Coconut Oil Lotion Bar

There are so many health benefits to using coconut oil, like how it reduces skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It also softens the skin and relieves dryness and flaking. Applied topically it helps to prevent wrinkles,saggy skin and age spots. Coconut Oil is truly amazing!

Today I’m sharing a recipe for making Coconut Oil Lotion Bars. These bars are great for everyone, especially those who live in warmer areas and don’t want their moisturizer to melt! This lotion bar is easy to make and only has 3 ingredients!

Coconut Oil Lotion Bar
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Coconut Oil Lotion Bar

The other day I posted a tutorial on how to make whipped Coconut Oil Moisturizer. I mentioned a few of the many health benefits of using coconut oil, like how it reduce skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It also softens the skin and relieves dryness and flaking. Applied topically it helps to prevent wrinkles,saggy skin and age spots. Coconut Oil is truly amazing!

Today I’m sharing a recipe for making Coconut Oil Lotion Bars. These bars are great for everyone, especially those who live in warmer areas and don’t want their moisturizer to melt! This lotion bar is easy to make and only has 3 ingredients!

Coconut Oil Lotion Bar:

Equipment:
Saucepan
Lotion Mold, Muffin Pan or Tins

Ingredients:
1 Part Coconut Oil – where to find quality coconut oil
1 Part Pure Beeswax
Essential Oils (Optional)

Directions:
Heat coconut oil and beeswax together in a saucepan over low heat. It helps if you break up the beeswax into small chunks because it takes a while for the wax to melt. Once the beeswax and coconut oil are melted add essential oils. I like to use vanilla and lavender. I’m sensitive to strong fragrances so I only add a few drops.

Pour melted coconut oil and beeswax into lotion bar molds or muffin tins. Let them sit until cool. You can also place them in the refrigerator if you need to speed up the process.

How To Use Lotion Bars

The first time I used a lotion bar I had some trouble. No one explained to me how to use them. I ended up bringing it into the shower with me and used it like a soap bar. It worked pretty well as a moisturizer, but a lot of it would wash off in the shower. Later I figured out that your not supposed to use it in the shower (though I still keep one in my shower because we like to use it the wrong way). Instead you need to rub the bar until it’s warm and then apply it on your skin like lotion. 😉

Homemade Lotion: Peppermint Whipped Body Butter

Ingredients:

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup cocoa butter

1/2 cup Shea butter

1/2 cup sweet almond oil

1 tsp. vitamin E oil

5 – 10 drops peppermint essential oils

Directions:

1. Place coconut oil, cocoa butter, and Shea butter in a medium sized pot over low heat. Stir to combine until it melts completely. Remove from heat.

2. Thoroughly mix in the sweet almond, vitamin E,  and peppermint oils.

3. Chill in your refrigerator for an hour or two. You want the mixture to firm up without getting too hard.

4. Once chilled, use a stand mixer  or hand mixer to mix until you get a decadent whipped consistency. Scoop into a jar or container. As long as you are using quality oils this homemade lotion should last for 6 – 12 months at room temperature. If your home is extra toasty it may melt but you can re-chill and whip it up again with no problem.

*If you are making this whipped body butter for little bodies you may want to choose a different oil like lavender which is more highly recommended for small children.

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