I have been seeing lotion bars for a while now and am very intrigued. All the recipes ask to melt the flammable beeswax in a double boiler. Ever since I tried to make haystacks in my 20’s and exploded a double boiler and butterscotch chips all over my mothers ceiling, I have not been a fan of them.
I wanted to make these because I suffer from psoriasis. It is not pretty and the one reason you rarely will see my hands in tutorials. When the weather changes every year, it gets worse. I have tried every cream, salve, prescription med, and it makes it a little better but it will never go away. The only time it has ever completely gone away was when I lived in California and the two times I was pregnant. It will always be a nagging companion, but I wanted something natural and emollient. I have found the thicker, the better when it comes to lotions, but walking around in Aquaphor all day is not possible.
- Equal Parts of Beeswax Bars or Pellets
- Equal Parts of Pure Shea Butter which I bought at Walmart but you can buy it from Amazon
- Equal Parts of Coconut Oil
- 2 tablespoons Vitamin E Oil
Check every so often, the oil and butter will melt first the beeswax takes a little longer.
Eventually, you will have this liquid gold!
- You can use cocoa butter instead of shea butter
- you can use any essential oil like lavender oil or your favorite scent to make them smell good
- You can use a combo of oils or other oils instead of coconut like olive oil if you want