All you need for these easy hard lotion bars is three ingredients, one pot, and molds – that’s it!
Use 1 part each, by weight.
For instance, 2 ounces of each ingredient. If using liquid oil, you can measure by volume. For instance, 2 ounces of olive oil to 2 ounces by weight each of cocoa butter and beeswax.
If you don’t have a scale, you can measure by volume, such as one cup cocoa butter, one cup coconut oil and one cup beeswax. This will make a softer bar. For a firmer bar, use one cup butter, a half cup oil and a cup of wax (or similar proportions).
Add 1 teaspoon vitamin E per 12 ounces of bar for increased shelf life.
Add essential oils of choice after lotion bar mix is removed from heat, before pouring into molds.
Start with around 10 drops per 12 ounces of bar. Remember, with essential oils, a small amount goes a long way. If you’re using cocoa butter, keep in mind how the EO you choose will pair with the scent of chocolate. Mint and orange essential oils are popular pairings with cocoa butter.