Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas: Lotion Bars with Essential Oils

November 16, 2014 | by Jocie (email) |

Welcome to the Homemade Holiday Blog Hop! I’m teaming up with a bunch of other bloggers to give you a Handmade Gift Guide for this holiday season. After you read about how to make Lotion Bars with Essential Oils, be sure to look at the bottom for more great ideas.

DIY Lotion Bar with Young Living Essential Oils

Lotion Bars (aka Bee Bars)

This recipe was the brain child of my cousin, and friend, Naomi and they are pure awesomeness! They cost half the price (and even less once you own the tin), go nicely in your purse, and make amazing gifts! Thanks to Naomi for sharing her recipe for the greater good of the people. 🙂

DIY Lotion bar with Young Living Essential Oils

DIY Lotion Bars with Essential Oils
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Make your own lotion bars to keep your hands soft and healthy all winter long, using Young Living Essential Oils!
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
  1. 1/4 cup Beeswax
  2. 1/4 cup Shea Butter
  3. 3 T Organic Coconut Oil
  4. 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil
  5. 1 T Macademia Oil
  6. 30-40 drops of Young Living Essential Oils
  1. Combine all ingredients, minus the Essential Oils, into a microwave safe, glass container. Microwave for 2 minutes, stir then microwave another 30 seconds and repeat until completely clear in color and melted. Pour into bar molds and allow to completely cool. Once cool, pop out of mold and place in a tin or container for use.
  2. Use as frequently as desired on hands and feet to prevent dry, cracked skin.
I have used a variety of different Essential Oils, but here are some of my favorite smells
  1. Thieves + Orange
  2. Peppermint + Orange
  3. Lavender + Lemongrass
  4. Christmas Spirit
  5. Orange (using Cocoa Butter instead of Shea)
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The large bars cost about $5.50, including the cost of the tin and depending on the amount and type of Essential Oil used. I’m not sure if I got cheapest prices on supplies, but I think they are comparable. Most I buy off of Amazon, unless I’m at Trader Joe’s or Costco and see a good price on the Coconut Oil or Vitamin E oil. It seems like a lot of upfront cost, but I use these supplies for all sorts of beauty and self-care products, including Chapstick and lotions.

A Complete Holiday Gift Guide!

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Need even more ideas? Check out more great tutorials and DIY holiday gifts using Young Living Essential Oils!

Peppermint & Lemon Body Butter

DIY Scented Ornaments

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Cinnamon Rosemary Foot Soak

Homemade Thieves Scented Hand Cleanser

Vintage Shaving Kit for Men

Lip Balms (various flavors)

Citrus and Christmas Spirit Brown Sugar Scrub

Homemade Thieves Scented Foaming Hand Soap

Homemade Holiday Facebook Party

Also, join us Monday, Novemeber 17th for a Facebook party with lots of great giveaways!

What do you think? What Young Living Essential Oils will you use in your DIY lotion bars?

As Always, thanks for reading!

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6 Responses
  1. AWESOME tutorial, Joc! Thank, Naomi, too, for the good of these people, for sure. My whole family gets crazydry skin in the winter, so I’m for sure making these!

  2. LOVE this, Jocie! My hands get crazy dry during our Wisconsin winters so I am totally going to give these soap bars a try – plus they look beautiful!!

  3. Love how simple these are Jocie and look so pretty 🙂

  4. Jill says:

    How long does it take to cool?

  5. Belinda says:

    Jocie Paulis Hagan if I make these up ahead of time and place in the tins do I need to store them in a particular place until I give them or should I make them up right before I gift them? Trying to get things done early this year!!

  6. Michelle says:

    Can you use any other more common oils instead of Macadamia oil? Where can I find Macadamia oil?

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