This bar lotion is so easy to make, with no special equipment, you’re sure to be making your own in no time. Made with just three all nature ingredients, these luxurious bar lotions will be your favorite in no time. They also take no time to make! With about 5 minutes of prep, 15 minutes to melt and another 10 minutes to pour, set and clean up, you’re likely to be making these often and for everybody!
This recipe calls for one to one to one ratio of beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil. We used unrefined filter beeswax from a local distributor (Topanga), organic coconut oil from Trader Joe’s, and unfiltered raw shea butter from a distributor on Amazon. While the coconut oil and beeswax smell amazing, the shea butter takes some getting used to. It also overpowers the other flavors and makes it hard for the essential oils to come through. I used about 1-2 teaspoons of essential oil for every batch which is 1/2 cup of beeswax, 1/2 cup of coconut oil and 1/2 cup of shea butter.
Once the ingredients are placed in a glass jar, put it in a pot of simmering water. The higher the water level, the quicker it will melt. Stir occasionally. Once the mixture is fully melted, remove from the water and let sit for no more than a few minutes before adding your essential oils. I added about 2 teaspoons. Mix and pour into your molds, jars or tin cans. It cools very quickly and depending on how thick your mold is, the bar lotion can solidify within 15-30 minutes. You can use it right away! Store in a cool place if it is not enclosed in a jar. If it’s enclosed, and you leave it in a warm place, your lotion will liquify. Don’t worry! You can still use it. To use, add a generous amount to hands, arms, legs and feet. You can scoop it out of the container or rub the bar lotion in your hands to warm it up or rub directly onto your skin.