Tallow Lotion Bars

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.

diy hard lotion bars

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 from my affiliate partner .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!

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  1. says

    Love it! We don’t usually have much tallow to be creative with, but last fall, DH got a super fat deer. I’ve been saving the fat to make candles, but now I wanna try lotion bars too!

  2. Billie says

    How do you get yours to not smell “beefy”? I made some lotion with tallow and have had to add so much other oils to it to get the smell to be less noticeable. Love your website!

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