Hello again! I’m back with the Dandelion Lotion Bar recipe that I mentioned in my last blog, the lip balm blog. (Also, did you try to make the lip balm? Do you love it!?) This is a super simple recipe (even easier than the lip balm, I think) and it doesn’t take long at all. I do have a salve recipe that I had hoped to share, as well–but, I don’t love it; and, despite making it a couple of times–I still feel like I need to tweak it a bit. I don’t really want to share a recipe that I can’t get 100% behind, and I don’t want to waste your time, and materials, either. Once I nail that one, I’ll share it here. However, today, I’m just going to stick to the lotion bars. 🙂 So, without further ado…here ya go:
Dandelion Lotion Bars
What You’ll Need:
1 part Dandelion Infused Oil (Remember that from the very end of my last blog? Take a look, if you forgot!)
1 part Shea Butter
1 part Beeswax
Soap/Candy Mold (Or ice cube tray, or Mason Jar lid, or any other homemade mold.)
10(ish) Drops of Essential Oil (Totally optional. I don’t love the smell of dandelions, I just love the health benefits. I used Patchouli Oil for this recipe. I need a new face lotion and Patchouli Oil can help fight off wrinkles, get rid of acne scars, regenerate new skin cells and it smells wonderful to me. It seemed like the perfect choice.)
What to do:
Measure out one part of each ingredient. I used 1/4 cup of each and filled four of my molds. I like to make small batches. (I can only use so much at a time, and I don’t want it to go bad before I can use it all up.)
Add all of your ingredients to your double boiler. (You could also use an old can in a pot of boiling water–this is a great way to make clean up a lot easier. You can just toss the can when you’re done.) After all of your oils are melted, and stirred together, turn off the heat and add your essential oils. (If you’re adding any.) Pour your melted oils in your molds and let them cool.
Once your bars have solidified take them out of your molds. I wrap mine in parchment, or wax, paper, and tie them up with yarn, or twine. I store them in the refrigerator until I need them.
The finished product is super cute, and feels so good on my skin. When I use them, I unwrap half of the bar, and hold onto that half while I rub the unwrapped portion on my skin. It soaks in well, doesn’t feel greasy, and leaves a light scent.