DIY lotion bars

DIY lotion bars

Sometimes when you’re working around the house or cooking in your kitchen  your hands feel dry. I used to go for the nearest lotion but they can leave a greasy residue on your palms and fingers.

For years now I've been studying art in the form of painting, drawing and sculpting. Since then, I started using an "artist's lotion stick" to apply moisture to the backs of my hands when they feel dry and I'll never go back to regular hand cream! It delivers moisture without the residue, resulting in clean fingers and hydrated hands. I use a lotion stick when I am drawing or painting as I don't want to transfer any greasiness to my artwork. 

Lotion Bar Ingredients

This makes approximately one pound and will last a really long time.

  • 0.64 lbs (290 g) MCT oil or coconut oil
  • 0.08 lbs (36 g) shea butter
  • 0.13 lbs (59 g) candelila wax
  • 0.07 lbs (32 g) brassica glycerides
  • 0.04 lbs (18 g) cocoa butter
  • 0.03 lbs (13 g) rosehip seed oil

Optional: 1 drop of scented oil. (Feel free to use a drop of essential oil if you promise not to use the lotion bar on your face!)

Equipment List

  • Kitchen scale
  • Saucepan
  • Spoon
  • Stove top
  • Containers such as empty deodorant tubes, paper tubes or soap molds.


Combine all ingredients and heat on low just until fully melted. Mix thoroughly and pour into empty stick deodorant tubes, paper tubes or soap molds. 

Allow to cool. If using a traditional soap mold, try wrapping the bottom half in pretty paper like a soap for better grip.

Have fun and enjoy using this new moisture delivery method! 

xo, Jacci

Jacci Delaneau

Adventuress, animal activist and recovering cheese addict. Dreamer and doer. A patent holding serial entrepreneur, our founder Jacci, has traveled the world in search of bizarre beauty rituals, the planet’s most beautiful beaches, and the perfect pizza. She combines her background in Marine Biology and Organic Cosmetic Science to develop clean, high performance skin care using sustainable ocean based ingredients. Read more about Jacci.