Slow cooker lotion bars will change the way you make your own lotion! When you make lotion bars in a slow cooker, you will eliminate the messy mixing spills on your table!
I have been seeing homemade lotion bars for a while now, and I am very intrigued. All the recipes require melting 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 it's the main reason you rarely will see my hands in tutorials. When the weather changes every year, it gets worse. I have tried every cream, salve, and prescription medication available. Using those makes it a little better, but it will never go away.
The only times it has ever completely gone away were when I lived in California, and the two times I was pregnant. It will always be a nagging companion, and I want something natural and emollient to put on it. I have found when it comes to lotions, the thicker, the better, but walking around in Aquaphor all day is not possible.
So here are the ingredients I used to make the slow cooker lotion bars. You can also add scent, but I did not, as sometimes it will aggravate instead of help.
Slow Cooker Lotion Bars: Ingredients
- 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 on the mixture every so often. The oil and butter will melt first, but the bees wax takes a little longer.
Eventually, you will have this liquid gold!
There are many things you can use as a mold for your slow cooker lotion bars, like silicone pans, muffin pans, soap molds, ice cube trays, etc.
Here are some variations of slow cooker lotion bars that you can try:
- Use cocoa butter instead of shea butter.
- Add any essential oil, like lavender oil, to make them smell good.
- You can use a combination of oils, or other oils instead of coconut, like olive oil, if you want.