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Goat Milk Lotion Bar Recipe

An easy recipe for portable lotion bars, perfect for very dry skin like knees and elbows.
finished bars on white cloth

❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe

  • These bars (like homemade goat milk soap) are made with natural ingredients that will help to nourish and hydrate your skin. The ingredients in these bars will help keep your skin healthy.
  • They’re portable and perfect for taking on the go!
  • They make a great gift.

This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of the page.

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ingredients on blue wooden surface

You’ll need the following for this easy DIY:

  • Medium saucepan
  • Spatula
  • Guest size soap mold

🍴Instructions

Step One: Measure

measured ingredients in stainless steel pot

Measure the beeswax, coconut oil, avocado oil, almond oil, and shea butter into a medium saucepan. Use a digital scale to make sure you get the right amounts.

Step Two: Melt

melting oils and butters

Melt the oils over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Do not leave them unattended, as beeswax is very flammable. The butters will melt first and the beeswax pellets will take longer. This is normal, so don’t worry.

Step three: pour

pouring into milk silicone mold

When all of the components are melted, add the fragrance oil. Stir it in well. Pour the mixture into the mold quickly.

Step FouR: unmold

turning bar out of mold

Allow the bars to harden for 4-8 hours before you turn them out.

🥫 Storage instructions

These bars don’t need to be refrigerated, but they should be kept relatively cool, out of direct sunlight and very hot spaces.

🔍 FAQs

What are the benefits of using lotion bars?

Lotion bars are easier to make and carry around than traditional lotion. They do not sink into the skin as quickly but are very nourishing.

Can I use essential oil for fragrance?

Yes, but keep in mind it will be in prolonged contact with your skin, so make sure it’s safe for the skin first.

How long will they last?

Indefinitely. They should last years.

👩🏻‍🍳 Expert tips

  • Use a digital scale to measure ingredients. This will help ensure your bars turn out correctly.
  • If you’re using a mold that’s not silicone, line it with parchment paper to make sure the bars come out easily.
  • Do not leave the mixture unattended, as beeswax is flammable
  • Make sure to work quickly as you pour, the liquid will start to set up quickly.

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Goat Milk Lotion Bars

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An easy recipe for portable lotion bars, perfect for very dry skin like knees and elbows.
Prep Time:10 mins
cooling:4 d
Total Time:4 d 10 mins
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Equipment

  • Medium saucepan
  • Spatula
  • Guest size soap mold

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces beeswax
  • 1 ounce coconut oil
  • 1 ounce avocado oil
  • 1 ounce almond oil
  • 1 ounces shea Butter or mango butter
  • 1 ounce powdered goat milk
  • ¾ tablespoon fragrance oil optional

Instructions

  • Measure the beeswax, coconut oil, avocado oil, almond oil, and shea butter into a medium saucepan, using a digital scale.
  • Melt the oils over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Do not leave them unattended, as beeswax is very flammable. The butters will melt first and the beeswax pellets will take longer. This is normal.
  • When all components are fully melted, add the fragrance oil and stir. Pour the mixture into the mold immediately.
  • Allow to harden 4-8 hours before turning out.

Notes

Lotion bars do not need any cure time and be used immediately.
Don’t leave in a hot car or you’ll have a mess.
Beeswax pellets are the easiest to melt and measure.  White or yellow are both fine; I use white in these images.  
Keyword: beeswax lotion bars, goat milk lotion bars
Servings: 24 mini bars
Author: Katie Shaw
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