Super Easy DIY Lotion Bar and Homemade Lip Balm Recipe
Learn how easy it is to make your very own Lotion Bars and Tinted Lip Balm with this super easy step by step tutorial. These lotion bars make a DIY Gift Idea!
Have you ever looked … really looked at the ingredient list on a simple bottle of lotion or moisturizer? What the heck are all those chemicals anyway? And I don’t know if you’ve noticed but there are some body lotions and lip balms which seem to make my skin worse.
The cool thing is, we have a choice. We can make our own with this very easy Homemade Lip Balm and Lotion Bar Recipe.
This DIY recipe is super simple with only a few basic, natural ingredients like Cocoa Butter, Olive Oil and your choice of Essential Oils. Plus, these lotion bars can be easily personalized by using different fragrances such as lavender for floral or a more robust scent like sandalwood or musk.
Are you thinking DIY Gift Idea?? I give these moisturizing lotion bars away all the time and my friends love them. So, here you go… my super simple recipe for making your very own buttery body lotion bars and yummy lip balm.
Speaking of DIY Gift Ideas, here is a whole list of beauty products you can make yourself. 18 DIY Beauty Recipes and Homemade Gift Ideas
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Supplies for Lotion Bars and Lip Balm Recipe
– Pure Cocoa Butter or Shea Butter (I used Cocoa Butter – check the ingredients for additives)
– 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
Mixing the Lotion Bar Ingredients
Basic Beeswax Lotion Recipe: 1 Part Butter + 1 Part Oil + 1 Part Wax
Since these are pure, natural ingredients with no preservatives, it’s better to make small batches. Honestly, I’m not sure of the shelf life of these lotion bars but they should be good for at least 6 months. If it smells funny, toss it out and make new.
Recipe 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.
Carefully, pour into 2 molds or lotion containers. Let it set for a few minutes, then place in the refrigerator.
Lip Balm Recipe with Beeswax
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.
Note: You can also use soap and beauty product dyes instead of the lipstick for color. I don’t recommend food coloring, though as those can stain your clothes.
How to use Lotion Bars
Homemade Lotion Bars are super easy to use. Simply take the bar and gently rub it on your hands or body. The warmth from your skin will soften the bar and make the lotion easy to absorb. There shouldn’t be any lasting greasy feeling. If there is, try reducing the amount of cocoa or shea butter in the recipe.
DIY Gift Idea!
Now that you know how to make your own bars with this super easy lotion bar recipe, make some up for Birthday, Mother’s Day or Christmas presents. Add some thick wash cloths or bath towels and make a Spa Gift Basket for your best friend or Mom.
I hope you enjoy this beauty recipe as much as I do. Let me know if you try it … I’d love to see how your lotion bars turned out. And I’d love for you to try my latest … Marbled Goat Milk Soap