• Rose & Cocoa Moisturising Lotion Bars

    April 27, 2017 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, LIFE

    DIY Skin Care - Rose & Cocoa Moisturising Lotion Bars

    Creamy cocoa butter and calming rose is used to make these moisturising cocoa and rose lotion bars.

    Rose petals are soothing and help to treat inflamed skin conditions, while castor oil is exceptional for its moisturising and conditioning properties. Cocoa butter has incredible healing and anti-aging properties, and works to heal rashes and prevent skin dryness. The Australian pink clay is rich in antioxidants and has wonderful hydrating properties, and also provides a pretty pink hue.

    This recipe makes approximately 2 x 70g bars (as pictured above) or 8-10 2.5cm cubes (using an ice cube tray).



    1. Place the dried rose petals into the castor or olive oil and let it infuse for a few hours or overnight. Once the dried rose petals have been infused, strain the oil through a garni bag, some muslin or a sieve into a cup and set aside. You may need to squeeze the rose petals to get more of the oil out.
    2. Add the cocoa butter, candelilla wax, infused rose oil and pink clay to a 240ml or 44oml mason jar (you could also use a glass jug).
    3. Place the jar (or jug) into a saucepan filled with approximately 5cm of water on medium-low heat until the wax and cocoa butter has melted.
    4. Remove from the heat and add essential oils.
    5. Place into moulds. You can use any type of mould that you like as long as it’s heatproof. Silicone moulds are quite common. Let it cool slightly before putting it in the fridge to set.
    6. Once set, remove the DIY lotion bars from the mould. Store in a glass mason jar in a cool place out of direct sunlight.

    How To Use:

    If you are using small 2.5cm ice cube or chocolate moulds, you will make around 8-10 lotion bars. While larger moulds will yield fewer.

    To use, rub over your hands, cuticles, elbows, knees or any area you feel needs moisturising. You can also use them as a moisturising treatment in the shower. Gently pat yourself dry when done.

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    • Indooroopilly: Level 3, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre (towards the Myer end)

    Adapted from 101 Easy Homemade Products by Jan Berry.

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