Who says that Halloween treats have to be candy? After making solid lotion bars using supplies I purchased at HM Ben Franklin Crafts, I had a Halloween idea to put the lotion bars in Halloween matchbox treat boxes (purchased in a make it yourself kit at HM BFC).
The matchboxes are super simple to make and provide the perfect container for cellophane wrapped and washi taped solid lotion bars. (The lotion bars need to be wrapped because the oils will stain the matchboxes.) Be sure to tell the recipient of the lotion bar treat that it is for smoothing skin NOT eating. Like the soap and lip balm in previous posts, the unscented, colorless base comes ready to microwave and can be varied with many scents and colors available at HM Ben Franklin Crafts. To add more interest to the lotion bars I added some cosmetic sparkle powder (from HM BFC) after the microwaved liquid has cooled down a bit. The scents and colors can be added at this time too. Tip: To easily remove the lotion bars from the mold, put the filled mold into the freezer for a few minutes and the bars will just pop out. Well, hope you have lots of spooky fun this Halloween and give body lotion bars to all your special friends!