Homemade lip balm
How to make lip balm.
I have been making my own homemade lip balm for about three years now. It is natural and very inexpensive. There are many things that can be added to the balm to specialize it for you, too – but for now, here is a super simple basic recipe.
You can re-use old lip balm containers (just sterilize first by boiling in water) or purchased at Michael’s or your local dollar store.
I will also share a few “add-ins” that can be used with his basic recipe to change it completely.
1/4 Cup Grated Beeswax
3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
Grate the beeswax with a cheese grater, or chop it up small with a knife.
Add the coconut oil and then melt everything, either on the stove or in the microwave (if using the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds).
Pour into small containers and allow to harden (about 20 minutes).
Optional add-in to each recipe:
Vitamin E – I add 1 teaspoon every time I make this. It helps to nourish and moisturize your lips.
Now for the fun stuff – customization! For each of the recipes that follow, begin with the basic recipe.
Sunscreen lip balm
Add 1 teaspoon of red raspberry seed oil – this addition protects your lips from sun damage.
Chocolate mint twist
Add 1 teaspoon cocoa powder (this makes the balm have a yummy chocolate smell). Add 1 teaspoon peppermint oil (this provides a lovely cooling sensation on your lips). Note: This is a great gift idea, especially for Christmas!
Add 1 teaspoon shea butter. Shea butter is a wonderful moisturizer and will provide a creamier texture to your lip balm.
Tinted lip balm
Add a small dash of beet root powder – just a dash will give you a beautiful, brightly-coloured lip balm.
Add 1 teaspoon of rose oil. This adds a natural scent and has moisturizing properties. Note: This makes a lovely Mother’s Day gift!
Homemade lip balm is very simple to make and provides an easy outlet for creativity. Add a pinch of this and a dash of that and you may have a new family favorite!
I love making this to accompany gifts for Christmas, birthdays, and other holidays. It adds a nice personal touch to any gift.