How to: Make Simple, Organic DIY Lip Balm for 25¢

DIY Lip Balm recipe

Organic DIY Lip Balm Recipe

You’re going to love this easy no fuss homemade diy lip balm recipe that not only your skin will love, but your bank account will too.

Once you start to make your own, there will be no going back and you’ll find youself loving it even more than what used to be your go to store bought brand.

Say goodbye to spreading additive filled mysterious lip balm formulas on your lips and hello to all natural beezewax free lip balm that couldn’t be easier to make.

Why Should I Make My Own Chapstick?

Making your own chapstick or lip balm is so worth it for a few reasons. First and foremost, as mentioned previously, it is so much cheaper to make your own!

You can seriously save a good chunck of change, $2.75 per tube to be exact, if you choose to by pass those $3 tubes of chapstick and go to this recipe instead.

Another great reason to choose a homemade recipe verus a store bought tube is the peace of mind that comes with knowing exactly what you are putting on you skin.

This recipe is a completely natural lip balm made with cocounut oil and without beesewax. So it’s not only good for your skin, but it’s made with simple ingredients you can esily find at your local store.

Here’s what you’ll need to make simple, organic DIY 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)

How To Make Your Own Homemade Lip Balm

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….

How Long Does Homemade Lip Balm Keep?

The rule of thumb with any beauty products is to toss anything that’s over 6 months old. This is espcially true with homemade product since they don’t have the same preservatives to make them last longer.

Any longer than 6 months be sure to repace your tube with a new one, and if the balm starts to break down at all I recommend starting a new one at that point instead of continuing to use it.

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