Vanilla Bean Lotion Bars

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You are going to love these easy DIY vanilla bean lotion bars! These moisturizing bars are perfect to pop into your purse for when you need something on the go and even better for traveling. Full of luxurious moisturizing ingredients, you definitely have to try this simple beauty item you can create yourself.

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These single-use lotion bars are perfect to make for yourself, friends, or family. A blend of shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax forms the base, with a little vanilla bean powder, then scented with vanilla essential oil. They are divine.

I love how simple it is to make these Vanilla Bean Lotion Bars, and they are even a craft you can do with little ones if they are interested in that sort of thing. Pre-teens and teens may want to have a go at making them. They make the perfect gifts.

Simple to make and a therapeutic process, you are going to love making these vanilla lotion bars.

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Everything needed to make Vanilla Bean Lotion Bars

Process Supplies
  • Shea butter
  • Coconut oil
  • Beeswax
  • Vanilla essential oil
  • Vanilla bean powder

Recommended Tools

  • Square silicone mold
  • Microwave-safe measuring cup with spout
  • Wooden craft stick for stirring
  • Kitchen scale

Get all the measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this page.

How to make the Vanilla Bean Lotion Bars

  1. Add the shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax to the measuring cup and heat in 30-second intervals, stirring between each heating session, until fully melted.
  2. Stir in the essential oil, then the vanilla bean powder.
  3. Pour into the mold and allow to set for 2-3 hours.
  4. Un-mold and store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
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Notes and tips

  • You will need to weigh these supplies using a kitchen scale. A small, inexpensive one will work just fine, as the amounts are low.
  • Ensure you protect any work surface you are using to avoid any mixture setting on a table.
  • Only use the recommended amount of drops of essential oils. You don’t want it to be too overpowering with scent.
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Variations

  • Why not try a different scent? You could go calming with lavender or fresh with a citrus scent. There are so many different options that you could create a whale range.
  • Make these as cute little gifts for friends and family. You could add a couple of scents to a clear bag and a ribbon and tag. They would make excellent gifts at any time of the year.
  • Add a bit of color by using some dye in the mixture. You could create different colorful ones to match the scents. Think white for vanilla, purple for lavender, and yellow for a lemon scent.
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FAQs

What age range is this craft suitable for?
This is usually a craft that would be reserved for adults, but older children could get involved with it. Pre-teens and teens may want to have a go at making them for themselves or even as cute gifts for their friends.

How do I know the lotion bars are set?
You will be able to tell if the lotion bars have set. They won’t be soft where your finger can go right through, but hard enough to hold their shape. If in doubt, give them a bit longer.

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Recipe is created by.Vickie

Vanilla Bean Lotion Bars

makes how many12 single use bars
You are going to love these easy diy lotion bars! These moisturizing bars are perfect to pop into your purse for on the go, and even better for traveling. Full of luxurious moisturizing ingredients, you definitely have to try this simple beauty diy!

Supplies
 

  • 1.5 oz shea butter
  • 1.5 oz coconut oil
  • 1.5 oz beeswax
  • 15 drops vanilla essential oil
  • ¼ tsp vanilla bean powder

Equipment

  • Square silicone mold
  • Microwave safe measuring cup with spout
  • Wooden craft stick for stirring
  • Kitchen scale

Instructions
 

  • Add the shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax to the measuring cup, and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring between each heating session, until fully melted.
  • Stir in the essential oil, then the vanilla bean powder.
  • Pour into the mold, and allow to set for 2-3 hours.
  • Unmold, and store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

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