DIY Essential Oil Lotion Bars

June 13, 2016

DIY Essential Oil lotion bar by Edens Garden

From shampoo bars and shower jellies to deodorant powders and toothpaste tabs, it seems common toiletries are becoming a thing of the past. We decided to see what all the buzz was about, and make our own DIY Essential Oil Lotion Bars, and we’re so happy we did!  

Lotion Bars are not only fun, but also incredibly easy to make, and with ingredients like Coconut Oil and Cocoa Butter, you’re sure to have soft, radiant skin with just a few uses. Lotion bars are solid at room temperature, and look like a bar of soap. To use, you just rub between your hands or onto your skin. The warmth of your hands or skin will help soften the bars to leave a light film of lotion behind. Whatever is left of the bar you can save for later. 

DIY essential oil lotion bars - ingredients - Edens Garden


What you’ll need:

Sauce Pot

Silicone Molds

2 oz Coconut Oil

3 oz Beeswax

1 oz Shea or Cocoa Butter (optional)

70 drops of EOs

Dried flower petals, buds, cocoa powder (optional)

DIY essential oil lotion bars - silicon molds - Edens Garden


  1. Add Coconut Oil, Beeswax and butter to a pot, on medium heat.
  2. Stir well, until the Beeswax has melted.
  3. Add 70 drops of EOs of your choice.
  4. Place dried flower petals or cocoa powder in silicone molds, and pour in the lotion mixture.
  5. Refrigerate for 10 minutes, and remove the lotion bars from the molds.
  6. Rub the lotion bar in your hands to warm, and rub over dry skin.

Skin Nourishing Essential Oils blends:

Rose and Sandalwood

Lavender and German Chamomile

Jasmine and Patchouli

Keep in airtight jar or tin. Refrigerate for storage.

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  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Courtney! The amount of EOs in this recipe does not make it very effective therapeutically. You could add more at say a 2% dilution rate to incorporate the therapeutic benefits of EOs in this recipe.

    2% dilution = 10-12 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier

    On August 02, 2016

  • Courtney says...

    Is the amount of EO therapeutic in this recipe?

    On July 29, 2016

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Meishan! That’s an excellent idea for a new blog post ;)

    On July 29, 2016

  • Meishan says...

    Hi, thanks for this recipe! Will try this but does anyone have a recipe for shampoo bars?

    On July 29, 2016

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Susanna! You can substitute beeswax for candelilla wax which is plant based and is usually sold in pellet form, like beeswax.

    On July 28, 2016

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