*If you’d like a little more information on making your own homemade lip balm, a Video Tutorial is provided at the end of this post*
Hands down. This is my favorite DIY recipe I’ve made with essential oils. The lip balm is so soft and nourishing. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Coconut Oil
- Beeswax Pellets
- Shea Butter
- Peppermint Essential Oil– Not sure where to buy essential oils? Check out this post.
- Glass Measuring Cup
- Wooden Craft Stick
- Lip Balm Containers (Either Plastic Tubes or Small Tins)
- Lip Balm Labels (Optional)- While I didn’t use labels, I found some later on that were adorable!
My daughter and I tried out several different combinations of ingredients in varying quantities, and this was everyone’s favorite.
Beeswax takes a while to melt, so you want to start by placing 1 Tbsp. of Beeswax Pellets into your glass measuring cup. Microwave, on high, in 30 second increments; stirring each time with a wooden craft stick (this just helps avoid getting wax on your kitchen utensils). Please remember, this mixture, as well as the measuring cup, can get very hot. Use caution and a hot pad 🙂
*If you choose to store your lip balm in the small tins, only use 1/2 Tbsp. of beeswax pellets. This gives the lip balm a softer consistency so it’s easier to apply using your finger. Not gonna lie though, I like the recipe for the tubes much better 🙂
Once the wax is completely melted, add in 1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil and 1/2 Tbsp. Shea Butter. These two ingredients will start to melt in the hot wax, but you’ll need to microwave for a little bit (10-20 seconds) in order for them to completely melt.
Once the mixture is completely melted, allow it to cool a bit. A lower temperature of the liquid will help enhance the scent of your added essential oil. Once slightly cooled, add in 10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil. Stir to combine.
Carefully pour the liquid into your tubes or tins. (Remember this is going to be hot, so use caution!) If you are using the tubes (like I did), fill them to the very top. As the mixture hardens, it sinks down a bit, so filling it to the top minimizes the creation of a divot.
Allow the lip balm to cool and harden. This will only take 10-15 minutes. This lip balm is so smooth and nourishing for dry lips; simply apply as needed.
*This recipe makes about 4-6 Tubes of Lip Balm.
Feel free to try this recipe with other essential oils as well.
Watch this tutorial…
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