How to Make Homemade Coconut Oil Lotion Bars | 10 DIY Beauty Recipes (2024)

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Is your skin feeling a little worn by the winter weather? If your heels, elbows, and hands are rough enough to cut someone then it’s time to lotion up! Instead of rushing to the nearest health and beauty aisle, how about making your own coconut oil lotion?

This coconut oil lotion is perfect for achieving soft skin without subjecting your body to the chemicals and unnatural ingredients found in many store bought products. The beauty and health benefits of coconut oil are numerous and this is just another way to take advantage of this awesome ingredient.

10 Homemade Recipes for Beauty Products: Homemade Coconut Oil Lotion Bars

To top it off, this homemade recipe for beauty for coconut oil lotion is easy and cheap to make. Feel like kicking it up a notch? Pair this lotion bar with a homemade DIY Lip Gloss and you’ll be on your way to feeling good and looking great without breaking the bank.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup coconut oil
½ cup Shea butter
1 cup beeswax
½ cup almond oil
Lavender essential oil
Basil essential oil
Square silicone mold

DIRECTIONS

1. Melt coconut oil, almond oil and beeswax in a microwave safe bowl by heating in 30 second increments, stirring in-between, until the mixture is liquid and smooth.

2. Stir in the Shea butter until melted.

3. Add essential oils a little at a time. Start with 10 drops of each and then add more until desired scent is reached.

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4. Pour hot liquid carefully into a silicone mold.

5. Allow lotion bars to sit overnight.

6. Remove from the mold and store in a cool, dry place. Remember that coconut becomes liquid in warm temperatures.

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Homemade Coconut Oil Lotion Bars

Active Time: 30 minutes

Additional Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Homemade Coconut Oil Lotion Bars - Moisturize your skin without chemicals and unnatural ingredients by using homemade coconut oil lotion bars. You can customize this easy DIY recipe by substituting your favorite essential oils. These homemade coconut oil lotion bars also make great DIY gifts

Materials

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup Shea butter
  • 1 cup beeswax
  • ½ cup almond oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Basil essential oil
  • Square silicone mold

Instructions

  1. Melt coconut oil, almond oil and beeswax in a microwave safe bowl by heating in 30 second increments, stirring in-between, until the mixture is liquid and smooth.
  2. Stir in the Shea butter until melted.
  3. Add essential oils a little at a time. Start with 10 drops of each and then add more until desired scent is reached.
  4. Pour hot liquid carefully into a silicone mold.
  5. Allow lotion bars to sit overnight.
  6. Remove from the mold and store in a cool, dry place. Remember that coconut becomes liquid in warm temperatures.

About Kelli

Kelli Bhattacharjee is the owner of Freebie Finding Mom. When she's not goofing around with her son, she's busy blogging, or just hanging out with the family which usually involves listening to music too loud and having dance parties.

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Comments

  1. christy says

    Would love to try this. Where can I buy Shea butter? thank you

    Reply

  2. tanisha says

    I would like to get more natural recipes for oily skin… And solution for pimples.

    Reply

  3. Lr. says

    Tried this recipe. There was way too much beeswax. They turned out so hard they did not deposit any oil on my skin. Are you sure about this measurement?

    Reply

    • Kelli says

      Hi! Yep, that’s the correct amount that we used. It is hard but it melts on your skin. You can remelt it an add another 1/4 cup coconut oil, almond, and she then pour back into mold to reset.

      Hope that helps.

      Reply

  4. josefina says

    Love it!! Can i use other oil instead of almond oil?? Extra virgin olive oil for example. And I can substitute the basil oil for another one??. Thanks in advance.

    Reply

    • Kelli says

      Hi Josefina,

      Yes you sure can! They beauty of diy beauty products is that you can customize to what you have on hand or your personal preferences.

      Reply

  5. Vanessa says

    Hi, I just tried this recipe and the consistency is not working for lotion bars.
    Or there is way to much beeswax or too much shea butter but when you try to wash it off wont come out!
    How can I fix the mix I already made?
    Thankyou!

    Reply

    • Kelli says

      Hi Vanessa, I think this is truly personal preference. I have very dry skin on my shoulders and upper arms and I use these regularly and enjoy the thickness of the lotion. This is meant for after shower not to be washed out and it will absorb into your skin as the day goes on, if you already have oily skin it may not be for you. You can add a bit more oil to your mixture, remelt and pour into molds again. Hope this helps!

      Reply

  6. Francine says

    Hi,
    Is there an alternative substitute for almond oil? I’m allergic to nuts and would love to try this out, but obviously I’m held back by the almond oil.

    Thanks!
    Francine

    Reply

    • Maureen says

      I also have an allergy issue with the almond oil. Someone mentioned olive oil, but I am interested in other suggestions.

      Reply

  7. Joyce Nelson says

    where can I purchase the molds you used? Thanks

    Reply

  8. Janita says

    Hi,

    Do you have to use silicone molds? Cause i have plastic ice trays and hate to go buy silicone molds if I can use the trays I have.

    Janita James

    Reply

    • Kelli says

      I’ve never used plastic ice trays, but I like silicone molds because it is easier to push out the bars. Hope that helps. 🙂

      Reply

  9. Linda says

    Your ingredient lists include almond oil, but it is not mentioned in the directions. Was it supposed to be included before microwaving??? I guess I’ll find out how it works without because mine are already in the mold.

    Reply

    • Kelli says

      You are correct, Linda. Thanks for the heads up! 🙂

      Reply

  10. Ally says

    Is there anything else I could use to substitute the beeswax? Another type of wax maybe such as soy wax?

    Reply

  11. Kerry says

    Hi,
    This is my second time trying to make this recipe and my beeswax won’t melt?!?
    Is there a trick to this or something I’m missing?

    Reply

    • tim sartin says

      add heat

      Reply

  12. Donna Smythe says

    coconut bar sounded interesting, but comments of it being hard and not coming off seems counter productive. Should wash off. Also approx. what is the cost of ingredients and how many bars of soap will you make using this recipe. Thanks.

    Reply

    • ThatGirl says

      It’s a lotion bar, not soap. Do you normally wash off your lotion?

      Reply

  13. andrea says

    Hi They came out great, what temperature do you store them?

    Reply

  14. Tina says

    I found by microwaving the beeswax by itself first helps the process. Microwave for three 20 minute spurts in the microwave, checking it and rotating it each time. Then add the other ingredients. Hope that helps!

    Reply

    • Esther says

      I think you mean 20 SECOND spurts.

      Reply

  15. Wendie says

    I love this recipe! I would love to try it, though the video commercials were painful as I was trying to read it.

    Reply

  16. Deniz says

    On what temperature do you store them? My melt too fast on skin and I tried to put more beeswax but it didnt work.

    Reply

  17. Jual / Toko Furniture / Meubel / Mebel Murah says

    Hey would you mind sharing which blog platform
    you’re using? I’m looking to start my own bllg in the near future but I’m aving
    a tough time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and
    Drupal. The reasoon I ask is because your design seems
    different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique.
    P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

    Reply

  18. Nicole says

    I made these this weekend and they turned out perfectly. I made a makeshift double boiler with my pyrex measuring cup and a pan of simmering water to get the bees wax to melt. I used my immersion blender too which helped break up the pellets even more. It takes some patience but it finally all melted. I added some of my soap coloring and added some soap glitter for about half of the batch. It makes a lot. I added a darker green halfway through too so I have 2 colors. I did coconut lime scent. I think they melt perfectly on my hands. Thanks for the recipe!

    Reply

    • Kelli says

      So glad, Nicole. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 Kelli

      Reply

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