A lotion bar is a solid moisturizer made with beeswax, oil, and some kind of butter such as Shea. They are very simple to make, and you can buy all kinds of fun molds to use. This is the one I used.
For some Christmas-y scents, try Vanilla and Peppermint, or Orange and Cinnamon leaf (not bark! Cinnamon bark essential oil burns when you put it on your skin), or Frankincense and Myrrh. These make great stocking stuffers or gifts for friends and family!
DIY Lotion Bars
Equal amounts of:
Beeswax (Trust me, you want the pastilles! The extra two dollars is so worth it)
Coconut oil (I get mine from Costco)
Melt the Shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil in a double boiler, or a glass bowl set in a pot of gently boiling water. Don’t overheat it, or the Shea butter will get grainy.
Once melted, remove from heat and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes (but don’t let it harden).
Once cool, stir in essential oils, and pour into molds like this one, or a muffin tin with liners in it. Allow to harden. (For the mold I used, 5 oz of each ingredient, except for the essential oils, filled them up perfectly)
Once hardened, pop them out of the molds and package. If giving them as gifts, you can package them in cellophane wrap and ribbon.
To clean the dishes used to make these, pour hot soapy water into them, swish it around, and dump it outside. Wipe out the remnants with paper towels. Finish cleaning with hot soapy water and a washcloth.