What are the benefits of using Lotion Bars?
Have you ever noticed that when you use your body lotion your skin never stays moist and you find yourself going back to the lotion bottle over and over? Look at the ingredients in your lotion and see if your lotion contains isopropyl alcohol and/or mineral oil. Both of these actually are very drying to your skin. The alcohol gives a temporary sense of coolness due to evaporation. Mineral oil is found in lotions, soaps, baby oil, cosmetics, and motor oil. Mineral oil is a clear, liquid oil with no scent and will not spoil. It is very inexpensive because it is produced as a byproduct of the distillation of gasoline from crude oil. It is great for oiling your wooden cutting boards--but not your skin. Mineral oil does not penetrate to soften. It is difficult to absorb, coats your skin, and clogs the pores. If you would like to have healthy skin, stay away from mineral oils, animal fat, petroleum, and synthetic oil based skincare. Lab created oils clog pores, aggravate acne, trigger allergic reactions, and makes the skin feel heavy and greasy. If you cannot pronounce it, chances are God didnít make it! Remember, the skin is the body's largest organ and it needs to breathe as part of its important role in maintaining overall health! Also, the high water content of liquid lotions can further dry and irritate the skin as evaporation takes place.
Jergens Lotion Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Ceteareth-20, Aluminum Starch, Octenylsuccinate, Ascorbyl Palmitate*, Tocopherol**, Panthenol***, Tylene Glycol, Lecithin, Alcohol, Cetyl-PG, Hydroxyethyl Palmitamide, Allanton, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Dilaurate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearic Acid, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance.
Lubriderm Lotion Ingredients: Water, Mineral Oil, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Citrate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Ethylparaben.
Korte Acres Lotion Bar Ingredients: Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Mango Butter, Olive Oil, Vit E, Comfrey Oil, Calendula Oil, Yarrow Oil and Fragrance Oil.
How do you use a Lotion Bar?
Use lotion bars as you would any lotion - they're just solid, not liquid. To use, hold the bar between your hands until it begins to soften to the touch. Massage the lotion bar onto your hands for a few seconds, and let the wonderful oils soak in. Your hands will feel so good! When you use your lotion bar for the first time you might think your hands feel oily--please wait a minute or two. All of the oils will quickly absorb into your skin--for the softest skin ever. Lotion bars are made with natural oils that will not simply grease and coat the surface of your skin.