Rose lotion bars are easy to make and are fantastic at healing damaged skin. They also make wonderful gifts!
To use, rub a lotion bar over your skin wherever it feels dry. They’re especially helpful for spot treating rough feet, knees, and elbows.
To make this recipe, you’ll first need to make rose infused oil. For directions to make rose infused oil, see my Peppermint Rose Lip Balm recipe.
I usually make lotion bars with equal parts of oil, butter, and beeswax measured by volume, but have also included the corresponding weights in grams, for those who prefer to use a scale.
Ingredients for Rose Lotion Bars
- 1/4 cup (52 g) rose infused oil
- 1/4 cup (28 g) beeswax
- 1/4 cup (44 g) shea, mango or cocoa butter
- a few drops of geranium (or rose) essential oil
How to Make Rose Lotion Bars
- Weigh the infused oil, shea butter and beeswax into a small canning jar or upcycled tin can.
- Set the jar in a saucepan containing a few inches of water, forming a makeshift double boiler.
- Heat over medium-low heat, until the beeswax and butter have melted.
- Once melted, remove the jar from the saucepan.
- Cool for two minutes, then stir in the essential oil.
- Pour the melted lotion bar mixture into small silicone or heatproof candy molds and let cool until solid.
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