Soothe dry tired skin with this five ingredient lavender lotion bar. You will love how easy it is to make this lotion bar that has nourishing ingredients to soothe the skin. A great Mother’s day, birthday or other fun gift idea for friends and loved ones. These are solid lotion bars that you have to try soon.
These homemade lotion bars are made with natural ingredients and will help dry skin, cracked skin, rough elbows and more. I find these last a long time and work great at hydrating the skin and the lavender is such a calm and relaxing fragrance.
What You Need:
- Olive Oil – Hydrating and loaded with antioxidants and fatty acids. Olive oil is also great for sensitive skin.
- Coconut Oil or Mango Butter- Both of these are rich in vitamins and minerals that really creates a rich texture that really soaks into the skin to hydrate.
- Shea Butter – Shea butter is loaded with vitamin E, A, and more. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, and works really great on damaged skin. The natural vitamin e is so nourishing to the skin and is a must for this lotion bar.
- Lavender Oil – Essential oil is used for soothing and calming properties. So adding this fragrance to your bar is wonderful. You will have a wonderful fragrance and benefit from the natural benefits of the essential oils. Lavender is also know for soothing or calming irritated or tired skin.
- Beeswax is naturally hydrating and increases essential moisture in the skin. Commonly found in hand and body creams, beeswax helps to retain natural skin moisture.
How to Make Lavender Lotion Bars
- Combine the olive oil and beeswax in a double boiler or a bowl set over a pot of boiling water.
- Heat the mixture over low to medium heat until the beeswax is completely melted, which usually takes around 5-10 minutes.
- Once the beeswax has melted, turn down the heat to very low, or turn off the heat if the mixture feels too hot.
- Add the coconut oil, shea butter, and lavender essential oil (or any other essential oils you prefer) to the mixture. Wait a few minutes for the butters to dissolve.
- Use an emulsifier blender or a fork to thoroughly blend and mix all the ingredients together.
- Pour the mixture into silicone molds and allow it to cool and harden at room temperature.
- Once the lotion bars have hardened, gently pop them out of the molds.
- Transfer the lotion bars to storage tins and store them in a cool place.
How to Use Lavender Lotion Bars
1. Take the lotion bar and place in your hands for a minute or two, to allow the bar to warm up just a bit from your natural body heat.
2. Next you will rub your hands over the bar to get some of the lotion off the bar. Or you can take the bar and massage directly onto the skin.
3. Allow the lotion to soak into the skin.
4. Then you will place the lotion bar back in a cool, dry, place until you will use the bar again.
Tip and Variations
- A double boiler is perfect for this recipe, but you can place a glass bowl over the top of a boil with pot with hot water to mimic a double boiler.
- Use a different essential oil if you would like. From changing the fragrance but also different benefits.
- Keep your lotion bars away from direct sunlight. I like to keep in a cool, dry place.
- You can use cocoa butter in replace of shea butter if you would like.
- You can place these in a clear tube for massaging on the skin or cut into bars.
- These diy lotion bars make great gifts! Include them with other DIYs like my Whipped Sugar Scrub or Coconut Oil Lip Balm!
- Swap the olive oil with hemp seed oil, avocado oil, or another oil of choice.
- You can also pour the lotion bar into a reusable tin if you would like.
Lavender Lotion Bars Recipe
Learn how to make relaxing lavender lotion bars with simple ingredients that nourish the skin.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 13 minutes + cooling
- Yield: 4 – 4 ounce bars 1x
- Category: DIY
- 8 ounces olive oil
- 8 ounces beeswax
- 4 ounces coconut oil or mango butter
- 4 ounces shea butter
- 40 drops of lavender essential oil
- Molds (I used these moon shaped molds)
- Pour the olive oil and the beeswax into a double boiler, or a bowl over boiling water.
- Place the temperature on low to medium, until the beeswax starts to melt – this process with take around 5-10 minutes.
- Once the beeswax is melted and blended, turn down the heat to very low. Or if the mixture feels very hot, turn off heat altogether.
- Add coconut oil, shea butter and lavender essential oil (or other essential oils).
- Wait a few minutes for the butters to dissolve.
- Use an emulsifier blender or a fork to mix and blend the ingredients together.
- Pour the mixture into the silicone molds.
- Let the lotion bars cool and harden at room temperature.
- Gently pop out the lotion bars.
- Put the lotion bars into storage tins.
- Store in a cool place.
This recipe makes 16 ounces of lotion bars. I used these molds, which hold 2 ounce each.