with these lotion bars. They were sticky and hard to use. Then I realized they were so easy to use and actually take a few minutes to work! You see, once you rub them on your skin, your body heat tends to make them work better. So in a minute or so, the moisture begins to melt and coat your skin. Sometimes I put extra on the back of my hands and then a while later work additional lotion into my fingertips as they begin to get dry.
You need a handful of items to create these homemade lotion bars. If you don’t have this cute heart mold that I nabbed from Ikea, you can use almost anything else: a candy mold, ice cube tray, baking molds, or even a square baking pan. You’ll just have to cut your lotion into bars when they are set.
When using shea butter, it usually comes in a block or brick form. You can use a cheese grater to measure 1/4 cup or use a knife (like I did) to shave off pieces. Either way works great.
These homemade lotion bars also work amazing on rough areas such as feet and elbows. By using a lotion bar, you can apply more pressure which means more moisture to those hard to reach rough areas.
Homemade Lotion Bars Recipe for Winter Skin
Homemade lotion bars are an amazing leak-free way to moisturize your winter skin!
Ingredients for Lotion Bars
- 1/4 cup shea butter
- 3/4 cup beeswax
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 20 drops essential oil
How to Make Homemade Lotion Bars
- In a microwave safe bowl, add shea butter, beeswax and coconut oil. Heat on high for 60 seconds and stir well. Heat an additional 30 seconds stirring after each heating. Stir until melted. (Ours took 2 minutes total).
- Remove from heat and stir in essential oils.
- Pour into molds and allow to harden at room temperature for 2-4 hours.
- Pop your lotion out of the molds and rub all over clean, dry skin.