Coconut Oil Lotion Bar – Great Do it Yourself Christmas Pressie that is just SO good for the skin…:)

Coconut Oil Lotion Bar

The other day I posted a tutorial on how to make whipped Coconut Oil Moisturizer. I mentioned a few of the many health benefits of using coconut oil, like how it reduce skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.  It also softens the skin and relieves dryness and flaking. Applied topically it helps to prevent wrinkles,saggy skin and age spots. Coconut Oil is truly amazing!

Today I’m sharing a recipe for making Coconut Oil Lotion Bars. These bars are great for everyone, especially those who live in warmer areas and don’t want their moisturizer to melt! This lotion bar is easy to make and only has 3 ingredients!

Coconut Oil Lotion Bar 

Equipment
saucepan
lotion mold, muffin pan or tins 
 
Ingredients
1 part Coconut Oil – where to find quality coconut oil 
1 part Pure Beeswax
Essential Oils (Optional)
 
Directions
Heat coconut oil and beeswax together in a saucepan over low heat. It helps if you break up the beeswax into small chunks because it takes a while for the wax to melt. Once the beeswax and coconut oil are melted add essential oils. I like to use vanilla and lavender. I’m sensitive to strong fragrances so I only add a few drops. 
 
Pour melted coconut oil and beeswax into lotion bar molds or  muffin tins. Let them sit until cool. You can also place them in the refrigerator if you need to speed up the process.
 
Did I mention these make great homemade Christmas gifts? 

How To Use Lotion Bars

The first time I used a lotion bar I had some trouble. No one explained to me how to use them. I ended up bringing it into the shower with me and used it like a soap bar. It worked pretty well as a moisturizer, but a lot of it would wash off in the shower. Later I figured out that your not supposed to use it in the shower (though I still keep one in my shower because we like to use it the wrong way). Instead you need to rub the bar until it’s warm and then apply it on your skin like lotion. ;)

What is your favorite DIY Holiday Gift?

Linked to Simple Lives Thursday, Thank Your Body Thursday, Fight Back Friday, Monday Mania, Make Your Own! Monday, Fat Tuesday, Frugal Days-Sustainable Ways,

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