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DIY Essential Oil Lotion Bars

by Edens Garden 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

January 24, 2019 at 12:43 pm

Hi Cheryl! Yes, try soy wax instead :)


January 24, 2019 at 12:41 pm


I’ve been searching for a recipe for natural lotion bars that would remain stable in warm conditions (I travel a lot), and I found this one. Thank you for sharing it. One question, I’m vegan and was wondering would this work the same using a plant based wax please?

Thank you. :)

Edens Garden

November 28, 2018 at 9:53 am

Acquanette, if you’re using plastic molds, you can try using a knife to cut around the edges, or insert parchment paper prior to pouring the lotion so you can pull them out when they’re ready to be removed.


November 28, 2018 at 9:28 am

Oops! I’m using plastic molds. Guess I need to go shopping. The bars are wonderful. I warmed them and poured them into plastic medicine bottles

Edens Garden

November 27, 2018 at 9:37 am

Hi Acquanette! What type of mold did you use? With silicone molds they generally just pop out.


November 27, 2018 at 9:36 am

How do I remove the bars from the molds? I even tried freezing them. They just will not come out!

Edens Garden

November 5, 2018 at 12:31 pm

Hi Mary! Fractionated is used in this recipe.

Mary Lynne Sullivan

November 5, 2018 at 12:29 pm

Which coconut oil is used in this recipe, fractionated or solid? Thanks

Edens Garden

March 30, 2018 at 10:13 am

Hi Landon! It depends on the size of the mold you use, but the yield is 6 oz worth of lotion bars.


March 29, 2018 at 5:52 pm

How many bars can you make in one batch of the ingredients