Antibacterial Moisturizing Lotion Bars

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Working as a Nurse, I wash my hands about 497 times a shift. No kidding! I am not a big fan of that chemical-filled foam cleaner that they recommend we use. No thank you! Plus all the hand washing causes my knuckles to dry and crack — lets add a little alcohol foam to that. OUCH! So, I decided to come up with a little trick to both moisturize and disinfect my hands. Antibacterial lotion bars!

A little info on why these lotion bars work: 

  • Beeswax and shea butter provide the skin protectant and moisturizer (so does the coconut oil, but that has even more good points)
  • Coconut oil: Monolaurin, an ingredient in coconut oil, is what gives it antibacterial and anti-fungal properties!

Antibacterial Moisturizing Lotion Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup shea butter — this is my favorite kind
  • 1/4 cup beeswax — where to find
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • Essential oils of your choice (to make these lotion bars smell amazing!) — we only use therapeutic grade essential oils in our home, you can find them HERE

This is a GREAT brand of Shea Butter, it is so easy to work with! When I ordered from Amazon, they even sent a free ebook filled with recipes to make with your shea butter. Awesome! 

Antibacterial Moisturizing Lotion Bars | Real Food RN

Directions: 

  • In a double boiler, combine the first three ingredients and melt together

Antibacterial Moisturizing Lotion Bars | Real Food RN

  • Pour into molds — HERE is where you can find the heart molds
  • Allow to cool a bit, but not harden, and then add in the essential oils of your choice. I typically use Lavender, Frankincense, Geranium, or Joy!

Antibacterial Moisturizing Lotion Bars | Real Food RN

  • Use as needed for moisturizing and disinfecting

Antibacterial Moisturizing Lotion Bars | Real Food RN

I either pour it into a small glass container (like this) to carry with me at work or I keep a bar in my work bag. A great carrying case for your lotion bars is one of these travel soap containers, works well so they don’t get smashed in your bag!

How to Get Started with Essential Oils

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Disclaimer: None of these health benefits have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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