I told you about hard lotion bars and shared this recipe with you a few years ago. Since that time I always have a lotion bar on hand. Although most of the time this Skin Cream and this Lip Balm covers most of our dry skin needs...... sometimes during the Winter our skin needs something a bit more stronger.
That's where these hard lotion bars come in. We love them and use them often this time of year. I have also found that any or all of these recipe are fun to make up and give as gifts! They are unique enough and work so well that they get used up and leave your friends, family and special someones hoping you will give them more again this year. ;)
I first heard about making a hard lotion bar from Practical Ideas for Practical Moms and then I saw them at Passionate Homemaking! I had all the stuff I needed for them since I had been experimenting with making my own Natural Deodorant so I thought these would be fun to try too!
If you don't want to make your own you can buy them at MadeOn These are great for those extra dry Winter hands and feet especially for people who get the dry cracked sores on them. Below is the recipe I used! Enjoy soft silky hands even in the Winter!
Hard Lotion Bar
4.25 ounces Shea Butter
5.5 ounces Coconut Oil
70 drops of essential oil, optional
Melt ingredients in crock pot or double boiler.
Mix well, add essential oils if wanted once everything is melted.
Using a turkey baster or small ladle pour into molds of choice.
After all the bars were made I wrapped them in wax paper just like you would a present.
Then if you want to get creative you can print up your own fun labels for them!
Lots of fun and makes a great gift for all those people in your life with rough hands! ;)