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Homemade Lotion Bars

The perfect quick summer activity to help soothe your dry skin!

essential oils or fragrance oils ( I used lemon, pear, and love spell)
1 tsp vitamin E oil
1 cup of coconut oil
1 cup shea butter
1 cup beeswax pastilles
Mica colorants

Tools Needed:
Glass bowl (large enough to hold more than three cups to leave room to stir.)
Rubber spatula
Pan (big enough to fill with water and place in a glass bowl to make a double boiler.)
One cup measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Silicone mold (You can use other molds I find these flexible ones are easier to pop things out of.)
Small glass bowls (only if you want to make multiple colors and scents.)


  1. Begin by measuring out your coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax into a glass bowl.
  2. Fill your pan with water and place it in the glass bowl.
  3. Place on the stove and turn to med. Stir until all are melted together. It will take a long time for the beeswax to melt. Just be patient! I thought that I had done something wrong because it took so long!
  4. Once melted, carefully pull the bowl out of the pan and place it on the counter. I underestimated how fast it would cool and had to remelt as I went.
  5. Stir in your vitamin E oil and fragrance/essential oils and colorants
    I attempted to use liquid soap colorants, and they did not mix in! So I used the powdered mica colors, and it was perfect! I would highly highly recommend not using blue, though! The other colors were soft and pretty, but the blue left a tint to the skin! I will put a photo below.
  6. Pour your mixture into the molds and wait to harden before removing. I popped mine into the fridge, and they were ready in 20 minutes!

-Stay Fabulous, Lauren

These have a lot of coconut oil in them, so I would recommend keeping them in the fridge in the summer months. I love the feeling of cold lotion when it’s hot, so it’s perfect for me! Don’t be nervous about reheating. I used small bowls because I wanted to do so many colors and scents. If you wish to do that as well, then pour your vitamin E oil into the whole batch and color and scent it as you go.
Best of luck and enjoy! Be sure to tag us in any of your creations!!

Lauren Petersen of Shades of Laurel

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