While digging in my bathroom closet the other day, I came across a block of beeswax that I bought last holiday season for making homemade chapstick. It was a “what the hell do I do with a big block of beeswax” kind of moment. You guys have those moments? I’m sure you do. It’s probably a common occurrence in your house.
I did some quick searching on the internet and found some lotion bar recipes, but they all contained oils like avocado that I can’t find in my little town. I had an epiphany and, I remembered some sweet almond oil I also had in the tomb of my bathroom closet from another 2010 Christmas gift making bonanza. So, I bring you homemade lotion bars made with ingredients you can find in stores. Actual stores.
Beeswax Lotion Bars
A super fast DIY lotion bar to make at home. These easy homemade lotion bars are fabulous to give as gifts.
- 1 part beeswax (melted)
- 1 part sweet almond oil
- 1 part coconut oil (melted)
Note: by "equal parts" for the ingredients, it would mean you use the same measurements of all the ingredients. Let's say you want to use 1/3 cup of beeswax, you'd then want to use 1/3 cup of the almond oil and the coconut oil. This allows you to use scale the recipe up to your preferred amount for your molds.
Using an oven mitt, remove the double boiler from the pan and wipe the water off of the bottom of the boiler. Pour the melted mixture in to your molds, and allow to set for a few hours, or overnight.
I cook a lot. Didn’t you get that memo? And with cooking mostly from scratch comes approximately 4,398 hours worth of dishes per week. (I’m not good at math…let’s call that an approximate.) My hands are looking busted of late, and I’ve actually contemplated getting dishwashing gloves to prevent further knuckle crackage.
This lotion is a godsend. It totally healed my hands after just a few applications. I woke up on Saturday feeling like someone had rubbed tiny baby butts all over my mitts.
Another wonderful thing about this lotion is that it has pretty much healed a few little patches of eczema that Jack has had near his mouth lately. I made these bars on a Friday, applied a little on Jack before bed that night, and again on Saturday, and it was gone by Sunday.
It smells so clean and natural, it works amazing, and became one of my most requested holiday gifts from friends and family.