Hello All! I have missed you! Let me tell you…it has been a SUPER crazy month. We, miraculously, survived a half-way across the country move. We left the bitter, winter cold of Illinois and drove 21 hours, with three small boys in the car, (YIKES) to the sunny state of FLORIDA! I am having such a time wrapping my brain around the fact that it is JANUARY. When we left Chicago it was less than 30 degrees (and I hear has since gotten colder…brrr, sorry!) And today, it was 78 degrees here in Florida! How is that possible? Believe me, I AM NOT complaining! Since we arrived, we haven’t had internet access, TV or hardly any phone service! Felt a little weird, but has also been kind of nice to be “unplugged.” Enjoying Starbuck’s free wi-fi for now and hubby hopes to get the internet and such up and running in the next couple days…
Anyhow…I have been wanting to share this project with you for sometime now! These lotion bars have worked wonders for my son’s skin. He has eczema and psoriasis, so we have tried multiple lotions and creams, but I had never thought about making my own until I came across this post from Miss Information. I just HAD to try it. And I am so glad I did, they are amazing moisturizers, convenient for travel, and so very simple to make.
Vitamin E (liquid or squeeze in capsules)
Also need: Cupcake liners and tins, crockpot
You will need an even amount of Coconut oil, Mango Butter and Beeswax. I used 2 ounces of liquid Vitamin E, but you can use more or less depending on how many bars you want to make.
Throw all the ingredients into the crockpot and let them melt for about 1 ½-2 hours. The beeswax will take the longest to melt. Once all the ingredients are completely melted into a lovely liquid gold, pour into the lined cupcake tins, about half full. Place them into the fridge for half an hour or so until they are completely solid. And that’s it! Simply pop them out of the liners and you are good to go!
Aside from healing my son’s skin, I have found these to be great for cuticles, dry heels, elbows and other patches of dry skin. Mango butter is known for its ability to improve skin flexibility, heal sunburn and skin rashes, and reduce wrinkles in the skin. Your body heat is enough to melt the right amount of moisturizer onto your skin. Each bar lasts a good amount of time and you can store the extras in the fridge and give some away as gifts!
Try them today! Perfect for dry winter skin! How do you moisturize your skin in the winter-time?
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