I have been wanting to create a lotion bar recipe for a while, and with the changing seasons that are bringing in drier weather, it seems like the perfect time! Elle and I are prone to dreadfully dry skin during the winter, so I want to be well equipped to keep the eczema at bay!
This Lotion Bar Recipe is perfect for keeping around the house to grab after you wash your hands, or for when you feel your skin is getting dry. Keep a bar in the bathroom to lather on after a bath or shower, and keep your skin feeling hydrated, healthy, and radiant.
I love these bars more than traditional lotion because they are inexpensive to make, they don’t contain any chemicals, irritating fragrances or additives, so you know exactly what your skin is absorbing.
Homemade Lotion Bar Recipe
- 1 cup shea butter
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup beeswax
- 1 tsp vitamin e oil (optional)
- 20 drops essential oil (optional)
Fill a small saucepan with 1-2″ of water and bring to a boil. Add shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax to a mason jar and set the mason jar into the pot. Boil until melted, then remove from heat.
Add vitamin e oil and essential oil, and stir until well incorporated. While still liquid, pour into molds and allow to harden. I used an ice cube tray, but if you’re wanting something more durable, I recommend these.
Once they’re cool, just pop ’em out, and they’re ready to use! This lotion bar recipe makes enough to share some as Christmas gifts for your friends and family!
Looking for other homemade lotions?
- Shea Body Butter: A luxurious whipped body butter made with shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil.
- Whipped Coconut Oil: A perfect blend of coconut oil, jojoba oil and vitamin e oil.
- The Oil Cleansing Method: Learn how to cleanse, hydrate, and rejuvenate your facial skin with the OCM.
I love learning how to create things from scratch, so I know what ingredients go into everything from homemade face scrubs to clean eating recipes. I enjoy sharing my favorite recipes with other families so they can have a healthier home, too!