I know that I have mentioned before that your skin acts like a revolving door, allowing elements to pass through both ways and anything that touches it, whether it be nutrients, the sun, toxins, air particles, etc… is absorbed in; or toxins, sweat, etc… is moved out.
Personal care products are manufactured with 10,500 unique chemical ingredients, some of which are known or suspected carcinogens, toxic to the reproductive system or known to disrupt the endocrine system. -EWG
I now make all my skin and beauty items to be sure I am putting only the most healing ingredients on my skin. I have made an amazing nourishing lip and body balm, that I cannot live without and today I am writing about a same concept, but in the form of a bar.
The bars are solid at room temperature just like a bar of soap, but because of the properties of the oils, when they are rubbed on the skin, small amounts melt and leave a light nourishing layer on the skin.
Essential oils! Friends, you will help to boost the immune system and help create beneficial change to your biochemistry with the ‘life blood' of plants!
Lotion Bar Ideas
- Soothing diaper rash
- Bug repellent
- Natural calm bar soap
- Dry hands and feet
- Dry lips
- Dry elbows, knees or heels
- Bathroom or kitchen soaps
- Baby shower gift
- Pregnant Mom to help prevent stretch marks
- Mother/Fathers day
- Valentines day
- Birthday gift
- Just because
- 1 cup beeswax (or 1 part)
- 1 cup coconut oil (or 1 part)
- 1 cup shea butter (or 1 part)
- ½ cup olive oil (or ½ part)
- 10-20 drops of YL essential oils
- silicone molds (here are lots of super cute and creative ones in all sizes), muffin tin or baking pan
- Note: if you happen to have a coconut sensitivity, simple swap out the coconut oil for 1 part tallow, here is a wonderful grass fed source.
- 1 part = 1 cup and makes about 11-12 lotion bars
- Note: have your molds set and ready to go before starting, because this hardens real fast.
- Combine all ingredients except for essential oils in double boiler or pan on very low heat.
- Stir often until melted.
- Add your essential oils and stir quickly.
- As soon as your oils are melted, very quickly pour the melted oil into your molds. This does harden very fast.
- Put the molds outside (if cooler), in the fridge or let them set on the counter until they are dry and hardened.
- Wait until they are hardened then pop them out of the molds.
- If you don't have a mold, simply use a glass baking dish or bread loaf and cut into bars once hardened.
- Enjoy or give as a gift!