Lotion bars are really popular in the “DIY skin care world”. They are all over Pinterest. I have avoided them due to possible messiness and inconvenience. Well, I’m glad I bit the bullet and made some because they are so helpful for dry skin. Plus, for those of you looking for something a bit more solid then yesterday’s Body Oil, these DIY coconut lotion bars are for you!
Plus, they are just so cute!
What You’ll Need:
Coconut Lotion Bars
- Fill a medium pot 1/2 way full with water.
- Place a glass pyrex bowl with a spout in the water.
- Add all 3 ingredients to the glass bowl and allow to melt.
- Remove from heat and add essential oils and/or vitamin E.
- Pour into molds.
- Allow molds to cool in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
Be sure to tell your friend or family member to only use a small amount at a time-A little goes a long way and you will end up feeling like a greased pig if you use too much! I usually keep one bar by my bed and use just a bit a night.
You can also store these in a deodorant container for total convenience! I personally love putting it in “stick” form because it is so easy to use and your hands don’t get oily.
I always get my coconut oil from Healthy Traditions. Their coconut oil is wet milled in order to preserve all the healing and anti aging properties! They are the best. I highly recommend them for your DIYs and also if you consume coconut oil.
P.S. Don’t forget a label!! I have made a label you can save to your computer and print from your own printer using the Avery website. I used THESE labels for this size bottle. I also enjoy using Stick You for my labels because they are waterproof and turn out gorgeous. Sticker You is affordable and easy to use. They ship fast and you can print different labels on 1 page.