What is a lotion bar?
Sheaberry lotion bars are solid luxurious blocks of natural butters and oils that moisturize the skin. They look similar to a bar of soap, but they are applied to your skin as you would a liquid lotion. Our lotion bars do not require chemicals or preservatives to maintain shelf-life, and they are far superior to liquid lotions in their moisturizing benefits.
Why choose a lotion bar over liquid lotions?
- Most liquid lotions are water-based. Although it is highly beneficial for your skin to drink water, applying water topically to your skin has a drying effect.
- Liquid lotions require preservatives – like cetyl or isopropyl alcohol – to maintain shelf-life. These chemicals parch and damage your skin cells.
- Sheaberry body butters are packed with a bounty of natural butters and oils that act as superheroes in their ability to moisturize your skin.
- The moisturizing benefits of lotion bars last far longer than liquid lotions, and they are non-greasy from the moment they are applied.
How do you use our lotion bars?
Sheaberry lotion bars are solid at room temperature but they melt when placed in contact with your warm skin. To apply, simply hold the bar against your skin for 15 to 30 seconds, then rub it across your body to massage in the softened butters and oils. If you are in a hurry, you can warm the bar with your blow dryer for a few seconds!
How long will a lotion bar?
A full size Sheaberry lotion bar applied daily over your entire body will last approximately two months. If you use the same size bar to moisturize just your hands on a daily basis, it could easily last for a year or more.
The shelf-life of a bar is 12 to 18 months. After a few months, the butters in a bar may start to crystallize which can give it an unusual texture. This is a natural process, and does not affect the moisturizing properties.
How should you store your lotion bar?
It is best to store lotion bars away from direct sunlight or heating units. Our bars have a consistency similar to chocolate, and they will melt if they get too warm. If you discover that your bar has melted, simply move it to a room temperature location and it will resolidify.