DIY Lip Balm

This is the most simple recipe, I can’t believe I didn’t start doing this sooner.

Once upon a time I used to buy drugstore lip balm with cool flavours like root beer and questionable ingredients. Then I decided to switch to all natural brands, and would drop $5 at the organic market for a product that I knew was better for me.

But then, one day, after adding a drop of Peppermint essential oil to a tube of lip gloss and loving the cool tingly sensation – I wondered if I could make my own lip balm.

Aaaaaaaand I made my own lip balm!

Look how cute these turned out! I’m giving this batch away as gifts.

What You Need:

  • 1 tablespoon beeswax (candelilla wax if you want a vegan option)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 12 drops of essential oils
  • 6 lip balm tubes or small tins
If you can boil water, you can make lip balm. You simply need the right supplies.

Make It Happen:

  1. Add the beeswax, cocoa butter, and coconut oil to a double boiler. Heat until the ingredients are melted together.
  2. Once everything is nicely melted, remove from the heat, and add your essential oils into the mixture. Stir it well, and don’t take your sweet time – your lip balm mixture will start to harden.
  3. Fill your containers. A steady hand, a tiny funnel, whatever you need to get from point A to point B. You might have to put it back on the heat if it hardens too quickly (I warned you!)
  4. Let your containers sit at room temperature for a few hours until they have cooled completely. Wait until the balms have hardened before putting your lids on. Have cats or unruly children? Cool your balms away from the chaos. Trust me.
We’re gonna melt this, and then move quickly.

Best essential oils for your lip balms?

The possibilities are endless, but just like root beer flavoured lip balm isn’t doing you any health favours … neither are crappy essential oils.

Your balm is going onto your lips, you’re going to end up licking it – please make sure you are using oils that are safe to ingest.

I have always used doTERRA essential oils for the ethical sourcing and quality testing they complete with each oil. I love them so much that I have built a business selling their essential oils. Can you buy oils through me? Of course you can, and it makes me so happy when you do!

Buy oils here

Back to the great oils for lip balms.

  • Peppermint – minty, cooling, tingly.
  • Spearmint – fresh, minty.
  • Wild Orange – warm, fruity, happy.
  • Grapefruit – fresh, citrusy.
  • Vanilla – aromatically appealing, tasty.
  • Lavender – soothing, floral, healing.

This batch I used half Peppermint, and half Madagascar Vanilla. I call it Vanillamint and it smells delicious.

This is actually a roller bottle holder for essential oils, but it makes a perfect lip balm curing station!

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Now go make some lip balm and take on the world!

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