Homemade Lip Balm

May 25, 2016 Comments Off on Homemade Lip Balm

If you would have told me five years ago I would be making my own lip balm, I wouldn’t believe you.  Why would I do such as thing when I can purchase my own lip balm at a store?

Fast forward to present time and I am making my own lip balm and loving it!  I love being able to pick out my ingredients.  Knowing what I am putting in each lip balm is huge.  Get this, I can pronounce each ingredient that is in my lip balm!  On top of picking out the ingredients and being aware of what I am using I am saving money by making my own lip balm.

Not only am I making lip balm for myself, I am able to give them as gifts to family and friends.  I love hearing their reaction when they find out I made it.  It truly is priceless to hear how excited and impressed they are with my love of knowing what I am putting in and on my body.

The first time I made my lip balm it came out great however, I had a huge mess all over my countertop in the kitchen.  By the time I was finished cleaning up, my hands were so soft.  I learned from this experience and perfected the process so that next time I wouldn’t have a huge mess to clean up.  Who wants to clean up a huge mess? Not me!

I learned a small funnel got the liquid into the bottle however, it usually ran over down the side of the tube and all over the counter.  It was really hard to see when to stop putting the liquid in.  It was a learning experience!  As I was getting close to being finished making the lip balms, the end of the funnel started to get clogged, which caused another mess.  Not to worry, I have it figured out for you!

Homemade Lip Balm

  1. In a small pot over medium low heat melt beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter.  Use Bamboo skewer or chopstick to stir.
  2. Remove from heat and add lavender essential oil.  Stir well with bamboo skewer or chopstick.  Try to distribute oil throughout the mixture.
  3. Use the syringe to quickly pour into each tube.  Let cool on the counter till hard.
  4. Place cap on each tube and decorate using the washi tape to add your personal touch.

Makes 6-8 tubes of Lip balm.

Think about what other flavors of lip balm you might enjoy having around or giving out as gifts.  I also made a lavender mint lip balm using 7 drops of lavender essential oil and 7 drops of peppermint essential oil.  I love the smell of grapefruit and made some lip balms substituting lavender out for grapefruit essential oil.

*A couple of tips, make sure you keep stirring the mixture in the pan as it will harden if you let it sit.  Tilt the pan so the mixture in on one side.  This will help it get the mixture in the syringe making the process go pretty fast.  Once you are finished, separate the syringe and wash it right away.  This will help you be able to use it again.

I am a convenient shopper, which means amazon is a huge lifesaver for me.  All the products I used except the essential oil, coconut oil, and the bamboo skewer I got from amazon.  To make it an easy shopping experience for you I linked each ingredient that I purchased.  You do not have to use the same brands as I did however, seeing what I used may help you out.Image-1-3Image-1-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you need to purchase Young Living Essential Oils simply click on the photo of the Oils I used to make the lip balms.

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I love how the final product looks.  There are so many ways you can decorate the lip balm tubes, I kept it pretty simple.  Pink tape is for lavender mint, peach heart for grapefruit, and the gold design lavender.  Don’t forget to ‘like’ me on Facebook and ‘follow’ me on Instagram.    You never know when I will be offering a giveaway.

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