DIY Essential Oil Lotion Bars

by Danielle De Guzman June 13, 2016

Diy Essential Oil Lotion Bars

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 Soy Wax

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, Soy Wax and butter to a pot, on medium heat.
  2. Stir well, until the Soy Wax 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.

DIY essential oil lotion bars - oils - Edens Garden

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Edens Garden

December 30, 2021 at 3:03 pm

Hi Michelle! You can use any natural wax, such as candelilla and carnauba. We suggest experimenting with proportions if you choose to use an alternative wax. You may need to add more carrier oil if using these waxes because they are harder than soy.

Michelle Hale

December 30, 2021 at 11:30 am

What could I use to make the lotion bars instead of soy wax? Thanks!