These moisturizing and relaxing DIY lavender lotion bars are the perfect option to make from dried lavender leaves from your garden. The gentle scent and relaxation properties of lavender make this DIY lotion bar an option for anyone looking to soak in a warm soothing bath after a stressful day. *Printable card at the end of post.
How do I make my lotion bars harder?
The beeswax in my DIY lavender lotion bars is what helps make these lotion bars harder. With no artificial dyes, you can use dried lavender leaves from your garden to make your lotion bars harder. The beeswax in this homemade lotion bar recipe is what keeps lotion hard enough to handle, yet soft enough to melt on your skin for relief of dry, weathered skin.
Is beeswax good for the skin?
Beeswax is very good for the skin. This wax is a natural substance made in beehives. Beeswax is one of the ingredients in my homemade lotion bars that helps to soften your skin and work as an antibacterial agent.
How long do homemade lotion bars last?
I love having a batch of these DIY lavender lotion bars stored in the house. You can make more than one batch of these lavender lotion bars to store at home or gift during the year to loved ones. Homemade lotion bars will last approximately 12-18 months, of course, this will depend on the expiration date of the products used to make your lavender lotion bars and how you store them.
The best way to store homemade lotion bars is to keep them in a cool, dry space. Storing these lotion bars in your bathroom will create too much moisture that could cause your DIY lavender lotion bars to deteriorate and be of no use.
How much essential oil do you put in lotion bars?
You’ll see that my DIY lavender lotion bars call for 15-20 drops of lavender essential oils as well as lavender leaves. You can use dried lavender leaves from your garden to save money and make this process even more natural. This combination helps provide your body with the nourishing properties of lavender while remaining safe for use on your skin.
Note: As with any DIY lotion bar recipe, it’s important to check the ingredients to make sure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients before use.
How to Make DIY Lavender Lotion Bars
- 1.5 ounces Unrefined African Shea Butter
- 1.5 ounces coconut oil
- 1.5 ounces Beeswax Pellets
- 1 teaspoon dried lavender leaves
- 15-20 drops of lavender essential oil
- Kitchen scale
- 4 cup measuring cup
- Mini muffin/cupcake tin
- Measure your ingredients out by weight, using the kitchen scale.
- Layer the shea butter, coconut oil and shea butter in the measuring cup in the order they are listed.
- Microwave on high for 1 minute, remove and stir well. Repeat this step until everything is fully melted. The beeswax pellets will take the longest to melt.
- Remove from microwave, and add essential oil and dried lavender leaves. Stir well.
- Pour into mini muffin/cupcake tin, filling each just over halfway. This will fill 8 cavities, making 8 lotion bars.
- Bars will set in about 30-40 minutes.
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- Red, White and Blue Sugar Scrub
- Sweet Orange Essential Oil Bath Bombs
- Pear Scented Sugar Scrub Bars
- Rose Petal Bath Bombs
- Coffee Sugar Scrub Cubes