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Lotion Bar Recipes
Skin Cleansing Lotion Recipes

Homemade, Natural, Moisturizing and Versatile

I came across some great lotion bar recipes when researching new ideas for my website and I just had to share them!

This is a great cleansing lotion recipe, use it in the shower, as shaving cream or just as a nice moisturizer.

All the ingredients are natural and pretty easy to get.  You can have peace of mind knowing exactly what you are putting on your skin.

Basic Recipe


  • 4oz Beeswax
  • 4oz raw Cocoa Butter
  • 4oz of a carrier oil
  • 10 drops of essential oil
  • A mold of suitable size and shape that can handle some heat.


  • Melt the cocoa butter and beeswax together, you can use a double boiler, the microwave, or just a pan on the stove - but be sure not to heat it to the boiling point because it looses some of its nutrients when it boils.
  • When the beeswax and cocoa butter have melted completely remove from the heat and add the carrier oil of your choice and essential oil, most people like to add Pure Lavender Oil.
  • Then you'll want to have a mold of some sort, pour into the molds and let it harden.
  • Then it's ready to use!

    What Should I Buy

    The ingredients are easy to get and are very simple in nature.

    Choose the best quality you can afford, and don't buy a large quantity when you are trying a new recipe. Fresh is always best so you can purchase more if you need it later.

    You can choose any essential oil that you love the fragrance of, or that has healing properties you are looking for.

    Pure Monoi de Tahiti Lotion Bar

    Monoi de Tahiti is a luxurious oil that is known in the French Polynesian culture as one of their best beauty secrets.

    Created from a type of Polynesian coconuts, it smells wonderful and is wonderful for your skin.


  • 2oz Beeswax
  • 2oz Monoi de Tahiti
  • 4oz Coconut Oil
  • A mold of suitable size and shape that can handle some heat.


  • Melt the beeswax, then add the coconut oils.
  • Pour into molds and let harden.

    What Should I Buy

    This smells amazing! Kinda gets you into a summer beach mood as soon as you smell it.

    Avocado Bar

    I personally love avocados, they are one of my all time favorite skin care products. They are rich in Vitamin A, great at reducing scars, wrinkles and stretch marks and most of all it's not expensive!

    Fresh avocado is fabulous for both skin and hair.

    So it should be no surprise that I just had to make a moisturizing lotion bar recipe that used some type of avocado.

  • 2oz Avocado Oil
  • 2oz Coconut Oil
  • 2oz Beeswax
  • 2oz Cocoa Butter
  • 10 drops of essential oil (optional, for fragrance)
  • A mold of suitable size and shape that can handle some heat.

  • Melt the beeswax and cocoa butter together, then take off of heat and add the oils.
  • Pour into molds and let harden. This is a great moisturizing bar to have next to your sink after you've done dishes and your hands are all dry from the hot water and soap, or for right after the shower.

    What Should I Buy

    Obviously fresh avocado is not going to work in this recipe. The good thing is that all of these ingredients are shelf stable.

    Cleansing and Moisturizing Shower Bar

    This is a shower lotion bar recipe, great for moisturizing and exfoliating the skin. It's a wonderful anti aging product that will leave your skin feeling amazing - and it's fun to make too!

  • 1oz Beeswax
  • 1oz Shea Butter (shea butter works better for shower bars than cocoa butter)
  • 1oz jojoba or sweet almond oil
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • A mold of suitable size and shape that can handle some heat.

  • Melt the beeswax and shea butter, then add the oil.
  • Pour into molds and let it begin to cool, when you notice it beginning to harden mix in the sugar (you don't want the sugar to melt or it wont exfoliate!)

    What Should I Buy

    Keep them chunky, hand cut and rustic,
    or try using a unique and attractive mold to shape them.
    You can find more homemade gift ideas here.

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