I have a confession. I’m addicted. To lip balm. I have some in my desk, in my purse, in the bathroom, in the kitchen and probably elsewhere. But all this lathering got me thinking about what I was actually putting on my lips. Have you ever looked at the ingredients on lip balm? Granted you can find some natural varieties that are pure and few ingredients, but they are also expensive. So, I started on the quest to making my own in order to save money and my sanity.
I made my own Hard Lotion Bars years ago and love to add my own essential oils in them. Making your own lip balm is very similar and I can create the scents/flavors that I want. Since I started using essential oils over a year ago, I have used essential oils in many different ways – topically, diffusing, and in my water (only using Young Living essential oils). Adding them to lip balm was perfect because I could add some of my favorite flavors like lavender, peppermint, grapefruit, lime, cinnamon and orange. I’ve even enjoyed mixing a few to create my own favorite concoction!
So if you share in my addiction – or just want to make a fun gift for a loved one this holiday season, check out how easy it is for DIY lip balm.
DIY Lip Balm
What you need:
- 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter
- 1/2 teaspoon Bees Wax (I recommend the pellets because they are easier to melt)
- 3-5 drops essential oils (lavendar, peppermint, etc)
- Double-boiler (or improvise like I did with a pot inside of another).
- empty lip balm containers
1. Melt the coconut oil, shea butter (or cocoa butter) and bees wax in a double boiler. The bees wax will take the longest to melt, but just keep stirring to help it go faster.
2. Once everything is completely melted, add your essential oils.
3. Pour the liquid into your empty lip balm containers.
4. Let cool for 1-2 hours.
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