“Mama, I want to make lip balm for nana and me”, said my 4 year old. We make many of the products we use at home and lip balm is one of them. I like involving my kids when I make these products because it’s important they understand that we can make non-toxic products at home.
Some of the conventional lip balm brands use ingredients I don’t want near myself or my kids, like parabens, so the best part of making your own is that you know exactly what ingredients you’re using. Plus, all the ingredients on this recipe are safe for kids so they can use these lip balms as much as they want.
I am obsessed with making lip balms – seriously! I love that it’s so easy to make and that it takes me under 10 minutes to make a batch of almost 10 lip balms. This is great because we seem to lose our lip balms often.
You only need a few ingredients to make lip balm so I’m always shocked when I see the prices for lip balm at the stores. They’re not expensive, but making them at home only costs a few cents per tube. I usually stick to my simple DIY lip balm recipe but sometimes we’d like to change this up and that’s how I came up with this recipe.
My favorite part of making lip balm is that they make great gifts! You can make a bigger batch if you’re having a party and use these labels to personalize each tube. They come out great and everyone loves them!
Have an Instant Pot? You can make this recipe in the instant pot too – the instructions are at the end.
Chocolate Raspberry Lip Balm Recipe
This recipe makes 8 lip balm tubes.
- Lip balm containers (I use these tubes and fill them up with this pipette)
- 2 tablespoons of organic beeswax pastilles
- 2 tablespoons of organic cocoa butter
- 1/2 teaspoon of rosehip oil (you can substitute for Vitamin E oil)
- 1/2 teaspoon of raspberry extract or raspberry flavor
To make this recipe you need to use the double boiler method. You’re going to add water to a pot and then put inside the pot a small glass jar with the ingredients. Turn your stove to medium heat; the heat from the water will melt the ingredients. Alternatively you can melt this in the microwave, using 2 bowls like pictured below. We personally don’t use our microwave but I wanted you to know this is an option.
Put the beeswax and cocoa butter in the small glass jar that’s inside the pot. Stir it occasionally and wait for it to melt completely. Once it’s melted turn off the stove.
Then, add the rosehip oil and stir. Finish the mixture by adding the raspberry extract and stir again. The mixture will look like this:
Now the lip balm is ready and all you have to do is transfer it to the containers. Use the glass dropper to transfer the mixture into the lip balm container and fill it to the top. If you don’t have a dropped, you can use a straw like in this picture.
Set it on the counter and wait for it to harden – it takes about 10 minutes.
If you’re using labels you can put them once the lip balm has cooled. If you dripped lip balm on the outside of the container, rub a little vinegar and water or rubbing alcohol so the labels stick properly.
Print your labels and put them on the lip balm containers.
Tip: For easy clean up, wash the glass dishes with hot soapy water before the wax has time to cool. The lip balm should wash right off. If the lip balm has hardened before you get the chance to wash it, just pour hot water over the dish to melt the lip balm and then wash with hot soapy water.
Instant Pot users:
To make this recipe in your Instant Pot, place a small glass bowl with beeswax and cocoa butter into the center of the Instant Pot and lock the lid into place with the vent open. Set the Instant Pot to sauté to melt the wax. The wax should melt in about 10 minutes.
Once melted add the rosehip oil and raspberry extract and mix well. Now it’s ready to add to the lip balm containers.
Doesn’t that sound easy? It sure is and you know won’t have to worry about toxic chemicals in your lip balm. If you make this recipe, let me know if you love it as much as we do!
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