We love making homemade treats for our friends & family, its a really fun activity to do with the girls & gets them thinking about what they apply to their skin.
These lotion bars are super easy to make & don’t require any fancy equipment, they can be made using a muffin tray, cupcake pans or any empty containers you have lying around.
The bars are solid at room temperature & when rubbed onto your skin a tiny amount melts leaving a thin veil of moisturising butter & oil on your skin. They smell devine & feel silky smooth to touch – they are a real treat for dry skin.
Using our basic Lotion Bar recipe you can tailor make a bar for your loved ones by using different oils, butters & essential oils. Although they are a slightly feminine gift you can make a more masculine versionswith essential oils of cedarwood & tea tree oil to create a manly smelling lotion bar that would have antiseptic qualities.
Our Sweet Orange lotion bar is a great sweet smelling all round lotion bar with the added bonus of honey & soothing shea butter. While our Mocha Mint lotion bars are great for massaging into cellulite & sore & tired shoulders – the coffee beans embedded through the bar create a lovely massaging sensation as you rub them over the skin & they have the added benefit of smelling like heaven
Sweet Orange Lotion Bars a’la Mama Going Natural
Place wax, shea butter & coconut oil in a glass or ceramic jar or container – set this in a pot of simmering water to melt. Once they have all melted together take your mix out of the hot water & let cool slightly & add your honey & essential oils, stirring well. Pour into your moulds & let cool for 24 hours to set well. I find silicon muffin moulds work really well for this as the bars just pop right out. If you have trouble removing your lotion bars from the moulds set them in the freezer for a few hours to set hard & they should come out much easier. The recipe should make 4 muffin size lotion bars.
Mocha Mint Butt Bar a’la Mama Going Natural
Make as with the Sweet Orange lotion bars, except after you have poured your mixture into the moulds top with 1 tablespoon of coffee beans for each mould.