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Recipe: Almond and Spice Lotion Bars

Perfect for damaged callouses and chapped skin, lotion bars are designed to remain solid at room temperature but melt when in contact with skin. The beeswax and shea butter provide solid protection while frankincense promotes healing.



  1. In a double boiler, heat beeswax and almond oil together on low heat until melted. Note that beeswax can be hard to remove from a pot. Devoting a clean, old jar to melting beeswax will simplify cleanup.
  2. Once mixture has melted, add shea butter, honey and essential oils and stir until all ingredients have melted and combined. Take care not to overheat, as shea butter can get grainy.
  3. Remove from heat and pour immediately into molds of choice. If mixture begins to solidify to quickly, return to heat and remelt enough to pour.
  4. Let the lotion bars cool in the molds for a few hours until set.
  5. Once set, carefully remove the lotion bars from the molds.

To Use:

Once bars are cool they should rub easily across skin, warmed by body heat just enough to glide smoothly.

Shelf Life and Storage Information:

  • Lotion bars last for about 5 months stored at room temperature.
  • They can be stored in the fridge to extend shelf life.
  • Follow these product tips to help determine when your product has reached its shelf life.

 Safety Information:

  • Always perform a patch test when using new ingredients, to test for food sensitivities.

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At A Glance

TOTAL: 4 hours, 15 minutes
YIELD: Makes about 8 ounces. The number of lotion bars you can create from this recipe will depend on the soap mold you select.