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Here’s an easy recipe for 3 Ingredient Lotion Bars that’s the perfect gift or keepsake for the harsh winter months effects on your skin. This is an easy tutorial on How to make Lotion bars .
3 Ingredient Lotion Bars

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3 Ingredient Lotion Bars – Easy DIY !

Winter always does a number on my skin. However, sometimes the lotion you use can make more bad than good to your skin. So that’s why I love this recipe so much. It uses 3 Organic, All Natural Ingredients that will help keep my skin hydrated, soft and beautiful. Plus these are SO EASY to make you can make a few at a time and give them as gifts.

How does a lotion bar work?

Your body heat  warms the bar as you apply it to the skin, and once absorbed, you’ll find that it doesn’t take nearly as much re-application as it would a pump lotion. I love how easily it works and how well it works. 

How long does a lotion bar last?

A small (1 oz)bar can last about 2 weeks if used daily. One big benefit is that as you continually use it, your skin will become so soft, you rarely need to re-apply.  Best of all these bars have a shelf life of 1-2 years. So you can make a bunch and just put them in a container and store in a cool place. 

These make great Christmas, Valentine’s Day or Just Because gifts.  So check out this fun and easy way to make 3 Ingredient Lotion Bars .

I opted for organic ingredients which aren’t much more expensive than the counterparts and are packed with all the natural benefits each offers, free of the bad stuff.

What you’ll need to make Lotion Bars

1 Cup of Organic Beeswax Pellets

One Cup of Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

1 Cup of Organic Cocoa Butter

Silicone Pan (any shapes, I went with hearts) lotion-bars

How to make Lotion bars

The Process is as simple as can be.  lotion-bars-2

You will combine each product individually into a pan. I stir them in individually until each item is melted. I’m sure you could throw them all in together but it does start splashing so be very careful. I cook each one on low-medium adjusting temperature making sure it doesn’t go too high.

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Once everything has been combined I pour them carefully into each silicone slot. Trying to not spill around the edges, although it cleans up easily if you do spill some.

You can either leave it out for a few hours or refrigerate for about half – One Hour.

When they’re hard you can simply pop it out and your lotion bars are ready to go.

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Like I said this is the easiest thing ever. Best of all it will give you soft hands in the process.  I opted not to add Essential oils  because the Cocoa Butter smells divine on it’s own and it simply doesn’t need anything at all added.However, you can still pick your favorite scent to combine with Cocoa .

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You can make this with your kids or as gift idea for someone. Best of all these are all natural ingredients  that will make your skin look fantastic.

 

To see how the whole process comes together, check out the recipe video below.

3 Ingredient Lotion Bars - Easy DIY !
Yield: 6

3 Ingredient Lotion Bars - Easy DIY !

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Estimated Cost: Under 5.00 each

These easy to make 3 Ingredient lotions

Materials

  • 1 Cup of Organic Beeswax Pellets
  • One Cup of Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1 Cup of Organic Cocoa Butter
  • Silicone Pan (any shapes, I went with hearts)

Tools

  • A sauce pan
  • Stove top

Instructions

    Combine each product individually into a pan.

    Stir them in individually until each item is melted. I'm sure you could throw them all in together but it does start splashing so be very careful.

    Cook each item down on low-medium adjusting temperature making sure it doesn't go too high.

    Once they have all melted together you pour carefully into silicone mold. Let rest for a few hours or put in refrigerator for an hour until bars are solid.

Notes

You can store in an airtight container after they are made in a cool area.

Package these cute lotion bars up and add a fun Gift Tag

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7 Comments

  • Reply Shirley P

    I would love to make these look amazing

    December 15, 2019 at 6:12 pm
  • Reply Sandy P

    Wow, these are easy ?

    January 11, 2019 at 12:41 pm
  • Reply Jeanine Carlson

    I’ve been hoping to find a recipe to make these! I have a brick of shea butter. Do you think I could use it in place of the cocoa butter?

    February 3, 2017 at 2:09 am
  • Reply Elizabeth Matthiesen

    These look fantastic and no one would believe that they are home-made.

    February 3, 2017 at 12:19 am
  • Reply Andrea Jared

    I love this idea! Is there a way to substitute for the cocoa butter. I never really wear lotions or things with strong scents, which is why I LOVE coconut oil.

    January 16, 2017 at 3:57 am
  • Reply Lori Smanski

    oh this looks wonderful. I will give this a try. question. do you just rub it in your hands, then rub what came off all over your hands? silly I know, but just asking to clarify for myself

    January 12, 2017 at 10:36 am
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