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DIY Exfoliating Lotion Bars

Exfoliate and moisturize with these easy DIY exfoliating lotion bars. Made and scented with coffee these lotion bars help keep skin silky and your mind alert!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
1 d
Total Time1 d 25 mins
Servings: 12 discs


  • 1/4 cup beeswax
  • 1/4 cup shea butter
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup ground coffee


  • Heat a small pot of water to a rolling boil.
  • In a mason jar or double boiler, heat the beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil until melted fully.
    In process image for DIY exfoliating bars
  • Let cool a bit before whisking in the coffee so that it doesn't “brew” in the mixture.
  • Whisk in the coffee and pour or spoon into small silicone molds (see note).
    In process image for DIY exfoliating bars
  • The grinds sink to the bottom of the jar a bit so spooning into the molds or whisking every couple of pours is necessary.
    In process image for DIY exfoliating bars
  • Let sit on the counter for 24 hours to harden. Pop from the molds into a jar to store and use when you need them!
  • Makes 12 discs depending on the mold.


Note: you can either pour the coffee into the oils and mix or you can distribute the coffee individually into the molds and then pour the mixture. Both work they just give a slightly different appearance.