Winter skin saver DIY "hard" lotion

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INTRODUCTION

 

 

 

This hard lotion is made of beeswax, shea butter, a few drops of essential oil, and fractionated coconut oil - which is clear, stays liquid at room temperature, and is almost odorless, unlike cold-pressed coconut oil. (If you don’t mind the smell of coconut, regular coconut oil is fine to use.)

 

 

 

Pro Tip

Buy beeswax pastilles or pellets, which are far easier to melt! 

STEP 1

 

Melt Beeswax

In a heatproof jar (like a mason or Weck jar), measure 3 tablespoons of beeswax pastilles.

STEP 2

 

Add Coconut Oil

Add 1/4 cup fractionated coconut oil. 

STEP 3

 

Add Shea Butter

Add 1/3 cup shea butter.

STEP 4

 

Heat Slowly

In a small saucepan filled with 2 inches of water, heat the mixture slowly. 

STEP 5

 

Stir

Stir as the mixture heats. The beeswax will melt more slowly than the other ingredients, but will melt completely. 

STEP 6

 

Remove From Heat

Once the ingredients have melted fully, remove the jar from the saucepan. 

STEP 7

 

Add Essential Oil

Add 20 drops of essential oil and stir. 

STEP 8

 

Ladle Into Tins

Using a small ladle or spoon, pour the hard lotion mixture into a small container, like these lip balm tins. 

STEP 9

 

Allow To Cool

Allow the hard lotion to cool. It will solidify as it cools. 

STEP 10

 

Scoop

To use, scoop a thumbnail’s worth out using a fingernail. 

STEP 11

 

Massage

The heat from your skin will melt the hard lotion and allow the lotion to absorb into skin. 

Credit DIYNETWORK.com

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