Practice self-care by giving your skin some love! These lotion bars use the warmth of your body to melt and sooth dry skin. Using a base of coconut oil, beeswax, and Shea butter, this recipe uses minimal and natural ingredients so you don’t have to worry about putting nasty chemicals on your skin. Mix and match your favorite oils to create a personalized scent. We would love to hear what oil combinations you use!

Ingredients
• 1/2 cup extra-virgin coconut oil
• 1/2 cup beeswax
• 1/4 cup shea butter
•  1/4 cup cocoa butter
• 15-20 drops essential oil of your choice
• Optional: dried lavender and lemon zest for exfoliation

Materials
• 16 oz measuring cup
• Medium-sized saucepan
• Silicone molds or muffin tin

Directions
• Combine coconut oil, beeswax, Shea butter, and coconut butter in a 16-ounce glass measuring cup.
• Place in a pot with water that rises to halfway up the measuring cup.
• Bring water to a boy, stirring frequently until ingredients are completely melted.
• Remove measuring cup from the pot.
• Add dried lavender and lemon zest, if desired.
• Add essential oils and stir until completely combined.
• Immediately pour into molds.
• Let sit overnight.
• Once cooled, remove the lotion from the molds.
• Store in a cool, dry place.