This lotion bar is really easy to make and great to nourish and moisturize the skin. I use it on my hands in winter – a real treat!
About the ingredients
Shea Butter: Shea butter has been used in Africa and other countries for years to improve skin and hair. It has great moisturizing and nourishing properties, plus it also protects the skin from UV radiations (thanks to the Cinnamic Acid and Vitamin A it contains).
Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory properties and helps with skin regeneration. It is an excellent emollient for people with dry skin conditions .
Shea butter is a good ingredient for DIY balms and lotion bars, as it melts at body temperature.
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is rich in Vitamin E (antioxidant) and fatty acids (that help retain the moisture content of the skin). Coconut oil is very nourishing, so great for damaged and dry skins.
Once absorbs by the skin, coconut oil also has anti-microbial properties.
What you’ll need
Pyrex or other heat-resistant container
A silicone mold
Organic Coconut Oil
Natural colorants of your choice (clays, matcha tea, henna, micas, ochre, or natural colorants available in commerce)
Add 2 teaspoons of shea butter and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in a small bowl.
Melt the shea butter and coconut oil in the microwave.
Add colorants until you obtain a colour that you like, then mix well.
Pour into the mold and leave in the fridge for 3 hours.
Empty the mold and enjoy your lotion bar!
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below. I look forward to seeing your creations!
Have fun ^^
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