These homemade winter forest lotion bars are your skin’s best friend during winter. When the temperatures dip and the air becomes a little bit colder, utilize the magic of these lotion bars and trust me, your skin will thank you. If you’ve never used a lotion bar, let me tell you, you are in for a treat! Not only will I show you how to make these lotion, bars I’ll explain the benefits, how to use and store them, and hopefully introduce you to one of the most wonderful tools for winter!
What’s so amazing about these homemade lotion bars?
Well, if you’ve never used one, it’s the same as if you’d use a bottle of lotion combined with a bar of soap. & they are zero waste! These homemade winter forest lotion bars are ideal for hydrating, replenishing, and soothing your skin. Especially during the dry, cooler winter months. I remember when I first time I discovered a lotion bar. I applied it to my skin after a shower and it felt like the most luxurious experience that I wanted to have over and over again. My skin was glowing! On top of that, my nervous system was so calm, my mind and body were grounded, and my senses thought they were dreaming!
The only issue with the lotion bars was that they were a little on the pricey side. This definitely made the experience more of a treat and was a once in awhile occasion… Until the day I realized I could create my own! Not only did I discover I could create my own but I could also give them to my loved ones to use and share the magic!
With this recipe, I wanted to match the scents of an evergreen fairy forest. To achieve this, I utilized a combination of wonderfully scented, 100% natural, synthetic free essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs. I chose to use a custom mixture of the scotch pine, black spruce, grand fir and frankincense oils to make the ultimate grounding combination. When using these beautiful lotion bars, I feel like I am magically transported to an enchanted forest!
However, if you are looking for a different type of fragrance, you could absolutely change the essential oils out. Personally, I LOVE all of the Mountain Rose Herbs Essential Oils and any combination that you dream up I’m sure would smell amazing!
Where do you store your homemade lotion bar?
Another plus to using a lotion bar? They are super easy to store! I just use a little piece of parchment paper and these 4 oz tins from Mountain Rose Herbs. Of course, the size of your tins will depend on the size of the silicone molds you chose to make the bars with.
How to use your homemade lotion bar?
Let’s get down to business! I’ve been talking about how amazing these lotion bars are, but how do you use one? Personally, my favorite time is to use a lotion bar right after a soothing bath or shower. Make sure your skin is fully dried off and still nice and warm.
Place the lotion bar on your skin or in your hands to warm it up a little bit. You will feel the lotion bar start to melt just a little bit into your skin. Lather it on your skin the same way you would with a normal application of lotion. Repeat this process and apply everywhere!
Let me know your favorite use of your lotion bar and what yours turned out like in the comment section below or, of course, tag me on Instagram (@mytinylagunakitchen)!
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- Bee Honeycomb Silicone Molds
- 5 oz of Olive Oil
- 5 oz of Unrefined Shea Butter
- 5 oz Beeswax
- 14-20 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil
- 14-20 drops of Black Spruce Essential Oil
- 14-20 drops of Scotch Pine Essential Oil
- 14-20 drops of Grand Fir Essential Oil
- Please keep in mind the ratio of liquid will vary depending on the size of the molds you are using.
- In a double boiler, add in all of your ingredients except for the essential oils.
- Turn on the heat under the double broiler to medium
- Once the ingredients have turned to liquid, use an immersion blender to mix until completely smooth.
- Add in the essential oils, and mix well again.
- Gently remove the mixture from heat and pour into the silicone molds.
- Let the lotion bars set for 1-2 hours or overnight before you try to remove them from the molds.
- Gently remove the bars from the molds. Slowly pop them out so they maintain their form.
- You can store them using a piece of parchment paper and these 4 oz tins from Mountain Rose Herbs.