Hi! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors.
I like to re-invent and create things around my home. And I like to do so inexpensively and with my own little flair. So today, I have a low cost, simple and organic recipe for DIY Lip Balm.
My hubby and I go through inordinate amount of lip balm. And at $3 a tube, it was beginning to add up. I wanted to find a way that I could circumvent the cost, the unnecessary added chemicals and the need for store-bought lip balm. For approximately $.25 a tube, I had my very own lip balm without the chemicals.
Here's what you'll need to make your very own simple, organic lip balm:
- 2 TBS Beeswax Pearls
- 2 TBS Pure White Refined Shea Butter (you can use unrefined shea butter, it just has a bit of an odor)
- 4 TBS Sweet Almond Oil
- 1/4 tsp "Essential" Peppermint Oil (or use Lavender, Cherry, Lime, Eucalyptus, oil)
- Double Boiler (or a heat safe bowl set over a pot of simmering water)
- Measuring Cup with pour spout
- Paper Towels/Rags (15-20)
- .15 oz new or recycled tubes or containers (I bought mine from bulkapothecary.com for $0.14 each)
Prepare the lip balm containers by placing in a bowl or pan, without the lids. Help tubes stay upright by wedging paper towels around them.
If using a Double Boiler, fill the bottom pan with water and bring to a slow boil. Place the second pan on top, and melt the beeswax. If using a heat safe bowl, set the bowl over a pot of simmering water. Stir continuously with a wire whisk while the next ingredients are added.
Add the 2 TBS of Shea Butter.
Add the 4 TBS of Sweet Almond Oil.
Once liquified, remove the top pan from the heat while continuing to stir.
Whisk in a 1/4 tsp of essential oil. (I used peppermint in my lip balm).
Working quickly, transfer the hot liquid to a room temperature measuring cup with a spout.
Pour the hot liquid into the lip balm containers.
Let cool for 15-20 minutes. Place the lid on the cooled container and enjoy.
I recommend wiping out all pans, measuring cups and spoons with a rag or with paper towels before attempting to wash them. Trust me, I learned the hard way....
Chris, thanks so much for having me here today! Please stop by my site, Potholes and Pantyhose, for more recipes, crafts and remodeling projects. I would love to hear from you