Orange Lotion Bar

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This Sweet & Uplifting Orange Lotion Bar is the your answer to silky smooth skin without any mess! This particular bar will is a great addition to your post-shower routine and will leave your skin feeling silky while smelling citrusy fresh. 

Easy Homemade Orange Lotion Bars are perfect for moisturizing without the mess - and are TSA-compliant

This is a guest post written by my friend, Shelby from Fit as a Mama Bear.

Lotion bars are solid at room temperature but warm up enough against your skin to glide on. Many people prefer lotion bars to a cream as you naturally use less when putting it on so you’re not left feeling greasy or oily. 

Homemade lotion bars are simple to make (and the scents endless!) which make them a beautiful and thoughtful gift for teachers or family. 

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Materials to Make Lotion Bars

DIY Recipe for Homemade Lotion Bars Recipe - a homemade beauty recipe perfect for homemade gifts

How To Make Lotion Bars 

Combine ingredients together in a double boiler and heat over medium. Whisk ingredients frequently until fully melted and combined- keeping in mind it takes a while for beeswax to fully melt. Remove from heat. 

The orange zest will naturally sink to the bottom of the mixture. If you wish you can strain it out using a fine mesh sieve or coffee strainer however I chose to leave it in the bars. 

Poor the liquid into the silicone molds taking care not to fill the mold up all the way.  I use a mold of six deep hearts and was able to make four lotion bars but use whatever mold you have on hand! 

Once poured, place the silicone mold in the freezer making sure it is laying flat. Let solidify in the freezer for 45min until completely solid. Remove from the freezer, pop out and store for use! 

These bars should last 6 months in an air tight container only if no water touches them as water causes mold. 

 

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Homemade Lotion Bars with essential oils and fresh orange zest are a great way to moisturize on the go. They are not messy and are perfect for travel or homemade gift giving

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Orange Lotion Bar

Orange Lotion Bar

Ingredients

  • 1/3 shea butter 
  • 1/3 coconut oil (solid) 
  • 1/3 beeswax 
  • 1 tsp freshly grated orange 
  • 25 drops liquid sunshine or wild orange 
  • Silicone mold 
  • Zester 
  • Double boiler 
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients together in a double boiler and heat over medium. Whisk ingredients frequently until fully melted and combined- keeping in mind it takes a while for beeswax to fully melt. Remove from heat. 
  2. The orange zest will naturally sink to the bottom of the mixture. If you wish you can strain it out using a fine mesh sieve or coffee strainer however I chose to leave it in the bars. 
  3. Poor the liquid into the silicone molds taking care not to fill the mold up all the way.  I use a mold of six deep hearts and was able to make four lotion bars but use whatever mold you have on hand! 
  4. Once poured, place the silicone mold in the freezer making sure it is laying flat. Let solidify in the freezer for 45min until completely solid. Remove from the freezer, pop out and store for use! 
  5. These bars should last 6 months in an air tight container only if no water touches them as water causes mold. 

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Easy Recipe for Homemade Lotion Bars

Looking for a way to boost your moisturizing routine? These Silky Citrus Lotion Bars are the perfect answer! These lotion bars glide onto your skin leaving it feeling smooth and hydrating without all the mess of creams. Perfect to use to pamper yourself or as gifts for friends and neighbors! 

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3 Comments

  1. Great recipe! The orange smells energizing and invigorating. Making these as part of care packages for our essential workers and caregivers, thanks for sharing!

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