ACHS student Ashley Wales taught us all how to make this easy DIY lotion bar as part of our Plastic Free July webinar series. As Ashley said in her webinar, your skin is the biggest organ in your body so it's important to know what ingredients you're putting onto it. One great way to know is by making the skincare products yourself. If you want to try making one of her lotion bars, here's how!
Homemade Lotion Bar
- Shea Butter: 3.5 oz
- Coconut oil: 3.5 oz
- Beeswax: 3.5 oz
- Essential oil of your choice: 35 drops
- Fill a small saucepan with 1-2" of water and bring to a boil.
- Add shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax to a mason jar or Pyrex measuring cup and set into the pot.
- Boil until melted, then remove from heat.
- Add essential oil, and stir until combined.
- Line a bread pan with parchment paper or use and ice cube tray. While still liquid, pour into molds and allow to harden.
One the lotion bar is hardened, you can store it in a metal tin, or wrap it in the parchment paper that you used in step 5, as seen in the blog header image. Whichever packing you choose to use, try to stick to plastic free!
If you make the lotion bar, what essential oil will you use? Let us know in the comments below. For the bar in the photo, Ashley used Organic Bergamot essential oil.
Pictured: One of Ashley's lotion bars
A big thank you to Ashley Wales for providing us with this recipe and teaching us about clean skincare! She is currently working on her Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health Sciences (BSIHS) specializing in aromatherapy and herbs at ACHS.
To watch the webinar recording of "Plastic Free DIY: Making a Lotion Bar" and see Ashley make the lotion bar and answer audience questions, click here.
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