This Pine Forest Lotion Bar recipe helps with dry winter skin, chapped hands, flaky elbows and knees. You can make them herbally richer by infusing the EVO with pine, fir, cedar, or spruce needles before you make this lotion bar. But if you are in a hurry or you need a last minute gift, just proceed with the recipe.
The essential oils add uplifting fragrance. Evergreen needles are cleansing, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, analgesic, relaxing, and mood enhancing. Pine, fir, spruce, and cedar are used interchangeably for most skin care applications, although they also have their own specific qualities.
I used Evergreen Dream essential oil from Rocky Mountain Oils in this lotion bar. Evergreen dream is a proprietary blend of fir needle and pine essential oils, along with frankincense. It is available as a stand alone diffuser blend or in the Christmas Morning Holiday kit that also includes Candy Cane and Warm and Cosy. See this recipe for Lip Balm where I used the Candy Cane essential oil blend to its best advantage.
You could also use a combination of pine needle, fir needle, spruce needle, frankincense, and/or cedarwood atlas in these lotion bars to capture the essensential fragrance of a Pine Forest in winter. Limit the essential oil addition to 50 drops per 5 ounces (150 ml) of other ingredients for safety.
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Pine Forest Lotion Bars
Yield: 5 – 1 ounce lotion bars
Create a double boiler using a glass measuring cup and a saucepan.
Add the cocoa butter, EVO, and beeswax to the glass measuring cup. Simmer gently over medium heat until the beeswax melts. Remove from the heat. And remove the glass measuring cup from the saucepan.
Stir briefly to combine the beeswax and the oils. Add in the essential oils by the drop, stirring to incorporate fully.
Stir while the mixture is cooling just until the mixture becomes opaque. Spoon or pour into a silicone lotion bar mold..(This is the mold I used. Everyone asks. Not an affiliate link.) Allow to cool for several hours or overnight. Remove from the mold, and place into 2 ounce salve tins for gifting.
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