Learn how to make the best massage lotion bars with natural ingredients in this easy DIY beauty tutorial.
After I started using essential oils a few years ago, I really got into making my own homemade beauty and personal care products. Once you get a collection of DIY beauty necessities, you can make virtually anything you need, including these homemade lotion massage bars!
We go through so much lotion and body butter during the winter, that I decided to learn how to make homemade lotion bars. They are easier to make than a fluid lotion for for beginners and they work really well.
Our homemade lotion bars came out great and they’re very soothing and moisturizing for our dry skin. Since they don’t contain beeswax, the bars will begin to melt in your hands if you hold them for very long, which makes them perfect for a nice warm oil massage.
If you have been thinking about making your own homemade lotion bars, give it a try. It’s easier than you think!
DIY Massage Lotion Bars
- Combine the raw cocoa butter, coconut oil and almond oil in a small pot and heat on medium low until everything is melted. Be careful not to bring the contents to a boil. It's best to use a double boiler if you have one.
- Place your silicone heart mold on a cookie sheet (it's hard to move the silicone mold if you don't place a cookie sheet under it first) and pour the melted massage bar mixture into your mold.
- Once the mixture has cooled slightly, add 1-2 drops of lavender essential oil (or essential oil of your choosing) to each cavity of the silicone mold.
- Place the filled mold in your refrigerator and allow your homemade lotion bars to cool completely (it should take about 1 hour).
- Gently pop the bars out of the mold and store them in an airtight container or in the refrigerator (especially if you live in a warm climate).