Okay, I admit it. I have a problem. It’s a “new crafting/creating” turned obsession problem. Do you suffer from this as well? (*wink* I hope so because I don’t want to be the only one who suffers from this affliction).
So, what is my current obsession? It’s making your own health and beauty products. I never knew how easy these things were. Trust me! Just a few ingredients and a little time (and I mean a little time) and you can make some high quality products. Recently, I’ve shared with you my first two products: peppermint vanilla lip balm and 3 ingredient body butter. Today I’d like to share with you my first attempt at making solid lotion bars.
I perused both the internet and Pinterest and all of the recipes I found followed this type of formula.
- Use 1 part, by weight, oil (coconut, almond, and olive are most commonly used)
- Use 1 part, by weight, butter (shea or cocoa butter)
- Use 1 part, by weight, beeswax
- Bars that used a liquid oil (almond and olive) took longer to set up than a solid oil (coconut)
- Some recipes added essential oils for either aromatic or therapeutic purposes.
Mounds Bar Solid Lotion Bars
You want a tough critic, take my husband. He’s not a big fan of various “foofy” toiletries. Well, he LOVED how these smelled and it felt on his chapped hands.
I super psyched with how these turned out. I’m trying to decide if I should feed my current obsession with making more of these goodies or trying something new. What do you think?
Many people have asked where they can purchase the ingredients needed for making solid lotion bars. You can find a lot of these ingredients in health food stores and various online stores. I have provided links to amazon below for your convenience. Please note that I have included 3 different links to beeswax. All 3 will work since they are all cosmetic grade.