Vanilla Hazelnut Lotion Bar 10

Filled Bigger Lip Balm Tubes.

Filled Bigger Lip Balm Tubes.

Weighing the Beeswax and Hydrogenated Soybean Oil.

Weighing the Beeswax and Hydrogenated Soybean Oil.

Lotion bars are one product that I like to keep on hand for times that I want to apply a lotion to my arms or elbows but at the same time I don’t want to have any fragrance or oils on my hands. (Like when I’m cooking!) There are several benefits to having lotion bars available and the majority of recipes for lotion bars can be slightly altered to be made into lip balms or solid perfumes.

Weighing the rest of the ingredients to be melted.

Weighing the rest of the ingredients to be melted.[/caption}[caption id="attachment_21903" align="alignright" width="300"]Mostly melted ingredients. Mostly melted ingredients.

One of my favorite uses for a lotion bar formula is actually to use the formula as a solid perfume or perfume stick. The biggest difference is the amount of fragrance used. When I make a solid perfume, I generally use between 2-15% of fragrance. For example; in Taylor’s Candy Shop Perfume Stick, she used 9% of fragrance. Right in the middle of the recommended amount and it was at what I considered to be a proper usage of fragrance. With this particular formula, I would reduce the Castor Oil by the amount of fragrance I used. This will help the formula feel less sticky.

Let’s go make a lotion bar now that I’ve made you think!

Collect needed items:

Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Castor Oil
Cocoa Butter
Isopropyl Myristate
Coconut Oil
Vanilla Hazelnut Fragrance Oil
Microwave Safe Container
Bigger Lip Balm Tubes

Recipe: (Makes 3.53 ounces or 100 grams)

Recipe in ounces:
0.7 ounces Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
0.7 ounces Coconut Oil
0.7 ounces Beeswax
0.6 ounces Castor Oil
0.6 ounces Cocoa Butter
0.2 ounces Isopropyl Myristate
0.03 ounces Vanilla Hazelnut Fragrance Oil
Recipe in grams:
20 grams Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
20 grams Coconut Oil
20 grams Beeswax
17 grams Castor Oil
17 grams Cocoa Butter
5 grams Isopropyl Myristate
1 grams Vanilla Hazelnut Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
20% Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
20% Coconut Oil
20% Beeswax
17% Castor Oil
17% Cocoa Butter
5% Isopropyl Myristate
1% Vanilla Hazelnut Fragrance Oil

Weigh all ingredients except Vanilla Hazelnut Fragrance into a microwave safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted. Add the Vanilla Hazelnut Fragrance. Stir gently until completely mixed. Pour into containers and allow to cool completely before capping and labeling.

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About Andee

Director of Happiness. I'm a thirty-something soap snob. I've grown up with handmade soaps, and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps, and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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10 thoughts on “Vanilla Hazelnut Lotion Bar

  • Leilani

    I love lotion bars, I keep one by my keyboard, so that I can use it while typing, no greasy fingers! They are also great for putting on cracked heals before putting on socks. Never thought of using as a perfume base, great idea.

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    • Andee Post author

      You will love using your lotion bar formula as a solid perfume! I think they are less messy!

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  • Dani

    Is it possible to use my favorite perfume as a fragrance additive in lotions and bars?

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    • Andee Post author

      I would not recommend it. Most perfumes are based in alcohols or other bases that would be incompatible with the anhydrous lotion bars. More than likely, those same perfumes won’t smell the same when used in an emulsified lotion. I hope this helps!

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  • Janet Schreiner

    Ooohhhhhhh….I simply love lotion bars and use them for my elbows and the heals of my feet. This one sounds yummy!

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    • Andee Post author

      I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do! Let us know what you think when you try it!

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  • Kam

    Lotion bars are my favorite. The fragrance combination of this one sounds delightful. One of my daughters said it sounds yummy. The other thought chocolate -vanilla hazelnut would also be a great combination. It appears that I have a new fragrance to try – LOL. Thanks for always sharing great ideas.

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    • Andee Post author

      I think you will love the Vanilla Hazelnut Fragrance Oil. I always think it smells like baking cookies!

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  • Alyson

    Hi MMS:
    I would like to know if I could substitute corn starch for isopropyl myristate as a grease reducer in this recipe. I know it will not have the exact same effect as the additive but I want to know if this is a natural alternative. Also, is Natrasorb a natural starch? In the catalog it says that it is Tapioca Starch, but the title says Natrasorb and it’s throwing me off.
    Thank you,

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    • Tina

      I don’t think the corn starch will give you a suitable finished texture. I think it will feel grainy and uncomfortable. The Natrasorb is a natural absorbent and will work in some applications for holding fragrance and creating a more lofty appearance. It is intended to be added to the bath. Dry Flo is a better alternative for the lotion bar recipe because it will help cut the greasy feeling. Overall, any material you add to cut a greasy feeling should help create a velvety feeling instead.

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