Thursday, March 6, 2014

Happy Hands Solid Lotion Bars

Super Softening & Therapeutic Solid Lotion Bars
There are a lot of recipes to be found for making solid lotion bars.  Most of them are basically 1 part carrier oil, 1 part butter, such as Shea or Mango,  and 1 part of beeswax.  Not that there is anything wrong with that formula, but it is far from SUPER or AWESOME and is actually rather boring.  There is so much potential for a lotion bar! My formula for Happy Hands Solid Lotion Bars contains some really potent and therapeutic carrier oils, two types of butters, Sea Buckthorn oil and Vitamin E.  I also composed a very earthy and uplifting fragrance that is present but certainly not overpowering.  I kept the essential oil to just about 0.6%.  I bought most of my ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs. 

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Gather the following ingredients:

1/2 tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Sweet Almond Oil
1/2 tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Rosehip Seed Oil
1/2 tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Kukui Nut Oil
1 teaspoon Sea Buckthorn Oil
2 teaspoons Mountain Rose Herbs Vitamin E. Oil
1 tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Shea Butter
1 tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Mango Butter
1 tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Beeswax Pastilles 
1 tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Carnauba Wax
2 drops Mountain Rose Herbs Jasmine Absolute
2 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
5 drops Benzoin
5 drops Black Pepper Essential Oil
3 drops Dark Patchouli Essential Oil
5 drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Bring a pot with about three inches of water to a simmer.  Measure out your beeswax and carnauba wax into a 2 cup-capacity glass measuring cup.  Place the cup into the pot with the simmering water. Allow the waxes to fully melt.


Once your beeswax and carnauba wax have fully melted, add in your Shea butter and Mango Butter.  Allow the mixture to melt together.

Measure out your sweet almond, rose hip seed oil, Kukui nut oil, Sea Buckthorn oil and Vitamin E. oil into a small glass.

Measure out your essential oils into the carrier oil blend.

Once the butters and waxes have fully melted, turn off the heat.  While the measuring cup is still sitting in the hot water, add your carrier oil and essential oil mix into the melted wax and butter mixture.  Stir to incorporate together.


Choose a silicone mold for best results.  I found this adorable happy face ice cube mold made from silicone  It is PERFECT for my Happy Hands Solid Lotion Bars.  I made just enough to fill four of the 1/2-ounce cavities.


Carefully pour the hot mixture into the molds.  Fill all the way to the very top for best results.

Allow to cool to room temperature.


After the lotion bars have completely cooled and are firm, gently turn the mold over and apply just enough gentle pressure to pop out the bars.

Store your {super adorable} lotion bars in small tins with lids for portability and to keep them clean.

To use: Massage the bar between your hands to coat them with a thin amount of the lotion.  Return the lotion bar to its tin.  Store these at room temp.

Cheers!!!

Mountain Rose Herbs. A herbs, health and harmony c
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