I’ve been on a bit of a DIY skin care products kick this month. My skin has been soooooo dry this winter and I’ve been trying to come up with all sorts of ways to help it. The crockpot does all the work in this project (what’s not to love about that?).
DIY Crockpot Lotion Bars
- Crockpot Liner
- 1 lb Beeswax (pellets will melt faster)
- 1 lb Shea Butter
- 1 lb Coconut Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil (optional)
- Essential Oils (optional)
These ingredients can be a bit of a pain to clean so I would say that the crockpot liner is a must. Place the beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil in the crockpot and heat on high. Once all of the ingredients have melted, ladle into molds. I used both the Wilton bite size daisy mold and also some cupcake liners in a cupcake pan. I like the size of the daisy mold better, plus the oil seeped through the liners and made the cupcake pan a bit of a pain to clean.
If you would like to add some scent using essential oils, mix in 1-2 drops per bar. The ingredients all have a natural scent so if you are scent sensitive you might want to mix some scent into the bars, I did a mix of scented and natural.
The bars harden in about 10 minutes and then can be popped out of the mold. They are stable and hard at room temperature.
One reason I like the smaller mold is because they fit perfectly in the Wilton Favor Tins which helps store them individually (seen in first image).
The bars are solid at room temperature; however, rubbing them on your skin warms up the outer layer and releases the lotion onto your skin. I’m going to keep a few around the house so that I can add some moisture to my skin at any time.
How would you use these lotion bars? This recipe made quite a few more than I realized so if you would like to buy some that I made shoot me an email.