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.
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.
Materials to Make Lotion Bars
- 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 <– this is the heart shaped one I used
- Double boiler
- Measuring cups and spoons
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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