These simple to make homemade snowflake lotion bars are perfect for dry skin and make a great handmade gift.
Snowflake Lotion Bars
These winter themed lotion bars are a lovely way to moisturise your skin, leaving it smooth and nourished while uplifting your spirits.
Peppermint essential oil is great for clearing your respiratory tract while helping to improve your mental focus. It will also help give you an energy boost when you are not feeling at your best.
The Eucalyptus essential oil helps to cleanse your body of toxins and harmful microorganisms that can make you feel sick.
As with all essential oils, be very careful when using, especially around children and those with pre-existing conditions. Lemongrass may cause an allergic reaction or skin irritation when used topically, so make sure it is properly diluted when using.
When making these lotion bars, use Steam Distilled Lemon Essential Oil as it is not phototoxic.
Lemon Essential oil has a lovely, citrusy scent with a hint of sweetness that can help clear and energise the mind and support a healthy immune system.
What exactly is a lotion bar?
A lotion bar is a great alternative to a liquid water-based body lotion. They contain oil and are solid which makes them great for the whole family to use. They are also very cost effective since they melt on contact with your skin, therefore less of the bar is used.
Using Lotion Bars
When ready to use, simply rub the lotion bar on your body and allow it to absorb into your skin. I love to use it in the morning after my shower.
Storing Lotion Bars
Store in an airtight container, out of direct sunlight, in a cool room for up to one year.
These lotion bars will stay solid, though they may start to melt in hot temperatures. If you are in a warmer climate, you may need to keep the bars in the fridge.
- If they come out a little to greasy, then try increasing the amount of shea butter while decreasing the amount of sweet almond oil.
- If your lime lotion bars come out a little sticky, remelt and add more sweet almond oil to the mixture.
- Store these lotion bars at room temperature in a glass jar or metal tin. Though if you live in a very hot climate, you may need to put them in the fridge in the warmer months of the year.
- These lotion bars will last up to one year.
- Be careful when using essential oils. Make sure to do your research first and use with extreme care, especially when using oils in products that children under 12 may use.
Making Lotion Bars
Depending on the snowflake mould that you use, you should be able to get 6 larger or 12 smaller lotion bars.
To make these bars, you will need:
- 2 oz beeswax
- 2 oz shea butter
- 2 oz coconut oil
- 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 7 drops peppermint essential oil
- 4 drops lemon essential oil
- 2 drops tea tree essential oil
- Snowflake mould
- 4 cup microwave safe measuring cup with spout
- Wood craft stick for stirring
More Lotion Bar Recipes
- Lime Lotion Bars
- Sweet Orange and Vanilla Lotion Bars
- Dandelion Lotion Bars
- Lemongrass Lotion Bars
- Hard Lotion Bars
- Calamine Lotion Soap Bars
To Make these Bars
Place the beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil in the measuring cup.
Heat on high in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each heating session, until fully melted and mixed together.
Allow to cool slightly, for just a few minutes, then add the essential oils and stir well.
Place the mould on a flat surface where the bars will be able to sit, undisturbed, for a few hours.
Pour the mixture into the mould, filling each cavity until they are around ¾ full.
Allow to set, undisturbed for about 6 hours.
Remove from mould and store in an airtight container.
Snowflake Lotion Bars
- Snowflake Mould
- 4 cup Microwave safe measuring cup with spout
- Wood Craft stick for stirring
- Place the beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil in the measuring cup.
- Heat on high in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each heating session, until fully melted and mixed together.
- Allow to cool slightly, for just a few minutes, then add the essential oils and stir well.
- Place the mould on a flat surface where the bars will be able to sit, undisturbed, for a few hours.
- Pour the mixture into the mould, filling each cavity until they are around ¾ full.
- Allow to set, undisturbed for about 6 hours.
- Remove from mould and store in an airtight container.
- To Use – When ready to use, rub a lotion bar onto your hands to warm it up slightly and it will start to melt. Rub into your skin making sure the lotion is distributed all over.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on this website. Check dilution levels for kids. Pregnant, nursing women and those under the care of a physician for a chronic condition should consult a physician before using. For external use only. Individual results may vary.