Easy Halloween Solid Lotion Bar Recipe for BFF & Coworker Gifts

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As the weather cools off and spirits skirt through the city, it’s time to reevaluate our skin care needs for the new season. This easy Halloween solid lotion bar recipe offers the perfect spook-tacular mix of fun and function for fall. You can even make your DIY lotion bars glitter-tastic for a fabulous handmade gift idea everyone will love!

Easy Halloween Solid Lotion Bar Recipe with Bacuri Butter for BFF & Coworker Gifts. As the weather cools off and spirits skirt unnoticed through the city, it's time to reevaluate our skin care needs for the new season. This easy Halloween solid lotion bar recipe offers the perfect spook-tacular mix of fun and function for fall. #halloween #skincare #diy #bacuributter #diygifts #lotionbar

Halloween Isn’t Just for Kids!

Adulting sucks. At the same time, it’s can also be pretty amazing. As adults, we can steal our kid’s stash of Halloween candy and it’s somehow justified. Bully for us. And when else, other than Halloween, is it socially acceptable to wear the equivalent of a swimsuit for a night out on the town? (Which actually happened once. Some dude froze his butt off as Michael Phelps in nothing but speedos and goggles one year.)

Point being, just because we’re all grown up doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun. Halloween is kind of the perfect time of year for that. I can’t think of a better way to spend a holiday filled with mystery than visiting my favorite haunts with my friends.

My friends are some of the best people out there. Not only do they help me through the struggles and chaos life seems intent on throwing our way, we also share some amazing moments together. So what better way to remind your friends (and co-workers) that, they too, are an important piece of your life than with a simple handmade Halloween gift.

Easy Halloween Solid Lotion Bar Recipe for BFF & Coworker Gifts. As the weather cools off and spirits skirt through the city, it's time to reevaluate our skin care needs for the new season. This easy Halloween solid lotion bar recipe offers the perfect spook-tacular mix of fun and function for fall. Make your DIY lotion bars glitter-tastic for a fabulous handmade gift idea everyone will love!

Inside My Halloween Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

These easy Halloween solid lotion bars are not only cute, they’re also super practical. If you have dry hands in the winter, then you know how important it is to have a quality hand cream on hand 24/7. (Especially if you’re washing your hands 20x a day to fend off those monstrous cold & flu germs.) These lotion bars are perfect for moisturizing and protecting your dry skin.

They don’t stop there, however. I also scented my Halloween solid lotion bars with a calming blend of cedarwood and lavender essential oils. So you can keep calm and carry on no what your work day throws at you.

As with some of my more recent skin care recipes, my Halloween solid lotion bar recipe utilizes bacuri butter as one of three primary ingredients. This is what will give your Halloween shaped lotion bars their dark color. Additionally, it also ensures a fast absorption rate. After all, no one wants greasy fingerprints on their keyboard.

I’ve also included beeswax to solidify the bar and to protect skin. While buriti oil – a carrier oil rich in fatty acids as well as vitamins C, E and pro-vitamin A – helps to rebuild, moisturize and rehydrate skin cells. Additionally, buriti oil also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promotes healing (bye-bye cracked knuckles!) and protects skin from free radicals while also increasing skin’s elasticity.

The glitter? Well, that’s just the icing on the cake. I used eco-friendly, biodegradable cosmetic glitter so it’s safe for the environment. You can choose to add just a dash of glitter to the tops of your lotion bars. Or, include glitter in the melted ingredients when you make my Halloween solid bar lotion recipe for an easy way to add some sparkle to your skin. (Don’t worry! While the color of this lotion bar is brown, it goes on clear!)

Bacuri Butter Halloween Solid Lotion Bar Recipe for BFF & Coworker Gifts. As the weather cools off and spirits skirt through the city, it's time to reevaluate our skin care needs for the new season. This easy Halloween solid lotion bar recipe offers the perfect spook-tacular mix of fun and function for fall. Make your DIY lotion bars glitter-tastic for a fabulous handmade gift idea everyone will love!

Halloween Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

2 oz. bacuri butter
2 oz. beeswax pastilles
2.25 oz. buriti oil
.15 oz. cedarwood essential oil
.1 oz. lavender essential oil
biodegradable glitter, to suit

Instructions:

As with the majority of my skin care recipes, you will need a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients. In addition, you will also need a Halloween silicone mold of your choice. (I used this one.) My Halloween solid lotion bar recipe made four lotion bars – one each of a pumpkin, a bat, a skull and a ghost.

