Hard Lotion Bars and Other Easy Homemade Skin Care

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The hard lotion bars pictured above are some I made last year around Mother's day. They took me 30 minutes from start to finish.

In fact, they actually took way less active time since after I melted the three ingredients together, I just poured the liquid into a muffin tin and popped it in the freezer. Most of the time these took to make was them sitting in the freezer hardening.

A lot of homemade skin care is like that.

I know many people think it's too difficult to try, but it is much easier than you might expect.

Lip balm is very similar: mix, melt and pour.

Body scrubs: measure and mix.

That's it.

I don't know why but I REALLY want you to know that it is not hard! I guess I want you to feel the same satisfaction I do when I make my own body products and also the wonderful feeling I have when I give it to someone as a gift. They usually feel so special (and most often think it I slaved over it!).

Here is a video from Renee of Hard Lotion, demonstrating how she makes lotion bars. I think you'll see what I mean about easy.

One reason I'm telling you this now is because six excellent books that show how to make gift-worthy skin care products are included in the Healthy Living eBook Bundle. If you purchased these at regular price they would  cost $45.98!

I feel kind of strange telling you to buy something, I hate selling things! But I don't want you to miss out on this deal either. These books rarely go on sale. And they are very good books.

So, here are the books that are in the Skin Care and Beauty section of the Healthy Living Bundle:

My Buttered Life (Baby edition) by Renee Harris @ Hard Lotion ($5)

My Buttered Life (Gift edition) by Renee Harris @ Hard Lotion ($5)

My Buttered Life (Summer edition) by Renee Harris @ Hard Lotion ($5)

Simple Scrubs to Make and Give by Stacy Karen @ A Delightful Home ($3.99)

Food on Your Face for Acne and Oily Skin by Leslie @ Crunchy Betty ($7.99)

Holistic Mama’s Guide to Homemade Skincare by Roxanne King @ The Holistic Mama ($19)

Like I said, these would cost you $45.98. The bundle is only $29 (plus you get $49 in free bonuses – which are actually tangible products!) and you get 29 other healthy living books. Many of which are HUGE.

If you want to make your own products, whether you have done so before or are a beginner, you will love these books. And you'll have enough information to make wonderful gifts for all of your friends and family this Christmas!

Hey I made gifts for 12 people at once when I made the lotion bars. 12 holes in a muffin tin = 12 bars!

I'd love to know, have you tried your hand at making skin care products? Did you find it difficult or easy?

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    1. I think it might be possible. I have never tried it. I did make lip balm using cranberries as a coloring once! Also, You can add a chunk of a favorite lipstick to the mix when you are melting the ingredients. The balm will have the a similar color (but much lighter).

  1. I live in Australia and used to make my own skin-care around 20 years ago, but your recipes and range of easy to source ingredients have got me really excited about getting back into it again! Back then, it was a lot harder to find and purchase the right ingredients. I had to make herb tinctures, and decoctions of oils and herbs ( just for starters) and make oil emulsions etc….so your recipes look just like what I need to make my own products again. Mix, melt, pour? Sign me up!
    I’ve just enjoyed my first newsletter from you, and of the myriad email subscriptions I’ve signed up for of late, I have to say it’s been my favourite so far. I signed up for your newsletter after buying the ‘healthy living e-book bundle’, and just loved all your recipes for home-made skin care…I am definitely going to make some luscious goodies for my ma, sisters/sister in-law – and have lots of fun in the process! Thanks a bunch Stacy

    1. Cindy! Thank you so much. Your comment really made me smile.

      I’m glad you are inspired to get back into make your own products. It is so much fun.

      Thank you for taking the time to leave me some encouragement. I appreciate it.

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