Make Your Own Herbal Lotion Bars

Use the fresh herbs growing in you garden to make herbal lotion bars.They are good for your skin and make great gifts for gardeners.

Photo By: Debbie Wolfe

Photo By: Debbie Wolfe

Photo By: Photo by Debbie Wolfe

Photo By: Photo by Debbie Wolfe

Photo By: Photo by Debbie Wolfe

Photo By: Photo by Debbie Wolfe

Photo By: Debbie Wolfe

Great DIY Gift for Gardeners: Herbal Lotion Bars

Gardeners are always looking for a good hand cream.  After a long season of digging, picking and washing, your hands take a real beating.  Give your hands some TLC with some homemade herbal lotion bars. 

Herbal Lotion Bars-ingredients

You will need: unrefined shea butter/ virgin coconut oil / beeswax (cosmetic grade) / sprigs of lavender, rosemary, spearmint and sweet basil / dried lavender flowers / silicone mold (cupcake or mini loaf pan) / wooden skewer or chopstick / glass  measuring cup / 1 quart Mason jar / crock pot or double boiler.

Weigh Beeswax, Coconut Oil and Shea Butter

You will need equal parts of the beeswax, coconut oil and shea butter. Weigh each ingredient to get the proper measurement. 

Add Herbs

Place the coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax in the Mason jar and add the herbs.

Melt the Oils

Heat the coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax with the herbs in a double boiler until melted. Let the herbs infuse in the oils until it turns to a golden, greenish color.

Pour Into Molds

Pour the melted, herb infused oils into a silicone mold with lavender flowers sprinkled on the bottom.

Wrap Them Up

Once cooled, pop the lotion bars out of the molds. Wrap finished herbal lotion bars with tissue paper, twine and fresh herbs. They make great gifts.