Make your own lipbalm

make your own lipbalm

It’s actually surprisingly easy to make your own lipbalm. It makes for a great gift or stocking filler – you’ll get kudos points for the handmade gift! You can customise it to suit the person who you’re giving it to, and they’ll think you super clever for making your own. This is my favourite recipe to make your own lipbalm. It keeps your lips soft and lovely, especially helpful at this time of year. One of the best things about making your own products, is that you can choose your own, pure ingredients.

Y O U      N E E D

2 tbs. olive oil
1/2 tsp. honey
3/4 tsp. beeswax
1/2 tsp. cocoa butter
Essential oil of your choice
1 vitamin E capsule

Make Your Own Lipbalm

In a bowl over a saucepan, heat the oil, honey, beeswax and cocoa butter over a low heat until they are just melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.

Stir in the essential oil and contents of vitamin E capsule. In these I used sweet orange essential oil, as I love the uplifting scent, it reminds me of summer – which when we’re in the depths of winter can be quite a nice reminder!

Pour the mix into a small container and leave it to set. Note – this makes quite a soft lipbalm which is perfect for pots. If you wish to pour it into lipbalm tubes, or just want a harder lipbalm, then just add a little more beeswax {around 1tsp}. This recipe makes enough for one pot of lipbalm, just increase the quantities if you want to make more!

make Your Own Lipbalm

You could add in a little beetroot powder to make a tinted lipbalm, or how about chocolate and mint?? Just add 1/2 tsp cocoa powder and use a peppermint essential oil – just try not to lick it all off your lips!

1 Comment

  1. abi

    December 31, 2014 at 16:43

    we made lip balm aswell at xmas, i love making it, but we got a but soft first time a bit hard the second time, will try it with your measurements. :) i put a bit of old lipstick in it too.

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