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Lotion Bars are a great way to keep your skin soft, and they travel well without any mess. Get the recipe and free printable labels!
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Make Your Own Lotion Bars

Lotion bars are a great way to keep your skin soft. Since they are solid they aren’t messy and travel really well in a purse.
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins


  • 2" round silicone soap mold
  • 2 ounce tin for storage


  • 1/2 cup beeswax pellets or grated
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa butter or shea butter
  • 40 - 50 drops essential oils* of your choice


  • Place several inches of water in the bottom of a double boiler.
  • Combine beeswax, coconut oil, cocoa butter or shea butter in the top of a double boiler.
  • Heat gently on stovetop, stirring occasionally, until all ingredients are melted.
  • Remove from heat and add essential oils if using.
  • Pour into 2" round silicone soap mold.
  • Allow to cool completely before removing from the mold.
  • Store in tins, or other container.
  • To use, simply rub the lotion bars between your hands. The warmth of your hands will melt the bars.


To make your own inexpensive double boiler, place several inches water in a saucepan. Place several canning jar rings in the bottom of the pan. For the top portion of the double boiler, use a  wide mouth, 2 cup canning jar.
This lotion bar mold is perfect for this recipe. 
Store in these 2 ounce tin cans.
*For a nice Christmas scent use 25 drops of orange essential oil, 15 drops of clove essential oil, and 10 drops of myrrh essential oil.