Introduction

DIY Hard Lotion Ingredients

DIY Hard Lotion Ingredients

Beeswax, shea butter, fractionated coconut oil, and a few drops of essential oil are all it takes to whip up DIY Hard Lotion - a solid hand balm that will nourish and protect hands all year round.

This hard lotion is made of beeswax, shea butter, a few drops of essential oil, and fractionated coconut oil - which is clear, stays liquid at room temperature, and is almost odorless, unlike cold-pressed coconut oil. (If you don’t mind the smell of coconut, regular coconut oil is fine to use.)

Pro Tip

Buy beeswax pastilles or pellets, which are far easier to melt! 

Step 1

Adding Beeswax Pastilles To Make DIY Hard Lotion

Adding Beeswax Pastilles To Make DIY Hard Lotion

Add three tablespoons of beeswax pastilles to a heatproof jar.

Melt Beeswax

In a heatproof jar (like a mason or Weck jar), measure 3 tablespoons of beeswax pastilles.

Step 2

Add Fractionated Coconut Oil To Make DIY Hard Lotion

Add Fractionated Coconut Oil To Make DIY Hard Lotion

Add a quarter cup of fractionated coconut oil to the beeswax pastilles.

Add Coconut Oil

Add 1/4 cup fractionated coconut oil. 

Step 3

Add Shea Butter To DIY Hard Lotion Ingredients

Add Shea Butter To DIY Hard Lotion Ingredients

Add one third cup shea butter to beeswax and fractionated coconut oil.

Add Shea Butter

Add 1/3 cup shea butter.

Step 4

Heat DIY Hard Lotion Ingredients To Combine

Heat DIY Hard Lotion Ingredients To Combine

Place heatproof jar full of beeswax, fractionated coconut oil, and shea butter in a saucepan with two inches of water and heat.

Heat Slowly

In a small saucepan filled with 2 inches of water, heat the mixture slowly. 

Step 5

DIY Hard Lotion Ingredients Melting

DIY Hard Lotion Ingredients Melting

Stir the hard lotion ingredients while the mixture melts.

Stir

Stir as the mixture heats. The beeswax will melt more slowly than the other ingredients, but will melt completely. 

Step 6

Melted DIY Hard Lotion Ingredients

Melted DIY Hard Lotion Ingredients

Once the DIY Hard Lotion ingredients are fully melted, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Remove From Heat

Once the ingredients have melted fully, remove the jar from the saucepan. 

Step 7

Adding Essential Oil To Melted DIY Hard Lotion Ingredients

Adding Essential Oil To Melted DIY Hard Lotion Ingredients

Add twenty drops of essential oil to the melted hard lotion ingredients and stir well.

Add Essential Oil

Add 20 drops of essential oil and stir. 

Step 8

Pour Warm DIY Hard Lotion Ingredients Into Tins

Pour Warm DIY Hard Lotion Ingredients Into Tins

Using a small ladle, pour the warm DIY hard lotion into small tins or containers.

Ladle Into Tins

Using a small ladle or spoon, pour the hard lotion mixture into a small container, like these lip balm tins. 

Step 9

DIY Hard Lotion

DIY Hard Lotion

The cold, dry air of winter can wreak havoc on your hands. Banish painfully chapped and cracked skin with this DIY “Hard Lotion”. Made of a handful of all-natural ingredients, this solid balm deeply nourishes dry skin, creating a waterproof (but non-greasy!) barrier that protects skin from the elements and keeps hands silky smooth all winter.

Allow To Cool

Allow the hard lotion to cool. It will solidify as it cools. 

Step 10

DIY Hard Lotion For Winter Chapped Hands

DIY Hard Lotion For Winter Chapped Hands

To use, scoop a thumbnail's worth of hard lotion onto a fingernail.

Scoop

To use, scoop a thumbnail’s worth out using a fingernail. 

Step 11

DIY Hard Lotion For Winter Chapped Hands

DIY Hard Lotion For Winter Chapped Hands

Body heat warms the hard lotion and allows it to nourish and protect skin.

Massage

The heat from your skin will melt the hard lotion and allow the lotion to absorb into skin.