February 6, 2011
I made something called a lotion bar and love it! My parents who are starting to develop thinner skin as they age also love it.
4oz shea butter
5oz liquid oil (can't remember if I used grapeseed or jojoba)
2t of essential oil ( I think I used lemon because of the honey smell to the beeswax)
Melt beeswax and the butter/oils in two separate containers. Add together and mix well. Stir in essential oil if using. Pour into containers. Will harden in about an hour or two into a bar kinda like soap. Ready to use as soon as it's hardened. Feels silky smooth without leaving you feeling “wet”. I just poured it into little Glad plastic containers. They were a good size to hold in your hand as long as you didn't care that the bottom said glad! :o) I just ordered some lotion tubes for my next batch. They look like giant chapstick tubes.
December 7, 2009
Thanks for sharing this recipe. I've been wanting to make some lotions bars, but wasn't sure how to do it.
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December 28, 2008
Dumb question here! (So what else is new, right??)
Never heard of a “lotion bar,” so please enlighten about how it's used, how you store it and such. Having skin that seems to be getting thinner by the day, this could be just what I need.
It sounds like something that would simply melt a little bit from the warmth of hands?
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February 6, 2011
Since I pour it into the little plastic cup as a mold, that is what I keep it in. Then I pop it out into my hand and just rub it onto my skin. It just kinda slides over it. It remains on your skin for a long time, too. I love using it a bit before a shower because then the shower water just runs off and doesn't dry me out. It's a good protectant when you go out in the dry, cold weather.
Pete~ I hadn't heard of it before I made it. Just came across a recipe and decided to try it. I've never tried homemade lotion before so I don't know how it compares, but it is definitely better than store-bought lotions.
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