Ultra Healing Lotion Bars

These luxurious lotion bars are silky smooth and packed with moisturizing goodness for your dry winter skin. Plus, they’re easy enough to make last-minute and ready to hand out for Christmas tomorrow!

Recipe

2 oz Beeswax

8 oz Sweet Almond Oil

2 oz Shea Butter

3 oz Mango Butter

3 oz Cocoa Butter

One oz blend of your favorite extracts

16 Push Tubes

0.25 oz Fragrance or Essential Oil

Process

Melt beeswax, sweet almond oil, and cocoa butter first. Then stir the shea and mango butter into the hot oils and wax. Add extracts and fragrance or essential oil. Pour into push tubes, label, and enjoy!

Some recommended extracts:

Oat Extract: Soothing for all types of skin and especially popular in baby skin care products, Oat Extract is also considered moisturizing and mildly anti-aging. This extract is water soluble and suggested for use up to 10% in conditioners, soaps, and lotions.

Carrot Extract: Carrot Extract is high in vitamins A and E and beta carotene. It is an anti-inflammatory, soothing chapped and uncomfortable skin. It is thought to bring balance to the moisture in both skin and hair as a conditioning agent. This water based extract will be beneficial in handmade hair conditioner and skincare recipes, especially for dry winter skin, aging or matured skin. Use at 5 – 10% for conditioners and 1 – 5% for skin care. Extract is yellow in color.

Aloe Extract: Aloe is renowned for it’s ability to heal, moisturize, and sooth irritated, inflamed, or sunburned skin. Our Aloe Extract is water soluble and is fantastic in soaps, lotions and shampoos. Suggested usage rate is 2 – 15%, a natural yellow color.

Chamomile Extract: Chamomile Extract is used as an anti-inflammatory and also as a mild sedative. Use it in sleepy-time cream, night time baths or pulse point formulas. On the skin, it helps to reduce redness and is soothing on inflamed skin.

Evening Primrose Extract: Long known as a natural anti-inflammatory, Evening Primrose extract has traditionally been used in mature skin preparations, but also wonderful to soothe skin dryness, itchiness, and redness. A natural yellow, this extract is water soluble and can be used in handmade haircare and skincare products, including lotions and soaps. Suggested usage rate is 2 – 6%.

17 thoughts on “Ultra Healing Lotion Bars

    • This recipe is on the softer side, so I feel it would stick to the soap mold. Try adjusting the recipe to make it harder by slightly increasing the cocoa butter and beeswax and lowering the amount of liquid oils and soft butters. Make a small test batch first. I hope this helps!

  1. What size labels are you using on these tubes? Also, do you put a separate label on the back with the ingredients list? Thanks for all the help by phone and on the web sites. Love them all!!!

    • Our labels are about 2″ by 1″, but you could do smaller. Yes, definitely include your ingredients on the product. Thank you for following us!!

    • Oops, I forgot to mention! I think that when this post was written last year, the Oat and Carrot extracts were a different formula, and were oil based. They’re currently listed on Bramble Berry’s site as containing water, so they’re not suitable for this project anymore. :(

      The Aloe, Chamomile and Evening Primrose are all still oil soluble, and would be great choices for this recipe. :)

      -Elizabeth

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  3. Just made these for my family for christmas presents-this is such a great recipe! I decided to do a mix of liquid oils instead of all 8oz almond oil. I used 4oz of almond and for the other 4oz I used a mix of macadamia nut oil, jojoba, and fractionated coconut oil. I used tins as containers and once I poured them into all the tins, I added different combos of essential oils to them including: cocoa mint, cinnamon/clove/orange, basil/mint, and citrus. Will definitely use this recipe again-thank you!

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