I wanted to share with you a really fun and easy recipe for DIY lip balm. I know lip balm is found in abundance in stores, oftentimes varying in price. But it’s also typically found to contain synthetic fragrances, dyes or other chemicals you don’t want to put on your lips. I feel like I am addicted to lip balm. I always have it on me. Always! I apply it several times through out the day. Sometimes, just out of pure habit by this point. And I know, since it’s on my lips, some of it does get ingested. That’s why I’m very careful about the lip balm I use. I love this DIY lip balm because I can change the scents/flavors and it only contains 3 ingredients which are all natural.
Previously, I posted a very similar recipe on this post, but I realize these lip balm containers are popular once again, so I wanted to share the recipe using these containers instead of the tubes. I titled this post DIY Peppermint Lip balm just to distinguish it from the other post I have up, but you can use any essential oil for this, you don’t have to use Peppermint.
Instead of microwaving the coconut oil and beeswax, you can also do this double boiler style, by boiling a pot of water and placing another pot or metal bowl on top of it to melt the coconut oil and beeswax. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
DIY Peppermint Lip Balm
Instead of microwaving the coconut oil and beeswax, you can also do this double boiler style, by boiling a pot of water and placing another pot or metal bowl on top of it to melt the coconut oil and beeswax.
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Basically, you just toss the coconut oil and beeswax in a microwave safe container.
Heat and stir every 30 seconds.
Once completely melted, add the essential oil.
Pour into lip balm tins, overfilling just a tad, because it will sink down some when it solidifies.
Once it solidifies completely you are done. Enjoy!
Because I’m giving these as gifts I added a little label to the top. I found an Avery 2″ round template online, and printed on card stock then glued it with tacky glue.
I am bundling these up with these Sugar Scrubs, these Foot Soaks, and these Himalayan Salt Scrubs to make a at home spa package for friends and our kids teachers. How fun!
If you don’t want to use the metal tins and want to use lip balm tubes instead, here’s my post on that. Still basically the same recipe.
If you still need essential oils you can grab them here or learn more about the oil kits here. I don’t recommend putting store bought essential oils on your lips or skin even for that matter. They likely have unwanted additives and likely aren’t distilled properly. Read more on that here.