Curious how you can make your own shea butter lotion bars? I’ve become totally hooked on these DIY lotion bars, and I KNOW you will, too!
Mother’s Day is coming up soon…and so is graduation and Father’s Day and a ton of family birthdays. And a family wedding. In other words, I have entered the season of gifts.
I pride myself in being able to find the perfect gifts for my family members (the ones that live with me) but I am notoriously bad about getting gifts for people who I don’t see every day. In the last few months, I have started making a few beauty products for myself and recognized immediately that the lotions and soaps and scrubs that I was making would be perfect to give as gifts.
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Not only are these so easy to make, but I feel great using products on my skin that I can both pronounce and feel comfortable using. 100%.
And with the addition of some of my favorite essential oils, they smell amazing, too.
These little lotion bars are extremely easy to make, and based on the ingredients that I purchased (not including the optional essential oils or the mold), each 1.5 x 1.5 inch lotion bar costs about 31 cents.
Here are the ingredients I used (I purchased almost everything except for the oils on Amazon so I didn’t have to shop around).
- Wilton 24-Cavity Silicone Brownie Squares Baking Mold
- Organic Coconut Oil
- Unrefined Raw Shea Butter
- Beeswax Organic Pastilles
- Essential oils (optional): Cinnamon Bark, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit
Note: I have a huge collection of essential oils so I just made a few variations with some of my favorite scents. If you don’t have essential oils on hand, you can definitely make these lotion bars without them, but I do highly recommend scenting your lotion to your “taste”!
I am partial to the cinnamon (combined with the shea butter and coconut oil, the lotion bars have a pleasant cinnamon bun scent) and the peppermint/eucalyptus combo (which is a very refreshing/invigorating scent). But use (or don’t use!) your favorites and make these lotion bars your own.
Ready to learn how you can make these DIY lotion bars with shea butter??
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