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Do you want to surprise your sweetheart with a homemade gift this year? I do!! One thing that I know my husband loves and really ANY spouse would love…is a massage. Am I right or am I right? Who doesn't love a nice relaxing massage? What if you could make that massage even better by using homemade massage lotion bars? Handmade gifts are a wonderful way to show love!!
Ingredients for Homemade Massage Lotion Bars
1 cup of pure cocoa butter
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon of almond oil
4-5 drops essential oils–aroma of your choice
How to Make Homemade Massage Lotion Bars
The pure cocoa butter typically comes in a container and it is hard. I just used a knife and cut off pieces to fill up my measuring cup.
Add the cocoa butter, coconut oil and almond oil together into a small pan. Heat on low on the stove top until the ingredients are melted. Keep a close eye on this while it heats up. You don't want the mixture to boil. Once the mixture is melted add a few drops of essential oils. Stir all ingredients together well.
I grabbed some Nature's Truth Essential Oils from the vitamin aisle when I was out doing some shopping at Walgreens. The Peppermint and the Good Nite oils jumped out at me because I knew those would smell amazing in my homemade massage lotion bars! There were lots of different Nature's Truth Essential Oils to choose from too.
I found a cool mold pan that is actually an ice cream sandwich pan, LOL. The shape and texture of the pan is perfect for the homemade massage lotion bars.
I poured my mixture into the mold. It filled 6 of the rectangles. Then I just popped the pan in the refrigerator for about an hour so the bars could solidify.
I had no trouble getting the massage bars out of the pan. I just turned it over and pressed gently on the back of each rectangle and they just popped right out! Remember…if you hold these in your hand for more than a minute they will start to melt because of your body heat.
Keep these in a sealed container in the refrigerator until you are ready to use or gift them!
Give the Gift of Massage
So…are you ready to make your own set of homemade massage lotion bars? It is SO easy and such a great gift idea. I know my husband will love these. The aroma of the Nature's Truth Essential Oils is wonderful and will really enhance the massage experience.
I have free printable massage coupons for you too! I made some for varying lengths of time…give one, two or all to that special someone in your life. Just click the image below to download and print off!
What is Your Favorite DIY with Essential Oils?
Do you have a favorite essential oil scent? Have you tried your hand at any fun DIY projects using essential oils? I am excited to make some soaps, candles and body scrubs this winter!! I would love to hear about your ideas too.