DIY Valentine's Day Lotion Bars


If you’re looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift, we have you covered with these heart shaped lotion bars. Nothing says I love you like hand-made!

Made with shea butter, these bars are moisturizing, and oh so luxurious with a sweet and minty scent. Perfect for those cold winter days when are skin becomes dry and craves some moisture. These bars are simple to make with just a handful of ingredients. They make a great gift, but make sure to make extra because I know you will want some for yourself. Enjoy!

Recipe:
Ingredients:
2/3 C. Beeswax Pastilles
¼ C. Fermented Coconut Oil (or regular coconut oil)
½ C. Shea Butter
15 Drops of Pranarom Bergamot Essential Oil
15 Drops of Pranarom Spearmint Essential Oil
Heart shaped Silicone Molds

Directions:
In a double boiler (or a large glass bowl sitting on top of a small pot of water), melt shea butter and beeswax over medium low heat. When shea butter and beeswax are nearly melted, add coconut oil (which will melt very quickly). Stir until completely melted then remove from heat. Wait 10 minutes for mixture to cool a bit before adding essential oils. Pour melted lotion base into molds and let cool until completely solid (this will take several hours). Remove lotion bars from molds and store in a cool, dry place. To use: simply rub lotion bars in between your hands to activate. Your body heat will melt/soften the bars. Makes around 5-7 bars.

article by: Carla Cohen

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