Homemade Lotion Bars & Lip Balm DIY Kit {Demo & Giveaway!}

About once or twice a year, I mix up batches of lotions and lip balms for our family and gifts. I typically keep the bulk ingredients on hand (such as coconut oil, shea butter, and essential oils). But I’ve regularly heard from readers who *don’t* buy these items in bulk, and are looking for affordable options to still make their own cosmetics.

Renee of MadeOn Hard Lotion creates wonderful lotion bars and lip balms, which our family has thoroughly enjoyed. Our daughter loves her Hair Butter, and the Beesilk Bars have been so soothing on my hands after the many required hand-washings in our business. (I always keep a lotion bar in a tin tucked into my purse!)

And now, she has introduced a Do-It-Yourself Kit! She supplies just the right amount of “bulk” ingredients to create your own batches of lotions bars and/or lip balms, as a more affordable option to purchasing the “ready-made” products (or even the refills!), and you won’t have big tubs of leftovers gathering dust on the shelf.

It’s a perfect project for “cooking with mama” in the kitchen, whether you’re preparing them for your family or as gifts. (These would make lovely Mother’s Day gifts!) {Sorry, Nana, guess you’re not going to be surprised, now.} :)

Here is a video of my daughter and I using the DIY Kit from MadeOn Hard Lotion. (Sorry, we had the camera turned sideways for the first half!) Little Enoch was banging around in his highchair occasionally; sorry for the extra noise… but we’re keeping it real!) :)

Now, you can enter to win your own DIY Kit, plus a copy of my natural remedies eBook, Herbal Nurturing!

To Enter the Giveaway:

Visit MadeOn’s site, and leave a comment on this blog post, letting us know what product interests you the most, and why.

For Optional Extra Entries (leave an additional comment):

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Kelsey!

If you didn’t win, you can use the discount code FGApril for 10% off through April 15th.

This post was sponsored by MadeOn Hard Lotion, and I received my own DIY Kit and product samples for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Giveaway will be open through Monday, April 11th. Winner will be randomly selected by random.org. No purchase necessary.
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157 comments to Homemade Lotion Bars & Lip Balm DIY Kit {Demo & Giveaway!}

  • angi reed

    I have their lotion bar and chapstick and love them both! I would love to try the bug bars with summer coming up!! and the DIY – sounds simple!

  • I think the hard lotion, bug bars would be great. I am literally a bug buffet–no matter what I do–it’s horrible! I’ve heard of hard lotion but have never tried it.

    Sarah M

  • Sandi

    I have wanted to try making my own lip balm for months now but haven’t been able to afford the supplies yet. I would love to try the DIY kit!! It looks super easy.

  • Bobbi

    I would like the lotion bars the best. I do not like the way regular lotion feels on my hands. :) Thanks!

  • Amanda

    I have been wanting to try the original beesilk hard lotion bar for awhile. Would love to win the DIY kit (although we have been calling them DIO kits around here lately – “do it ourselves” so that my daughters feel included!). Thanks for the chance!

  • Amanda

    Just confirmed subscription to MadeOn’s newsletter!

  • Amanda

    I love the DIY kit! And I’m really intrigued by hard lotion bars and can’t wait to try some! Thanks!

  • I think the hard lotion bars are the most intriguing. We have been looking for good lotion for a LOOOONG time.

  • Liz

    I am so excited about the hair butter! We have tried so many chemicals on my husband’s hair in order to tame his beautiful curls. It looks like this is the perfect product. (I’m already saving my pennies so that can get his some for his birthday.)

  • Scarlet

    The hard lotion bars are wonderful, we have used them before and it would be nice to make some as gifts also, Thanks for a great give away!

  • Oh what wonderful products. The Second Life Hair Butter and the Beesilk Hard Lotion Bars boh sound lovely. Thanks for the chance!

  • kristena

    The lotion bar, because I have psoriasis and I wonder if it would help.

  • I’d love to try the bug bar! I’m a big fan of the hard lotion bar. :-)

  • I subscribe to MadeOn’s Newsletter, too. :-)

  • I absolutely love the Au Chocolat bar. The scent is heavenly!

  • I subscribe to the Made On newsletter :)

  • Gayle H.

    Definitely the bug bar! We get eaten alive in our back yard in the summer. I’d love to see if it would really help! The DIY kit would be awesome too. I’ve been wanting to make my own lotions, but I’ve had trouble “pulling the trigger” on buying the bulk ingredients.

  • Gayle H.

    I already subscribe to the MadeOn newsletter.

  • I am the most interested in the DIY kit, because I LOVE making natural things myself! It makes me feel GREAT! I am also very interested in the bug bar.

  • I subscribed to their newsletter!

  • Jennifer Moya

    I would love to try the 3 Pack with the large lotion bar, the small travel one and the chapstick!

