5 years ago1,000+ Views
I know we're all feelin pretty pasty these days...these homemade, natural bars are a quick fix! Bronzing Bar Ingredients: 1/2 cup coffee-infused coconut oil 1/3 cup beeswax 2 tablespoons (or more) of Zinc Oxide (For those concerned about contaminants or nano-particles, this version has larger particles)- optional 15+ drops of Bug off blend essential oil (avoid citrus essential oils) – optional dark mineral makeup for extra bronzing-optional- to color (start with about 1/2 tsp) How to Make: Combine all ingredients except essential oil in a quart size glass mason jar and carefully place this jar in a small saucepan of water on the stove. Turn the burner on and bring water to a low simmer. Stir ingredients constantly until they are melted and smooth. Add essential oils and stir until mixed. Carefully pour into molds or whatever you will be allowing the lotion bars to harden in. I used these silicon flower molds, though any mold would work. Allow the lotion bars to cool completely before attempting to pop out of molds. These could be made in different shaped molds or made in a square baking pan and then cut into actual bars. How to Use: Store in a cool or dry place for up to six months. To apply to skin: hold bar in hand and carefully rub on dry skin. The heat of the skin will transfer some of the lotion bar to the skin. I store my lotion bars on a small plate on my dresser and bathroom counter. Add more or less menthol for a more or less potent bar.