How to Make Homemade Lotion Bars?


Recently, I was having trouble with my dry skin. Especially my arms and legs were extremely dry. And this really made me uncomfortable. So, I came up with this idea; homemade lotion bars. I love using body lotions with different smells.

Most of the time, I am making my own homemade body lotion recipes. Those trials were pretty successful. This gave me courage and I started to search for different homemade lotion bar recipes to combine. Below, I will give you the recipe I tried and liked very much.


The key ingredient of this recipe is coconut oil and Shea butter. These two could be the perfect duo of homemade cosmetic products. I am including them almost in all my homemade recipes. And the results are always amazing.

Since this recipe will be body lotion, I want it to smell nice. I selected essential lavender oil in the homemade lotion bars recipe. But, you can use another essential oil like germanium or rose. This will only change the smell of your body lotion. What is more, I wanted to improvise a bit. And I shaped my body lotion and made lotion bars. This was the fun part of all preparation. You can use a silicon mould you like to shape your own body lotion.

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Homemade Lotion Bars Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of natural coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of grated shea butter
  • 1/4 cup of beeswax pastilles
  • 3-4 drops of Vitamin E or 1 capsule of Vitamin E (optional)
  • 10-15 drops of essential lavender oil*
*I had essential lavender oil at home. But you can use other essential oils like germanium or rose or any other one. Also, you can skip this step as well. Essential oil will make your skin softer true. But some people may be allergic to certain types like lavender or rose.

Homemade Lotion Bars Preparation:


Add water into a pan and place the pan on stove.



Add coconut oil, Shea butter, and beeswax into a bowl.


Place the bowl on the pan.


Wait for all ingredients to melt.


Mix all melted ingredients.


Add Vitamin E and essential lavender oil to this mixture.

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Combine all the ingredients until you obtain homogenous mixture.


Pour this mixture into silicon moulds.


Keep the silicon moulds in fridge for couple of hours.


Enjoy your homemade lotion bars.

You can easily use these homemade lotion bars, when you need to moisture your skin. These lotion bars work perfectly for your elbows and knees.

Also, since lotions bars are made from organic and natural ingredients, you can use them on your children. This low-cost lotion bars will also be a perfect gift. You can shape them with heart shaped silicon moulds. And you can find fancy wrapping papers and bows to decorate your homemade lotion bars.

You can keep these lotion bars in your fridge for couple of weeks. But it always better to use fresh homemade cosmetic products. So, you can work in small batches and make new ones when you finish your homemade lotion bars.

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