Thursday, January 24

DIY Lotion Disc's - The Best Dry Skin Solution

It seems like every year, my skin gets angrier and angrier during the dry winter months. This year is no exception. I do however, have a solution this time around.
Lotion Disc's!
My goodness, where do I even begin! They are really THAT great.
I have tried just about everything to keep my skin moisturized during the winter, and nothing ever works very well. As I get older, and I'm not that old - really, it's getting worse. Not to mention I've been running regularly for over 10 years now and that seems to compound the dryness on my feet. I've gone as far as slathering thick expensive face cream on my feet at night, and covering them with socks so I don't ruin the sheets. That works for about half a day.
These little disc's however, took care of all my dry skin issues in less than a few days!
I came across this solution to dry skin completely on accident. As a lot of you know, I'm on a Spending Fast for the entire year. Of course when I went on my little frantic spending spree to pick up "important" stuff, I didn't grab lotion. I just assumed I would make my own since I had everything I needed to make it already in my cabinets.
I did make my own lotion, but I'm just not thrilled with it. It hardens up and is kind of messy.
The lotion disc's are the perfect answer to that problem too. They don't make a mess, they are a lot easier to make than actual lotion, and they keep my skin softer than any water based lotion ever has.
There are a ton of recipes for these online, but I'm really happy with mine so I want to share. So far I have made two different kinds - one for me and one for little Stella's eczema.
The directions below will make one of Stella's lotion disc's. The recipe for the one I use will be at the bottom of this post.
What you need:
Stella's Lotion Disc - yields 1 disc
1 Tbsp Organic Beeswax
1 Tbsp Organic Shea Butter
1 Tbsp Organic Olive Oil
3 Vitamin E soft gels
Muffin Tin
Cupcake liner

1). Put all of the ingredients except the vitamin e into a double boiler or a glass Pyrex measuring cup. I don't own a double boiler, so I melt mine in a glass cup in the microwave. Yes, I know, microwaves are baaaaad - I think we will be ok ;)
2) Melt the beeswax, shea butter and olive oil in your double boiler. If you plan on using your microwave, heat it slowly. The idea is to warm it up just enough to melt, you don't want it getting too hot. I warm mine in 35 second increments 3 times and in between each increment, I give it a quick stir with a toothpick. Your times may be a little different though, so play with it if you have to.
3) Once everything is melted, take a toothpick and puncture each soft gel and squeeze the vitamin e oil into your melted oils. Give it a few good stirs with a toothpick again.
4). Place your cupcake liner in the muffin tin and then pour your melted oil mixture into the liner. Allow it to cool until it's solid. Reomve the wrapper and it's ready to use.
Lisa's Lotion Disc - yields 1 disc

1 Tbsp Organic Beeswax
1 Tbsp Organic Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Organic Sweet Almond Oil
3 Vitamin E soft gels
Muffin Tin
Cupcake liner
Follow the directions for Stella's lotion disc.
That's it! So easy and so effective. I absolutely love these! Try them and let me know what you think. The disc in the picture above has lasted about three weeks so far. Overall, I think this is not only more effective than water based lotion, but also a lot cheaper. To use them, just simply rub the bar along your skin, focusing on the dryer areas. The shea butter bar takes a few more minutes to absorb into your skin than the coconut oil bar does, but both work really well.


  1. Do you just rub it on the dry areas a couple times a day?

    1. Hi Jennie!
      Yes, just rub it over your skin. Thank you for asking that, I didn't realize I never explained how to use the disc's in the post. It's updated now. The disc works so well that I only have to use it every other day now.
      Take care!
      -Lisa :)