Homemade Heart Shaped Lotion Bars are easy to make and are adorable gifts to give. These pretty little white hearts are just 2 oz each which makes them fit nicely in your hand.
Lotion Bar Recipe (vegan)
- 2 oz of Coconut oil
- 2 oz almond oil
- 2 oz of Coconut Wax pellets
I am leaving this a unscented bar but it will have a light coconut scent to it.
- if you want it scented, you can add 4 to 6 drops of your favorite E0 at the end and mix in before putting into your mold.
Lotion Bar Recipe (Homestead)
- 2 oz tallow or leaf lard (only leaf lard if using lard)
- 2 oz almond oil
- 2 oz beeswax
Get out your kitchen scale and measure the parts out.. Heat over very low heat till all melted, stir together, If you are going to add scent, now is the time, add in your essential oils, lemongrass, orange, lemon, or any other natural scent you find appealing.
I use a small pot but you could easily do this in a double boiler or in a bowl set over a simmering pot of water if you prefer.
Pour into your molds and allow to fully cool till firm, approx. 3 hours.
They sell silicone molds at a lot of stores now, you will find them at the dollar stores (they can be weaker/thinner there) or you can get better quality at Canadian tire or any good quality kitchen wear store.
They also sell a set with tiny hearts or shells, if you wanted to make lots of little ones, then give in a jar and just take a small one out to do you legs after a shower and shave for extra protection
Because this is all natural, you can wash your mold and use for food afterwards with no worries. If you think your gentleman would prefer just rounds, regular silicone muffin tins will give you lovely rounds.
Store these in paper bag, or glass jar or in a tin. It does take a little time to warm up and get the bar to work as it needs to warm to you skin temp to melt a touch to be spread the thin layer on your skin and a bit of time to soak in.
The nice thing is it does leave a protective cover on your skin afterwards and for someone that works outside and gets wind on my skin, this has been a very good thing indeed.
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