I love making homemade products, especially when it comes to things I put on my body. There are too many body products that use questionable ingredients so if you don’t know what ingredients you should avoid when buying beauty products, your best bet is to make them.
One of the easiest recipe to make is lip balm. It takes less than 5 minutes to make and you’ll have enough lip balm for every member in your family and friends. Plus you can add essential oils and flavors, like vanilla, cacao, raspberry extract, etc., to make it taste better.
The best part is that this recipe is amazing for healing chapped lips so it’s definitively a keeper. I have to admit I don’t always have time to make recipes so if I have to buy a lip balm I stick to this one because it’s made with safe ingredients.
The main ingredients in this recipe are coconut oil, shea (cacao or mango) butter, beeswax and vitamin E oil. We chose these ingredients for it’s healing properties, because they are safe if you ingest them (after all they’re on your lips) and because they are so easy to use. This same ingredients are the base for our body butter recipe
Keep in mind when you’re making this that you can easily modify the consistency of the recipe. If you want a harder type of lip balm you can add a little bit more of beeswax and if you like a softer recipe you can add more of the oils or butter. Don’t be scared to experiment, if you don’t like the consistency all the ingredients can be melted again.
This recipe I’m sharing with you is the type of consistency I love in a lip balm, hard enough so it doesn’t fall apart yet soft enough so I don’t feel like I’m rubbing a stick on my lips.
To make this lip balm you can buy lip balm containers, which I recommend if you’re making these as gifts or in bulk, but if you’re making a small batch just for yourself you can reuse an old lip balm container and any other small containers you find at home. I love using a contact lens case because I can carry 2 flavors in my bag without it taking up much space.
You can also use this lip balm as a hand lotion when you’re on the go or for cracked knuckles!
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Simple DIY Lip Balm Recipe
This will make about 7-8 lip balm tubes so if you’re making a bigger batch just double the quantities.
- Lip balm containers (I use these tubes and fill them up with this pipette)
- 1 tablespoon of organic beeswax pastilles
- 1 tablespoon of organic cocoa butter (you can also use shea or mango butter but I find cocoa butter is perfect for this)
- 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil
- Flavors (optional)*:
- Optional: you can print labels for the lip balm container if you’re giving them as gifts. They come out great!
To make this recipe you’ll need to use the double boiler method. In a small pot add a little water in the pot and put a small glass jar in the middle. Add the butter, coconut oil and beeswax pastilles to the mason jar.
It will take about 1- 2 minutes for these ingredients to melt. Use a spoon to mix it up as it’s melting.
Once it’s all melted it will look like this and you’ll be able to add the remaining ingredients.
Add the Vitamin E oil and flavoring (if you’re using one). When adding a flavor, start adding little by little and try the recipe by putting a little bit on your lips until you get the amount of flavor you want. I usually make mine unflavored when I’m using mango or cacao butter since those butters are flavored or I add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract when making it with shea butter.
If you’re making 2 different flavors pour the mixture in another mason jar and keep them both inside the pot, the hot water will prevent it from hardening too fast.
For easy clean up, clean the materials with hot water so any residues melt away.
Wasn’t that easy? Now, go grab the ingredients and make some lip balms for you and your family! 🙂
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