Lavender and Geranium Hard Lotion Bar
|August 10, 2012||Posted by carmen under doTERRA Essential Oils, Natural Body Care|
I’ve been making hard lotion bars for a while. I love to give them away as gifts because people love these little things. The pure ingredients are very nourishing to the skin. I frequently get comments on how healing these lotion bars are for cracked heels and dry patches.
Since I’ve started adding doTERRA essential oils to the lotion bars, people have been calling me begging for more! The Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade doTerra essential oils bring my little lotion bars up to a whole new level. One friend is excited because she’s finally found a remedy to an ongoing fungal infection of the skin that nothing else has helped. The Lavender and Geranium essential oils seem to be addressing the issue and helping her body heal. Another friend let me know that it worked like magic for her baby’s inflamed and irritated bottom after a day of tummy troubles and frequent dirty diapers. These are just a couple of the glowing reviews.
I like to add doTERRA lavender and geranium essential oils because they are both excellent oils for the skin and smell heavenly when blended together.
Lavender has seemingly endless uses for all different body systems, but for the skin it is amazing at bringing healing to burns, rashes, inflammation, itchiness, dryness and wounds. A few of the numerous properties of lavender essential oil are its ability to act as an anti-histimine, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antifungal.
Geranium essential oil is another all around useful oil for many health concerns. But specific to skin health, geranium is helpful for dry and sensitive skin as well as burns, wounds, dermatitis. Geranium may also balance the sebum, making it helpful for acne sufferers and is regenerative and helps to maintain skin suppleness. Geranium has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent properties, as well as many others.
So you can see why lavender and geranium are excellent choices to add to an already good skin care product to make it amazing. The ingredients for this recipe are simple and making the hard lotion bars is extremely easy.
Hard Lotion Bars with doTerra Lavender and Geranium Essential Oils
4.25 oz beeswax
2.25 oz unrefined shea butter
2 oz unrefined cocoa butter
5.5 oz coconut oil
Melt the wax, butters and oil together in a double boiler.
When completely melted and mixed thoroughly, stir in 10 to 12 drops each of lavender and geranium essential oils.
Pour into molds and allow to cool completely.
**Ideas for molds: Muffin tins or any shaped mold. I have recently started using empty deodorant containers to use with the hard lotion bars and people love the easy application.
Who’s making this? I’d love to hear your experiences.
For more information about how to purchase doTERRA essential oils, please contact me at naturalandnourished @ gmail.com or reach me on our Facebook Page! You can also visit my retail website here.