First off, this may be a new concept. What the heck is a Lotion Bar? A lotion bar is lotion in a solid form. It bears resemblance to a soap bar, but it functions as a moisturizer. Made of only natural ingredients, lotion bars stay solid as long as they are kept at room temperature or lower. They're activated by body heat and can be used anywhere on the body. Our bar is carefully designed with delicious cocoa and shea butters along side jojoba and sweet almond oil to create a solid yet buttery bar. Scented with only essential oils and the added benefits of the antioxidant vitamin E.
Using a lotion bar is easy; those who want to moisturize their bodies simply can take the lotion bar into their hands and warm it with them. The heat originating from their hands will melt a small portion of the bar. From there, you can rub the lotion onto the body part that needs moisturizing. Some who use lotion bars apply lotion only to their hands. Others, however, might use the bar to moisturize their feet, ankles, knees, legs, arms, elbows or any other area that has dry skin.
Another way to use the lotion bar is to apply the bar directly to areas in need of moisturizing. The bar can be rubbed on these areas until it heats and softens and lotion transfers to the skin. The friction from the rubbing, combined with the heat from your skin, can give good results. This method is great when used on the heels or other especially dry or tough areas that could benefit from direct application.
When applying, the lotion can feel as though it is greasy but please give the lotion few moments to absorb into the skin. This will allow the lotion bar to absorb into the skin and give you longer lasting hydration.
Why is a Lotion Bar Better?
- No plastic bottle/ Environmental Footprint-Because the lotion is solid, there is no need to package lotion in a plastic bottle. Also with natural ingredients, the process for creating a lotion bar is low impact. Yay for Planet Earth.
- Use IN the shower/ Efficiency of Application and Increased Moisturizing-The best time to apply moisturizer is when your pores are open, either in the shower/bath, or just out of the shower/bath. This allows the lotion to deeply penetrate skin as well as seal and protect skin throughout the day.
- Purity/No Fillers-Lotion bars have a reputation for being a health-conscious choice because they are free from the potentially hazardous chemicals found in commercial lotion products, such as phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde, para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), ethanolamines and petroleum.
- Travel Friendly-Great for on the go or take along on a vacation or business trip, with no liquids you’ll be good to go!
How long will a Lotion Bar last?
One Lotion Bar will last approximately eight to ten uses depending on how vigorously you rub and for how long. Please keep in well drained soap dish and use care when stepping out of shower or tub … may leave surface area slippery.
We recommend holding the lotion bar in your hands for 1 – 2 minutes before use; the warmth of your hands melts the solid bar, freeing up the lotion ingredients for application to the body. If the bar feels hard or tough to use, keep warming in your hands or start by rubbing on your arms to get the lotion to melt enough to spread easily.
Use in the shower or bath right before you come out and pat skin dry.
Those who want to try a hard lotion might feel more comfortable doing so at night. Application be done right before bedtime. The benefit of applying a hard lotion before you sleep is that the lotion has all night to penetrate the skin, and you can wake up feeling soft and smooth.
For really dry cracked feet apply the bar directly to your heel before bed and if you can wear a pair of socks while you sleep. The warmth provided by the socks can help the lotion penetrate the outer layers of the skin and you will wake up with softer feet.
Thank you for reading our blog and we hope you enjoyed it and maybe learned a thing or two. We strive to educate our consumers with information to make the best decision for them and their families. By choosing all natural you can feel good about what's going into your skin and give your body only what it needs to heal replenish and nourish. Stay beautiful friends.