Herbal Interests // All Natural Massage Lotion Bars

I love an extremely versatile recipe. The more I experiment with herbal recipes and natural beauty products, the more I realize that a lot of them have extremely similar ingredients and forms. I really like that about beeswax. It can be used for so many different things! I made these lotion bars last weekend and fell in love! So beautiful, lovely smelling, and they feel incredible on my skin. A good DIY is hard to come by, and I think that you'll really enjoy this one! 

Massage bars are great for your skin. It's a solidified lotion that your warm up a bit in your hands and then massage into your skin - yes, just use the bar! It feels so good!! Have you ever been to Lush? I always end up walking out of there with three more products than I initially went in for. A sale's associate got me hooked on their lotion bars, gently kneading one into my arm. That sounds really creepy, but it was amazing!!!! I loved them instantly. This bar is extremely similar in comparison and is so much fun to make. I found the original recipe here.

***This recipe is not suitable for children under the age of 10. Because of the high content of essential oils, it can be harmful. If you would like to use this on a child, please do not add the essential oils! 

INGREDIENTS // 

  • 1/4 cup beeswax
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa butter
  • 2 tsp Vitamin E oil
  • 1/2 tsp jojoba or grapeseed oil
  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  • 30 drops rosemary essential oil

RECIPE // 

  • In a makeshift double boiler, melt the beeswax, coconut oil, cocoa butter, Vitamin E oil, and jojoba oil over medium heat. Blend together until smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the essential oils. 
  • In a silicone mold (I used this one) evenly pour the lotion mixture.
  • Let the mixture sit until completely hardened. I took mine out about 2-3 hours after pouring, and the tops were still a bit soft. Letting them sit overnight seemed to work best! 

Use these to massage into your feet, hands, and body! I don't recommend using them on your face. It's just a bit too highly concentrated for that (and other more sensitive body parts). Again, if you didn't read above, please do not use these on children under 10The essentials oils are too harsh on their little bodies! ***Remember, I am not a doctor nor a professional herbalist. This is just a hobby!! Enjoy (:

xoxo Kayla