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DIY Solid Lotion and Massage Bars: Natural Skin Nourishment

Embrace the art of DIY skincare with these easy-to-make solid lotion and massage bars – perfect for nourishing and rejuvenating your skin.

Welcome to another exciting post from uRBAN wHIP, where we delve into the world of natural skincare with DIY recipes. Today, we're focusing on solid lotion and massage bars – a fantastic alternative to traditional lotions and oils.

Why Solid Lotion and Massage Bars?

Solid lotion and massage bars are a luxurious way to keep your skin moisturized and supple. Made with natural butters like cocoa, shea, mango, and avocado, they promote skin elasticity and can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Infused with essential oils, they also offer therapeutic benefits, making them perfect for a relaxing self-massage or as part of your daily skincare routine.

The Benefits of Massage

Massage therapy, whether self-administered or by a professional, is known for its numerous health benefits. It can relieve stress, manage pain, and improve circulation, contributing to overall well-being.

DIY Recipes

Recipe One: Original Solid Lotion Bar

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 part Coconut Oil
    • 1 part Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, or Mango Butter
    • 1 part Beeswax

Recipe Two: Orange Honey Lotion Bar

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 1/2 TBSP Raw Honey
    • 2 Ounces Beeswax
    • 2 Ounces Shea Butter
    • 2 Ounces Coconut Oil
    • 8 Drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil

How to Make:

  1. Melt Ingredients: Use a double boiler or a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water to melt the ingredients together. Stir until smooth.

  2. Add Essential Oils: Remove from heat and add any essential oils. Stir gently to combine.

  3. Pour into Molds: Carefully pour the mixture into molds. You can get creative with shapes to suit different occasions.

  4. Let it Set: Allow the bars to cool and harden completely before removing them from the molds.

Customization and Tips

  • Shape Your Gifts: Use different molds for personalized gifts – hearts for Valentine’s Day, flowers for Mother’s Day, etc.
  • Essential Oils: Experiment with various essential oils for added benefits and fragrances.
  • Storage: Keep the bars in a cool, dry place to maintain their solid form.


Making your own solid lotion and massage bars is not only a fun and creative activity but also a step towards embracing natural, nourishing skincare. These bars are not just beneficial for your skin; they make thoughtful, handmade gifts for your loved ones. Give these recipes a try and enjoy the natural goodness of homemade skincare! 


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