  • Jacqueline ripp

    I’ve wasted so much money and sprayed so many chemicals trying to keep my husband from sceaming, swatting himself and running down the street in front of the neighbors…he’s from England where the “mozzies” are few and far between. So…definitely the bug bar!

  • Cindy Michniewicz

    Just signed up for made on’s newsletter looks like and interesting project.

  • Mya Burgoon

    The diaper cream looks great! A lot like some I tried to make…sort of successfully :)

  • Miss Maria

    I’ve stalked the MadeOn’s site ever since I found it through Frugal Granola… and I was instantly in love! I’ve wanted to venture out and make my own lotion.. just haven’t had the time to do so.. yet! :) :) I think their Hard Lotion sounds amazing!

  • becki

    I made some lip balm this past Christmas, but have been dying to try this. The hair butter would be great for my daughters hair too!

  • Crickett

    I would like to try the Second Life Hair Butter. One of my daughters has wavy/curly/kinky hair and I am at a lost as to how to help her with it.

  • Kim

    I am most interested in the hard lotion bars. It is something I have been looking into getting for a while now.

  • Kim

    I am looking forward to receiving the
    newsletter, also the DIY kit sounds like
    fun! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  • Kim

    I also subscribed to their newsletter!

  • Crickett

    I just subscribed to MadeOn’s newsletter.

  • Megan

    The hard lotion bars seem wonderful! I would really like to try out the Bug Block, as my family camps a lot, and I think this would come in handy.

  • RG

    My family has a lot of sensitivities, so I am a bit skeptical about all this still. I think I would like to try the bug bars though.

  • How cool! I’ve never tried hard lotion before, but it sounds amazing!

  • I would love to try either the second life hair butter or the DIY kit!!

  • I also just subscribed to MadeOn’s newsletter. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • the hair butter interests me the most.

  • I signed up for their mailing list.

  • I subscribed to the newsletter!

  • Wow! What a neat product! I would love the bug bar. We have been thinking about making our own soap but I have never thought about hard lotion. Please enter me in!

  • Cathy

    I would love to try the Au Chocolat lotion bar, cocoa butter and coconut oil, sounds luxurious :)

  • Cathy

    I am subscribed to their newsletter.

  • Lisa Suit

    The au chocolat lotion bar sounds absolutely wonderful!!

  • Lisa Suit

    I also signed up for the newsletter! :)

  • I love their hard lotion bars. They’re great.

  • I’m a subscriber.

  • ayesha

    I am very excited about the hard lotion bars.

  • I’d love to give my friend some of the Second Life Hair Butter for her little girl from Ethiopia. All the stuff looks so great!

  • I’d love to make a bug bar :) How fun!

  • Gayle

    I would love to try the Au Chocolat lotion bar.

  • Jennifer

    I want to try the Bee silk bars, Au Chocolat, and the Bug Block! They sound wonderful.

  • Jennifer

    I am subscribed to the MadeOn newsletter.

  • Carmen B

    The DIY kit looks so fun! I love making my own beauty products but it sure helps to have tried & true recipes!

  • Carmen B

    I am subscribed to the MadeOn newsletter!

  • Jenny

    I would love to try the bug block – once it’s summer/bug time :)

  • the diaper cream!

  • I subscribe to the newletter

  • Amanda

    I really like the lotion and lip balm kits.

  • Amanda

    I subscribed to the newsletter, thanks for the great giveaway!

  • The Second Life Hair butter and the Diaper Cream both look amazing and would definitely get used up at our house. Thanks!!

  • Ali

    I’ll admit, all her stuff looks fabulous! I’ve been dying to try her beesilk lotion bar for a while, but the DIY kit looks so fun to do with the kids (plus, super-cool to make your own chapstick or diaper creme with the right supplies!).

  • Ali

    I also subscribed to her newsletter, thanks!

  • Kelly

    oh my goodness.. she is so adorable! Look at her eager little hands! Thanks for sharing:).

  • sarina

    always wanting to try new diaper cream

  • The DIY kit is what I want to try! We just ordered our first lotion bars and tried them a few day ago for the first time. Love the slight honey scent.


  • I also subscribe to the newsletter!


  • April W.

    I’d love to try the lotion bar. With a little one on the way, I’m sure we’ll be washing our hands countless times throughout the day.

  • I subscribed to their newsletter, and I have got to say the Bug Block lotion bar totally intrigues me! I stay away from DEET and the like, so I make insect repellent of rubbing alcohol and tea tree oil. I would love to learn to make my own lotion!

  • I also like the Second Life hair butter! Right now I use banana and mayonnaise on my hair.

  • Laura

    I’d love the DIY kit b/c I think it would be fun to learn and I could make gifts as well!

