How To Make A Cocoa Lotion Bar
Does the cold weather and dry central heating play havoc with your skin? Us too! We find this time of year our skin gets really dry, but help is on the way! We've put together a quick and simple recipe for a Cocoa Lotion Bar to solve all your winter skin woes. Even better, it makes the perfect homemade Christmas gift.
What Is A Lotion Bar?
They are simply a solid bar of moisturiser that melts on contact with your skin, meaning you can quickly grab one at any time to rub over your skin and add that all important layer of moisture. Hopping out the shower - pick it up and rub it all over to seal in moisture. Finished the washing up - keep one by the sink and rub it over dry hands. Heading out for the day and your hands are feeling sore from too much sanitiser - pop a chunk in a tin and slip it in your bag for on-the-go moisture.
Another reason to love a lotion bar is that they are so sustainable - no packaging needed! Reuse an old jam jar to keep them in or wrap them in a beeswax wrap.
- 6% beeswax
- 40% cocoa butter
- 20% coconut oil
- 10% shea butter
- 10% mango butter
- 10% sweet almond oil
- 3% vitamin E oil
- 1% sweet orange essential oil
- Measure out all your ingredients.
- In a bowl over warm water gently melt together the solid butters, beeswax and coconut oil.
- Remove from the heat and add the sweet almond oil.
- Allow the mixture to cool a little and then add the vitamin E oil and the sweet orange essential oil (or any other essential oil of your choosing).
- Pour into a silicone mould and allow to set.
- Store in a recycled jar, tupperware, beeswax wrap or anything else you can reuse.
Please note this recipe was created with the UK winter weather in mind. If you are in a much colder or hotter country then the proportions of the recipe will need to be adjusted - particularly the beeswax which helps it to hold its shape.