Winter Bliss Lotion Bars Recipe for Dry Skin

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I’m still learning to love winter. As a southern girl originally from Texas, I’ve had to adjust to cold weather, but I’m finally starting to make the best of it by filling the house with cozy and natural touches that celebrate the season.

This Winter Bliss Lotion Bar recipe is a recipe I first made years ago and an absolute must-try DIY project even for beginners. Not only are these bars deeply moisturizing, but they are scented with natural oils like wintergreen and peppermint.

Imagine what a great gift basket these would make along with some hot chocolate mix, a bottle of wine (or wassail), and some simple homemade bath salts!

How to Make Winter Bliss Lotion Bars

I wanted to find a lotion recipe that tied in my favorite smells and flavors of winter while nourishing my skin. I’d made many variations of lotion bars before but I wanted one that would be perfect for winter and make a great (and great-smelling) gift for winter. These lotion bars were the result.

The Recipe

This recipe is so simple! Just melt and mix coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax. Add essential oils. Pour into molds and let harden. What could be easier?

The “secret sauce” here is the wintry blend of essential oil scents that make the bar extra special for the season.

The Equipment

Unlike my standard lotion bar recipe, I usually make/gift my Winter Bliss Bars in some kind of tube (to keep the peppermint oil off hands and away from eyes). Any empty deodorant tube works beautifully, but if you’re making this for friends and want it to look extra nice, try:

  • A standard push-up deodorant tube (I recommend one like this that fills from the bottom so the top is smooth like a new deodorant would be)
  • A plastic-free cardboard push-up tube (very attractive and seems sturdy, but I haven’t tried personally yet)
  • Amazingly… silicone wine glasses also work well! Just wrap in gift wrap or tissue paper and tie with twine for a nice presentation. Bonus, it’s reusable 🙂

You can also simply use a silicone mold like this and use the lotion bars without the tube.

Here’s how to make it!

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Winter Bliss Lotion Bars Recipe

Make festive homemade lotion bars with natural ingredients and wintry scents, such as wintergreen, peppermint, lavender, and orange.


  • In a double boiler, melt the shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil.

  • When everything is melted, remove it from the heat and add the essential oils.

  • Carefully pour into empty deodorant containers and let set until hardened. If using bottom-fill containers, I found that a plastic dropper or tiny funnel (like a flask funnel) helps a lot.

  • To use, rub carefully on dry skin to nourish and moisturize.


Use caution with essential oils of any kind, especially wintergreen and peppermint on children or pregnant women and always ask a doctor before using any herb or essential oils. If making for family use, Plant Therapy makes a Frosted Mint blend in their Kid-Safe line that would work great with this recipe!

Also try these other easy beauty DIYs, perfect for gifting:

You’ll find my full list of homemade natural beauty DIYs here!

Ever made lotion bars? What was your favorite?