I always love thinking of just the right thing to give my mom for Mother’s Day. She is the best of the best and she deserves something new and fun and thoughtful every year! Handmade goods are always a hit, and she is definitely in need of some pampering, so I came up with this idea for push-up homemade lotion bars. I had never made anything like this before, and now I am obsessed. They are soooooooo easy to make, smell divine, are super convenient, and are the greatest gift idea for mom! Here’s how I did it.
- 8 oz. Beeswax Pellets
- 8 oz. Coconut Oil
- 4 0z. Shea Butter
- Fragrance or Essential Oils (I used this blend)
- Cardboard Tubes
- Labels (created from Printable Vinyl)
Step 1: In a double boiler (or if you don’t have a double boiler, use a metal bowl over a pot of simmering water), combine the beeswax and coconut oil. On low heat, melt (stirring often) until the ingredients are completely liquefied.
Step 2: Add the shea butter to the mixture and melt (stirring often) until liquefied. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool for 5 minutes.
Step 4: After the mixture has cooled, add fragrance or essential oil to the mixture until the scent is to your preference.
Moms deserve the best, and this project is THE BEST. I popped one of the extras in my purse, and it is so nice to pull out when my hands are feeling dry. It’s like a big chapstick for your skin! So much fun, and the perfect gift. Happy making!
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