Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Make it: Handmade Lotion Bar

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Make it: Handmade Lotion Bar

Smooth out those rough edges with a homemade lotion bar complete with personalized packaging. This makes a perfect gift for a gardener, crafter or anyone with dry hands.

Glass measuring cup
Small saucepan
Popsicle stick for stirring
3 Tablespoons beeswax pellets
2 Tablespoons regular cocoa butter
3 Tablespoons shea butter
2 Tablespoons sweet almond oil
2 Tablespoons calendula oil
¼ teaspoon vitamin E acetate
Essential oil – optional
Soap bar mold


1. Mix all ingredients together in a very clean glass measuring cup. Place inside a large pot. Fill the sides of the pot ½ way up with water to create a double boiler.

2. Heat on medium and stir until all the ingredients except the essential oil are blended together.

3. Remove form heat and add a few drops of essential oil for scent if desired.

4. Pour into a mold, allow to cool for about 30 minutes. Pop the bar out of the mold.

5. To package as a gift, wrap in a cello bag and tie or staple on a handmade gift tag, silk flower and a decorative ribbon.

The Sage
Majestic Mountain Sage
918 West 700 North Ste 104
Logan, Utah 84321


  1. I've tried to make lotion bar soaps but haven't found a recipe that works. The Sage recipes (from their forum) seem to be from people who have actually had success with lotion bars. Thanks for the great resource!

  2. Awesome! Thanks for sharing this!


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