Clarifying Honey Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of holding a steaming mug of hot chocolate in your hands on a cold winter day. But, as anyone who’s dealt with chapped, raw skin can attest, the winter months can also be tough on your complexion.

If you’re looking for a way to soothe and protect your skin this season, try using a Clarifying Honey Solid Lotion Bar. Made with natural ingredients, like beeswax and almond oil, this lotion bar will help lock in moisture and keep your skin feeling soft and smooth all winter long. 

With regular use, this bar can help keep your skin feeling soft, supple, and healthy all winter long. Don’t forget to keep one in your purse or backpack for on-the-go touch-ups, and give your skin the nourishment it needs to survive the winter months. Your skin will thank you for it!

What is a Lotion Bar? 

A lotion bar is a type of body lotion that comes in the form of a solid bar. Unlike regular lotion, which is typically applied with the hands, a lotion bar is meant to be applied directly to the skin, providing an easy and effective way to hydrate and moisturize the skin. They are made with a variety of different ingredients, which is typically a combination of oils, butter, and waxes. This mixture makes them especially effective at sealing in moisture and preventing dryness. This is why they are particularly popular in the winter months when the cold weather can take a toll on the skin. However, they can be used year-round to keep skin feeling soft and supple.

What’s in This Clarifying Honey Solid Lotion Bar

Coconut Oil (Solid)

The benefits of coconut oil are vast and well-documented. For one, it is an excellent moisturizer. As a result, it’s no surprise that solid coconut oil is a popular ingredient in many skincare products. Not only that, but it also helps the recipe take a solid form, making it easier to apply and massage into the skin.


Beeswax is often used as an ingredient in lotion bars, due to its ability to make the product solidify. This is extremely beneficial as it prevents the product from melting and/or dripping. Furthermore, beeswax has great benefits for the skin as it is a natural humectant, meaning it helps lock in moisture. This is extremely important in preventing the skin from becoming dry and cracked, especially during winter.

Almond Oil

Another oil that is becoming increasingly popular in skincare is almond oil. Almond oil is high in vitamins A and E, which are essential for healthy skin. Additionally, almond oil is non-greasy and quickly absorbed by the skin. This makes it an ideal ingredient for lotions and other skin care products.

Emulsifying Wax

Emulsifying wax is a common ingredient in many cosmetic recipes, including lotions, creams, and shampoos. It is also an important ingredient in the Clarifying Honey Solid Lotion Bar recipe. This recipe calls for emulsifying wax to help bind the ingredients together and give the lotion bar a smooth, uniform texture. Without emulsifying wax, the recipe would not work as intended. The honey would separate from the oil and sink out of the lotion bar.


Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it helps draw moisture into the skin. This makes it an ideal ingredient for lotion bars, which are designed to moisturize and protect the skin. Honey also helps soothe dry, irritated skin. In addition, honey is a natural source of antioxidants, which can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.

Peace & Quiet Essential Oil Blend

One way to incorporate natural ingredients into your skincare routine is to use essential oils. Peace & Quiet Essential Oil Blend is made up of calming oils, and is often used to soothe emotions and promote relaxation. When applied to the skin, it can help center the mind and body, promoting a sense of peace and calm.

Oregano Essential Oil

This lotion bar is a recipe that uses Oregano Essential Oil as one of its key ingredients. Oregano Essential Oil is known for its cleansing properties, making it an ideal ingredient for a soap or lotion bar that is designed to cleanse the skin.


Water is a key ingredient in many recipes, and the same is true for the Clarifying Honey Solid Lotion Bar. The water helps dissolve the honey, making it easier to mix with other ingredients. It also helps thin the mixture so that it’s easy to apply to your skin. And finally, the water helps lock in moisture, keeping your skin hydrated and healthy.

Substituting Ingredients in Your Lotion Bars

When it comes to making your own lotion bars, there is a lot of room for experimentation. If you can’t find one of the ingredients listed in a recipe, or if you have a personal preference or allergy, there are several substitutions that can be made without compromising the final product.

For instance, beeswax can be swapped out for soy wax or avocado wax and almond oil can be replaced with jojoba oil and fractionated coconut oil. Similarly, essential oils can be substituted for each other, depending on your desired scent. With so many possible combinations, you can create lotion bars that are truly unique to you. So don’t be afraid to experiment with different ingredients – the sky’s the limit!

Things to Remember When Using This Recipe

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

Some essential oil recipes are not generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use.

This essential oil recipe is safe to use with kids aged 10+.

For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA

Clarifying Honey Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Clarifying Honey Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Time: 15 minutes
Est. Shelf Life: ~6 months
Yield: 1 lotion bar
Dilution Rate: 2%


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  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil (solid)

  • 1 Tbsp beeswax

  • 1 Tbsp almond oil

  • 2 tsp emulsifying wax

  • 15 drops Peace & Quiet Blend

  • 3 drops Oregano Essential Oil

  • Soap mold

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  • Hand mixer

  • Food thermometer

  • 1 tsp honey

  • 1 tsp water


  • In a double boiler (or microwave using short intervals), melt the coconut oil, beeswax, almond oil, and emulsifying wax together.
  • Once the mixture has just melted (~150°F), remove from heat. Add essential oils and stir.
  • In a double boiler (or microwave using short intervals), heat the honey and water together until it is within 5°F of the oil mixture.
  • Combine the honey mixture with the oil mixture. Blend for 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour mixture into the soap mold and allow to totally cool.

How to Use This Clarifying Honey Solid Lotion Bar

To use, simply rub the bar onto your skin. The warmth of your body will help to melt the product and will be absorbed into your skin. You can use this lotion bar anywhere on your body that needs extra moisture, such as your elbows or knees. For best results, use after a shower or bath. Your skin will feel soft and silky, and the pleasant scent of essential oils will make you smell great.

Packaging Your Lotion Bars

Now that you’ve made your lotion bars, it’s time to package them up! If you’re selling them, you’ll want to make sure they’re securely packaged so they don’t get damaged in transit. You can use small boxes or cellophane bags, and make sure to include labels with the product name and ingredients. If you’re giving them as gifts, you can get creative with the packaging. Wrap them in pretty paper or fabric, or put them in a decorative box or tin. Whatever packaging you choose, make sure it’s airtight so the bars don’t dry out. With a little effort, you can turn your homemade lotion bars into beautiful and professional-looking products.

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