Creamy cocoa/peppermint lotion bars
Lotion bars are moisturizing creamy and healing, therefore perfect for your dried out weathered skin. These amazing bars work incredibly well for dry cracked heals. Warm summer barefoot days are perfect for these bars.
Place a lotion bar in your hand to let it warm and soften as the weather becomes cold. Shea and Cocoa Butter contain deep healing properties. As you rub a bar deeply into your skin you will feel the moisturizing creamy healing properties sink right in.
Lotion bars make thoughtful gifts
Make a beautiful gift for your friends or family with these moisturizing bars. Place some bars on a pretty plate and cover them up with clear cellophane wrap. It’s wonderful to take the time to make usable gifts. Make the scent specific for each individual. Maybe start a yearly tradition, create these moisturizing bars for birthday and holiday gifts.
The rich smell of chocolate and peppermint is a favorite of mine.
If you’re not fond of peppermint, how about changing up the essential oil to a citrus scent. This recipe uses cocoa butter which has a chocolate scent. If you’re not fond of chocolate you could make my rose infused lotion bars.
I’m overly picky about the products I rub into my skin. I don’t care about the high price of Non-toxic, organic ingredients. It’s something I don’t budge on. To me it’s the same as eating healthy. Your skin is your largest organ. It absorbs everything you put on it.
You have options if you would like to add a deeper color to your bars. Turmeric spice for a gold color or dried spirulina for a deep green color are just a few suggestions of additions you may wish to try.
If you would like to make some luxurious Rose Lotion Bars give my other recipe a try.
Cocoa/Peppermint Lotion Bars
- Double Boiler
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Small Silicone Mold
- 1¼ Cup Beeswax pellets or beads
- 2 Tbsp Shea Butter
- 2 Tbsp Cocoa Butter
- 1 Tsp Jojoba Oil
- ½ Tsp Vitamin E Oil
- 6-8 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- ½ Tsp Cambrian Blue Clay
- Melt the Beeswax,Butters and Clay in a double boiler. I used a small metal measuring cup inside a pan of low boiling water. I used a chop stick to mix the melting oils and wax. The wax sticks to everything so the smallest item you can find to mix with the better.When everything is melted, take your pan off the heat but leave your mixture in hot water. Add Jojoba oil, Vitamin E and Peppermint essential oil. Mix till blended and immediately pour the mixture into your silicone mold. This formula will start to harden as you pour it into the mold. If needed, just place your container back in the hot water till it's remelted and pour the remainder in your mold.