Lotion bars are becoming increasingly popular as natural, plastic-free alternatives to store-bought lotions.
They're easy to make at home, and you can tailor them to your own individual needs.
However, one of the most common complaints about lotion bars is that they can be quite greasy.
If you've ever found yourself in this situation, don't worry - there are a few things you can do to fix it!
But first, if you are wondering how to make your own homemade lotion bar, check out our great and super-easy 3 Ingredient Lotion Bar Recipe.
So, how to fix a greasy lotion bar?
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Use a lighter oil
Botanical oils are amazing ingredients but they are all different depending on their fatty acids composition.
This makes some oils lighter than others.
For example, coconut oil is quite heavy and it will make your lotion bar also heavy and greasy.
Using a different oil may help to reduce the greasiness of your lotion bar.
Instead of coconut oil, you can use Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides (or fractionated coconut oil) which is a much lighter and fast absorbent version of coconut oil.
Use a lighter butter
Shea butter has great properties but it can be quite greasy in a lotion bar.
If you're finding your lotion bar is too greasy, try substituting your ingredients with the ones that have a lighter feel.
With a little trial and error, you'll be sure to find a non-greasy solution that works for you!