I recently decided that I'd try making some lotion bars! My feet and elbows get extremely dry in the winter and regular lotion just doesn't cut it sometimes. I figured if I made something a little more concentrated that it would help! These lotion bars are perfect! They start to melt as soon as the bar hits your skin, giving your skin a huge drink of moisturizing goodness! For these bars I used Cocoa Butter and Avocado butter. I added some Orange Essential Oil to the one batch and it smelt like one of those chocolate oranges you get at Christmas. The other batch I added some Vanilla Hazelnut, and it smelt like a yummy cup of Hot chocolate with some vanilla hazelnut (obviously) in it.
I use this before I go to bed (when I remember) and in the morning before I put socks on! The socks help lock the moisture into your skin, and in return they help keep your floors from becoming a slippery sliding skating rink. And really, I don't know anybody that would like a bunch of little greasy footprint all over their carpet either.
The only complaint I have right now is that your hands get all greasy when applying this product. Its fine if you have very dry hands, but I personally don't like that feeling. I'm currently waiting for some "lotion tubes", which are basically like a lip chap tube, just a little bigger, to put these in It will help you get the lotion directly onto the area that needs it rather than all over the place! I'm guessing that I should have the "Lotion Bars" in my Etsy shop by the New Year!
I didn't get any fantastic pictures, but hopefully you get the idea from what I do have up! Gives you a bit of a clue as to what I'm talking about. Hope you're having a lovely weekend!