DIY Coconut Oil Lotion Bars – Great For Homemade Gifts!

If you’ve read any posts on my blog recently you would have seen that I have switched our diets to clean eating. Taking it one step further, I am now trying to make sure those products we use every day are free of chemicals and other things that may be harmful. These DIY coconut oil lotion bars fit the bill and they also make a great homemade gift idea! I’ll show you how easy and inexpensive they are to make yourself!


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Coconut Oil Lotion Bars

One of the best things about making your own lotion bars besides knowing exactly what is in them, is they last a longer than traditional bottles of lotion, they are mess free even when the kids are using them, and they really work.


easy lotion bars


Coconut oil has long been used for skin care. It is naturally antibacterial and antifungal, and it is an excellent moisturizer.  Adding it to your lotion bars gives you all these benefits!

Lotion bars also make fun and easy homemade gifts. These DIY coconut oil lotion bars make great gifts for baby showers, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Christmas, or any other occasion you can think of.

coconut oil lotion bar ingredients


DIY Coconut Oil Lotion Bars

Yields: 6 -12 (depending on size of mold)



Coconut Oil Lotion Bars Directions

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1.   Sprinkle approximately 1/2 Tablespoon of dried lavender buds into the bottom of each heart-shaped mold.  Set aside.


how to make lotion bars


2.   Place the coconut oil and beeswax pellets in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH, in 20 second increments, until completely melted.  Be sure to stir after each increment.


lotion bar directions


3.   Add the shea butter to the melted oil and microwave on HIGH for an additional 20 seconds.  Stir until completely melted. Because the oil was already hot, it won’t take long for the shea butter to melt. Then add the lavender oil to the mixture and stir it in.


pour melted mixture into heart molds


3.  Pour the melted mixture into each heart-shaped mold, filling up to the top. Allow to harden at room temperature for 4 hours or chill for 2 hours.


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4.  ENJOY!! Rub in your hands to use your body heat to naturally melt the lotion bar slightly and moisturize your hands. Store in a pretty glass jar on the counter or in a tin for portability.


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That is all there is to it and before long you will be enjoying your own DIY Coconut Oil Lotion Bars. Give them as gifts to teachers, neighbors and friends. They are easy and inexpensive to make and are a meaningful and unique gift that everyone can use! Wrap in clear bags with a pretty ribbon for gift giving!


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  1. I can not wait to try this,,ive been wanting to make some for a while now and this is certainly easy enough

  2. I’m very excited to try this! What kind of Shea butter did you use? Or would recommend? 😁
    Thank you!

  3. These are really pretty. The beeswax pellets must keep them from melting. I’d like to try this, I’ve experimented with DIY lotions, etc., this would be perfect for home and for gifts!

  4. I LOVE these, thanks for sharing them in our Linky Party, I have chosen them as my pick from the projects last week and they will be featured in tomorrows Linky Party!

  5. These look wonderful! I love that they don’t contain palm oil. I’ve been looking for bar soap without palm oil – not easy to find. Do you happen to know if there is an ingredient I could add to these bars if I make them that would make them act as a soap as well?

    1. Hmm I think that would change the consistency so I’m not sure. Let us know if you experiment and find something that works!

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