With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we put together some cute Essential Oil Lotion Bars for my daughter and her friends ~ though it made quite more than we wanted, we are keeping the leftovers and bagging them up for the ladies at church this weekend.
We think they will LOVE them! My daughter thought it was a neat idea and she is so excited to take them next week to school 🙂
They are SO easy to make, and only took about 10 minutes to melt the ingredients – we poured into the mold and came back home a few hours later to having them all done!
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We picked Geranium because it has an uplifting, calming, flowery scent and we thought it was perfect for Valentine’s! It’s also great for the skin, and for circulatory and nervous system support.
You could also use Ylang Ylang -or, even Lavender, too!
Essential Oil Lotion Bars – Makes 24 Large and 5-6 Smaller
You’ll want to have these items on hand:
- 1/2 C. Shea Butter – we use THIS
- 1 C. Coconut Oil – we use THIS
- 1 C. Beeswax Pellets – we use THIS
- 25 drops Geranium Essential Oil – see what we use HERE
- Silicone Heart Mold – we used THIS + you can pick up a smaller lesser priced one at Target too!
To make, just use a double broiler OR, glass Pyrex Measuring cup set inside a pan of water with 1-2″ of water on the stove, add Coconut Oil and Beeswax Pellets.
Turn on low heat and once it melts, add the Shea Butter (don’t heat the Shea for too long because it can become really grainy once it cools). Once all items are melted, then take off the stove (carefully – it’s hot!) and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then add 25 drops of Geranium Essential Oil (Ylang Ylang would be great, too!)
Pour into a Silicone Heart Mold (this is the one we used…) .. you will want to be careful while you pour but you will ALSO need to be fast too because the mixture will be cooling too! You will probably have enough to fill the mold AND enough to make 5-6 more – we had a smaller Silicone Mold we picked up at Target with smaller hearts on it that we used for the extra.
Let them sit 4-5 hours on the counter – they will harden on their own!
Give them as gifts, and wrap them in a cute bag with ribbon – just know that they are lotion bars – so they will gradually get soft when handled – that’s the intent! Here in Arizona you probably don’t want to leave them sitting in your purse in the car, or in the car at all.
You can put them in a decorative glass jar in a guest bedroom and allow guests to take one as they need when they come over.
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