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How to Make Homemade Lotion Bars

Making homemade lotion bars is smart, economical and simple!

How to Make Homemade Lotion Bars - a great homemade gift from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

How to Make Homemade Lotion Bars - a great homemade gift from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Homemade lotion bars are something I have made for years now, and they come in especially handy as the cooler temperatures and dry air arrive.

Homemade Lotion Bars

These lotion bars are super quick to make and are wonderful homemade gifts as well.

What You Need:

  • 1 cup coconut oil (organic, unrefined)
  • 1 cup pure beeswax (Pastilles work best as they are easier to measure and melt.)
  • 10-20 drops essential oil (such as lavender or another favorite)
  • 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil (optional)
  • molds, tins or other containers

How to Make Them:

  1. Combine the coconut oil and beeswax in a saucepan over low heat.
  2. Once the oil and wax are melted, stir in the essential oils and Vitamin E oil.
  3. Pour the mixture into molds, tins or whatever kind of containers you are using.
  4. Allow the bars to sit at room temperature until cooled.
  5. Remove them from the molds (if you used them) and wrap or package as you like.

 

How to Make Homemade Lotion Bars - a great homemade gift from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

How to Make Homemade Lotion Bars - a great homemade gift from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

How to Make Homemade Lotion Bars - a great homemade gift from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

How to Make Homemade Lotion Bars - a great homemade gift from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

That’s it!

If you don’t have molds, the mixture can simply be poured directly into a tin or other container.

To use your lotion bar, simply rub it between your hands, or if it is in a container, rub your fingers on it, then rub it into your skin. The heat from your hand will melt the surface of the bar, allowing it to spread onto your skin.

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2 thoughts on “How to Make Homemade Lotion Bars”

  1. These were super easy! Thanks for sharing with those of us learning. One question. Do you have a dedicated pan you use for the lotion bars or do you use something like Dawn to get your pan clean?

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