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DIY Outdoor Lotion Bars

By: Kimberly Daun, Certified Aromatherapist


Tis the season of outdoor annoyances!

Warm these lotion bars with your body heat, spread on your skin as you would any lotion, and enjoy the benefits of having the area around you clear!  You can also find recipes for DIY Outdoor Spray and DIY Outdoor Wipes!

DIY OutdoorLotion Bars

What you’ll need: 
What you’ll do: 
  1. Place all ingredients into a glass bowl.
  2. Use a double boiler to melt all ingredients completely.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in 100 drops of essential oil.
  4. Pour into silicone molds.
  5. Cool, pop out of molds, and enjoy!

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46 thoughts on “DIY Outdoor Lotion Bars”

  1. What would be the best way to store these and about how long will they last before they go “bad”?

  2. What a great idea. I’ll be making these soon. These comments have given me lots of ideas for variations

  3. I just made these over the weekend and poured the lotion into deodorant tubes. It came out perfectly and it’s so easy to apply to my kiddos! Thanks so much for this great DIY!

  4. If I were to use another KidSafe Synergy, would I still use 100 drops of whatever synergy I choose? What dilution % would that be?

  5. I made these Monday and we love them! Easy to make and use. kids love being able to apply bars themselves. I keep in fridge til ready to use them.

      1. It worked great! I think the roll up tubes will be great so the kids and I won’t have to get the EOs on our hands when we can’t wash up (like camping or hiking) when they might forget and then stick their finger in their eye/mouth etc. Just rub it on from the roll up tubes! Thanks for the great recipe.

  6. wondering why this one is 100 drops for 6 total ounces, yet the lotion bars with peppermint with 9 total ounces is only 36 drops?

  7. I just made this without coconut oil or cocoa butter (Mostly shea and some jojoba) and it came out really greasy. Did I put too much beeswax or is there something I can tweak to make it less waxy/greasy? TIA!

    1. The beeswax shouldn’t make it greasy. Cocoa butter is much more firm so using Shea instead will make it more soft and greasy. I would recommend adding more beeswax or using cocoa butter instead.

  8. Hello! I have shea butter, do you think I could substitute for the cocoa butter? For fear of sounding stupid do you just rub this on your skin everywhere you would use lotion? Thanks!!

    1. There are no stupid questions 🙂 The cocoa butter gives it a harder consistency so I would recommend using a bit more beeswax and you can use Shea butter, Mango butter, or solid Coconut oil.

  9. I don’t see where it says how many drops of oil?? (Am I just being blind? – maybe there’s a blend for that haha!)

    1. Maybe there’s a blend for that, too funny! I updated the blog post because I only had the amount of essential oil in the how to instructions but now I have it reflected in the ‘what you’ll need’ as well 😉

  10. Can I just mix the Sheild Me with cocoa butter and put in a jar? If so, how many drops per oz should I use? It’s for my husband….so I really don’t need to mold them.

  11. I have all the ingredients of the kid safe blend…how much would you recommend of each of the oils (Citronella, Grapefruit, Geranium Bourbon, Rosalina and Patchouli) to make this since I don’t want to buy the blend?

    1. Since it is a proprietary blend I don’t have a specific recipe. The ingredients are listed from most to least so that’s a great starting point for you to mix your own 🙂

  12. Thank you for the recipe! It sounds great!
    Would citronella work well on its own in place of a synergy blend? If so how many drops would your recommend?

    1. I would recommend looking at the ingredients in the synergies to help give you a more broad protection.

  13. I live in FL. if I was to take these outside would they melt? What would need to be done to adjust this recipe to make a lotion I can put into a jar or lotion bottle?

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