It’s not quite winter here in Texas, but it’s coming.  Some places have gotten a chill in the air and winter will soon come.  Here is a lotion bar recipe perfect for dry skin.  To use, simply rub a bit on your dry skin; your body will melt the lotion bar and you can rub it in.

Lavender Lotion Bars

Shea butter – 8 oz
Cocoa butter – 4 oz
Beeswax – 6 oz
Coconut oil – 8 oz
Lavender EO – .75 oz

For a firmer lotion bar, try this recipe.

Shea butter – 8 oz
Cocoa butter – 6 oz
Beeswax – 8 oz
Coconut oil – 4 oz
Lavender EO – .75 oz

Step 1 – Weigh out the wax and butters into a microwavable container and melt in the microwave, just until melted.  Stir every 30 seconds or so while melting.

oils for lotion bars

Step 2 – Add the coconut oil to the melted wax and butters and stir.  If you need to heat a bit more to make sure everything is melted, then heat for about 30 seconds.

Step 3 – Let the temperature drop to about 120 degrees F and add the lavender essential oil.

Step 4 – Pour into molds.  I used hard plastic peace sign molds for these.  You can use any molds that you want.

Step 5 – Package in flat tins.  Make sure your mold is short enough to package in flat tins.  I had to fill the peace signs only to about 3/4″ full.

Step 6 – Enjoy your lotion bars!

lavender lotion bars