Thursday, December 22, 2011

DIY Lotion Bar

I had all this lip balm left over from this recipe here, so I decided to add a little beeswax and make it into a lotion bar/ solid perfume.

20% Cocoa Butter
30% Mango Butter
20% Beeswax
22% Carrier Oil
7% Lanolin
.25% Vitamin E Oil
.1% EO/Flavoring Oil optional
.1% Sweetener ( Honey, Glycerin, or Stevia) optional

This was the recipe that I used to create the lip balm above.  I crossed out two ingredients, because I previously listed those ingredients for personalization and I did not use those ingredients when I made my base. 

To make the lotion bar I simply melted the balm base in a double boiler and added about 1.5 ounces beeswax.  When fully melted I poured mixture into a silicone mold, added .04oz EO Blend (2 sample sizes) of an EO blend I ordered from Essential Wholesale, stirred and let sit overnight.

Note:  I had about 16ounces of balm base, so adjust beeswax amount accordingly or just use sample recipe below.


This bar is huge, lol, but it smells so good, I will be ordering more of those EO blends, I love anything with Neroli EO!  I made this with the intention of just trying out the lotion bar recipe, but I added so much EO that it doubles as a light solid perfume as well. 

Here is a another simple recipe for a lotion bar as well.
3 ounces beeswax
2 ounces cocoa butter
3 ounces sweet almond oil



  1. that is good article to read. i can make a bar lotion from beeswax by that article.. love that article so much. thanks

  2. your welcome! tell me how it works for you

  3. These look great. Out of everything I make, Solid Lotion Bars are my all time favourites!! So easy to carry around......