Homemade Solid Lotion Bars with Shea Butter
These adorable heart-shaped lotion bars contain all-natural ingredients that nourish dry, irritated skin. They also make the perfect gift!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time15 mins
Combine the shea butter, almond oil, and beeswax in a double boiler.
Warm ingredients over medium heat until fully melted, stirring gently with a silicone spatula.
Reduce heat to very low. Add your essential oil drops and stir.
Add color if desired (separate mixture into thirds and add different colors to create multi-colored lotion bars.)
Carefully pour the liquid mixture into the mold of your choice.
Allow to sit and cool until solid (about one hour).
Once your solid lotion bars have solidified, gently pop them out of the molds. Store in a mason jar for easy storage or package as a gift!
Massage the bar directly into skin as needed, or rub with fingertips to melt and apply the lotion with your fingers.
- When creating multiple colors, leave remaining mixture over low heat until you are ready to mix and pour it (otherwise it may start to solidify).
- Store in a dry place for 6 months or more.
- You can also use these solid lotion bars in the shower to moisturize skin after cleansing.
- Use your own favorite essential oils for a custom scent, or leave them out for unscented lotion bars.