DIY Lotion Bars and Lip Balm Recipe

Have you ever looked … really looked at the ingredient list on a simple bottle of lotion? What the heck are all those things anyway? And I don’t know if you’ve noticed but there are some lotions and lip balms which seem to make my skin worse. The cool thing is, we have a choice. We can make our own beauty products.

Here is a super simple recipe for making your very own buttery body lotion bars and yummy lip balm!



DIY Lotion Bar and Lip Balm Recipe, Fiberartsy.com






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Supplies

DIY Lotion Bar and Lip Balm Recipe, Fiberartsy.com

– Pure Cocoa Butter or Shea Butter (I used Cocoa Butter – check the ingredients!)
– Olive Oil
Lavender Essential Oil (optional)
– Lipstick to tint the lip balm (optional)
Bees Wax
Molds, Lip Balm Tubes or Containers
– Double boiler or heat resistant container s.a. Pyrex and saucepan
– Measuring spoons

DIY Lotion Bar and Lip Balm Recipe, Fiberartsy.com

Mixing

The basic recipe is 1 Part Butter + 1 Part Oil + 1 Part Wax

Since these are pure ingredients with no preservatives, it’s better to make small batches. Honestly, I’m not sure of the shelf life but they should be good for at least 6 months. If it smells funny, toss it out and make new.

For 2 small lotion bars & 2 lip balms:

Combine 2 tablespoons of each in the glass measuring cup (or double boiler), then add a dash of lavender essential oil. Place the cup in a pot with some water and heat to simmer until all ingredients are melted.





DIY Lotion Bar and Lip Balm Recipe, Fiberartsy.com

Carefully, pour into 2 molds or lotion containers. Let it set for a few minutes, then place in the refrigerator.


For the Lip Balm

DIY Lotion Bar and Lip Balm Recipe, Fiberartsy.com

Add some of the lipstick to the remaining liquid and stir to combine. If it’s too light, add some more color. Carefully, pour into the lip balm tubes or containers. Place in the refrigerator to set.

Personalize the scent and the color to make a wonderful gift!
Enjoy!

DIY Lotion Bar and Lip Balm Recipe, Fiberartsy.com

DIY Lotion Bar and Lip Balm Recipe, Fiberartsy.com



Did you see my other beauty recipes?

Easy DIY Bath Bombs
Lemony Sugar Hand Scrub
Yummy Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Scrub
Peppermint Bath Salts

DIY Lotion Bars and Lip Balm Recipe, FiberArtsy.com






Comments

  1. Yup, I always look at the ingredients and avoid the ones with alcohol, parabens and the like. I love the lotion bars, so portable for traveling!

  2. Honestly, the only thing I have to say is that this is a very inspirational site. One of my favorite sayings and I am not sure who said it is “the only handicap is a bad attitude”. I am so glad that I stumbled on to it!

    • Oh, JoAnn you just made my day! What a sweet thing to say. And yes, that is also a great quote. Have a wonderful day!
      Annette

  3. These really look great. I’ve never tried making my own, but this doesn’t look too hard it would be fun to give it a try!

  4. This is a great tutorial! I will definitely be pinning!

  5. I bet these make great gifts! What do you recommend for storing the lotion bars? Do they hold well at room temp?

    • Annette says:

      Since they don’t contain preservatives, they won’t last as long as store bought. I’ve been using one for a couple of months now and it seems just fine. Any extras, I put in the fridge. Just sniff and if it smells rancid or ‘off’, toss it.

  6. This is great! I’ve been toying with making my own chapstick, but I wasn’t sure how to add a bit of color. Thank you!

  7. I’ve made the lotion bars before, but mine were a little grease. Guess I added too much oil or something. Need to try them again and try some lip balm. Pinning and sharing!

    • Annette says:

      You can play around with the proportions of the ingredients. My first batch of lotion was too stiff so I had to add more oil, less wax. Thanks Linda! Have a great weekend :)

  8. These look gorgeous. We do our very best to stay away from chemicals for any reason in our home, so I am definitely pinning this for later. My 5 year old wore make-up for a dance performance on Saturday night and now she is obsessed. She’s asking me if she can wear make-up for everything we do, with the answer a resounding NO! This will be something we can make together I can feel happy about letting her wear, also providing quality mummy daughter time. So it’s a double whammy =). Thanks for sharing!

    • Annette says:

      Oh boy, I had that with my youngest, too! You may be able to use the ‘colored’ lip balm as a rouge, too. That shouldn’t hurt. Thanks for visiting!

  9. I love making my own potions. Beeswax is still a little scary to me, however. I look forward to trying it soon!

  10. Been wanting to try some homemade beauty things for a while now, easy to follow instructions think I’ll be giving these a go!xx

  11. I absolutely love this! I’m such a big fan of making natural beauty recipes! Thank you for this great tutorial. :)

  12. Very interesting. I am trying to avoid chemicals and I just getting around to thinking of making some of my own. Thanks so much for bringing this to Fridays Blog Booster Party.
    Kathleen

  13. I’m gonna have to start doing this! Thanks!

  14. I love this and wonder if you have tried using coconut oil instead of the olive oil? Olive oil seems more greasy to me than coconut oil, but I wonder if the consistency of the coconut oil would work in the recipe.

    • Thanks Erin! I hear wonderful things about coconut oil but no, I have not tried it. Coconut is one food (and smell) that I absolutely can’t stand lolol! Wish I didn’t cause there are so many great recipes out there. If you try it, please let me know how it turns out.
      Thanks for visiting :)
      Annette

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