Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A little relief for some dry skin!

A huge Thank You to the best sister ever, Brenda Thomas, for the great blog post today!

Lotion Bars
Freezing temperatures, low humidity, and furnace-blasted dry air can leave your skin dry, flaky, itchy and in need of a little TLC.  Try using DTC molds to make these wonderful lotion bars to help keep your skin in great condition or use them as a great gift idea.

First get all of your supplies collected. 
  • The DTC molds of your choice
  • Beeswax
  • “Butter” of your choice (I used a combination of equal parts Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter)
  • Good carrier oil (I used Avocado Oil as I like the color and Avocado oil applied topically helps relieve dry and itchy skin. Once applied, avocado oil is deeply absorbed by the skin)
  • Essential oil of your choice (I used lemon and eucalyptus)
  • Digital Scale
  • Stir stick
  • Double boiler (I made one with the glass measure / pot of water with towel in the bottom)

Begin by melting equal parts by weight of beeswax, butter and oil.  You want as low heat as possible, stirring frequently to avoid burning the wax and butters.

This part might take a while so it might be time to pour yourself a mimosa!

When everything has melted (took mine 30 minutes) remove from heat and add 20-40 drops of essential oils and mix well.

Pour the mixture into the molds you have chosen.  

Once the bars are completely cooled you can pop them out of the mold!

Be sure to keep your lotion bars in a cool place. If they get too hot they will melt again.

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