Lavender lotion bars (Easy homemade recipe)

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Why hello, always so nice to see you.  How is your week going so far?  We had a Friendsgiving potluck at work yesterday, so I feel very into the holiday spirit and ready for the family celebrations at the end of this week.

I had mentioned my lavender lotion bars in my Friday favorites last week and wanted to share the how-tos with you today.

I love lotion bars during the winter.  They tend to provide a thicker moisturizer than a liquid lotion, which I need as my skin gets super dry the second heaters start going on.

My lotion bars are adapted from a recipe from the Wellness Mama that I came across a few years ago.  When my little guy was an infant, he had the most sensitive skin and nothing I tried seem to soothe it.  I made these lotion bars the first time with him in mind, they worked like a charm and soothed his little-chapped cheeks right away!

I like the addition of lavender because it is a soothing ingredient and pleasant, mild scent.  Other essential oils could be used though.  These bars are easy to customize and also make a great homemade gift!


Lavender Lotion Bars


Directions: Melt beeswax, coconut oil and shea butter together in a double boiler until fully melted.  It can be hard to clean beeswax off of a pan or bowl, I usually use a glass jar or old coffee can in a pan of water, rather than my double boiler pans.  That way I am not as worried about anything having a lasting film on it.  

Once melted, stir in the almond oil and lavender.  Stir and pour into silicone molds.
I used this one.  Amazon has a huge variety and they are super affordable.  If you don’s have a silicone mold, you can use a muffin tin, but be sure to line the cups with plastic wrap before pouring.


Allow completely cool prior to removing from the mold.  Wrap individually.  Can be stored at room temperature, but try to keep away from any heat sources.  To use, simply rub the bar between your hands or on your skin.  Just like you would use a bar of soap, minus the water.

*The amounts given will yield 6 palm-sized lotion bars.  You can easily make a larger or bigger batch, just aim for equal amounts of beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil.

Please let me know if you give them a try!

Do you ever make gifts?  I’m not super crafty, but I like including homemade beauty products or baked goods as part of our gifts.  I feel like it adds a little personal touch.

Hope you have a great day!



54 thoughts on “Lavender lotion bars (Easy homemade recipe)

  1. I’m totally bookmarking this, thank you for sharing Emily! Sometimes I make homemade gifts and sometimes I buy them. I’m making my boyfriend’s siblings homemade gifts this year and maybe adding something small from the store.

  2. These are beautiful! I love this idea, thank you so much for sharing! I can’t believe how easy these are to make. Although I’m not a huge fan of lavender..what would be another essential oil you would recommend to use instead?

    1. Thanks! I have made them with sweet orange oil before and really enjoyed that scent. The sweet almond oil also has a mild scent, so you could skip the essential oil and just have the scent from that sweet almond oil. Or use Vitamin E oil and make an unscented variety.

    1. I have tried it with sweet orange oil and liked that. I think you could use most essential oils, so definitely customizable to your preferences. You could also leave out the essential oil if you wanted.

  3. I want to try these! I have super sensitive skin myself so it’s so hard to find soaps, lotions, or deodorant. You mentioned your little ones sensitive skin, so I want to try. I love my lavender oil and I bet it feels smooth.

  4. How cute!! I’ve made many sugar scrubs in the past but I’ve never dabbled with lotion bars! These look so easy and so much fun! I can’t wait to try them!!

  5. Our skin gets super dry in the winter up here in New England, so I will have to try these out. I love that I could also make them as gifts.

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