Last time, when I made my own lip balm, but I’ve used a small jar as a container. Since I work from home most of the time, it doesn’t really bother me that it’s not as practical as a lip balm chapstick. But when I do go out, I like to keep a stick lip balm, which is much easier to apply and I don’t need to use my fingers to apply it (which is of course much better for not transferring any nasty germs around).
This recipe for homemade lip balm is so easy, that you’ll wonder why you still keep buying expensive lip balms in the shops.
It takes next to no time to make and the only snag is that you need to buy the lip balm stick containers. You can always re-use them by thoroughly washing them with a very hot water and carefully drying them.
The lip balm containers are actually not that expensive and they do last. You can of course use any small container for this lip balm, so not having the right lip balm stick shouldn’t stop you from making this recipe.
Like my previous recipe, this lip balm is using all natural ingredients and the result is a luxuriously smooth lip balm. It keeps my lips happy for a long time, before I need to re-apply it, which is always a great bonus. I also use it for my lips before applying a lipstick, especially as I have some mat ones, which make my lips feel fairly try. But with the combination of my homemade lip balm they spread really nicely and look more glossy.
Note on using essential oils
Essential oils have so many amazing properties. Depending on which essence you are using, they can be anti-inflammatory, calming, help to boost your skin and of course lovely to smell and have on your skin.
- Make sure you only use a good quality natural essential oils suitable for eating and natural cosmetics (you’ll be sort of eating it after all!)
- Quality natural essential oils are very concentrated, so use them carefully
- Some essences are quite strong in flavour and aroma, so bear that in mind when making your own lip balms (use less than the recipe states)
- Use fragrances that you personally like
- Add your essential oils when all waxes and oils are completely melted to make sure that your fragrance will be distributed well.
- You can mix different essences together to create a unique fragrance for your lip balm. I would use one dominant flavour (using more oil drops) with one supporting flavour. For example Chamomile with a hint of Orange or perhaps Lavender and Lemon. There is no right or wrong with this, just choose whatever flavours you like.
- Be careful, not all essential oils are suitable to be used on your lips. Essential oils with citrus flavours such as lemon, grapefruit or orange can be harsh on your lips when exploded to a strong sunlight. I’ve not experienced this myself, but in some people they can cause a reaction similar to sunburn. If you are making your lip balm for use when you go winter skiing or long summer walks in the mountains, it’s best to avoid essential oils altogether, just in case.
- Which essential oil is best to use?
- Rose – elegant and calming flavour
- Lavender – soothing flavour
- Orange – comforting flavour
- Lemon – refreshing flavour
- Grapefruit – zingy & refreshing flavour
- Mint or Peppermint – cooling and calming properties
- Chamomile – faint & calming flavour
Essential Oils Lip Balm Recipe
30 g organic beeswax
60 g coconut oil
Few drops of essential oil of your choice
- Melt the beeswax very slowly in a microwave or in a double boiler until the wax has fully melted.
- Add the coconut oil and stir carefully.
- Add few drops of essential oil
- Pour into your lip balm container using a small funnel
- Allow to fully set before use (min 1 hr or overnight)
MY OTHER HOMEMADE COSMETICS RECIPES
- Homemade lip balm & step by step guide >>
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- Lavender Soap >>
- Natural Deodorant >>
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