  • Laura

    subscribed to newsletter

  • Clair

    I’m just learning about all this stuff and would so love to try a DIY kit before buying my own supplies “in bulk” :)

  • Jessica K.

    I would love the hard lotion bars. My husband suffers from very dry hands in the winter and I would love to try a product that only has three ingredients in it to help him!

  • Brittany

    The hard lotion bars look awesome! The insect repellant version also looks neat, since I hate putting bug spray on my kiddos.

  • Ann

    Hello! I would like a kit. I want to learn how to make healthy products.
    The hair butter would also be used a great deal by my family.

    Thank you.

  • Ann

    Back again , signed up for the newsletter.

  • Kasondra

    I signed up for the newsletter!

  • Kasondra

    I want the bug block! We have horrible mosquitoes AND I’m allergic! I can’t go outside after dusk because each bite swells up horribly.

  • I would love to try the lip balm…I tried making the hard lotion once, but I think the kit would help!

  • Jen

    Love Love her DIY kit…whipping some together for Mom’s Day gifts!

  • Jen

    I sub to MadeOn’s newsletter.

  • Nicole

    I simply LOVE their Au Chocolate bars!!!! (Think HEAVEN!!) Please enter me!

  • lauren

    I’m most interested in the hair butter. I’ve been trying the replacing the shampoo with baking soda thing (for health reasons and it’s more than cost effective), but I find using the vinegar as a conditioner (cuticle sealer) isn’t as uh.. aesthetically pleasing. I’ve been following MadeOn on facebook for awhile now. Once I have free money, she’s gonna looove me. [: But, broke beyond belief! So I’d love this.

  • lauren

    Also subscribed to the newsletter! [:

  • Nicole

    I’m already a subscriber of MadeOn’s newsletter! Please enter me!

  • Emily

    on the mailing list!

  • Emily

    Would love to try the bug bars!!

  • I would love to try the DIY kit..and the lip balm.

  • erica

    Would love to try the bug bars and the DIY kit! Thanks for this opportunity to try out something fabulous!

  • Sarah S.

    Just ordered my first lotion bars and lip balm from MadeOn a couple of days ago and that is how I heard about your blog! I am so excited to get my stuff in the mail! I would LOVE a DIY kit (so I can add my fave essential oil to the mix). And I would LOVE a copy of your ebook. Sounds fantastic!

  • Shanna

    The Au Chocolat lotion bar looks yummy!

  • I’d have to say the bug bar at present. Summer is a’comin! I have one of her Au Chocolat bars and loooove it!

  • Janette McCune

    I have tried the Beesilk bars but would love to have some bug bars for the upcoming summer pests!

  • Danielle

    I would love to try the bug bar this summer. Living on the Great Mississippi makes for LOTS AND LOTS OF BUGS!!!

  • Danielle

    I have subscribed to her newsletter!!

  • Darcy

    I love the diaper rash cream already and have been interested in trying the DIY kit so it would be great to win it!

  • Jessica

    heh…I, too, am a bug buffet, so I am also quite interested in the bug bars.

  • Jenny

    the hard lotion–lotion is one of the only body products I still use that isn’t green. I would love to try this!

  • Jessica

    And, I signed up for the newsletter. :)

    Thanks for running the giveaway!

  • Megan

    I have been wanting to try her chocolate hard lotion bars for so long! My skin would be oh so moisturized this summer!! hehe!

  • Heather W.

    I love the DIY kit. The hard lotion sounds awesome and I love the idea of a homemade insect repellent.

  • Lindsey G

    The DIY kit looks fun! I’ve wanted to make my own lip balm for a while, but have hesitated investing in all the ingredients :) My little daughter and I would have a blast “creating” together!

  • caroline

    I would so enjoy the kit! I’m interested in the hard lotion bars because my daughter has small spouts of eczema. I have heard this product works wonders! I’d love love to win! :)

  • S Jones from Atlanta

    I love the lotion bars. Great for travel.

  • I like the 3 in 1 dry skin pack. My son has really cracked skin on his hands.

  • I also subscribe to her newsletter.

  • I am really interested in the bug block bar – I am fearful for my baby experiencing her first mosquitoes this summer! (and hoping she is not like me, as they seem to seek me out).

    I have always used the highly toxic, high DEET insect repellents, and though I know I will never use them again, it’s hard to imagine sometimes that a natural product could work as well. I am happy to see this option and would love to give it a try.

  • I subscribed to the newsletter. :)

  • I think the DYI Kit is a brilliant idea and I’m really interested in the bug block bar since I’m not a fan of a lot of the other options out there.

  • Hagar

    I would love to try the hard lotion. I find with a toddler at home that I am constantly washing my hands and they are getting quite rough and cracked.

  • Hagar

    also, I subscribed to their newsletter.

  • The hard lotions look wonderful. I am a hard working mama and my hands feel it a lot. I would also love to try the DIY kit.

