Stack of heart shaped lotion bars

DIY Lotion Bars with Essential Oils

  • Author: Carla
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Approx. 9 heart shaped bars


These DIY heart shaped lotion bars made with essential oils and shea butter are pure luxury. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!


2/3 C. Beeswax

¼ C. Fermented Coconut Oil

½ C. Shea Butter

10 Drops Spearmint Essential Oi

10 Drops Orange Essential Oil

10 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

Silicone Molds


  1. In a double boiler, melt shea butter and beeswax over medium low heat (or a large glass bowl sitting on top of a small pot of water).
  2. When shea butter and beeswax are nearly melted, add coconut oil (which will melt very quickly).
  3. Stir and remove from heat.
  4. Add essential oils.
  5. Pour melted lotion base into mold and let cool until completely solid. This will take several hours.
  6. Remove lotion bars from molds and store in a cool, dry place.
  7. To use: simply rub lotion bars in between your hands to activate. Your body heat will melt/soften the bars


You may also put the bars in the freezer or fridge to firm them up quickly. Make sure they set a bit first so they don’t crack when you pick them up.