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How to Make Homemade Lip Balm

If you ever thought lip balm was only something you could buy at the drugstore you were very mistaken. Lip balm is super easy to make and customize to your own special taste or needs whether it's to give yourself some au natural beauty or heal some chapped lips. And it's always nice to make lip balm in big batches and give it away as presents, because people always appreciate the homemade touch.

Making your own Lip Balm is Easy!Making your own Lip Balm is Easy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart sized glass jar
  • 1/2 cup sweet almond oil
  • 2 tbsp jojoba oil
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax pellets/ block
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 5 Vitamin E capsules
  • 25 drops essential oil of your choice
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (Hint! The pinch of cayenne pepper brings the blood to your lips and makes them look redder. Be careful not to add too much though - just a pinch!)
  • 16 flat ½ ounce containers

Ingredients: Essential Oil, Almond Oil and Vitamin EIngredients: Essential Oil, Almond Oil and Vitamin ECourtesy of Free People Blog

Think of the essential oil in this recipe as the flavoring of the lip balm. You can find a variety of essential oils, from peppermint to lavender to lemon to cinnamon. Each essential oil has its own certain properties that you can add to your lip balm to reflect your own scent. Try lavender if you want something relaxing and peppermint if you want something perky and energizing. It’s up to you! 

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Directions:

*If you aren’t able to purchase beeswax pellets, but only the beeswax in block form you’re going to need to melt a chunk of it down before adding it to the mix. To melt the block use a double boiler method and make sure to line the top bowl with parchment paper, wax paper or plastic wrap to protect the beeswax as it melts. You don't want it to take on any of the qualities of the metal bowl or pot.

  1. Once you have all your ingredients ready to go place the quart size glass jar into a pan half filled with water and turn the heat to medium. Make sure that water doesn’t get into your Lip Balm mixture. Then carefully add the sweet almond oiljojoba oil and beeswax into the glass jar. Use a potholder to hold the top of the glass jar while stirring it around until the beeswax is completely melted. Remember heat and movement will help the mixture turn to a liquid.
  2. Once that mixture is smooth and liquid stir in the honey and Vitamin E and mix until the mixture is again smooth and liquid.
  3. Then you can remove the container from the pan of hot water and turn off your stove. Be careful because the glass will be HOT!
  4. Now you can stir in the essential oil of your choice and the pinch of cayenne pepper and pour the mixture into it’s containers. Using pipettes makes this process much easier.

Pour the Mixture into the ContainersPour the Mixture into the Containers

At this point make sure not to dally pouring the balm into containers because without the heat the mixture is going to want to harden and in that state it is impossible to pour. I like to lay the containers out on a tray so that if it gets messy you can simply clean the tray rather than your table or floor. Once you’ve poured the mixture out into the containers let them cool to room temperature before covering with the container lids. You can even put them in the fridge for a bit to help them cool down.

How to Make Homemade Lip BalmHow to Make Homemade Lip Balm

Now all you have to do is clean up and you’ve got some lovely homemade lip balm. Though be warned the clean up can be a little tricky because the waxy balm and oil based ingredients aren’t happy to leave the containers they’ve been in. But let’s concentrate on the good part- You Have Some Wonderful Homemade Lip Balm that is well worth the clean up!

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