A lotion bar is lotion, but in a solid form. To apply the lotion bar, you rub it between your hands or directly on the part of the body that needs it. It will melt with the warmth of your skin! The lotion bar is meant to be applied to dry skin and you can apply it anywhere on the body. Some of the most common places include hands, feet, lower legs, elbows etc. You do not need to wet the lotion bar or your skin prior to applying. Tip: try applying to skin after a warm bath or shower.