Beeswax and calendula wildflower lotion bars

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This time of year, our skin needs extra moisture and these nourishing beeswax and calendula wildflower lotion bars with essential oils and wildflowers soothe dry Autumn and Winter skin.

How beautiful would these beeswax and calendula wildflower lotion bars be for the upcoming holiday season? I know I would love to receive these as a gift!

Have you made your own soap or lotion bars yet? Whenever people find out that I make all of our own soap, they always think it must have been challenging. While making your own soap creations may seem intimidating, it's actually insanely simple and once you make your first batch, you will want to make them over and over again!

These bars are able to face an important task: Keep our bodies clean and moisturized, and they do just that. You may ask yourself why you've spent a fortune on chemical-filled moisturizers when you can make this simple homemade bar that will soften your skin so much, that you won't need to apply lotion after your shower or bath. And this incredible bar can be used on anything from your hair (though it will be very moisturizing, so I would recommend on ends only) to your feet and improve your skin's texture. 

What's inside:

Most of us who prefer natural ingredients admire bees and have an affinity for them. While we all know raw honey has endless benefits, I love using beeswax. 

Beeswax:

Beeswax is beneficial for the skin and also improves the skin's health and appearance naturally. It naturally protects skin and is also antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial. Beeswax helps keep these lotions bars firm so they don't melt away while you bathe. If you are looking for a shower melt, head to this Homemade aromatherapy bath + shower melts for sinus relief recipe! When applied to the skin, beeswax forms a protective barrier that helps protect it, while also holding in moisture. Beeswax doesn’t “suffocate” the skin, and won’t clog pores. And we always say there’s no reason to use harsh chemicals to make products smell good. Natural ingredients work so much better! Beeswax has a natural honey fragrance, and is a favorite in soaps and perfumes because of its pleasant, light aroma. If you love the natural scent of beeswax like we do, visit this Homemade air-purifying beeswax candle.

Calendula oil:

Calendula oil is naturally antiseptic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial. These properties make it soothing and perfect for alleviating many common skin ailments such as healing wounds, soothing eczema, and even relieving diaper rash for our little ones. Calendula oil is made by infusing marigold flowers in a carrier oil. You can make your own by simply infusing marigold flowers in a quality carrier oil, or buy it from a trusted, organic source. This oil can be used for many different projects and is very useful even on its own. We love to make calendula salve and lip balm.

Unrefined raw shea butter:

Shea butter is popular in skincare for it's endless abilities to improve our skin's texture and appearance. Shea butter is often used to diminish stretch marks, relieve scars, cellulite, minor burns, skin wounds, rashes, and so much more. 

Optional:

Dried flowers for an aesthetic and natural scent. I used lavender, chamomile, and marigold.

Essential oils:

I use this bar in my evening shower, so I used calming lavender and chamomile essential oils to this lotion bar. These oils make me feel relaxed and also further enhance the health and appearance of our skin.As always, our family has high standards for the products we put on and in our bodies, so we always choose Young Living essential oils to add beautiful, natural fragrance. If you aren't using these essential oils yet, visit this page here to read more and see our beautiful products. 

How to make:

Making these lotion bars is simple and only requires a few ingredients.

You will also want: 

A soap mold. We used this one.

Double boiler to melt your ingredients.

  • 3 tablespoon calendula oil
    5 tablespoon beeswax
    1 tablespoon shea butter

All you need to do to make these lotion bars is melt down your ingredients in a double boiler. Do not add the essential oils until after the ingredients have been melted and are slightly cooled. Pour into your soap mold and let chill in your refrigerator for two hours - overnight. I store them in an airtight container in my refrigerator for up to a year.

beeswax calendula soap

beeswax calendula soap

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoon calendula oil
  • 5 tablespoon beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon shea butter

Instructions

    melt down your ingredients (except essential oils) in a double boiler.

    Do not add the essential oils until after the ingredients have been melted and are slightly cooled. Once slightly cooled, but not hardened, add your oils. I use 10 drops of lavender and 10 drops of chamomile.

    Pour into your soap mold and let chill in your refrigerator for two hours - overnight.

Notes

I store them in an airtight container in my refrigerator for up to a year.

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Do you plan to try and make your own beeswax and calendula lotion bars? If so, let me know! 

Much love,