I love lotion! I am a total addict!
However, I totally do not like that chemicals that are in the store bought lotions. I can’t pronounce most of them, and I don’t eat things I can’t pronounce, so why should I put the on my skin?
What’s a girl to do? Make her own!! And, for this idea, I got the inspiration from Wardeh of GNOWFGLINS.
Here’s another way to use that rendered tallow of yours. Hard Tallow Lotion Bars!
First, gather all your ingredients. For this recipe, I used 1 cup of tallow, 1 cup of coconut oil, and 1/2 cup beeswax. You can order beeswax here. In a heat-proof container, add the oils and beeswax. I put my glass measuring cup in a pot of boiling water. Heat on medium high heat until all the oil is melted.
Pour all the melted oil in molds. I used a muffin tin here. Let cool completely and pop out!
Viola, hard lotion bars!
In my neck of the woods, we are at a high heat/humidity season, so I am storing these in the fridge for now. I don’t know if they will melt because of the beeswax, but I am not wanting to take chances with a huge mess. Besides, the cooling lotion is soo nice after being outside in the heat!
Photo credit morguefile and blog author unless otherwise attributed.