Coconut Oil Lotion Bar Sticks

Coconut Oil Lotion Bar Sticks Recipe - simple and skin nourishing
I’m a huge fan of coconut oil and its many uses. At our house, we use it in everything from cooking to toothpaste.

These coconut oil lotion bar sticks are my most recent DIY project with coconut oil and I’ll be making a few more batches to have on hand for Christmas gifts.

What are Lotion Bars?

Lotion bars are simple-to-make bars that are made to be used on the skin when it is dry. Unlike soap, they aren’t made to be used for cleansing or on wet skin, but are a great way to moisturize and nourish skin after bathing or showering.

They are often made with ingredients like:

Where to get Coconut Oil Lotion Bar Ingredients & Supplies:

Like my original lotion bars, these are meant to be used on dry skin. They are even more simple to make with only two ingredients: coconut oil and beeswax.

I’ve ordered both coconut oil and beeswax from Mountain Rose Herbs because they have great prices on bulk products but shipping can take a while. For a faster option, I’ve also ordered this coconut oil and beeswax pastilles with two-day shipping when I’m in a hurry to get the ingredients.

I made these in empty reusable plastic tubes for easy use and application. These are the tubes I used but there are some other less-expensive options that look like regular deodorant tubes:

Coconut Oil Lotion Bar Stick Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup beeswax pastilles (measure dry)
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil
  • essential oils of choice (I use 15-20 drops of peppermint, lavender or citrus oils)

What to Do:

  1. Melt beeswax and coconut oil in a double boiler or in a glass bowl on top of a small saucepan of boiling water.
  2. When melted, remove from heat and stir in essential oils if using.
  3. Carefully pour into empty plastic tubes.
  4. Let harden completely before using or moving them. They can be carefully moved into the refrigerator to speed up this process.
  5. Store at room temp (below 85 degrees) and use as needed on dry skin.

Note: This will make 5-6 lotion bar tubes depending on the ingredients used.

If you want to add other skin-nourishing ingredients like shea butter and cocoa butter, here are some of my other favorite lotion bar recipes:

Have you made skin care products before? What did you make?

Homemade coconut oil lotion bar sticks recipe with only two ingredients: beeswax and coconut oil. Use on dry skin to moisturize, nourish and protect skin.

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