Posted: Jan 09, 2014 8:00 AM
We all carry around those little bottles of lotion, but when one leaks it can lead to disaster. Keep those dry, cracked winter hands moisturized without all the mess with these cute DIY lotion bars!  

allParenting lotion bar materials

What you'll need:

  • Coconut oil
  • Beeswax pellets
  • Almond oil
  • Essential oil
  • Mason jar
  • Candy molds

What you'll do:

allParenting lotion bar step 1

Fill the Mason jar with 4 ounces of coconut oil. You can use the measuring lines on the side of the Mason jar as your guide.

Tip: The Spectrum brand refined coconut oil does not smell like coconut.

allParenting lotion bar step 2

Add 4 ounces of beeswax pellets on top of the coconut oil.

allParenting lotion bar step 3

Place the Mason jar in a pot and fill the pot with water to create a double boiler. Boil the Mason jar on the stove until the beeswax and coconut oil are completely dissolved.

allParenting lotion bar step 4

Add 4 ounces of almond oil to the Mason jar, then add in a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Heat a few more minutes, then remove the Mason jar from the pot. (Be careful! The jar will be hot, so remove the jar using canning tongs or an oven mitt.)

allParenting lotion bar step 5

Carefully pour the mixture into the candy molds. You can leave the candy mold out on the counter to harden overnight, or you can speed up the hardening by placing it in the refrigerator.

Once the lotion bars have completely solidified, pop them out of the candy molds and your DIY lotion bars are ready to use!

allParenting lotion bar

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