Rose Lotion Bars

DIY Rose Lotion Bars Made with Real Rose Petals

Rose lotion bars are simple to whip together 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 (HERE).

 

rose petal infused oil

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

How to Make Rose Lotion Bars

  1. Weigh the infused oil, shea butter and beeswax into a small canning jar or upcycled tin can.
  2. Set the jar in a saucepan containing a few inches of water, forming a make- shift double boiler.
  3. Heat over medium-low heat, until the beeswax and butter have melted.
  4. Once melted, remove the jar from the saucepan.
  5. Cool for two minutes, then stir in the essential oil.
  6. Pour the melted lotion bar mixture into small silicone or heatproof candy molds and let cool until solid.

 

You can also find this recipe in my Things to Make with Roses ebook – filled with 40 of my favorite rosy recipes.

 

 

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These rose lotion bars are simple to whip together and are fantastic at healing damaged skin. 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.

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7 Responses to Rose Lotion Bars

  1. kelila says:

    This looks wonderful ! I am just wondering, how long is this able to keep?

    • Jan says:

      Hi Kelila! We use lotion bars up pretty fast, so I’ve not kept any past a few months. However, if kept in a cool place where they won’t melt, my best guesstimate is around 6 to 9 months. Shelf life depends a lot on the freshness of oils used to make the product and how well it’s stored.

  2. Linda says:

    Beautiful! Can rose clay be added instead and how much would you recommend?

  3. Jennifer says:

    I wanted to make lavender lotion bars, and thought of coloring them. Is it best to use a mica for this, or would it be possible to do it with blackberry juice/red cabbage/red onion? Thanks!

    • Hi Jennifer! For lavender, I’d use Purple Brazilian Clay (You can buy it from brambleberry.com). The juice from fruits or veggies are water-based, so sadly won’t mix with the oils. I don’t have much experience with mica, but it may work as well! :)