Easy Bacuri Butter Halloween Solid Lotion Bar Recipe with Buriti Oil for BFF & Coworker Gifts. As the weather cools off and spirits skirt unnoticed through the city, it's time to reevaluate our skin care needs for the new season. This easy Halloween solid lotion bar recipe offers the perfect spook-tacular mix of fun and function for fall. #halloween #skincare #diy #bacuributter #diygifts #lotionbar #giftsforteens

Begin by weighing out the bacuri butter, beeswax and buriti oil. Combine in a heat proof Pyrex measuring cup or similar. Gently heat until the beeswax and bacuri butter have melted using either the double boiler method or in your microwave at 30% power.

Once melted, remove from heat. Then weigh out the essential oils and stir into the lotion bar ingredients you just melted.

Quick & Easy DIY Glitter Halloween Lotion Bars. As the weather cools off and spirits skirt unnoticed through the city, it's time to reevaluate our skin care needs for the new season. This easy Halloween solid lotion bar recipe offers the perfect spook-tacular mix of fun and function for fall. #halloween #skincare #diy #bacuributter #diygifts #lotionbar #giftsforteens

Next, lightly dust the inside of your mold with bio-glitter. (I used this purple fuschia glitter.) If desired, you can also stir some glitter into your melted ingredients. (You’ll just need to wait a little longer before pouring to allow the lotion to hit that point just before it starts to solidify, then stir again prior to pouring into your mold. Otherwise all of the glitter just sinks the bottom.)

Quick & Easy DIY Halloween Lotion Bars with eco-friendly biodegradable glitter. As the weather cools off and spirits skirt unnoticed through the city, it's time to reevaluate our skin care needs for the new season. This easy Halloween solid lotion bar recipe offers the perfect spook-tacular mix of fun and function for fall. #halloween #skincare #diy #bacuributter #diygifts #lotionbar #giftsforteens

Now pour your ingredients into your mold. (I recommend placing your mold on a cutting board prior to pouring. This way, you can easily transfer your mold to the refrigerator for faster cooling times.)

Once your Halloween solid lotion bars have fully solidified, pop them out of the mold then package as desired. These look great in glassine bags or in PET plastic amber jars. I used a 4 oz. amber jar from SKS Bottle & Packaging for the small pumpkin and sugar skull solid bars. The bat, however, needed the 8 oz. sized jar

I  then added Halloween stickers to the lids of my containers to decorate them. Although, washi tape would be super cute too! You could use it either on the lid or around the diameter of the jar. I also thought about making an emulsified sugar scrub or foaming bath butter, filling the jar with it, then nestling a solid lotion bar on top. Tell me what you think!

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More Halloween Inspired Skin Care Recipes

If you enjoyed my easy Halloween solid lotion bar recipe, then may also like some of my other Halloween inspired recipes.

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

Alternately, you may also be interested in my other bacuri butter skin care recipes which you can find here. Also be sure to check out some of my favorite handmade Halloween bath & body products on Etsy.

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Quick And Easy Natural Massage Melts Recipe for Pain Relief

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Learn how to craft quick and easy natural massage melts with this simple, natural skin care recipe. A natural substitute for massage oils, this quick and easy natural massage melts recipe is an eco-friendly, green beauty alternative.

DIY Massage Melts & 11 Natural Pain Relief Recipes. Learn how to craft these quick and easy natural massage melts with this simple, natural skin care recipe. A natural substitute for massage oils, this massage melts recipe is an eco-friendly, green beauty alternative as it reduces the need for plastic packaging, thereby reducing waste.

As there’s no packaging to contend with, this holistic beauty recipe lowers your personal carbon footprint as it reduces the need for plastic packaging. Thereby these DIY natural massage melts reduce landfill waste as well as the amount of plastic going into our oceans.

Keep reading to learn how to make your own natural massage melts. Following you’ll also find two optional scent blends that you can use. One is for a muscle pain relief essential oil blend. The other is a tropical fragrance oil blend. Plus discover eleven more great natural pain relief bath and body recipes that you can make at home! 

Quick & Easy Natural Massage Melts Recipe

By Mindy Schwartz (Reader submitted)

Ingredients:

3 ½ oz. of shea butter
3 ½ oz. of beeswax pastilles
2 oz. of jojoba oil
2 oz. of sweet almond oil
¼ tsp. of Vitamin E oil

Equipment:

Mold(s) of your choice
1 digital cooking thermometer
2 Pyrex glass measuring cups
1 small digital postal scale
1 set of measuring aluminum spoons
Wax paper for measuring on the scale
Beeswax wraps to cover Pyrex cups

Directions:

Step 1:

Gather all equipment onto a clean, sterile surface. Place a sheet of wax paper over the small digital postal scale to measure out the shea butter and beeswax base. Place base in a Pyrex cup and cover with beeswax wrap. Melt ingredients, completely, in the microwave.

