I did some quick searching on the internet and found some lotion bar recipes, but they all contained oils like avocado that I can't find in my little town. I had an epiphany and, I remembered some almond oil I also had in the tomb of my bathroom closet from another 2010 Christmas gift making bonanza. So, I bring you Sarah's lotion bars made with ingredients you can find in stores. Actual stores. Not the kind of stores that sell avocado oil.
Sarah's Lotion Bars made with semi-normal shit
- One part Beeswax (you can buy it online, but I found a local source for $9 cheaper per pound. Look around!)
- One part Almond Oil (I also saw Almond oil at the grocery store Sunday morning. Spectrum brand)
- One part Coconut Oil (if this is in my podunk town, your stores probably have it too)
Pour the mixture in to your mold of choice. I used a $6 silicone mold tray that I bought at JoAnn fabrics to push my balance over the $25 purchase to save $5. They sure had my number.
|This is about 5 minutes after I poured. You can see how quickly they start "setting up"|
This lotion is a godsend. It totally healed my hands after just a few applications. I woke up on Saturday feeling like someone had rubbed tiny baby butts all over my mitts. That didn't come out too well, did it?
Another wonderful thing about this lotion is that it has pretty much healed a few little patches of eczema that Jack has had near his mouth lately. I made these bars on Friday, applied a little on Jack before bed that night, and again on Saturday, and it's nearly gonzo.
It smells so clean and natural, it works amazing, and better yet, it didn't require any avocados getting milked.