How to Make a Deliciously Fragrant DIY Lotion Bar - Great Gift Idea

11 Materials
$30
10 Minutes
Easy

Lotion bars are all the rage, but you won’t have to spend a lot of money on them if you follow this tutorial and learn how to make your own DIY lotion bars. Today, you’ll learn how to make two different versions of lotion bars with rose water and peppermint oil.


These lotion bars are made with simple ingredients so you can get started quickly, and they are great for your skin!

Tools and materials:

  • 1/3 cup beeswax pellets
  • 1/3 cup cocoa butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • Matcha powder (optional – for color only)
  • Rose water
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Measuring bowl
  • Microwave-safe mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Muffin pan
  • Microwave oven
Mixing the recipe for the DIY lotion bars

1. Mix the ingredients

Put the cocoa butter, coconut oil, and beeswax into a bowl. Blend the ingredients together with a spoon. If you want to add some matcha powder for color, you should do that now.

How to make body lotion bars

2. Melt

Then, melt the mixture in a microwave for two minutes.

Lotion bar DIY recipe

3. Add fragrance

Add ten drops of rose water or peppermint essential oil (whichever choose to use) to the melted mixture. Do this quickly because the beeswax in the melted mixture begins to harden very quickly. Mix with a spoon.

Pouring the mixture into a muffin pan

4. Refrigerate

Spray the muffin pan with cooking oil and then pour or spoon the lotion bar mixture into your muffin pan.


Refrigerate overnight to allow it to set and then pop your lotion bars out of the muffin pan.

How to make lotion bars

How to make DIY lotion bars

These lotion bars are very moisturizing and smell fantastic. To use them just warm up a bar with your hands and start massaging it into your skin. Remember – there’s coconut oil in it, so don’t leave these lotion bars out in the heat because they could start to melt again!


These would make for great gifts for friends and family, or just a treat for yourself. Leave a comment below to let us know how your DIY lotion bars worked out, and what kind of color or scent you added to yours.

Suggested materials:

  • 1/3 cup beeswax pellets
  • 1/3 cup cocoa butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
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