How To: Natural Body Lotion Bars

Natural Homemade Lotion Bars

Making your own all natural lotion bars is ridiculously easy. You only need a few simple ingredients.

Equal Parts

1. Coconut Oil

2. Sweet Almond Oil

3. Beeswax

4. Essential Oil (optional)

Directions

Step One- In a double boiler melt down the beeswax.

Step Two- After the beeswax is melted add in the sweet almond oil and coconut oil. Allow for it to warm up and melt the coconut oil.

Step Three- Pour it into a silicone mold. The silicone mold is the easiest to remove the bars from once they cool. You can also pour it into a small tin to throw in your purse.

To Use- Simply rub the bar over your skin. Your body heat melts the lotion. Your skin may feel oily at first, but it quickly absorbs into your skin. I love how silky my skin feels for hours and hours. These bars are also great at helping to heal rashes, eczema outbreaks, and many other skin issues.

Enjoy and let me know your opinion on this luxurious, moisturizing treat!

How To: Easy Body Scrub

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I don’t like a lot of fancy extras in my body scrubs. I like them to be gentle, yet, exfoliate what needs to be scrubbed. I like them to be a little moisturizing too, so they leave my skin silly smooth. This body scrub doesn’t take more then dumping the salt (I just use iodized table salt) in the jar you will be using, and adding oil (I use olive oil). I fill the jar 3/4 of the way with salt, and oil for the last 1/4. You will need to stir this up before each use. For best scrubbing results I like to massage the scrub onto dry skin then rinse off.

How To: Moisturizing Face Wash

Homemade Natural Face Wash

A few posts back I shared my recipes for a natural diaper change, but today I want to share the steps to making your own moisturizing face wash. This recipe is super simple and probably the best and cheapest formula I have used lately. It does a great job removing makeup including eye makeup. It is also fairly moisturizing too. For someone like me it is the perfect amount of moisture while not making my oily skin any greasier.

Directions and Ingredients

3 teaspoons Dr. Bonner’s Castile Soap (Baby Formula)

3 Tablespoons Filtered Water

3 Tablespoons Glycerin

1/2 Cup Olive Oil

Pour all the ingredients into a blender, and blend for 2-3 minutes to thicken it. Pour into a bottle, preferably with a pump. You only need a small amount each time. Massage onto your face for a minute. Wash off with a warm wash cloth.

Homemade Diaper Spray Solution and Butt Balm for a natural diaper change

I’m a cloth diapering mama, and a huge fan of cute fluffy bums! I’m sure the future will hold a few posts about cloth diapering. Today, I am bringing you a reader request for the recipes I use for my diaper spray solution and butt balm. Both of these items are all natural, and the balm is cloth diaper safe too.

I want to start off with the diaper spray, because, it is the easiest to make. I usually make a large bottle full. In turn, I fill a smaller spray bottle that I use to either spray the cloth wipes or directly on the little man’s tush.

Natural Diaper Spray Solution

Ingredients

Dr. Bonner’s Castille Soap Baby Formula- 1 tablespoon

Sweet Almond Oil- 3 tablespoons

Purified Water- fill to the top of the bottle

(The bottle I use is 16 oz)

Directions

1. Add you Dr. Bonner’s and almond oil to your bottle.

2. Fill the rest of the bottle with purified water.

You can use less oil if you want. The older Jazz has gotten, and occasionally dealing with rather sticky poo, I feel the oil helps me to wipe it off the mess easier.

Next up is the cloth diaper safe butt balm. I had been using CJ’s BUTTer in Mango Sugar Mint. I loved using this product, but I wanted to try my hand at making my own version. Something cheaper, but not inferior.

Natural Butt Balm

Ingredients

Coconut Oil- 1/4 cup

Beeswax- 1/4 cup

Sweet Almond Oil- jar use: 1/4 cup

It will melt with the warmth of your hands, but will be messier to use in my opinion.

stick use: 1/4 cup + 1 1/2 tablespoons

Because, it will be applied with a stick, instead of your fingers, the extra almond oil allows it to spread easier.

5-7 drops of essential oils (optional)

I used my old CJ’s BUTTer stick, but you can use a clean, used deodorant tube instead.

Directions

1. Melt your coconut oil and beeswax. You can do this in a small sauce pan over the stove, or a glass jar in the microwave. If you use the microwave I’ve heard it is recommended to do short 30sec bursts and stir in between.

2. Stir in the sweet almond oil and essential oils.

3. Allow the mixture to cool for a minute before pouring into your container of choice.

Any extra can be saved in a small jar and melted down and added to your next batch.