Simply Soothing Lotion Bar Stick 2


I love lotion bars for several reasons. One of my top reasons is that I can easily pop a lotion bar into my luggage and fly anywhere without needing to put it in my liquids bag! Anything to limit my interactions with TSA is always good in my book. (TSA has a lot of good folks, but I’ll admit that if I can zip through the security line, we’re all happy.)

Finished and labeled lotion bars.

Finished and labeled lotion bars.

My recent trip to New York and Massachusetts was one of those occasions where having a lotion bar was perfect for my skin. The two flights to New York left my skin feeling dried out and irritated, and then my skin decided to freak out about the humidity levels. This poor Utah gal isn’t used to that much humidity (or rain)!

This lotion bar was initially formulated to use some of the excellent skin lovin’ goodies like Baobab Butter, Turmeric Butter, and Avocado Oil. I added the extracts for some extra skin-soothing oomph, and of course, I had to top off the whole recipe with a scent blend!  The inspiration for that blend came from a customer who emailed in asking for advice of what to blend with Helichrysum.

Join me in the blog kitchen, and we’ll whip up a batch of this Simply Soothing Lotion Bar!

Ingredients

Beeswax, Yellow
Cocoa Butter, White
Baobab Butter
Turmeric Butter
Avocado Oil
Marshmallow Root Extract
Lemon Balm Leaf Extract
Calendula Extract
Vitamin E Natural
Helichrysum Essential Oil
Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Orange Valencia Essential Oil

Equipment

Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Lotion Bar Tubes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams (Fills 5 Lotion Bar Tubes)

25 grams Beeswax, Yellow
16 grams Cocoa Butter, White
20 grams Baobab Butter
5 grams Turmeric Butter
30 grams Avocado Oil
1 grams Marshmallow Root Extract
1 grams Lemon Balm Leaf Extract
1 grams Calendula Extract
0.25 grams Vitamin E Natural
0.75 grams Essential Oil Blend

  • 0.25 grams Helichrysum Essential Oil
  • 0.19 grams Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil
  • 0.19 grams Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 0.13 grams Orange Valencia Essential Oil
Recipe in Ounces (Fills 20 Lotion Bar Tubes)

3.5 ounces Beeswax, Yellow
2.24 ounces Cocoa Butter, White
2.8 ounces Baobab Butter
0.7 ounces Turmeric Butter
4.2 ounces Avocado Oil
0.14 ounces Marshmallow Root Extract
0.14 ounces Lemon Balm Leaf Extract
0.14 ounces Calendula Extract
0.04 ounces Vitamin E Natural
0.11 ounces Essential Oil Blend

  • 0.04 ounces Helichrysum Essential Oil
  • 0.03 ounces Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil
  • 0.03 ounces Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 0.02 ounces Orange Valencia Essential Oil

Recipe in Percentages

25% Beeswax, Yellow
16% Cocoa Butter, White
20% Baobab Butter
5% Turmeric Butter
30% Avocado Oil
1% Marshmallow Root Extract
1% Lemon Balm Leaf Extract
1% Calendula Extract
0.75% Essential Oil Blend
0.25% Vitamin E Natural

Essential Oil Blend Percentages

33.33% Helichrysum Essential Oil
25.00% Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil
25.00% Peppermint Essential Oil
16.67% Orange Valencia Essential Oil

Making Lotion Bars:

Weigh all the ingredients except the extracts, Vitamin E Natural, and the essential oil blend into a microwave-safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted. Add the extracts, Vitamin E Natural, and the essential oil blend. Stir gently until thoroughly mixed. Pour into containers and allow to cool completely before capping and labeling.

Notes:

I loved how smooth this lotion bar felt without the excessive greasiness that I dislike. When I asked for some feedback, I was told that the lotion bar had a good skin feeling and absorbed into the skin quickly with little massaging required. I was surprised by the most sincere compliments coming from our pickiest tester in the warehouse. You know, that kind of person who doesn’t like greasy feeling skin, but looks like they are related to an alligator? Yeah, this picky person loved this lotion bar so much, I didn’t get to see if anyone else wanted to try it.

Would you like to try this lotion bar? I have about 50 full-sized samples that I’ve sent to shipping. Don’t forget to request one in your order today because those samples won’t be around for long!

Andee

 

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About Andee

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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2 thoughts on “Simply Soothing Lotion Bar Stick

  • homespundeb

    I received one of these in my order today, thank you so much! It smells wonderful, and it does not feel greasy, which has been my experience with lotion bars. I think I will give this one a try! Thanks again!

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