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DIY Lotion Bars

How to make DIY lotion bars that are full of natural ingredients and great for your skin!
Keyword: DIY lotion, lotion bars
Author: Don't Mess With Mama


  • 1/4  cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup shea butter chopped into small pieces or grated
  • 1/4 cup beeswax pastiles
  • 3-4 drops of vitamin E optional
  • 10-15 drops essential oils I really like Lavender and/or Geranium - where to buy


  • Use a double boiler on low heat to melt all ingredients (except essential oils).
  • Remove from heat once all ingredients have melted, and add essential oils.
  • Fill silicone molds or tin containers (I really like these) and let cool for a couple of hours to firm up.


About the Ingredients
  • Coconut oil is great for dry, scaly or itchy skin. It helps to naturally moisturize. Shea butter is derived from the nuts of the shea tree, grown in Africa. It’s incredibly moisturizing and can help to protect skin from dryness.
  • Beeswax is moisturizing and helps to keep this DIY Lotion Bar in a solid form that makes it easy to travel.
  • Vitamin E is nourishing for the skin. It also helps to fight off free radicals and gives the skin a youthful appearance.
  • Lavender and Geranium essential oils (where to buy) are fantastic for the skin. Both help to protect and soothe the skin.