Introduction

DIY Hard Lotion Ingredients

DIY Hard Lotion Ingredients

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

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 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 Shea Butter

Add 1/3 cup shea butter.

Step 4

Heat DIY Hard Lotion Ingredients To Combine

Heat DIY Hard Lotion Ingredients To Combine

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Massage

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