Cocoa Butter Lotion Bars

I think lotion bars are pretty great. They are so moisturizing, especially in the winter months. Not only that, this lotion bar only has 3 ingredients. Cocoa butter helps retain the moisture in your skin and has a nice chocolate smell to it. Bramble Berry is a great site to go to for all your supplies.

1/3 cup beeswax (If you prefer, you can use vegan candellila wax)
1/3 cup cocoa butter
1/3 cup coconut oil

In a small saucepan, add the above ingredients and melt on low heat, stirring frequently. I added an almond fragrance oil, about 1 teaspoon, but you can just leave them the way the are. Use any kind of mold you’d like (I used a muffin pan with cupcake holders) and pour the melted mixture evenly into the molds.

By using the muffin pan, I was able to get 4 lotion bars. It will just depend on the mold you use. Let sit for a few hours in the pan until completely cooled.

To speed up the process, put the pan in the freezer for 15 minutes.


This recipe was originally published on Elle’s This Is Mommyhood. For more from Elle, check out her blog and follow her on twitter and facebook.