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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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My parents have always been aggressive and abusive and I only just noticed it a couple months ago. Over time they've gotten worse (specifically my mother). Whenever she gets mad she'll yell at us and if she gets mad enough she'll hit and push us around. Whoever we get into arguments it's always one- sided and she always wins, even if she knows she is wrong. An argument we had not to long ago was about me not taking care of myself. She looked at my hair and started to touch it and told me "Your hair isn't soft why is it so dry, it's probably because you aren't taking care of your hair." Then she goes on to tell me that she's going to cut it and all of this other stuff when she knows I'm conscious about me looking like a boy ( Used to get called a boy for having short hair). As the argument goes on, I start to tell her things that she knows she is wrong about. She proceeds to yell at me then grabs me by the face and say "If you don't lower your tone and listen to what I'm saying I'm going to knock you in the head." Then she goes on to tell me she remembers nothing I was saying and that it's a lie. She also hit me when I didn't clean the laundry room correctly and whenever she gets fed up. I'm constantly having to watch what I say and do, because I'm scared that I'm going to end up hurt. She also likes to degrade me and tell how bad I'm doing. She's said plenty of thing like when I didn't have my bed covers tucked in she yelled at me and hit me and I said "Do you expect me to just stand here and take this", and she replied saying "That's what you are supposed to do you are the child and I am the adult, you take whatever I do until I'm done." Another time is when I had my band concert and I had to pick out the right attire. When we went shopping to get the clothing I chose slacks when she liked a skirt better, we went on to fight in the store and she bought the slacks. When we got home she said to me that real girls wear skirts and dresses and boys wear slacks and pants. This hurt me because she knows I have a past with people telling me I look like a boy etc. Another time I started to sleep on the floor, because I was practicing a minimalist life. When I left my pillows on the floor she found it and questioned me on why they were there. I told her it fell of my bed when really I left it there. Later when I told my dad, he told her and she got mad because I was getting cat hair on my pillows. She then proceeded to ask why I lied and I told her sometimes lying is better then the truth (I knew she would get mad that I was sleeping on the floor so I lied) then she told me that I was never going to have a relationship, a job, or friends ( This hurt me because I don't have friends now). She's also said that I don't take care of my body because I ate two sweets in one day which lead her to banning me from Doritos and now I have to ask to get chips and any other snack. She's told me I don't take care of my teeth because I have yellow spots from using whitening toothpaste with braces on. She's told me I don't take care of my hair so I can't wash it or do any hair style or then a bun. She had lead me to starving myself (Unless she makes me eat) and cutting myself. I've just stopped caring, because what ever I do is always wrong. I never get a choice in my activities, she controls my life in fact she me just in a different body. But what is even worse is that she's turning my dad into her. Now I have a scheduled time to eat breakfast and lunch, and to go onto my electronics. I feel like I'm in a prison with my parents constantly watching over me, in fact yesterday when I was pouring my milk my mom got out a measuring cup and poured my milk into the measuring cup and said "Why isn't this a full cup" and I replied saying "Because I don't measure my milk." Then she got angry at me. There's so much I could say about her, but I'll stop. Anyways my father is always sarcastic and he doesn't realize how much it hurts me. Today I was cleaning out my bag for next school year and my dad came in and said, "Wow, you aren't even dress yet and I had to come up here to tell you how sad." Just little things like that hurt me. My little sister got mad at me last week for sitting in a certain area and she said " Why are you sitting there," and I didn't reply because I didn't want to speak to her and she then said, "Probably because you are too stupid to answer." I wanted to break down crying then and there, but I kept it in. I've limited my talking to her, because all she does is break me down. Like when there was a Proactive commercial and she said, "Ha, you need that." That hurt me because just the other my mom was telling me how I don't take care of my face and that's why I have acne. My older sister and I barely talk, because whenever I try to talk to her she's mad for what ever reason and when my parents were talking about hitting my sister she was in the corner laughing. My cat Preston is very young and I got hi,abo a year ago. I get very sad and often cry, because I've seen him turn out scared and aggressive just like me because he's been through what I have. One time he pooped in a clothes basket (It's right next to his litter box) my mom grabbed him by the neck and hit him while she smothered his face in his poop, all while yelling at him. I was going to call the Animal Protective Services, but I got too scared and I realized how lonely I would be. Please help me I'm not sure what to do anymore. Also sorry for the very long post!
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Error101
Error101 posted in Family Issues:
Dear Kkmr324, I hope you get to feeling better as time goes on.  It does get better but like you said you can't actually get over it.  Losing someone to cancer is awful and I have never lost a friend and I hope I never will and I am so sorry that you did, but I have lost family to cancer and it is horrible.  I hope your okay. :(
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Kkrmr324
Kkrmr324 posted in Family Issues:
A few months ago,my friend Kendall died of cancer. It was really hard to "get over it"; because really you dont just get over it. One thing i did was find a bunch of pictures of me and Kendall and remembered all the fun we had together. And it helped! I still miss her, but good friends and family helped with that.
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Kkrmr324
Kkrmr324 posted in Family Issues:
A few months ago,my friend Kendall died of cancer. It was really hard to "get over it"; because really you dont just get over it. One thing i did was find a bunch of pictures of me and Kendall and remembered all the fun we had together. And it helped! I still miss her, but good friends and family helped with that.
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Tennis123
why are you allowing that to control your happiness? why can't you have true happiness instead of chasing some dream for momentary satisfaction? You're 12. This is when your core beliefs, values, and outlooks on life start. Don't mess it up choosing to be sad over something like that.
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