I am a lip balm kinda gal. Some may call it a dependence that I have, but whatever it is… I need my lip balm. The problem is that I happen to misplace lip balm as frequently as my daughter loses sippy cups. I am certain that if we ever move out of our home, there will be a secret closet, or hidden space with a billion lip balms and sippy cups. Well, I can’t afford to purchase lip balms as rapidly as I misplace them, so I figured out how to make lip balm in bulk, so that I would always have a fresh supply.
The great thing about how to make lip balm from scratch, is that you have complete control about what goes into the recipe. No fillers, additives, chemicals or other questionable ingredients… just 4 simple ingredients. Added bonus: It’s SOOOOO much better on the lips. Once you try this recipe, you will hate the store-bought kind.
Here’s how to make lip balm from scratch:
Start by measuring 1/4 cup each of Organic Beeswax, Organic Coconut Oil and Organic Shea Butter.
Using a double broiler, we melted all three oils together on low.
10 minutes later, it was melted and we were ready to add essential oils!
The consensus in the household was to try half with Peppermint essential oil and half with Wild Orange essential oil.
We separated the melted oil into two bowls, and added 8 drops of Wild Orange essential oil to one bowl, and 8 drops of Peppermint essential oil to the other. We stirred until well incorporated.
Then we carefully poured the warm oil into clear lip balm containers.
Into the fridge they went. And 15 minutes later, they were ready to use!!
This is a fantastic recipe!! It holds up like commercial lip balm, but will make your lips even softer. In addition, you get to customize the flavor to your own taste AND there are no harmful or strange ingredients in it. All of those benefits for only 10 minutes of my time means I will never be buying chapstick again!!
*If you want to be extra crafty, you can even label them! *
Just print these guys out and take some clear packing tape and wrap the paper around the tube. I’ve found that packing tape is the perfect size for the project.
Click here for the PDF
Homemade Organic Lip Balm
- ¼ cup Organic Coconut Oil
- ¼ cup Organic Beeswax
- ¼ cup Organic Shea Butter
- 16 drops peppermint or wild orange essential oil
- In a double boiler melt all oils on low heat (except essential oils) together until well blended.
- Remove from heat, add essential oils and stir.
- Pour into lip balm tubes or tins.
- Place the tubes in the refrigerator or freezer for 15 minutes to set before capping.
- Add label if desired