At Tea-licious Skincare we often have people ask us this question? “What is the difference between a lotion bar and a massage bar?” You may be familiar with what is lotion bar is, although the concept is still fairly new, but you may not have heard much about massage bars. While both products are solid moisturizers and are often similar in appearance, they have some differences that set them apart. Here are some key factors to consider when comparing all-natural message bars and lotion bars.
Is a Massage Bar the Same as a Lotion Bar?
Lotion bars and massage bars are made with similar ingredients but at different ratios. Lotion bars are typically made with a combination of butters and oils that help to seal in moisture and protect the skin. Message bars, on the other hand, are made with the same or similar nourishing ingredients but at different ratios to create a bar which lasts longer and provides a smooth, gliding texture for massage.
While both products are designed to moisturize the skin, lotion bars are luxuriously formulated primarily for everyday use to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin. Message bars are formulated to be more solid, lasting longer. They are less messy than massage oils but like lotion bars, the nutritious ingredients are absorbed into the skin to hydrate and feed your skin. So they can be used interchangeably.
Lotion bars are designed to be rubbed in until absorbed, particularly after a shower or bath. Message bars fit perfectly in your hand while massaging, will last longer and are less messy than traditional massage oils and creams. With gorgeous essential oils and lovely moisturizing butters that melt straight onto the skin, solid massage bars are perfect for releasing tension.
Tea-Licious Skincare lotion bars and massage bars offer the whole range of benefits to the skin, including long-lasting hydration and protection against environmental stressors. They also don't contain water, which means they don’t require preservatives or other additives that can cause irritation on sensitive skin. But massage bars, additionally, offer the added benefits of aromatherapy and massage therapy, which can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation.
If you're looking for a natural, preservative free body moisturizer for everyday use, made with quick absorbing natural ingredients, a lotion bar may be the best choice! But if you’re looking for those benefits PLUS aromatherapy and relaxation then a massage bar will be the answer. We have a selection of massage bars with babies in mind in our Nature’s Provision for Baby Collection. Both products are considered a clean beauty product. Shop our online store now!