Silky lotion bars with rose essential oil that moisturize and nourish your skin.
I was a bit sceptical when it came to making lotion bars. I had a few store-bought ones in the past, mostly gifts I received, and I never really liked them. I either found the bars to be too soft or too waxy. So when creating my own lotion bar recipe I was extremely picky. I wanted a lotion bar that would leave my skin soft and hydrated but not too oily. I find that when the bar is too soft it gives off too much oil at once and you are left with an uncomfortable oily layer. To prevent that there is one magic ingredient a lotion bar needs and that is beeswax. However, using too much beeswax causes the lotion bar to become too hard and waxy. Finding that golden middle wasn’t easy but I’m happy to say that these lotion bars really hit the sweet spot, texture wise and fragrance wise.
Let’s take a closer look at these lotion bars. They contain exactly 5 ingredients.
- shea butter: moisturising, anti-inflammitory, SPF 4, contains vitamin E
- coconut oil: hydrating, antibacterial, SPF 4
- beeswax (white): holds in moisture, provides a protective barrier, contains vitamin A
- vitamin E: fights free radicals, prevents oils from going rancid
- rose essential oil: calming and relaxing, natural fragrance
But these lotion bars don’t only sound promising, they work really well too! I have been struggling with dry skin on my arms and legs for the longest time. Sometimes my skin would get so dry that it would be flaky or even bleed a bit. I have found that these lotion bars (or this body butter) is the most effective at hydrating and restoring my incredibly dry skin. It doesn’t burn or feel uncomfortable even when your skin is cracked. It’s suited for even the most sensitive of skins. (If your skin is sensitive to essential oils leave them out.)
I really hope you’ll give these lotion bars a try and if you do don’t forget to leave me a comment telling me how you liked them. I always love hearing from you guys. ♥Print
silky lotion bars with rose essential oil
- In a double boiler, melt the shea butter, beeswax and coconut oil on high heat. (This will take about 15 minutes, if using beeswax pellets)
- Remove from heat and stir in the vitamin E and rose essential oil. Pour into your molds and let the bars harden completely.
- *measured in a liquid state
- **make sure to use a high quality rose oil
- Store bars away from moisture and sunlight.
- ***I used these