DIY Mickey Lotion Bars

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A fun DIY lotion bar for the Disney fan in your life, these Mickey Mouse Lotion Bars make a gorgeous gift or a fun way to pamper yourself – especially if you travel often and like to travel with carry-on only like I do.

A luxurious DIY lotion bar inspired by Disney's Basin, this DIY Mickey Mouse Lotion Bar is a great way to moisturize on-the-go without the mess of liquid lotions. Customize this DIY lotion bar recipe with your favorite scents.

DIY Lotion Bar Recipe

I’ll be honest: I was a lotion bar skeptic for years.

I had awful experiences with solid shampoos so I expected to have similar disappointments with solid lotions, but after purchasing some solid lotion perfumes from Disney Spring’s Basin store, I thought I’d give this DIY beauty idea another try.

My friend Shelby helped me trouble-shoot this recipe to create a luxurious lotion bar with amazing moisturizing benefits and a fun Disney-inspired shape. I love how cute and cheerful it is for gifting and it’s super convenient for travelling with. I always travel carry-on only so using solid lotion doesn’t just avoid mess, it helps me stay within the liquid limits (and yes, I’ve travelled with these and they don’t come up on the scans as liquids).

Because this recipe contains no water, I actually find it is more moisturizing than many commercial lotions – especially the ones you tend to find in hotel bathrooms.

Plus, you can have a bit of fun and customize the scent (and scent intensity). I like to really amp up the scent so that my lotion bars double as solid perfumes.

How to use DIY lotion bars: After your shower, rub the lotion bar all over your body, or if just using after washing your hands, rub all over your hands. Massage to work the lotion into your skin. If needed, warm the lotion bars up in your hands a bit before applying.

How long do homemade lotion bars last? These DIY Mickey Mouse lotion bars will last for up to two months in an airtight container without any change to texture. (They can possibly last longer, but they may start to change texture with time.)

With everyday use, you can plan for each lotion bar to last at least two weeks.

If your lotion bar feels sticky, it’s likely due to putting too much cocoa butter into your recipe. If your lotion bars feel too greasy, it’s likely due to adding too much oil. You can reduce the greasy texture by sprinkling some cornstarch or baby powder on the bars, but make sure to adjust the next batch for the perfect texture.

 

Check out our quick video on how to make these DIY Lotion Bars for yourself – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable instructions:

Mickey Lotion Bar Ingredients

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: as all homes have different humidities and temperatures, pay attention to how your first batch reacts in your home and adjust accordingly. Be sure to keep the extra lotion bars in an airtight container – you can even refrigerate if needed.

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How to Make Lotion Bars

In a double boiler (or heat-proof mason jar), combine all ingredients except for optional essential oils.

Fill the bottom of a double-boiler with water and bring it to a rolling boil. Place the top part of the double boiler overtop until lotion bar ingredient melt together, whisking occasionally. It will take about 20 minutes until the beeswax pellets melt.

(If using a mason jar, ensure the water in the double boiler doesn’t evaporate and ensure the top of the mason jar is well above the top of the boiling water.)

Once lotion bar ingredients are fully melted, remove from heat.

Whisk in any essential oils you want to use.

Pour the lotion bar mixture into the silicone Mickey Mouse molds.

Let sit at room temperature for twenty-four hours to solidify.

Be gentle while removing the lotion bars from the molds as they will still be soft and delicate for the first few days.

 

Pin this Easy Lotion Bar recipe for a fun gift for the Disney lover in your life:

How to make lotion bars that are incredibly moisturizing while being mess-free. Perfect for travelling or gifting to the Disney fan in your life.

Grab your free printable recipe card for our Mickey Mouse lotion bars recipe:

Yield: 5 lotion bars

DIY Mickey Lotion Bars

DIY Mickey Lotion Bars

A luxurious DIY lotion bar inspired by Disney's Basin, this DIY Mickey Mouse Lotion Bar is a great way to moisturize on-the-go without the mess of liquid lotions. Customize this DIY lotion bar recipe with your favorite scents.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • 1/3 cup Shea Butter
  • 1/3 cup Shea Butter
  • 1/3 cup Mango Butter
  • 1/3 cup Mango Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Almond Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Almond Oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Beeswax Pellets
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Beeswax Pellets
  • Essential Oils, optional
  • Essential Oils, optional

Tools

  • Double Boiler
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Whisk

Instructions

  1. In a double boiler (or heat-proof mason jar), combine all ingredients except for optional essential oils.
  2. Fill the bottom of a double-boiler with water and bring it to a rolling boil. Place the top part of the double boiler overtop until lotion bar ingredient melt together, whisking occasionally. It will take about 20 minutes until the beeswax pellets melt.
  3. (If using a mason jar, ensure the water in the double boiler doesn't evaporate and ensure the top of the mason jar is well above the top of the boiling water.)
  4. Once lotion bar ingredients are fully melted, remove from heat.
  5. Whisk in any essential oils you want to use.
  6. Pour the lotion bar mixture into the silicone Mickey Mouse molds.
  7. Let sit at room temperature for twenty-four hours to solidify.
  8. Be gentle while removing the lotion bars from the molds as they will still be soft and delicate for the first few days.

Notes

As all homes have different humidities and temperatures, pay attention to how your first batch reacts in your home and adjust accordingly. Be sure to keep the extra lotion bars in an airtight container - you can even refrigerate if needed.

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I hope you love these easy DIY Mickey Lotion Bars as much as I do – I would love to hear any tweaks or scent that you add to this recipe!

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