While most people use store-bought oils or lotions to moisturize their skin, there is an alternative, the lotion bar. A lotion bar can be made in the comfort of your own home, the fragrance and ingredients tailored to your needs. Once your soy lotion bar is made, keep it in a decorative tin. To apply the lotion bar to the skin, hold it between your hands to warm the oil in the bar and then rub over your body.
Items you will need
- 0.5 oz. soy wax
- 2 oz. beeswax
- 1.5 oz. cocoa butter
- 2 oz. oil
- Microwave-safe measuring cup
- Wooden spoon
- 2 tbsp. cornstarch
Measure all ingredients. If you cannot find cocoa butter, shea butter will do. While some lotion bar recipes call for a particular type of oil (rice oil, etc.), any type of oil will do for this recipe.
Place the soy wax, beeswax, cocoa butter and oil into the microwaveable measuring cup. If you do not have a microwave, a double boiler will work.
Place the measuring cup into the microwave and heat on medium high for 30 seconds. Remove the measuring cup from the microwave and stir the contents with the spoon. Repeat the process until the ingredients have melted and blended together.
Add a few drops of your favorite fragrance and stir with a whisk.
Add the cornstarch to the mixture and whisk until smooth.
Pour the mixture into the mold and set aside for four to five hours or until the lotion bars are solid. Remove the soy lotion bar from the mold and enjoy.
Silicone molds work best.