• DIY Rose Lotion Bars

  • It is important to our skin moisturized in order for it look young and vibrant. It can also give you a relaxing scent.   So here is one for you, the DIY Lotion Bars.

    These beautifully scented rose lotion bars smell divine, not only will they sooth you into a deep relaxation, but also leave your bathroom smelling sensational.

    Lotion bars are a favorite DIY project for beginners and experienced alike. The basic recipe requires only three ingredients, yet can be customized in dozens of creative ways. Besides being simple to whip together, they're fantastic at healing dry, damaged skin and make wonderful gifts.

    For this batch, I used a candy mold that I found at my local craft store for $1.99. Other mold options include silicone muffin cups or ice cube trays in fun shapes. A quick look around your house or in your kitchen junk drawer might spark more ideas. One of my favorite molds is a canning lid and ring set, which makes a perfect circular bar.

    rose lotion barThe following recipe will make 10 mini rose-shaped lotion bars. You can increase or reduce the amounts as you wish, keeping in mind an overall ratio of 1 part butter to 1 part beeswax to 1 part oil.

    Ingredients

    • 2 T. Shea butter (or mango or cocoa butter)
    • 2 T. beeswax pastilles
    • 2 T. oil (*see options in Step 1)
    • 10 to 12 drops rose or geranium (rose) essential oil (optional, for scent)
    • alkanet root or rose mica (optional, for color)

    Step 1
    Combine the Shea butter, beeswax and oil in a small, heatproof jar or recycled, unlined tin can.

    You have a lot of options when it comes to type of oil that you use. Sunflower, jojoba, avocado, peach kernel oil, grape-seed or rose-hip seed oil are all good choices. Coconut oil may give a slightly different consistency to the finished bar but can be used, as well.

    Step 2
    Set the heatproof container down into a saucepan containing a few inches of water to form a makeshift double boiler. Heat the pan over medium-low heat, until the beeswax and butter have melted. Overheated Shea butter can become grainy, so keep a close eye as the mixture melts.

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