How To || DIY Bug Repellent Lotion Bars

This past summer, my sister sent me this link to a recipe for a bug repellent lotion bar.  We didn’t get around to making this until last month.  I was in the mood for something crafty.  We didn’t have a mold for the lotion bar so my sister picked some up from the 99 cent store.  When I saw the duck mold, I immediately thought this would be a great baby shower thank you gift.



Here is the list of ingredients I was able to purchased from Amazon (I found some cheaper alternatives to a couple of the ingredients in the original link):

The directions are really straight forward: Melt the Coco Butter, Beeswax, and coconut oil over low heat.  Remove from heat and add the essential oils.  Pour into mold and let cool to harden.

I can’t speak to how well these work since we’re not in bug season anymore but these lotion bars smell a lot like the citronella products you find in retail stores to repel bugs.

We decided to use these lotion bars as thank you gifts so I went ahead and made some packages for them.  I really love how well they turned out.


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