DIY Lotion Bars

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DIY Lotion Bars

DIY Lotion Bars

I absolutely love making my own DIY lotion bars. They are easy to make, inexpensive to make and are all natural. Plus, with summer coming up, they help to sooth sunburnt skin.


Another great thing, is this recipe is completely customizable! You can add color, fragrance and even different types of oils and butters, just remember that it always equal parts beeswax, oil and butter. I prefer not to add any fragrance to these though, they smell like chocolaty heaven with the shea butter!


Items Needed:

Equal Parts of the following:

Shea Butter

Beeswax * I like the pellets because they melt quicker and no cutting!

Almond, Olive or Avocado Oil

Mold * I love silicon molds because it makes it easier to get the lotion bars out.


You have two options here, the double boiler or microwave option. Both are the same process, but I find the microwave is easier.

Give the beesewax a head start in the melting process because it does take the longest. Melt beeswax in a microwave safe bowl in 20 second bursts, stirring in between each burst. If using a double boiler, allow the beeswax to start to melt before adding in shea butter and oil.

After the second burst, add in the shea butter and oil.

Continue to melt in 20 second bursts until completely melted.

Pour into a mold of choice, you can use silicon, old deodorant container, or even an Altoids box.

Allow to cool for 1 hour or until completely opaque and hard.

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  1. says

    My cousin made some of these are they were awesome! they are on my do to list using Orange Essential oil. Thanks for linking up last week at Creativity Unleashed. Featuring you tomorrow on the blog and hope to see you back again!

  2. Melissa says

    What amount of equal parts do you use and how much does it make? I was thinking of using a 1/2 cup of each and curious about how much that might make? I want to start with a small batch first! Thank you for sharing!!

    • says

      I usually do about 3 or 4 ounces each per batch I make, this is enough to generally fill 5-6 small molds. The easiest way to determine how much a batch will make with your molds is to measure out water (example a cup of water) and see if it will be to much or to little for the molds you are using. Then divide the number by 3 to get your equal amounts for each ingredient.

  3. Mary says

    I made a couple batches of these for my family and friends for Christmas. What a wonderful and easy recipe! I used a standalone chocolate melting pot and it worked like a charm, and I added a bit of vanilla essential oil for fragrance. The lotion ended up a bit tacky, but it absorbed fast and made my hands very soft <3

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