Christmas is coming! Our decorations are up. Our house has all the smells of the holiday season. Our kids are asking when the elves will arrive. Our shopping lists are almost finished. But what to do about the teacher gifts? I like to do something unique for them each year. They do so much and deserve to receive something that is well thought out. Something extra special! These apple scented lotion bars make a great DIY teacher Christmas gift. Perfect for keeping hands soft during the winter holiday season. I’ve even got free printable tags for you to make the entire gift that much easier. Let your teachers know that you want them to feel pampered over the Christmas break away from school!
Teacher Christmas Gift Apple Lotion Bars + Free Printable
1. Add the shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax pellets to a microwave safe bowl. (You can use a large Pyrex measuring cup). Microwave on high in 30 second increments until completely melted. (Takes about 3 times until it’s melted but microwave wattages vary). The beeswax will take the longest to melt. Remove from microwave and stir well.
2. Add the apple soap fragrance and red colorant and stir well to distribute. Add more colorant depending on the shade of red you desire.
3. Immediately pour the melted lotion into your silicone molds, filling up to the top. This lotion actually begins to solidify very quickly so you need to keep that in mind while you are filling the molds. You can get the exact apple mold HERE.
4. Chill for 30 minutes to allow the apple lotion bars to completely harden.
HOW TO USE
Rub the lotion bar between your hands or massage it over any dry skin areas. The heat from your body will soften and melt the bar and allow the oils in the lotion to nourish and soften your skin.