Homemade lotion bars are super easy to make and great for your skin! All-natural ingredients and fragranced with essential oils protect and soothe dry skin.
Homemade lotion bars are so easy to make and so good for you! Mine are made from all natural, organic ingredients and fragranced with essential oils. They contain no water or alcohol so they moisturize very well. I like to keep mine in a little dish on the nightstand next to the bed so they’re handy for using just before getting dressed. They contain no water or alcohol making them perfect for moisturizing through the fall and winter when your skin gets so dry.
UPDATE: This article originally posted on August 31, 2018. I’m sharing it again because these lotion bars make the perfect hand-made gift! You just melt the ingredients together, pour them into a mold, wait for them to solidify, and place them in a pretty muslin drawstring bag or little Christmas gift bag. Then add a pretty Christmas tag and Voila! What a great gift for teachers, hairdressers, babysitters, hostesses, etc. People smile when they receive these lotion bars. 😊 Let me know how you gifted yours!
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Just four simple ingredients, a microwave-safe measuring cup with a pouring spout, and silicone molds are all you need. To give them as gifts, I like to put them in a cute drawstring muslin bag and add a pretty tag made in Canva.
How to Make Homemade Lotion Bars
To make lotion bars, just melt together in a microwave-safe measuring cup on the medium setting in the microwave the following ingredients:
Add 2-4 teaspoons of your favorite essential oil, or blend of your favorite oils. Stir the mixture gently and carefully pour it into the silicone molds. Let it set at room temperature for about an hour until solid.
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Carefully remove the bars from the mold. This recipe makes 6 4oz lotion bars.
I’m sure you’ve noticed that some bars have a deeper yellow color than others. I made two batches and used two different kinds of beeswax. Beeswax varies in color from beige to deep gold. I also highly recommend using beeswax in pellet form rather than trying to grate it from a brick form. Beeswax is almost impossible to grate and large chunks cut from a brick take a long time to melt. Ask me how I know… 🙂
How to Use Lotion Bars
I keep my lotion bar in a little dish on the nightstand by my bed. Rub the lotion bar between your hands to let the heat from them melt the bar a little, then rub it into your skin.
Some Good Fragrances for Homemade Lotion Bars
I used 2 teaspoons of lavender essential oil to fragrance this batch of lotion bars. Other good fragrances are one teaspoon of rosemary and one teaspoon of peppermint essential oils. Try Plant Therapy’s Sleep Tight essential oil blend for a lotion that soothes before bedtime. Or for an extra-special homemade lotion gift, fragrance your homemade lotion bars with these amazing floral essential oils:
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If you like the idea of all-natural lotion bars but are not interested in making them yourself, you can purchase them from MadeOn Skin Care. I have MadeOn’s Citrus Lotion Stick and love having it handy in my purse! It doesn’t spill, is so easy to use, and has a wonderful fragrance.
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Let me know what fragrances you try for fall! Thanks for reading!