DIY LUSH solid lotion bars

LUSH. love their products. so natural. so lovely. so… expensive.

I wanted to make a solid lotion bar similar to those over at LUSH.  the recipe I found has far less ingredients, however a pretty good start and easy to make.

melt and pour. that’s all you do. I highly recommend you purchasing a candle melting pitcher like THIS one to melt all the ingredients. plus you can use it to make your own candles like I do! yes you can be just like me!

I made 12 bars (about 6 cups) for gifts. simple math. 1:1:1 ratio of beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter. that means 2 cups each. because 2×3=6. GET IT?

from little eco footprints
makes 12 (1/2 cup sized) bars

1 part beeswax (2 cups)
1 part coconut oil (2 cups)
1 part shea butter (2 cups)
silicone baking or soap mold (must be heat resistant!)
any essential oil (I used 40-50 drops total of a variety of scents)

  1. MELT all ingredients. you can use a double boiler, your microwave, and/or a handy melting pitcher I mention above (put this in a big pot of boiling water). you can throw everything into one pot to melt, or using separate methods to speed up the process.
  2. WHISK (carefully, it’s hot!) to combine. add more essential oil depending on preference.
  3. POUR (carefully, it’s still hot!) into silicone molds and allow to cool completely before popping them out. you can throw them in the refrigerator to speed this up as well. store them in an airtight container.

these things just melt onto your skin. like butter. want to make a really awesome moisturizing body scrub? try this recipe.


About gibblemethis

I recently (and finally) discovered cooking, baking, and DIY-ing. Yes, I discovered them all and you're welcome. I live in Boston and work at an A&E firm as a mechanical designer for healthcare.
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7 Responses to DIY LUSH solid lotion bars

  1. Wow! Looks so delightful. Have you considered opening an Etsy shop with all your wares?

  2. Leslie J says:

    Those are my plates! lol Oh, and great recipe, too! :o)

  3. Stephanie says:

    Refine coconut oil is not the best choice.🙈

    Please use unrefined, organic. Great DIY

  4. Jane says:

    What brand oil is that

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