DIY Lotion and Lip Balm Kit

  • $37.75

Comes with our My Buttered Life: Personal Care Edition e-book 

Choose between shea butter or cocoa butter. You can sub in the same amount using your favorite recipe. Lotion making is easy; you only need a few pieces of equipment from your kitchen (a Pyrex measure glass and a pot, and any type of "mold" you want to use to pour your lotion into - can be ice cube trays, muffin pans or small loaf pan). Kits include: 4 oz naturally refined shea butter or cocoa butter, 4.5 oz beeswax, 4.5 oz 76-degree coconut oil, 4 lip balm tubes, one pocket-sized Beesilk bar (so you know what you're making), a medicine dropper, and instructions. *DIY Kit can make 1 batch of diaper rash cream (by also adding 1 order of zinc oxide to your purchase) OR 1 batch of Beesilk Jr. (Choose shea butter for this) You have enough ingredients to make both diaper rash cream (add 1 order of zinc oxide) and Beesilk Jr if you contribute a few additional ounces of coconut oil from your kitchen cupboard. These recipes are in the baby edition of the My Buttered Life e-book. *DIY Kit can make 2 batches of sunscreen from the summer edition of the My Buttered Life e-book with TWO zinc oxides added.

Here's a summary:
The kit alone comes with all the ingredients and recipes to make a batch of approximately 12 pocket size lotion bars, plus 4 lip balms. The recipe comes in the box to make those two products, along with other recipe instructions in case you want to adapt the amounts and make something like hair butter instead of lotion bars. If you wanted to make rash cream instead, you can add zinc oxide to the DIY kit order and make the rash cream (recipe is included in the kit). Or sunscreen. So, it's basically a starter kit with options. Alternatively, you could instead purchase the individual ingredients from us once you know exactly what you want to make. I occasionally swap out which e-book comes with the kit so that people who come back to re-order the kit have a new e-book to look at. The recipe instructions for what can be made with the kit, however, are always included.

Customer Reviews

Based on 84 reviews

This DIY kit is one of my favorite! It is easy to use, quick to make, and then I have a nice stockpile of lotion bars and lip balms, which we use a lot of, especially in the winter!

Great gift!

I received this as a gift and love being able to make lotion bars for myself and as gifts.


Loved the kit! Was lots of fun and so easy to make the hard lotion and lip balms!

Great Gifts!

My daughter and I made lotion bars for for all her friends for Christmas last year. They were a big hit!

My go-to method of having lots of hard lotion around!

I love the DIY kit. The instructions were clear, and I stored so much stored away for my hands and feet this past winter. It's a really great value and a satisfying project. I gave some as gifts, too. Mine doesn't come out quite as nice as the pre-made ones. I'd say mine are 90% as good in terms of texture and smoothness. I could probably troubleshoot that to do a little better, but honestly I didn't bother because what I made was fine by me. I've bought empty deodorant canisters and filled those - they make a nice hard lotion stick.