Recipe: Lavender Lotion Bars

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I’ll admit- there’s a certain store in the mall, one that boasts overflowing wooden bins of lush handmade body products, that I lust over. It’s just so divine. Some of the products look and smell so delicious that you’re left wondering if you’re supposed to rub them on your skin or eat them. With so much inspiration for homemade versions, I decided to recreate the prettiest product I saw: the lotion bar. Packed with lavender buds and full of body quenching shea butter, you’ll never believe how easy it is to make your very own version!

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Start by gathering up your ingredients. For this recipe, you’ll need:

1 cup Shea Butter

1 cup White Beeswax Pellets

Dried Lavender Buds

Lavender Essential Oil

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Combine the beeswax and shea butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat until completely melted. I used 1 minute intervals and stirred in between until each component was completely liquefied.

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The beeswax/shea butter mixture should look like this when it’s melted.

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Next, stir in the lavender essential oil. I used 1 teaspoon, but you can adjust this amount to achieve a heavier or lighter scent.

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Stir it up!

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Now prep your molds. I only made a small amount of the lotion mixture, so I won’t be using every square in this mold. You can double or even triple the recipe if you want a larger batch. Sprinkle lavender buds into the bottom of each mold.

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Carefully pour the liquid mixture over the lavender buds, filling each mold evenly (I was a little messy, as you can see).

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Now it’s time to wait! Allow sufficient time for the lotion mixture to fully set, about 2 hours. You can speed this up by placing the molds in the refrigerator if you’d like to. Once the bars have fully set, simply pop out of the molds and use!

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These lotion bars are so beautiful and will leave your skin feeling amazingly soft and smooth. They’re an easy and affordable alternative to pricey store bought body products that you’re sure to fall in love with.

Be sure to share- your friends and family will LOVE these just as much as you do!

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26 thoughts on “Recipe: Lavender Lotion Bars

  1. Are lotion bars to be used in the shower or bath?
    I’m trying to figure out, how to make a “bar” that moisturizers like body butter, but is in solid form.
    Something to use on damp skin, or even dry.
    Thank you in advance for any advice or tips.

    1. Hi Missy

      Thanks for your question! That’s one of the great things about lotion bars, at room temperature they are solid (like a bar of soap). When they are rubbed against your skin, a very small amount melts and is transferred onto your skin leaving a very thin – highly moisturizing layer.

  2. What amounts would i need to make just one bar? Also what other flower buds and essential oils could someone use besides lavender and still have a nice lotion bar?

  3. i make soap, and am curious to why these don’t have to cure for 4-6 weeks like soap. thanks! and do these make a lather, or just moisturize?

    1. Hi,

      The beeswax help in keeping everything together and stable, and for 4 bars, 2 cups of beeswax is recommended.

      Hope this helps!

  4. I made these, followed the recipe exactly and they came out rock hard. When rubbed on the skin they do not melt. This recipe needs to be redone.

  5. Hi for some reason the amount of beeswax doesnt show up for me (it shows as a question mark). How much beeswax do I need for your recipe?

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