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Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh Essential Oil Lotion Bars

Create these gorgeous lotion bars with a festive twist to give as a magical essential oil Christmas gift.
Prep Time15 mins
Setting Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Intermediate
Cuisine: Self Care
Keyword: christmas, lotion bars
Servings: 6 Lotion Bars


  • Microwave or Double Boiler
  • 1L (2Pt) Glass Jug
  • Skewer for Stirring
  • Cutting Board or Oven Tray
  • Kitchen Scales
  • Paintbrush (optional)


  • 75 g Shea Butter
  • 60 g Beeswax Pellets
  • 105 g Refined Coconut Oil
  • 60 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 30 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
  • 30 drops Myrrh Essential Oil
  • 1 tsp Gold Mica Plus extra for dusting (optional)
  • 1 Christmas-Themed Silicone Mold


  • Optional First Step: Using a small paint brush, brush the insides of your silicone mold with gold mica to bring out any special details.
  • Add the beeswax, coconut oil and shea butter to a glass jug and set in a small saucepan full of water, or in a microwave.
  • Melt slowly over low heat or in 1 minute bursts in the microwave.
  • Once it has melted, set aside to cool for two to three minutes before adding the essential oils and gold mica.
  • Stir well until all of the mica is evenly combined.
  • Set your silicone mold on a cutting board or tray and then on top of your kitchen scales. Pour out 40g of mixture into six mold cavities.
  • Set your lotion bars aside to set. They may be able to be popped out after 1/2 an hour but will take up to 3 hours to fully set. If possible, avoid popping them out of the mold before they are fully set.

Directions for Use

  • Warm up your lotion bar in your hand and then rub on elbows, heels, blemishes, and any other areas of dry skin.
  • When not in use, store your lotion bar in a glass jar or metal tin, or wrap it in grease-proof paper, to prevent the oils and butters soaking into surrounding surfaces.