  • Lc

    I am very interested in trying this kit. It looks amazing!

  • Lc

    I am a subscriber.

  • Doralynne

    The bee silk bar for dryness and the bug bar for bugs!

  • ooooh….what a great giveaway! I plan on making lip balm very soon, as I have been using up my current supply, anticipating it being all gone so I can make it for the first time. :) I visited the site and am very interested in the hard lotion. I’ve never used it before and am curious to see all the results mentioned! LOVED seeing you and your little girl in this video too. :)

  • subscribed to newsletter. Thanks!

  • Sarah

    Lol. Love the video, even sideways. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’d love to try the lip balm. My boys are always swiping mine and saying they need “medicine” before applying it to basically the bottom half of their face!

  • Sarah

    …and I’m getting their newsletter. yay!

  • Beth

    I’m interested in their bug bars. I’d love a more natural way to fight the mosquitos, especially for my children.

  • Beth

    I subscribed to the newsletter. (And thanks to you both for the great giveaway!)

  • Jessica

    I’d love to try one of the DIY kits. Her videos are great, and super helpful.

  • Meg

    I would like to try the Bug Block, as we are nearing that time of year! I have always wanted to make my own skin products but didn’t want to purchase a bunch of bulk products that would be wasted if they didn’t turn out! The DIY Kit sounds wonderful!

  • Meg

    I subscribed to the MadeOn newsletter!

  • The au chocolat lotion bar. I can’t eat chocolate, but I love the smell, so I could still enjoy it without getting sick to my stomach!

  • Melissa Z

    I would love to have the lip balm or bug block-they would both come in handy!

  • KathieW

    Just recently embraced my curly hair – would love to try the hair butter to help with the frizzies!

  • I would love to try the DIY kits! My 5 year old would love to help mommy make lotion bars!

    On another note, your little one is so cute rubbing the beeswax on her face. And I’m digging your apron, my kitchen wet bag and clothes are in the same print!!

  • Angie

    great giveaway! I’ve been searching for a natural lotion!

  • Kim Monday

    I would love to try the lotion. And what would make it even better would be to get the kit so the girls and I could make up a batch ourselves…

  • Besides the DIY kit which sounds wonderful, I’d love to try the bug bar. It looks fantastic for summer coming.

  • Hillary

    I would love to try their hair butter and the rash cream!
    Their products look wonderful!

  • Hillary

    I subscribed to the newsletter!

  • I like the Bug Balm Bar kit!
    What a natural way to keep the bugs off this summer!
    My 3 Littles would just love to help make them!

    Peace and Love momma of 7,

  • Trishia

    I am going to have to try the hard lotion bars and the DIY kit. what a great idea!!

  • since i’ve never done this before, I’d like the DIY kit best. Awesome gift potential!!

  • Jesica

    Bug bar for sure! Here in KS we get alot of bugs and I would love to put something on my little bos that wont harm them!

  • Jesica

    I already suscribe to the madeon hands newsletter!

  • I love the MadeOn site! I have been interested for a while in their “do it yourself kit” but I just saw the bug repellant bars and that looks so interesting to me!

  • Lis

    Definitely the DIY kit!

  • I subscribed to MadeOn’s newsletter!

  • Beth

    I have been wanting to try their hard lotion bar because I have so many issues with dry, cracked hands in the winter.

  • Beth

    I subscribed to the newsletter!

  • Erica

    I have had my eye on the DIY kit for about a month. I want to make some products and items with natural ingredients. I’ve also had my eye on your e-book about natural remedies. And, I see that Rose Mountain Herbs now has Calendula petals back in stock, so I can try making your Calendula Salve. That sounds really helpful!

  • I would love to try the hard lotion bar for sure!

  • i would LOVE to try the diaper cream. I found your blog searching for a recipe to make, but I like that the beeswax “seals” in the moisture:) Also subscribed to their newsletter! THANKS!!!

  • Rash Cream! My little girl needs some bad! We had this great herbal Salve that I had and I can’t find it since we’ve moved! I would love to try the rash cream! This is a great giveaway!

  • maria

    I’d love to try the DIY kit or the lotion bar!

  • The Do-It-Yourself Kit looks like the product for me!

  • I subscribed to MadeOn’s newsletter.

  • maria

    I just signed up for MadeOn’s newsletter!

  • Courtney

    I think my favorite product that she has is the hair butter. My son has a head full of curls, and I have gone through every product on the shelves trying to find something that defines the curl without being too heavy. I had never heard of hair butter before, but it’ll go on my “to try” list for sure!

  • Monica

    I would love to try a DIY hard lotion bar. I am busy enough that getting it all pulled together is beyond my time limits right now.

  • I like the Beesilk Hard Lotion Bars!

    Michele Reply:

    Sorry, this giveaway is now closed.

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