DIY Soothing Lotion Bars with Lavender

DIY Soothing Lotion Bars

DIY Soothing Lotion Bars are super easy to make, requiring just a few natural ingredients which you probably already own if you’re into making homemade products.

Course DIY, Homemade
Cuisine Beauty, Body
Keyword Lotion Bars
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 Bars
Author Kristin Marr

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a double boiler (or a pot filled a quarter of the way full with water and a heat-safe bowl over the top), melt the coconut oil and jojoba oil (already in liquid form) together. Once melted, add the dried herbs: calendula and chamomile. Place a lid over the top of the double boiler. Over medium heat, infuse the herbs in the oils for 30 minutes. By the end of this time the oil should change color from a light yellow to a dark yellow/orange.
  2. Separate the herbs from the oil by straining the oil through a fine mesh sieve. Discard the herbs (or compost in a garden). Wipe the double boiler to remove any leftover herbs. Then return the oil to the double boiler. Bring the heat back to medium-high (enough to get the water underneath boiling). Add the shea butter and beeswax to the infused oil, and stir until melted.
  3. You'll need to work quickly during this next step:
  4. Turn off the heat and remove the liquid lotion from the heat. Add the lavender oil. Immediately pour the liquid lotion into the mold(s). There's no need to grease the mold(s) before adding the lotion. The lotion bars will require 10-30 minutes to fully set, depending on the temperature in your workspace. Remove the bars from the mold and store in an air-tight container until needed.

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