DIY Valentine’s Day Solid Lotion Bars Recipe

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This heart shaped homemade solid lotion bar recipe makes a thoughtful DIY Valentine's Day gift idea!

Want to craft your own homemade Valentine’s Day gifts? Then give this DIY Valentine’s Day Solid Lotion Bars Recipe a try! They are easy to craft – individually or in multiples – and make a fabulous Valentine’s Day gift for any bath and beauty lover on your list! Their heart shape also makes them perfect for gifting as homemade wedding favors. You can also make these for tucking inside Easter baskets as a candy alternative! Just use egg shaped molds instead of hearts.

This heart shaped homemade solid lotion bar recipe makes a thoughtful DIY Valentine's Day gift idea!

DIY Valentine’s Day Solid Lotion Bars Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


5 oz. beeswax
3 oz. shea butter
3 oz. hemp seed butter (or any other semi-solid butter at room temp such as shea butter)
1 oz. illipe butter (or you can sub a solid butter at room temp such as cocoa butter)
6 oz. soybean oil (or you can sub any other liquid at room temp oil like olive oil)
1 ml Vitamin E
180 drops (or around 3ml) skin safe fragrance oils (or choice of essential oils)
2 Tablespoons Shimmer Pearl Mica Powder (Or colored mica of choice)


Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold Pan
Graduated Plastic Transfer Pipettes
large glass measuring cup


This solid lotion bars recipe makes six 3 oz. heart shaped lotion bars. If you prefer to make them one at a time, simply divide the recipe by six. Or to halve the recipe, divide by 2.

You will begin by melting the solid ingredients – the beeswax and illipe butter – in a double boiler on the stove or in the microwave. If melting in the microwave, I recommend melting at 80% power and checking often. Once the beeswax and illipe butter have melted, stir in the shea butter and hemp butter. I was able to melt these softer butters into the beeswax and cocoa butter by simply stirring for a bit – without adding any further heat.

Once the butters are all in liquid form, stir in the soybean oil, fragrance (optional) and Vitamin E. (You should use the pipettes to measure out the Vitamin E and fragrance if desired.) Now stir in two Tablespoons of skin safe mica (optional) and mix well.

DIY Heart Shaped Solid Lotion Bars DIY - Lotion Bars in the Mold

Finally, pour the mixture into your mold and allow to harden completely. You can speed up this process by placing the mold in the fridge or freezer. (If you plan to do this, be sure to place the mold on a hard, transportable surface first such as a cutting board.)

Homemade Valentine's Day Heart Lotion Bars - DIY Solid Lotion Bars Recipe for Valentine's Day Gifts

Once your handmade solid lotion bars have solidified completely remove them from the mold. The silicone mold makes them super easy to pop out.

Handmade Valentine Solid Lotion Bar Hearts DIY

The next step is to wrap the lotion bars. You can do this with any generic plastic cling film. The best cling film to use is one that will stick to itself. Alternately, you can place the lotion bar into an air tight container of your choosing with a lid.

DIY Homemade Valentine Solid Lotion Bar Hearts Recipe - DIY Beauty Gift Idea for Valentine's Day or Wedding Favors

After wrapping the lotion bars, you can label them for gift giving. Include a special message or an ingredient list. The choice is up to you.

Homemade Heart Shaped Solid Lotion Bars DIY - DIY Handmade Wedding Favors and Valentine's Day Gift Idea

Finally, tie a pretty ribbon around the lotion bars for presentation. Looking for more handmade gift ideas for Valentine’s Day? You can find more DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas right here on Soap Deli News as well as on my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts Pinterest Board!

About Rebecca D. Dillon

Rebecca D. Dillon is a soapmaker, DIY-er and blogger whose life is controlled daily by a dachshund. You can learn more about Rebecca by checking out her bio. Or discover more great skin care & beauty recipes by subscribing to Soap Deli News blog via email.


  1. Love the way you wrapped these with the ribbon under the heart label, so cute! Anna

  2. How interesting! I have never made my own lotion bar but I love them. Maybe, I’ll have to give it a go.:)

  3. Very nice!

  4. We included this in our latest round up because this is awesome. Thanks for sharing this!