If you could create the IDEAL moisturizing lotion for dry skin, what would it need to include? (Here are my answers:)
If my skin is cracked and split, it can’t hurt when I apply it.
It needs to be something that lasts a long time on my skin so I don’t have to keep re-applying it.
It shouldn’t have any ingredients that irritate my skin by solving one problem but causing another.
I’d prefer it didn’t have a scent. Scent is okay sometimes but I’d rather not have something that competes with my perfume should I choose to wear it.
My skin must feel fantastic after I apply it. I don’t want to feel greasy.
Enter the lotion bar!
What is a lotion bar?
A lotion bar is a solid moisturizer that looks similar to a bar of soap, but it is made with nourishing oils and butters that melt when they come in contact with warm skin. It is used to nourish and moisturize dry areas like hands, elbows, and feet. Lotion bars are a convenient and mess-free alternative to traditional liquid lotions, making them perfect for on-the-go use.
What ingredients are in a lotion bar?
All you need to create a lotion bar is a wax (we use beeswax), a butter (our top choice is shea butter because it's great for the skin, including the face, and is excellent for mild eczema) and an oil (we choose coconut oil because it's the one oil that melts at 76 degrees, making it a perfect "absorber" into the skin.
What does a lotion bar smell like?
Our Beesilk hard lotion bar has a very light beeswax scent... that's it! We do have scented lotion bars that are lightly scented with essential oils. Check out our varieties here: https://store.hardlotion.com/products/scented-lotion-bars
How do you make lotion bars (the recipe)?
We actually share the recipe with you! You simply melt equal amounts of shea butter, beeswax and coconut oil in a double boiler, stir, and then pour into a mold (ice cube trays work well for this). Allow to come to room temperature and it's ready to use. Click the button below to learn more about how to make it:
How do you use a lotion bar?
To use a lotion bar, hold it between your hands or rub it directly onto dry areas of your skin. The warmth of your skin will melt the lotion bar, releasing the moisturizing oils and butters. Massage the lotion into your skin until it is fully absorbed, and reapply as needed. Store your lotion bar in a cool, dry place when not in use to prevent it from melting.
Can a lotion bar fix YOUR skin?
As a mom who suffered from splits and cracks in my fingers and heels, I just about gave up some of my favorite activities, like baking bread, cooking exotic Mediterranean cuisine, and making soap. Anything that came in contact with the splits would sting like crazy.
Does this describe your skin?
If not your skin, maybe you have a child with mild eczema and the least invasive route to treat it is to "keep it lotioned up" according to your dermatologist. The next suggestion of steroids worries you.
Or your family struggles from food allergies that also affect the skin.
Or you're tired of not knowing which ingredients are safe for the skin, and which you should be avoiding.
These make you and your family members a perfect candidate for the lotion bar.
What are other benefits of using a lotion bar?
Deep hydration: Lotion bars are made with nourishing oils and butters that provide deep hydration to dry and rough skin.
Convenience: Lotion bars are a mess-free alternative to traditional liquid lotions, making them convenient for on-the-go use.
Portability: Lotion bars are compact and easy to carry, making them ideal for travel or use at work.
Long-lasting: Lotion bars are solid and typically last longer than liquid lotions, providing more value for your money.
Customization: Lotion bars can be made with different ingredients and scents to suit different skin types and preferences. We have several options on our scented lotion bar page.
Ready to make your skin soft again?
If your skin gets splits and cracks, we've got you covered.
No more Band-Aids, goopy lotion, greasy lanolin, or other ineffective skin care.
Lotion Bar Before & After Photos
They're not just for hands!
Use hard lotion bars on your heels, your rough elbows, "alligator skin" on your legs... the list is endless!
Here are some customer reviews:
JoAnn: "My hands and heels have never felt so soft and no longer dry / cracked. I bought one for my daughter-in-law so I am anxious for her to try, too."
Maria: "I mean it when I say I really never write reviews. But this product has been transformative for me. After 8 long winters of extremely painful bleeding cracks, usually two or three at different stages of healing on each hand, I have had an almost crack free winter this year since I started using Bee Silk. The few cracks I have gotten have been instantly soothed by the product and have healed quickly. I used to wear nitrile gloves most of the day to protect my cracked fingertips from painful contact with everything. Now I am free of that and I’m so grateful! Thank you!!"
I have suffered with deeply cracked heels for years. I have been to a podiatrist snd a dermatologist with no results from their suggested treatments.. after a few days using the Bee Silk lotion bar my heels are healed!!! No cracks or dryness
I use the bath bar and the scrubber. It has made my very dry skin smooth and silky without needing moisture lotion after showering. I also use the hand bar and the bug bar when working in the yard.
I keep one of the pocket size on my desk and one in the car. I have been wanting the cocoa scented and was happy to see that it is available. I was first introduced to Beesilk Lotion Bars when I inherited a little cocoa scented bar from my mother that was apparently a gift, a great way to introduce others to these useful bars. I keep the larger bars in the bathroom to apply to my elbows, knees, legs and feet. I like to apply them when my skin is damp.
The Bee Silk bar IS my newest obsession. I use it morning and night on my heals, and several times on my hands. I'm happy to report that my heals are already flip flop ready because of Bee Silk and that has never happened this early in the year and w/o a ton of work! My husband also informed me that he tried my Bee Silk bar and wants a full-size bar for his bathroom and a travel-size to take to work. He struggles w/ dry hands especially in the winter, and I struggle to get him to apply moisturizer because he doesn't usually like the way it feels...they mostly leave his hands feeling greasy. He said that the Bee Silk bar did NOT make them feel that way. So there are now 2 Bee Silk lotion bar converts in my house!
Love it, I keep it in my tote at work, as my hands dry out with working on materials.
My hands and heels have never felt so soft and no longer dry / cracked. I bought one for my daughter-in-law so I am anxious for her to try, too. I would recommend this product.
I mean it when I say I really never write reviews. But this product has been transformative for me. After 8 long winters of extremely painful bleeding cracks, usually two or three at different stages of healing on each hand, I have had an almost crack free winter this year since I started using Bee Silk. The few cracks I have gotten have been instantly soothed by the product and have healed quickly. I used to wear nitrile gloves most of the day to protect my cracked fingertips from painful contact with everything. Now I am free of that and I’m so grateful! Thank you!!
I bought this for all my kiddos and a few extra for gifts. This stuff is amazing and has healed our dry, cracked, winter skin. Plus this is the perfect size for traveling with!
Beesilk Lotion Bars Fix Dry, Cracked Skin
How Angie uses Beesilk
Beesilk helped Carrie's dry, winter skin
Love the minimal ingredients that actually WORK!
Love the Beesilk lotion bar the best...so much better than regular hand lotion which I feel just dries your hands out more. Great company, great product...I’ll be back for more.
After “discovering” Beesilk hard lotion it has become my go-to lotion. With a sensitivity to fragrances, I’m so happy to find something that is one of quality with minimal ingredients.
I like the pure ingredients and the size. Easy to travel with.