FRESH FLORALS - Lotion Bars
Well as the name suggests it’s a body lotion that can be used like soap. Just that here you don’t have to wash it off.
How it works?
When you rub this lotion bar on the skin the heat from the skin kind of melts the lotion bar and evenly applies that goodness into your skin.
Is it good?
Yes …. It’s so good because of its compact size and benefits on the skin. You can make 5-10 lotion bars and then you can just put a lotion bar in a small and cute container and just put in your bag and moisturize on the go. You don’t have to worry about the plastic containers on the store bought moisturizers. A bonus is that you are doing a good deed for the nature.
Lets take a look at the ingredients:
Beeswax can create a protective layer on the skin. It's also a humectant, which means that it attracts water. Both of these qualities can help the skin stay hydrated. Beeswax is also a natural exfoliator, ideal for sloughing away dead skin cells.
High concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins make shea butter an ideal cosmetic ingredient for softening skin. Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
Jojoba Oil has anti-inflammatory properties which help to tame chaffing and chapping, reduce redness caused by drying, ease the effects of eczema and rosacea, and keep skin calm and comfortable. The Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins in the Jojoba Oil help in skin repair and damage control.
Coconut oil may be linked to some potential benefits for skin, including reducing inflammation, keeping skin moisturized and helping heal wounds. The medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut oil also possess antimicrobial properties that can help treat acne and protect the skin from harmful bacteria.
Apricot oil helps to improve skin tone, maintain softness and radiance of the skin. It also nourishes the skin and lowers the appearance of face wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes (that's the Vitamin C and E working in partnership).
VITAMIN E OIL:
Vitamin E oil moisturizes and nourishes your skin. It adds to your glow and makes your skin smooth and healthy. The oil is also known to reduce hyper pigmentation and wrinkles, besides maintaining skin health.
Cornstarch can be used as a DIY soother for irritations of the skin, including sunburn and skin allergies.
Optiphen is a paraben and formaldehyde-free preservative. It is best to use in your oil-based recipes like shampoos, conditioners, and some lotions. Now, this ingredient is a preservative. I know some can get worried. But don’t just read this and understand why it’s a necessity.
Note: The reason behind using tiny amount of this preservative is because it’s a lotion bar where it is open and when applying it right out of the shower you may have water content on the skin and beeswax being humectants will draw in more water. So the product may go bad too soon. So this preservative won’t let that happen and it’s totally safe on this skin without reducing the benefits of the product.
Let’s see the recipe: