Note: I am not a doctor, herbalist, aromatherapist or chemist. I am just an everyday mom trying to figure out how to live naturally. This recipe is one that works for myself and my family. Please consult your doctor before using any diy recipe or essential oils to confirm that they are safe for you. This holds especially important if you are currently pregnant.
Hot Chocolate DIY Lotion Bars Recipe: Simple Homemade Lotion Bars
Only five ingredients in these diy lotion bars and they smell amazing! This lotion bars recipe makes a thoughtful gift and is based on nourishing ingredients to help keep your skin smooth.
So many of us are looking to keep our skin silky during the winter months and we rely on store-bought “natural” creams. When in reality, making your own diy lotion is far cheaper and works even better!
The downside is that sometimes being in a rush, people don’t always want to dip their fingers into a jar of greasy lotion. Which is where homemade lotion bars can help!
Lotion bars are less greasy, they hold together, and they can be applied directly to your skin and then placed back into a container.
Who These Diy Bars Are For
• Mamas who don’t have time to run errands with kids
• Moms who want to reduce or eliminate chemicals in their skincare routine
• Mamas who want to give thoughtful gifts but not spend a lot
• Moms who want silky soft skin!
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Lotion Bars Are Cost-Effective
I love making homemade gifts for my friends, family, and even teacher appreciation! However, if you have 10 people to make gifts for, making them each a full jar of lotion can get a bit expensive.
You could always split it up, but you probably won’t. Lotion bars though make a bulk batch which makes them perfect for gifts!
This past Christmas I made up little gift packs that included:
They were super cute, and everyone seemed to love them. Plus, they were cheap to make which was a huge win!
If you’re looking to step up your bath bomb game by making your own. You can check out a mini-course I created. I actually walk you through each step of making bath bombs via video so you can see exactly how it’s done.
A Great DIY For Mamas
I have yet to meet a mama who has extra time on her hands (wouldn’t that be nice?). Which is why I dislike diy recipes that take too long.
These homemade lotion bars though are super simple. Combine the ingredients, melt, pour, sit. You’re done.
And since I have little girls who mimic my every move, I love that lotion bars make more than just a jar. Each of my girls gets their own bar and we all put our lotion on together.
And because chocolate is the theme of February it was only fitting that I find a way to work a heavenly chocolate smell into them.
Side note: if making your own body lotion is still a bit overwhelming (even though this is literally three ingredients) or if you’re just too lazy to make some this second. Grab the almond vanilla body butter from Primally Pure. It smells effing AWESOME and Primally Pure uses only natural, chemical-free ingredients. Seriously, I can pronounce and buy them all. #win If you do end up on their site, use fitasamamabear to save yourself 10% off your entire first order!
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An easy DIY recipe perfect for kids and gifts! How chocolate lotion bars need only five ingredients to keep your skin soft and they smell amazing. In a double boiler- or glass jar in a small pot of water- combine the first three ingredients and bring the water to a rolling boil. Melt all the ingredients in the jar and whisk frequently. Once melted, remove from heat and whisk in the cacao and cinnamon until no clumps remain. Pour into silicone molds and let sit on the counter for twenty-four hours to firm up.
Hot Chocolate Lotion Bars
An easy DIY recipe perfect for kids and gifts! How chocolate lotion bars need only five ingredients to keep your skin soft and they smell amazing.
In a double boiler- or glass jar in a small pot of water- combine the first three ingredients and bring the water to a rolling boil.
Melt all the ingredients in the jar and whisk frequently.
Once melted, remove from heat and whisk in the cacao and cinnamon until no clumps remain.
Pour into silicone molds and let sit on the counter for twenty-four hours to firm up.
Whipping up your own lotion bars can be a super simple way to start rocking some diy beauty products. These hot chocolate bars smell heavenly and only contain five ingredients. They mom and kid-approved. What better way to start reducing chemicals than by making something you use all the time?