Posted by Angela Swanson on May 12, 2014
Recently, I am reading about all the benefits of coconut oil. Especially to promote healthy skin. It is amazing. It helps everything from wrinkles to chapped lips. I use unrefined virgin coconut oil on my face each night before bed as an intensive moisturizer. Coconut oil is great for all skin types and especially for dry and aging skin. Lauric acid in coconut oil has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and helps with skin conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis. I have created this DIY Coconut Oil Lotion Bars tutorial to share how I made my lotion bars.
I wanted to make some lotion bars for gifts and myself so that I have an easier way to apply it. I love that the lotion bars are 100% natural. When making my lotion bars, I wanted them to be extremely simple with the least amount of ingredients. There are many recipes but none that I found yet with only just beeswax and coconut oil. I also wanted some fragrance oil so they smelled nice.
A moisturizing coconut oil lotion bar should be used after exfoliating and not like a bar of soap. Hold for a moment to heat with hands, apply to clean skin, rub in and enjoy the smooth sensation of rich, silky skin.
The measurements I use yielded 4 – 4 oz bars.
Step 1: Heat 1 Cup of beeswax on medium, stir often.
Step 2. Melt 1 cup of unrefined virgin coconut oil and add it to the beeswax stir until all is melted.
Step 3. Mix in fragrance oil or essential oil. I added 1 oz of fragrance oil and should have added at least 3 or 4 oz to get a really fragrant bar.
Step 4. Pour melted wax into your molds. You can use silicone muffin or mini loaf pans as well.
Step 5. Let molds sit overnight to harden completely.
It is important to keep the bars from warm, dam areas, or else it will warp and/or break down. I am very happy with the way my bars turned out. They make applying them to my face at night easier and far less messy. I hope I have simplified the process. You can find the ingredients at any local organic grocery, health food, or craft stores. I found my supplies very inexpensively on Etsy.com.