DIY Lotion Bars

DIY Coconut Lotion BarsLotion bars are really popular in the “DIY skin care world”.  They are all over Pinterest.  I have avoided them due to possible messiness and inconvenience.  Well, I’m glad I bit the bullet and made some because they are so helpful for dry skin.  Plus, for those of you looking for something a bit more solid then yesterday’s Body Oil, these DIY coconut lotion bars are for you!

Plus, they are just so cute!

What You’ll Need:

  • Molds
  • Coconut Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Beeswax
  • Vitamin E Oil (optional)
  • Essential Oils (optional)

DIY Lotion Bars

1 cup coconut oil (find it HERE)

1/4 cup shea butter (find it HERE)

1 cup beeswax (find it HERE)

2 tsp. Vitamin E Oil (find it HERE)

30 drops of Essential Oils (find it HERE)


  1. Fill a medium pot 1/2 way full with water.
  2. Place a glass pyrex  bowl with a spout in the water.
  3. Add all 3 ingredients to the glass bowl and allow to melt.
  4. Remove from heat and add essential oils and/or vitamin E.
  5. Pour into molds.
  6. Allow molds to cool in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

I tried a new essential oil combo. in these lotion bars and really like it!  I added 15 drops of Lavender, 10 drops Lemon and 5 drops of Marjoram-they smell heavenly!

Be sure to tell your friend or family member to only use a small amount at a time-A little goes a long way and you will end up feeling like a greased pig if you use too much!  I usually keep one bar by my bed and use just a bit a night.

You can also store these in a deodorant container for total convenience!  I personally love putting it in “stick” form because it is so easy to use and your hands don’t get oily.


xx, Jenni

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