Everyone understands the frustration that comes from peeling, dry, cracked lips. Lip balm is one of the most common products we use to prevent this frustration and maintain soft and healthy lips, but did you know that many of them contain chemicals, artificial fragrances, alcohol, and salicylic acid that can actually irritate lips and cause dryness.
Say goodbye to commercial lip balms and go natural–your lips deserve it! These easy DIY lip balms are not only moisturizing, but healthy for your lips and your wallet!
Note: Did you know that one of the first signs of chapped lips is dehydration? Read and learn about why it is important to stay hydrated.
What you need:
1 ounce beeswax (around 3 tablespoons)
1 ounce coconut oil (around 2 tablespoons)
1/2 ounce shea butter (around 1 tablespoon)
1/2 ounce cocoa butter (around 1 tablespoon)
20 drops Peppermint essential oil
10 drops Lavender essential oil
Large skillet/saucepan with water
Lip balm containers (some different containers are here, here, or here).
Optional: To add a tint of color to your lip balm, add a pinch of colored mineral makeup.
Note: If you want a harder lip balm, add an additional 1/2 ounce of beeswax. For an even softer lip balm, add an additional 1/2 ounce of coconut oil.
1- Line up empty containers on counter. If you are using a lip balm stick, make sure it is twisted down to the bottom of the tube.
Note: This recipe makes 3 oz. of lip balm. Make sure you have enough containers to hold all of it. This recipe will make 20 lip balm tubes, 12 small containers, or 3 large ones. You can always reduce the batch size by cutting the recipe in half.
2- Measure all butters and oils in the glass jar until you have the right amount.
3- Fill a large skillet/saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of water. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the glass jar to the center of the saucepan to melt and combine ingredients.
4- Stir every few minutes until the ingredients are melted and combined. (10-15 minutes)
Tip: Use a Popsicle stick to stir for easy cleanup.
5- Once all wax is melted, remove from heat and let sit for 3 minutes. After the 3 minutes, add essential oils.
6- Pour mixture into lip balm containers. It’s okay if you spill, wax easily comes off plastic and counter-tops. Let the mixture cool and you’re done!
Note: If you would like to make tinted lip balm, save some of the mixture and move to step 7.
7- Add a pinch of colored mineral makeup until you get your desired color. Stir until combined.
Note: If the wax is too cool and begins to harden, put the glass jar back into the hot water and remelt the mixture.
8- Pour the tinted lip balm into containers. Let cool and you’re done!
This lip balm makes a great gift and can easily be customized. Change the color or the scent by using a variety of mineral makeup and essential oils.
If you don’t have time to make your own lip balm then dōTERRA’s Natural Lip Balm with Peppermint and Wild Orange essential oil is a fabulous alternative!