How To Make A Lotion Bar

How To Make A Lotion Bar

Lotion bars are rubbed directly onto the skin without the need for water. Learn to make a basic lotion bar in this recipe.

What you need

1 part Beeswax
1 part Cocoa Butter
1 part Coconut Oil


Essentially, these bars are compressed moisturizing lotion.

If you can not obtain coconut oil, then substitute it with apricot or other massage base oils.

Start by melting the ingredients together using a double boiler method. Once all the ingredients are melted pour the mix into suitable molds and allow to set.

Soap molds that are square and basic are great for these lotion bars as they are easy to hold on to.

* Coconut oil can be found at good health food stores.


  1. Is there a way easier to remove from the mold. I used muffin mold. One lotion bar is stucked.

  2. Would the finished product be suitable to put in .50 oz. twist up tubes?

  3. Great article, I have been looking for a recipe such as this.
    Thank You
    Ric Oestreich

  4. its how much you want to use, just make sure its the same for all the materials. if you decide to use 1cup as a measurement then its 1cup=1part but….. if you want to make more increase to say 2cups=1part

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