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Dry Hands Lotion Bars

I really like this recipe because it’s less oily than the body butter. As much as I love the body butter (and use it daily), it’s not practical to reapply throughout the day at work. That’s why I love these lotion bars. They moisturize without leaving my hands (and desk, and keyboard) oily. I store my lotion bar in a small plastic container. It’s great to keep on my desk at work.

I got the recipe from the blog: In the Nursery of the Nation.

Equal parts of:
2 oz shea butter or cocoa butter
2 oz beeswax
2 oz coconut oil
peppermint or lavender essential oils

Melt the beeswax slowly in a glass wide-mouth pint jar (with measurements on the side) in the microwave. Once melted, add the coconut oil and melt until you have 4 ounces. Repeat with butter to get 6 ounces of oil.  Add 20-30 drops of essential oils. The mixture will begin hardening as soon as it cools, so pour it into a silicone mold right away. Let it cool on the counter for 15 minutes, then put the mold in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. The lotion bars should pop right out of the molds. Store in an airtight container.

To use: Remove the lotion bar from the container. Rub it all over your hands. Return to the container. Rub your hands together.

I used this mold and was able to get 2 sets with the above amounts. (I poured the first set, let it cool, popped them out. Then remelted the mixture and poured it for the second set.)

lotion bars(I threw a little ground cinnamon in the mixture to make them pretty.)

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