One of my favorite solutions for soothing dry winter skin is a solid lotion bar. If you’re like me, your skin gets dry, tight and often times quite itchy during winter.
Made using a simple combination of natural ingredients, solid lotion bars are a wonderful and mess free way to protect and nourish your dry skin.
Spoil and nourish your skin this Valentine’s Day with these simple and easy DIY solid lotion bar hearts!
Unlike traditional lotions, solid lotion bars can be used pretty much anywhere on your body. Dry hands, rough heels and even lips will love the protection that the beeswax in this solid lotion bar recipe offers. A combination of mango butter and shea nut oil give these DIY solid lotion bar hearts their moisturizing skin care properties.
I used a Wilton Easy-Flex Mini Heart Silicone Mold to make my DIY solid lotion bar hearts. You should be able to find this mold quite easily at most craft stores in the baking section. If not, this heart mold is also available online from Amazon.
This mold in particular creates solid lotion bar hearts that are perfectly sized for travel as well as for gifts for loved ones. I just love the idea of combining my DIY solid lotion bar hearts in a mason jar with a ribbon for Valentine’s Day gifts!
They’re also a great option for sensitive skin. Not only do you know what’s going into these lotion bars, but you have the option of leaving them unscented!
Check out this list of over 40+ Homemade Lotion Recipes for more skin-nourishing inspiration!
DIY SOLID LOTION BAR HEARTS
This skin care recipe yields eleven solid lotion bar hearts with this heart mold.
Using a digital scale, weigh out the beeswax, mango butter and shea nut oil and combine in a double boiler.
(Shea nut oil is also called liquid shea butter. It is basically fractionated shea butter that, like fractionated coconut oil, is liquid at room temperature.)
Heat the ingredients in a double boiler until all of the ingredients have fully melted.
Tip: For extra skin protection, you can also add .25 oz. pharmaceutical grade lanolin!
Add your essential oil drops and stir into the melted lotion bar ingredients.
Carefully pour the solid lotion bar mixture into the mold of your choice.
If you wish to create multiple colors of your solid lotion bar hearts, fill about half of the cavities without color. Then add a small amount of skin safe mica or red iron oxide pigment powder to the remaining lotion bar base. Mix well to combine then pour the remaining hearts into the mold.
Once your solid lotion bars have solidified and no longer soft, unmold them and package as desired for personal use or gifting!
MORE DIY SKIN-NOURISHING BEAUTY RECIPES:
- DIY Rosehip Face Serum Recipe
- Peppermint Orange Body Butter Recipe
- Dry Skin Salve Recipe with Baobab Oil
- Foot Scrub Cubes with Menthol Crystals
- Soothing Rosacea Cream Recipe
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