Get Your Own ‘Glo’ Up With These DIY Lemon Lotion Bars

Add some zest for less to your self-care routine.

Everyone deserves to indulge in some quality self-care, and those on a budget are no exception. Instead of blowing your dough on a pricey wellness retreat or the latest luxe product from a trendy bath boutique, save your pennies and your skin with this recipe for DIY Lemon Lotion Bars.

Keep reading to see how you can make this simple beauty product at home.

Here’s What You’ll Need

Coconut oil

Cocoa butter

Shea butter


Lemon essential oils

Ice cube tray (silicone works best)

Grater or zester

How to Make It

Step 1: Create a double boiler by filling a pot with water and placing a glass mixing bowl on top of it.

Step 2: Combine coconut oil, cocoa butter and shea butter, and melt together.

Step 3: Grate lemon zest into a separate container, then set aside.

Step 4: Spoon the melted mixture into the silicone ice cube tray.

Step 5: Add one to two drops of lemon essential oil into each mix.

Step 6: Sprinkle lemon zest into each mold.

Step 7: Refrigerate for two to three hours.

Buy vs. DIY

Lotion bars like these can cost you $5 or more at bath boutiques, whereas all the ingredients in this recipe will run you about $2 per lotion bar.

Make It Your Own

One benefit of creating bath products yourself is that you can customize them to fit your own preferences that might not otherwise be found in store-bought products.

Here are a few options to consider if you’re looking to take your lotion bars to the next level:

Get Essential

The base lotion bar mix allows for endless opportunities as far as scent properties are concerned. When the mix is still melted, feel free to customize your essential oil blend to suit your taste or purpose — from improving your skin to reducing stress, essential oils can produce a number of different benefits.

Turn Up the Glitz

If you’re looking to add a little sparkle to your vibe, toss in a handful of glitter to your moisturizer and let your skin glimmer.

Add a Pinch of Petals

Want to get in touch with nature? Add some dried flowers or petals to your ice cube mold for a pop of color and some extra oomph.

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