If you're looking for an eco-friendly, all-natural alternative to store-bought lotion bars, look no further than your own kitchen!
Homemade lotion bars are easy to make, and they last a long time.
But how long, exactly? Read on to find out.
If you wondering what are lotion bars or looking for an easy straightforward recipe to make one check out our article 👉 3 Ingredient Lotion Bar Recipe: Soothing and Moisturizing.
How Long Do Homemade Lotion Bars Last?
The answer depends on a few factors, including the ingredients you use and how you store your lotion bars.
To start with, all the ingredients you use in your recipes should be fresh and in date.
If making beauty products is not something that you do frequently or if you are just getting started, buy your ingredients in small quantities to make sure you are using them up fast enough.
Also, adding vitamin E to your recipes will extend the shelf life of your products as vitamin E is an antioxidant and it slows down oxidation of natural ingredients like botanical oils and plant butters.
The amount of vitamin E you add should be between 0.5-1% of you whole recipe.
As for storage, keeping your lotion bars in a cool, dark place will help them last longer.
Avoid leaving the bars in direct sunlight or a near heat sources as they can melt or become excessively soft.
Assuming you use shelf-stable ingredients and store your lotion bars properly, they should last for at least six months to one year - and probably much longer.
So go ahead and stock up!