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Published on December 31st, 2012 | by Julie Finn


How-to: Homemade Solid Body Lotion for Natural Skin Care

solid body lotion

News flash: I get dry skin in the winter.

Big shocker, right? Or not. Anyway, store-bought lotions, even the fancy kinds, creep me out–there’s always some sketchy chemical listed on the label. And yet my poor skin…so dry…

The solution? Solid lotion bars! Solid lotion contains all the ingredients that are really good for you, like coconut oil and shea butter, but none of the artificial ingredients that make it squeezable through a plastic bottle. A solid lotion bar just sits on your dresser looking pretty until you need it, and then melts with your body heat into your skin right where you want it.

Store-bought solid lotion bars can be REALLY expensive, but DIY solid lotion is an easy homemade project–all you have to do is melt, stir, and pour!

Solid Lotion Recipes:

You’ll notice that for all their differences, the recipes use beeswax to solidify these soft oils and butters so that they stay hard at room temperature, but melt into your warm skin. Beeswax is cheaper overall when bought in bulk, and handier to use for a specific project when melted and set to harden in portioned muffin tins or silicon molds–with the extra beeswax, make wood polish, or modeling wax, or candles!

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About the Author

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now. Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.

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