Friday, May 9, 2014

Pain Relief Lotion Bars

Been wanting to try these pain relief lotion bars for sometime now. Finally gave in and tried the recipe when the compressed disc and sciatic nerve decided to act up.

While we try to avoid reaching for pain meds as much as possible,now,we reach more and more for these homemade Pain Relief Lotion Bars.

They are made with all good, natural ingredients...and smell wonderful!

We used several different essential oils known for pain relief and inflammation healing properties. 

Should you decide to make your own, you certainly do not need to use as many as we did.

NOTE: We are not making any medical claims. We speak from personal experience and individual results may vary.

Pain Relief Lotion Bars

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup cocoa butter
  • 1/3 cup beeswax (can add an extra ounce or two if you want a thicker consistency, which leaves less lotion on the skin when used
  • 1 tsp. methol crystals
  • 1/2 tsp arnica oil
  • 10 drops Peppermint oil or 10 drops each of additional oil with pain relieving properties. Here is a link for getting started.
This recipe can be adjusted to make any quantity that you'd like. I made with 1/3 cup of each main ingredients, but this can adjusted up for down for bigger or smaller batches.
How to Make:
Combine all ingredients in a quart size glass mason jar and carefully place this jar in a small saucepan of water on the stove.
Turn the burner on and bring water to a low simmer. Stir ingredients constantly until they are melted and smooth.
Remove from heat and stir in the menthol crystals and stir until dissolved.
Add essential oils and arnica oil (optional) and stir until mixed.
Carefully pour into molds or whatever you will be allowing the lotion bars to harden in. 
Allow the lotion bars to cool completely before attempting to pop out of molds. These could be made in different shaped molds or made in a square baking pan and then cut into actual bars.

How to Use:

Store in a cool or dry place for up to six months 
To apply to skin: hold bar in hand and carefully rub on dry skin. The heat of the skin will transfer some of the lotion bar to the skin. 

Once the lotion bar melts onto your skin, you can begin to massage the area and work in the essential oils.

It does look like a bar of soap, so be careful to treat it as a natural remedy and let others know what it is so they do not mistakenly use it as soap.

While using this as a natural pain relief method, due to the ingredients in the bar, you will also experience some moisturizing benefits too.

We keep our bars wrapped in pieces of unbleached parchment paper.

Like the natural look and looks nice if you would like to gift a bar.

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28

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  1. Oh my! These bars sound like a luxury.... Pinning! I want to try them...!!! :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique<

  2. I didn't see menthol crystals or arnica oil on the ingredients list but are added in the recipe. How much of each is needed for this recipe?

    1. Sorry about that!!!! Not sure how that happen..but it has been corrected.