DIY lotion bars
Sometimes when you’re working around the house or cooking in your kitchen your hands feel dry. I used to go for the nearest lotion but they can leave a greasy residue on your palms and fingers.
For years now I've been studying art in the form of painting, drawing and sculpting. Since then, I started using an "artist's lotion stick" to apply moisture to the backs of my hands when they feel dry and I'll never go back to regular hand cream! It delivers moisture without the residue, resulting in clean fingers and hydrated hands. I use a lotion stick when I am drawing or painting as I don't want to transfer any greasiness to my artwork.
Lotion Bar Ingredients
This makes approximately one pound and will last a really long time.
- 0.64 lbs (290 g) MCT oil or coconut oil
- 0.08 lbs (36 g) shea butter
- 0.13 lbs (59 g) candelila wax
- 0.07 lbs (32 g) brassica glycerides
- 0.04 lbs (18 g) cocoa butter
- 0.03 lbs (13 g) rosehip seed oil
Optional: 1 drop of scented oil. (Feel free to use a drop of essential oil if you promise not to use the lotion bar on your face!)
- Kitchen scale
- Stove top
- Containers such as empty deodorant tubes, paper tubes or soap molds.
Combine all ingredients and heat on low just until fully melted. Mix thoroughly and pour into empty stick deodorant tubes, paper tubes or soap molds.
Allow to cool. If using a traditional soap mold, try wrapping the bottom half in pretty paper like a soap for better grip.
Have fun and enjoy using this new moisture delivery method!