Chances are, if you live in Colorado, the midwest or northeast you are always in need of a good quality moisturizer for your skin, especially in winter time. Our climate is just too dry, and your skin can feel very irritated if it gets too dry.
For me, normal lotion doesn't seem to help much at all, I've even begun talking weekly detox baths (2 cups epsom salts, 1 cup baking soda, 2 tablespoons bentonite clay, a few drops essential oils and half a cup of olive oil) to help my skin absorb some moisture, and my body some much needed magnesium. The problem is that my skin doesn't stay soft and supple for long before that uncomfortable itchy feeling returns.
There is a common misconception that intake of water will increase hydration to the skin, this is in fact untrue, oils and yes fats are the substance in which hydration of the skin and hair comes from. Oils used both internally and externally will give your skin the hydration it needs and fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) that will keep it healthy, supple and young looking.
These lotion bars are hard, and you rub them over your skin, creating warmth as it absorbs in. I actually used something very similar that I purchased while in Alaska, that was made from beeswax and was incredibly expense, now since finding this recipe, I can easily and cheaply make these from scratch. The smell is light and pleasant, and they absorb fairly quickly. Plus, these make great christmas gifts, you can purchase a decorative mold and give these gifts out!
All you need for these these bars is three ingredients, one pot, and molds – that’s it!
1 part each, by weight (2 oz each)
Cocoa butter or shea butter
Essential oil, if desired
Melt all ingredients together, pour in molds, let set until hard, unmold, and you’re done!