Sandalwood Essential Oil Lotion Bars
In recent months I have become addicted to sandalwood essential oil.
The fragrance is romantic, woodsy, and sweet. I would love to add a few drops to my diffuser and snuggle in bed for days.
Sadly, I do have to leave the house for work. 🙂 So, I have found ways to take the comfort of sandalwood essential oil with me wherever I go.
One of my favorite uses for sandalwood oil are making lotion bars. A nice floral or square silicone mold creates smaller lotion bars that I can carry on the go.
Adding sandalwood essential oil to my bars makes moisturizing my skin a luxurious tweet! The fragrance is calming and sandalwood oil is wonderful for dry skin.
Using sandalwood oil in skin products is great for treating wounds and sores due to its antiseptic property. Sandalwood essential oil also has antidepressant, calming, and emollient properties.
Before we get into the lotion bar ingredients, I want to share a tip about shopping for essential oils.
Not every brand of essential oil is created equally. Therefore, look for therapeutic grade oils. If you can, find out how a company produces their oils.Natural Sandalwood
Sandalwood essential oil is, unfortunately, not cheap. So if a price seems too good to be true, the quality of the oil may be compromised. As a result, the shelf life may be limited or the fragrance may not be quite the same.
For this recipe I used New York Biology sandalwood essential oil*. It is 100% pure and natural. It is not an “oil blend”, but 100% sandalwood essential oil.
NYB’s sandalwood essential oil is triple extra quality therapeutic grade. I never knew there was such a grade! 🙂 It is potent as having a-santalol 50.28% and b-santalol 28.3%.
Believe it or not, this is a fair price for sandalwood essential oil. The upside to this cost is the effectiveness and potency of this oil. Still, I would leap for joy if I could afford to purchase this oil by the gallon.
I have purchased less quality sandalwood oils before; hoping that maybe I would hit the jackpot. They did not hurt me when applied to my skin and hair, but when compared to higher grade oils, there is no comparison.
So now on to the lotion bars!
Here are the ingredients I use to make Sandalwood Essential Oil Lotion Bars! Measurements will vary depending on the size and quantity of your bars. This recipe is extremely flexible. You may substitute with other oils, butters, and waxes.
- Coconut Oil – 2 ounces
- Cocoa Butter – 2 ounces
- Beeswax – 2 ounces
- Sandalwood Essential Oil – 5 to 10 drops
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HOSL 6-cavity Plain Basic Rectangle Silicone Mould for Homemade Craft Soap Mold, cake mold, Ice cube traySandalwood Oil (Santalum Album) – 100% Pure & Natural – Triple Extra Quality Sandalwood Essential Oil a-santolol 50.28%, b-santalol 28.3% – 1 fl ozYellow Beeswax Bees Wax Organic Pastilles Beards Premium Prime Grade A 100% Pure 16 oz
In a double boiler, slowly begin melting your beeswax and cocoa butter. After the wax and butter have melted, add coconut oil. Allow your wax, butter, and oil to melt together. Then give your mix a good stir.
Remove the mixture from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. Add drops of sandalwood oil and mix thoroughly.
Pour your lotion mix into a silicone mold. Allow to cool until the lotion blend hardens. You can place your filled molds into the refrigerator for a faster cooling time.
Once your lotions bars have hardened, pop them out of the mold and store in a container.
To use, massage the bar into your skin and watch the oils and butters penetrate and moisturize! The fragrance of sandalwood oil is better than any perfume I own. I love it!
Check out my post on how to use sandalwood essential oil for your hair. My husband loves this fragrance too by the way. 😉
Have you tried Sandalwood Essential Oil? How do you use it?
*It is an honor to partner with New York Biology. Their oil was sent to me freely for my review. All opinions and experiences are my own.
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