In my recent adventures of finding new things to make myself, I recently made my own lip balm for the first time. I really liked being able to experiment with the different flavors. I made a sweet orange, a peppermint, and non-flavored batch. This DIY Lip balm is actually fairly easy to make and makes a great gift!
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DIY Lip Balm Recipe
- ¼ cup of organic beeswax pellets
- ¼ cup of shea butter
- ¼ cup of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa butter
- Double broiler
- Spice funnel
Melt the ingredients at one time in a double broiler. To use a double broiler, you simply fill the bottle with about a cup of water then that will melt the ingredients. Pour the melted mixture into the lip balm containers. Be sure to keep the mixture in the hot pot so it will stay melted.
Tips for making your own lip balm:
This yields a good amount of tubes and containers so only use this if you plan on doing a large batch for gifts. If you want to keep the portions smaller, just keep in mind that you will need to keep the measurements consistent.
Smaller Batch measurements: 1 tablespoon of shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil then s ½ teaspoon of cocoa butter.
To purchase everything is an investment but the good news is, the possibilities of what you can make with these ingredients is endless. The ingredients should last you a long time. I plan on making some moisturizers, salves and more!
I used these empty lip balm containers that look like chapstick containers. If you are looking for a more frugal option and containers that would allow you to give more as gifts, check out these little jars. As you can see, they are about the size of a mint candy, just a bit under a quarter.
Beeswax can be a bit tricky to purchase. Because it depends on how the beeswax is processed, I have read that if you purchase some beeswax the smell is horrible. Avoid purchasing lower grade non-organic beeswax. The one I purchased did not have an odor but if you would like to purchase another brand, be sure to read the reviews first.
The essential oils I use for my projects are these ones. They have high reviews and are quality oils.
You could add these labels to make stickers for the tops of the round containers.
Looking for a scrub before you moisturize? Check out my brown sugar scrub and scoop it into other containers.
Make a quick label with this chalkboard tape!
Have you ever made your own lip balm?