DIY: Craft Your Own Lip Balm

 

Lip balm is truly one of the easiest and most inexpensive beauty products to create at home. Not only is crafting your own surprisingly simple, you’ll have full control over all of the ingredients and the satisfaction of knowing that you’re putting pure, natural, and organic elements on your lips! Three of my favorite recipes are listed below, but feel free to experiment and create your own. 

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It’s fun to concoct lip balm recipes using your favorite botanical ingredients and essential oils!

As a general rule, blend 3 parts carrier oil to 1 part beeswax, and add 1 part butter if using. Coarsely chop the beeswax or use beeswax pastilles. Place beeswax, butter, and oils in a small pot or glass Pyrex measuring cup and gently heat in the top of a double boiler until the beeswax and butters have melted. Once melted, remove from the stovetop and add essential oils and vitamin E oil. Immediately pour the mixture into clear or white lip balm containers. You can also purchase tins or glass jars. Allow to cool completely before placing caps onto the lip balm containers.

If your lip balm is too soft, re-melt it and add more beeswax. If it is too hard, re-melt and add more oil. You can also adjust your recipes with the seasons: harder lip balms are better for warm summer weather and softer lip balms are great during cold fall and winter months. Add essential oils at your discretion. A general amount is 2 drops per container, but this varies depending upon the essential oil used. Less is better when it comes to essential oils, as you don’t want to end up with lip balm that will sting or irritate your lips.

3 Lip Balm Recipes…

 

DIY: Craft Your Own Lip Balm 

Mandarin Nutmeg Lip Balm

This sweet, citrusy, and warming lip balm has just a hint of spice. Made with organic mandarin and nutmeg essential oils, mango butter, sunflower oil, and other botanical ingredients.

2 Tbsp organic sunflower oil

1 Tbsp organic olive oil

1 Tbsp organic mango butter

1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp beeswax

15 drops organic mandarin essential oil

5 drops organic nutmeg essential oil

A few drops of non-gmo vitamin E oil (optional, but recommended)

Lip balm preparation: Coarsely chop the beeswax or use beeswax pastilles. Place beeswax, butter, and oils in a small pot or glass Pyrex measuring cup and gently heat in the top of a double boiler until the beeswax and butters have melted. Once melted, remove from the stovetop and add essential oils and Vitamin E Oil. Immediately pour the mixture into clear or white lip balm containers. You can also purchase tins or glass jars. Allow to cool completely before placing caps onto the lip balm containers. Your lip balm is finished! You can now add labels, ribbons, twine, or any other decorative elements. Makes approximately 1.5 oz of lip balm, enough to fill 10 lip balm tubes, 6 of our 1/4 oz plastic jars, or 3 1/2 oz tins or plastic jars.

 

Lime Coconut Lip Balm

Reminiscent of tropical places, this blend is perfect for warmer weather or for those who prefer a lightweight and glossy lip balm.

2 Tbsp organic sunflower oil

1 Tbsp organic unrefined coconut oil

1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp beeswax

15 drops organic lime peel essential oil

A few drops of non-gmo vitamin E oil (optional, but recommended)

Lip balm preparation: Coarsely chop the beeswax or use beeswax pastilles. Place beeswax and oils in a small pot or glass Pyrex measuring cup and gently heat in the top of a double boiler until the beeswax has melted. Once melted, remove from the stovetop and add essential oils and Vitamin E Oil. Immediately pour the mixture into clear or white lip balm containers. You can also purchase tins or glass jars. Allow to cool completely before placing caps onto the lip balm containers. Your lip balm is finished! You can now add labels, ribbons, twine, or any other decorative elements. Makes approximately 1.5 oz of lip balm, enough to fill 10 lip balm tubes, 6 of our 1/4 oz plastic jars, or 3 1/2 oz tins or plastic jars.

 

Peppermint Cocoa Lip Balm

A refreshing, cooling, and nourishing lip balm with cocoa butter and peppermint for that quintessential fusion of chocolate and mint.

2 Tbsp organic sweet almond oil

1 Tsbsp organic avocado oil

1 Tbsp organic cocoa butter

1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp beeswax

12-15 drops organic peppermint essential oil

A few drops of non-gmo vitamin E oil (optional, but recommended)

Lip balm preparation: Coarsely chop the beeswax or use beeswax pastilles. Place beeswax, butter, and oils in a small pot or glass Pyrex measuring cup and gently heat in the top of a double boiler until the beeswax and butters have melted. Once melted, remove from the stovetop and add essential oils and Vitamin E Oil.Immediately pour the mixture into clear or white lip balm containers. You can also purchase tins or glass jars. Allow to cool completely before placing caps onto the lip balm containers. Your lip balm is finished! You can now add labels, ribbons, twine, or any other decorative elements. Makes approximately 1.5 oz of lip balm, enough to fill 10 lip balm tubes, 6 of our 1/4 oz plastic jars, or 3 1/2 oz tins or plastic jars.

 

DIY: Craft Your Own Lip Balm

 

You can find all of the ingredients needed to make lip balm on our website: www.mountainroseherbs.com

Happy lip balm making!

~ irene

 

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