A Guide to Making Your Own Beeswax Body Lotion Bar

Lotion bars with added beeswax are a great way to seal moisture in the skin with long-lasting results, without clogging up your pores. Beeswax assists with regulating skin regeneration enabling the skin to naturally repair. Its sweet scent will add a natural aroma to the skin by simply warming the lotion bar in the hand and applying it to the skin. It works great for dry areas of the body such as knees and elbows.

Beeswax lotion bars by Cosy Owl


70g Kerawax 2555 Yellow Cosmetic Grade Beeswax

70g refined coconut carrier oil

70g organic unrefined shea butter 

Optional: Essential oil – (2% of the carrier oil used)

Honey Bee Silicone mould

Bain marie or double boiler

Spoon (not supplied)


Weighing scales (not supplied)

Step 1: 

Weigh out the ingredients. This recipe makes about 4 bars in total.

Step 2:

Add the beeswax, coconut oil and shea butter to a bain marie or double boiler. Melt and mix until smooth and then remove from the heat.

Beeswax, coconut oil and shea butter melting in bain marie

Step 3:

At this point, you can add the essential oil and stir this in until well blended. It is important to check the flash point of the essential oil to ensure you are adding it at the correct temperature. For example, Lavender essential oil has a flashpoint of 70°c. This will mean the mixture’s temperature will need to be below 70°c when adding Lavender. This is so that the fragrance does not evaporate.

Step 4:

Pour the mixture into the silicone mould. Fill to the thickness you would like. Leave these to cool fully and pop each bar out of the mould ready to apply to the skin. 

Honey Bee Silicone Mould lotion bars setting
Beeswax lotion bars by Cosy Owl

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