Dry skin can be horrible! It itches, flakes and just generally looks and feels bad. That’s where this lotion bar recipe comes to the rescue at! Not only does it have an amazing cucumber melon scent, but it will leave your skin feeling silky smooth and moisturized use after use!
I mean EVER.
It was amazing and as a 39-year old woman, it is still one of my favorite scents around.
It’s one of the reasons that whenever I make my own DIY beauty products, I almost always include something with a cucumber melon scent.
I blame Bath and Body Works ya’ll.
How Difficult is This Lotion Bar Recipe to Make?
I’m gonna be honest here; I despise complicated DIY’s. This lotion bar recipe does not fall under complicated. In fact, they are made in just a few very simple steps.
You can make your homemade lotion bars on the stove or you can make them in the microwave like I do. Whatever suits your fancy.
How Long Do Lotion Bars Last?
Unfortunately there is no quick answer to this. What I will say is this. Your lotion bars will last longer if they are stored in an airtight storage container and are kept in a cool, dry environment.
In theory, they will last a few months, but as I said, that will depend on how you store them. At room temperature, they will last at least three months based on personal experience.
What Supplies Do I Need to Make Homemade Lotion Bars?
Aside from the ingredients to make lotion bars, you will need a small amount of supplies. Don’t worry, they’re nothing major.
You Will Need:
- Kitchen Scale with tare function
- Cylinder Silicone Mold
- Measuring Cup with Pour Spout
- Plastic Stirrers
Obviously you can use any mold you prefer, however, please do so knowing that it will change the final number of bars you get from this particular lotion bar recipe.
What are these homemade lotion bars made from?
Because the whole point of this lotion bar recipe is to combat dry skin, the ingredients they use are tailored just to doing exactly that. They will help moisturize dry skin to keep it from becoming overly dry and flaky. They really are the best lotion bars you’ll have the chance to use.
If you’re already suffering from dry skin, consider using my DIY Healing Lotion for Dry Skin in the mornings and after your shower or bath. Then, use these DIY lotion bars in between to help hydrate and moisturize even more.
The ingredients for this lotion bar recipe are:
These lotion bars get their color from the mica powder which is non-toxic, however, if you would prefer to leave it out, that is perfectly acceptable as well. You will end up with a bar that is an off white/creamy white color instead.
Cucumber Melon Lotion Bar Recipe
- 1/8 tsp. dry measuring spoon
- Measure ingredients using the kitchen scale. Be sure to use tare to remove the weight of your container. Add beeswax and shea butter to measuring cup and microwave 45-60 seconds. Remove and stir. If not fully melted, heat again in 10 second increments making sure to stir in between each.
- Once melted, add the sweet almond oil and cucumber melon fragrance oil stirring well after each addition.
- Add the mica powder if using and stir well to color.
- Pour into silicone molds.
- Allow lotion bars to cool 1-2 hours or until fully set.