Make Your Own Body Lotion Bar or Lip Balm


For this challenge, you will make your own Body Lotion Bar or Lip Balm!

More than 8 millions tonnes of plastic enter our ocean every year. Scientists are saying that by 2050, plastic will outweigh fish in the oceans. Most of this plastic comes from land sources and a lot of it can be avoided.

The first step is to start to refuse and reduce single use plastic. Personal care products often come in containers that cannot be recycled. If not properly disposed of, these containers can break down and can become microplastics in our oceans. One thing you can do is to make your own personal care items like Body Lotion Bars and Lip Balm.


Here is what you need to do:


  1. Gather your supplies
    1. Shea Butter
    2. Cocoa Butter
    3. Bees Wax
    4. Microwave
    5. Mould
    6. Fridge
  2. Make your Body Lotion Bars: Mix together equal amounts of Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Bees Wax. Melt in the microwave. Pour into moulds and cool in the fridge.


  1. Gather your supplies
    1. Shea Butter (1 tbsp)
    2. Coconut Oil (2 tbsp)
    3. Bees Wax (1 tbsp)
    4. Microwave
    5. Rose Mica Powder (1/2 tsp) (Optional for shine)
    6. Essential Oil (3-5 drops)
    7. Reusable Pots
  2. Make your Lip Balm: Mix Together shea butter, coconut oil and bees wax. Melt in the microwave. Mix in rose mica powder (optional) and essential oil. Pour into reusable pots

Let us know how it goes! Was this product easy to make? Is it just as effective as store bought items? What other personal care items can you make at home (ex. Toothpaste, Shampoo, Conditioner). Tweet, post an Instagram picture or post to Facebook using our hashtags #OceanBridge #LeadersToday and tag @OceanWise @leaderstoday and @SocDevSoc

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