Soothing Chamomile Hard Lotion Bars
When you have had a long, tiring day and need to relax, what sounds best to you?
Perhaps you have spent an entire day in the garden or working outside your home or changing diapers. Or maybe you’ve finished a major project or some heavy cleaning.
Either way, you’re tired and just want to unwind, right?
Maybe you reach for a cup of relaxing herbal tea or a glass of wine. Maybe you unwind with a good book or TV show.
While all those sound wonderful, may I humbly suggest a hot shower or bath, then slathering your skin with these chamomile hard lotion bars?
Chamomile Hard Lotion Bars
Chamomile has a reputation for its relaxing, soothing scent.
It has a light, apple-y fragrance that is quite pleasing to most people. This soothing lotion works great all over your body and will do wonders on tired feet.
Chamomile hard lotion bars are an easy way to slather yourself with this relaxing herb. Breathe in its lovely scent while your skin absorbs the relaxing properties of chamomile.
- 1cup Wildly Organic Craft Oil
- 1/4 cup Shea Butter
- 1/2 cup WFN Dried Chamomile Flowers
- 1/4 cup beeswax
Put the dried chamomile flowers into a jar and covering with the coconut oil to infuse the oil.
Place the mixture in an oven safe bowl in a 200 degree oven for 2 hours.
Allow to cool until you are able to safely handle the infused oil.
Strain the herbs from the oil using a cheesecloth and toss the used herbs the garbage.
Place the oil in an oven-safe bowl or jar and add the shea butter.
Place in a 200 degree oven to allow the shea butter to melt into infused coconut oil.
Add the beeswax and allow that to melt into the oils.
Once the mixture is completely melted, pour into an old muffin tin or soap mold to cool, making 12 "bars".
Allow to cool for at least 3-5 hours.
To remove from the pan, just carefully slide a knife around the hard lotion and pop out.
Store in a cool place. In the summer, I keep mine in the fridge to keep them from melting.
Do not use high heat or you risk the oil burning and the herbs losing their beneficial qualities.
To use, rub into desired area of skin. The lotion will melt with your body heat and will be absorbed into your skin. Be careful if using this on the bottom of your feet, as they can become slippery until it has soaked in completely.
Enjoy your soothing lotion bars, and remember: these also make GREAT gifts!
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