DIY bronzing lotion sticks
The summer sun is gone, so I wanted to find a product to keep my skin hydrated through the winter months (which can be REALLY harsh here in Minnesota) but at the same time, give me that sun kissed glow without looking like Magda!
I found a few products in the store, but most of them were either too expensive or made with ingredients I couldn’t pronounce, and didn’t want that on my skin. I remember last year I made body butter, and LOVE it. So I decided to experiment and make a lotion bar instead, as it’s easier to use and carry with me. I didn’t take any photos of the process, which I wish I would have.. but below are some of the after photos!
1/3 cup beeswax
1/4 cup shea butter
2 tablespoons cocoa butter
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
1 teaspoon Vitamin E
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, for bronzer (you could also use 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder)
20 drops of your favorite essential oil
This recipe makes approximately 4 ounces of lotions. ( for me it made 6 sticks, each 1 oz)
- Add beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, grapeseed oil, and Vitamin E to glass jar and place in saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of boiling water.
- Stir ingredients until combined (around 5-10 minutes).
- Once melted, remove from heat and let rest 3 minutes.
- Add essential oil and stir. Pour into container
For bronzing lotion stick, go to next steps.
For a bronzing effect, add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and stir until combined.
Pour into container. Let cool 1-2 hours before use.
Note: Use a popsicle stick for easy cleanup.
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