Show your skin some love this winter with these moisture rich handmade solid lotion bars. Crafted from a collection of luxurious oils like argan, sweet almond, and macadamia nut oils, these cute snowflake shaped solid lotion bars provide long lasting skin benefits all season long.
These pretty pale blue snowflake lotion bars have just a hint of shimmer making them the perfect choice for homemade winter gift ideas or DIY winter wedding favors. While the clean up can be a bit challenging – I recommend washing everything ASAP and washing it twice in super hot water – you can make these in about a half hour.
Winter Blue Snowflake Solid Lotion Bar Recipe
5 oz. white cosmetic beeswax
3 oz. refined shea butter
1 oz. refined cocoa butter
1 oz. 76 degree melt point coconut oil
1 oz. sweet almond oil
1 oz. macadamia nut oil
1 oz. apricot kernel oil
1 oz. sesame oil
1 oz. argan oil
8.5 ml fragrance oil
1 ml rosemary extract
1 ml non-GMO vitamin E oil
pinch matte cobalt blue ultramarine powder
1/4 teaspoon Diamond Dust mica pigment (or similar)
One – 6 Cavity Snowflake Silicone Cake & Chocolate Mold
digital kitchen scale
4 cup glass Pyrex Measuring Cup
pot holder or kitchen towel
stick/immersion hand blender
Butter knife or stainless steel utensil for stirring
graduated plastic transfer pipettes
spray bottle with alcohol, optional
microwave or double boiler
This recipe will yield six solid lotion bars each weighing 2.5 oz. or more.
To make these fun winter snowflake shaped solid lotion bars, you will start by weighing out the beeswax and cocoa butter into a large 4 cup glass Pyrex measuring cup. Melt these halfway in the microwave, then weigh out the shea butter to add to the cup. Continue heating until all ingredients have melted completely.
Carefully remove the measuring cup from the microwave using a kitchen towel or pot holder, then weigh out the coconut oil, sweet almond oil, argan oil, macadamia nut oil, apricot kernel oil and sesame oil and stir into the previously melted ingredients. Use a butter knife or other stainless steel utensil to stir until all ingredients have melted.
Measure out the rosemary extract, vitamin E, and fragrance oil using a different plastic transfer pipette for each ingredient and stir into the melted oils and butters. I used an Ocean Rain fragrance oil for mine but you can use any skin safe fragrance oil of your liking. Other scent suggestions you may like include First Snow and Jack Frost fragrance oils.
Now add a pinch – 1/8th of a teaspoon or less – of the cobalt blue ultramarine powder to the melted ingredients and 1/4 teaspoon of Diamond Dust mica.
Using a stick blender, mix the pigment powders into the melted lotion bar ingredients.
Place your snowflake mold on a cutting board so it can easily be moved. Now slowly pour the lotion mixture evenly into each of the six snowflake shaped cavities. If there are air bubbles from the mixing process, simply spritz lightly with alcohol until the bubbles are gone. Now place the mold on the cutting board in the freezer until the lotion bars have all solidified completely. Finally remove the lotion bars from the freezer, then push each bar of the mold by slowly turning it out of each cavity.
To use, simply massage the bar onto your skin and smooth in.
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