Dry skin not only looks unsightly, but it can also be very irritating and painful. These very easy homemade lotion bars will solve all the problems!
Perhaps you have worries but the good news is that you can easily have nice and soft skin. You won’t expose yourself to unhealthy chemicals that we often find in personal care products. These homemade lotion bars will save you from this problem.
It is one of the simplest recipes that you can ever find. Made of few, very effective and safe ingredients, these shea butter lotion bars are great choice if you want to nourish your skin. The combination of ingredients feeds our skin and guarantees healthy and supple skin all day long.
What makes these bars so effective?
All ingredients in these body bars are natural and that’s why they are perfect for dry and cracked skin.
Shea butter – It has great silky feel on the skin. It is extracted from the seeds of Vitellaria paradoxa which is native tree to West Africa. People from this region use it for nutritional, cosmetic and medicinal purposes for thousands of years. They use it to protect their hair and skin from the drying effects of Sub-Saharan climate.
Coconut oil – Full of antioxidant vitamin E, coconut oil is excellent natural balm that can help heal damaged skin, strengthen the epidermis against cellulite reduce signs of aging, fade stretch marks. Coconut oil offers natural protection from harmful UV radiation. People even use it to prevent or heal fungal or microbial skin infections such as those that cause acne and cracked heels.
Beeswax – This wonderful gift from the bees is a surfactant that contains about 284 valuable and healthy ingredients. Beeswax is a natural alternative to mineral oil and also has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial properties that help keep bacterial infections at bay while moisturizing the skin.
Vitamin E – This powerful vitamin is an antioxidant that protects the skin by neutralizing free radicals that can cause damage and premature aging.
Homemade Lotion Bars Recipe
It is so easy to make that you will want to share them with all of your friends and family. They’d also make great gifts.
- 1 cup shea butter
- 4 capsules vitamin E
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup beeswax
- A mold that you have or of your choice
- Measure the Shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax.
- Place them in a microwavable bowl and then add the vitamin E.
- Heat the oils up for one Stir and heat for another minute.
- Repeat the process above until everything is melted.
- Carefully ladle the mix into the form.
Let the bars cool on the counter for 30 minutes, then place them in the fridge for at least one hour to allow them to set up till firm. If they ever get soft, you can just pop them back in the refrigerator to harden them again.
You can spice up your lotion bars with the addition of essential oils to add natural fragrance as well as for their extra health benefits.