I absolutely LOVE the combo of lavender and cedarwood! I first fell in love with it when I made my most popular EO recipe Relaxing Essential Oil Soap. When I was deciding what oils to use for these DIY lotion bars, it just made sense to use the same blend again since I love it so much and it truly is relaxing!
Like many of my DIY recipes, these lotion bars are simple to make, affordable and perfect for gift giving! You can make them with or without the dried lavender. Personally I like how they look with the dried lavender but I also understand that it’s not for everyone. I have notes below the recipe for those who choose to make it without 🙂
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Ok let’s get to the recipe!
DIY Lotion Bars with Lavender & Cedarwood Essential Oils
What You Need:
- ¼ almond oil (I used this kind)
- ¼ cup beeswax (I used this kind)
- ¼ shae butter (I used this kind)
- 1 tablespoon dried lavender (optional)
- 6 drops lavender essential oil (or essential oil of choice)
- 12 drops cedarwood essential oil (or essential oil of choice)
- Silicone mold of choice (find heart shaped ones here)
1) Measure and prep all the ingredients (except the essential oils)
2) Combine in a glass jar and place jar into a small pot of water. Bring to a rolling boil.
3) Heat until all ingredients are completely melted, whisking often.
4) Remove from heat, let sit for one minute then whisk in the essential oils.
5) Pour the mixture into the silicone molds and let sit on the counter for twenty-four hours to firm up.
Yield: Makes 4 large molds
Recipe Note: This recipe leaves the lavender flowers in the lotion. If you wish to have a smoother lotion, strain the flowers out by using a small, metal strainer prior to adding the essential oils. This is also a good idea if your beeswax is unfiltered.
Storing Your Recipes
Now that you have the recipe, where do you plan to store it? On a scrap of paper? Pinterest? Written on whatever was near you at the time? I was always finding great essential oil recipes but didn’t have a place to store them! This resulted in scraps of paper that often got lost or pinterest pins that got buried on my boards. So I decided to solve this problem by creating my Essential Oil Toolkit & Recipe Journal! Take a sneak peak at the video below and if you like what you see, purchase your copy as a paperback book or PDF printable HERE!