Lavender Lotion Bar Recipe: How to Make Lotion Bars

Lavender Lotion Bar Recipe


Lavender Lotion Bar Recipe

Homemade Lavender Lotion Bars are a great way to deliver conditioning and moisturizing ingredients to dry areas like elbows, knees, heels, and anywhere else that can use a touch of softness. Check out this great Lavender Lotion Bar Recipe! Customize these lotion bars by adding essential oils in any scent you like! Lavender is a lovely fragrance! It’s known not only for its soothing and relaxing aromatherapy benefits, but it is also known to be a disinfectant for skin, increases circulation, heal burns, and soothing eczema.  All those benefits make it the ideal choice for body and beauty products.  Lotion bars are handy to keep on hand for yourself and also make a lovely handmade gift for friends and family! We are making a batch for all my son’s teachers this year.

Plus, don’t miss our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts series, where you’ll find other great inexpensive DIY Homemade Gifts!

Lavender Lotion Bar Recipe: How to Make Lotion Bars



1/2 cup shea butter (CLICK HERE to buy shea butter)

1 Cup cup coconut oil (CLICK HERE to buy coconut oil)

1 cup  beeswax (CLICK HERE to buy beeswax)

15-20 drops Lavender essential oil (CLICK HERE to buy lavender oil)

Molds-I used a simple paper water cup for my mold but you can also pick up pretty silicone molds to make your lotion bars in, here are a few that would be a great size for yours.

Flower Mold

Oval Mold



In a small saucepan melt beeswax and coconut oil  until smooth and completely liquid.

lotion bar melt

Stir in shea butter until it has dissolved.

Remove from heat and add essential oils to scent, add oil starting with 10 drops and continue adding until the strength  of the fragrance smells good to you but not overpowering.

Pour ingredients into molds and allow to set overnight.

lavender lotion bars pour

Remove from molds and store in a cool, dry place! If they are left in a hot car or very warm spot they will melt.

Make a batch and fill a pretty mason jar for a handmade gift.

And there you have it! Your easy Lavender Lotion Bar Recipe!

You’ll also want to check out our other fun Easy Homemade Lotion Bars on our site! Both make great gifts!

Now be sure to check out our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts series to learn about other easy Homemade Gift Ideas!

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  • 02.04.15 Jenny Marie

    This is so much better than buying Bath and Body Works!

  • 02.05.15 Anne Marie

    I really need to give this a try! I always say that I am going to make my own lotion bars and then I don’t! What a great gift to give (or get!) too!!

  • 02.06.15 Barb @ A Life in Balance

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  • 02.06.15 Brittanie P

    Great tutorial! I have been recently making homemade beauty products to showcase on my site and to give as gifts so this is one I will add to my list! Visiting from Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!

  • 02.06.15 Shirley

    Oh I would love to try this. I bet they smell great. Thanks for sharing!

  • 02.15.15 Sherrill

    How do you use these. I have never heard of lotion bars before.