Step 2:

While the base is melting, use the second Pyrex cup for your jojoba, sweet almond, vitamin E, and essential/fragrance oils (if used). Mix, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside.

Step 3:

Once the base has melted, mix thoroughly. Pour the Pyrex cup from step 2 into the base Pyrex cup, mix together, and pour into your mold(s). Set aside for a couple of hours to cool and set. When soft, transfer the melts to the fridge until they are really hard. They should just pop out of the molds easily. Massage into skin and let product become absorbed. Due to melting properties, keep unused portions out of direct sunlight and store in a cool place.

Note:

If you plan on using essential and/or fragrance oils in your natural massage melts recipe, place a digital thermometer in the melted shea butter and beeswax base. Wait for the temperature to drop down to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything higher will burn off the fragrant oils.

After the temperature has reached this point immediately dump your Pyrex cup from step 2 into the Pyrex cup with the base, mix quickly, and pour into your mold(s). Follow the rest of step 3 instructions for making these quick and easy natural pain relief bath melts.

Muscle Relief Essential Oil Blend

½ tsp. of Eucalyptus essential oil
½ tsp. of Peppermint essential oil (do not use if pregnant)
30 drops of Rosemary essential oil

Tropical Fragrance Oil Blend

(Substitute shea butter with mango butter)

½ tsp of Heliotrope fragrance oil
¼ tsp of Coconut Milk fragrance oil
30-50 drops of Tahitian Vanilla fragrance oil

Mindy Schwartz is a writer for the handmade beauty industry, as well as, the owner of a handmade bath and body business called Grayson’s Apothecary of Beauty.

Explore More Natural Skin Care Alternatives

If you enjoyed this recipe for quick and easy natural massage melts, then you may also enjoy my green beauty friendly shaving soap recipe.

Lastic Body's Pain Relief Melt Muscle Rub. Hand crafted with 100% natural, high quality ingredients like black cumin seed oil and white camphor essential oil, long known for their muscle-soothing effects, ginger and capsicum to gently warm the skin and mint and menthol to cool sore, tired muscles.

Or, if you prefer to purchase a similar product, I recommend Lastic Body’s Pain Relief Melt Muscle Rub. Hand crafted with 100% natural, high quality ingredients like black cumin seed oil and white camphor essential oil, long known for their muscle-soothing effects, ginger and capsicum to gently warm the skin and mint and menthol to cool sore, tired muscles. Buy it here.

This natural pain relief salve recipe with arnica and ginger essential oil is made with just four simple ingredients to relieve inflammation and ease pain associated with muscle pain, arthritis, sprains, fibromyalgia, bruises and carpal tunnel. Make this natural home remedy in just ten minutes or less!

Natural Pain Relief Recipes

Alternately, you may also like these other natural pain relief recipes.

Or shop from some of my favorite natural home remedies on Etsy.

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DIY Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

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I have had several customers inquire about lotion bars. These, unfortunately do not hold up in the summer heat as they’re made to melt at body temperature making them near impossible to sell on the downtown market. But, you can make your own! Here’s an easy recipe to try. Look for supplies at Mountain Rose Herbs.

DIY Solid Lotion Bar Recipe - How to Make a Solid Lotion Bar

Lotion is for Sissies Bars

Recipe courtesy of Arizona Spa Girls.
Say goodbye to dry skin by ditching that cliché plastic bottle of lotion and trying these lotion bars! Use this easy recipe to make a special homemade gift or for yourself!

You’ll need:

4oz. kokum (or mango or shea butter)
4oz. beeswax (refined beads in yellow or white)
4 or 5 ounces liquid vegetable oil such as jojoba or sunflower
2 to 4 teaspoons essential or fragrance oil
1 tablespoon jojoba wax spheres

Here’s what you do:

Melt butter, pour into 16-ounce Pyrex measuring cup and add beeswax and colored jojoba. Melt in microwave. Add liquid vegetable oil, using 4 ounces for a hard bar, or 5 ounces for a softer bar. Mix thoroughly and add essential oil or fragrance oil when mixture has cooled slightly. Pour into small soap molds. Pop out when cool, about two hours. For best results, put in refrigerator for a few minutes before popping out of mold.
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