Some lotion bars are made to make the skin better, while others have other purposes, like eczema relief or as sunscreen. Check out the ten homemade lotion bar recipes from below and pick your favorite!
1. Sunscreen Lotion Bars
To make your own sunscreen lotion bars, you need 1/2 cup of shea butter, 5 tablespoons beeswax, 1/2 cup of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of Zinc Oxide Powder, 1/2 teaspoon of Vitamin E and 1 teaspoon of any essential oil by your choice. When it comes to the essential oils, the carrot seed oil has a natural SPF of 40, the raspberry essential oil has a natural SPF of 30 and the avocado oil has natural SPF of 15. All these can protect you from the UVB rays, but when combining them with zinc oxide you get a full protection from the UVA.
2. Calendula Lotion Bars
For this lotion bars, you need 2 tablespoons shea butter, but you can use mango or cocoa butter as well, 2 tablespoons beeswax pastilles, 2 tablespoons calendula infused oil and a few drops essential oil for scent, but this is optional. If you haven’t hear by now about calendula, here’s what you need to know. Calendula is a plant from whose flower is taken all the goodness. The flower has anti – inflammation properties and that’s why the calendula is used for reducing swelling or pain, or even to reduce inflammation of the lining of the eye lid.
3. Vanilla Late Lotion Bars
Vanilla and coffee is a well – known combination, so why not try at with lotion bars. To make your own, you need the following ingredients: 6 tablespoons cocoa butter, 1 tablespoon Shea butter, 1 tablespoon coffee-infused oil, a drop of vanilla extract, a handful of coffee beans and 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil, but this is optional. Since the vanilla is used for the amazing scent, you may wonder how coffee beans can help your skin. They are good exfoliators that can brighten and tighten the skin.
4. Eczema Relief Lotion Bars
If you have ever experienced eczema in your life, then you know how nasty and annoying it can get. The feeling when you have a dry skin condition really stinks! One of the ways that you can try to help your skin is by using this type of homemade remedy. Lotion bars for eczema are prepared in the same way as the others, but if you want to help your dry skin include fermented cod liver oil. It contains Omega – 3 fatty acids and fat soluble vitamins that help our skin to heal and nourish it at the same time. Because of their ingredients, these lotion bars also have a natural SPF of about 5.
5. Mango and Coconut Body Lotion Bars
For this gorgeous lotion bars, you need 1 cup mango butter, 1 cup cocoa butter, 1/2 cup organic cold pressed coconut oil, 10 drops lime essential oil and 10 drops neroli essential oil. They are really going to make your skin soft, because of the good properties their ingredients have. Lime essential oil is good at healing wounded skin and it can actually help it recover quickly. The neroli essential oil is a good bacteria killer, so it can help your skin deal better with skin conditions caused by bacteria, and at the same time it protects it from having a new one. Neroli oil can also help in keeping the oil balance in the skin and be a good moisturizer.
6. Lavender Lotion Bars
One of the best things about lotion bars is the scent they can have, especially if it’s lavender that we’re talking about! To make these at home, you need 1/4 cup organic extra virgin coconut oil, 1/4 cup Shea butter, 1/4 cup organic beeswax , 1/4 tsp vitamin E oil and lavender essential oil. When you use lavender essential oil, you don’t only get the properties that only matter to skin, but in fact, this oil is a very rich one! Lavender essential oil is a good bug repellent so it can protect your skin from bug bites, it can help in healing or relief when combined with other creams and/or ingredients, it can treat skin disorders and inflammatory conditions.
7. Rose Tallow Lotion Bars
For these lotion bars you need 2 parts tallow, 1 part beeswax, 1 part liquid oil (in the recipe is used olive oil infused with lavender and chamomile) and essential oils by your choice. If you decide to use rose essential oil, you will get plenty more than just a fine scent. It can make your skin soft and shiny, while it can also help in removing any smaller scars of burns, acne or even pox. Rose essential oil is good at purifying blood, which means that when blood is free of toxins, you’re being protected from certain skin diseases or nuisances like rash, boil and ulcers.
8. Organic Lotion Bars
As you previously have notices, to make all – natural lotion bars you only need few ingredients. For these, you need 1 cup organic coconut oil, 1 cup organic cocoa butter, 1 cup organic beeswax and ¼ teaspoon lavender essential oil, which is optional. We already wrote about the benefits of lavender essential oil, now let’s talk about the rest. The coconut oil is a good moisturizer and can protect skin from various infections. The cocoa butter is rich in antioxidants, which helps the skin to show less aging signs and thanks to the fatty acids the cocoa butter contains, it can also hydrate the skin. The beeswax works as surfactant, making a protective barrier on the skin.
9. Herbal Infused Lotion Bars
On the website below the picture you will find two different lotion bar recipes. They require the same ingredients, just different amount of each. You need Shea butter, beeswax, coconut oil and herbal infused oil. We wrote about all these, except for the herbal infused oil – so, what’s so good about it? First of all, you can make your own herbal infused oil at home and since you infuse already rich oils, it means you get plenty of benefits of each herbs plus the oil. Herbs that you can use for your own herbal infusion are calendula and arnica flowers, peppermint, thyme, to name few.
10. Silky Smooth Lotion Bars
If you were looking for a homemade way to spoil your skin, here is the lotion bar that you really need to try out. It has all the ingredients we previously talked about: 1/2 cup coconut oil (use unrefined if you want more present scent of coconut), 1/2 cup of Shea butter, cocoa butter or mango butter, 1/2 cup of beeswax pastilles or shredded beeswax, 25 drops of essential oil by your choice. In the recipe it is used rose oil, geranium and ylang ylang). With the right gift wrapping, these bars can be the perfect gift!