Easy DIY Lip Balm With Essential Oils
Hey friends! If you ask anyone who knows me, the will tell you I never go anywhere without lip balm. I’m addicted to the stuff. I go through tube after tube. And have tried probably every brand out there. I’ve come to realize that most store bought lip balms are filled with harsh chemicals, things I don’t want on my lips or to be ingesting. Especially those flavored ones. So I did some research and some experimenting and came up with this awesome easy DIY lip balm with essential oils recipe that you can customize however you would like. I love these because they leave your lips hydrated and tasting great lol!
These are super fun because you can get creative and use just about any essential oil you think would be good.
You can basically customize these any way you want. One of my favorites is Orange Vanilla. It reminds me of a creamsicle. I’m going to share the general recipe with you and then share with you some different essential oil combinations I like to use for these easy DIY lip balms.
I make these using organic beeswax and organic coconut oil and add whatever essential oil(s) that I think would be good. For the orange creamsicle one I added some pure vanilla extract (the clear Mexican cold pressed is the best).
- 2.5 tblspn Coconut oil
- 1.5 tblspn Beeswax
- 12 drops (more or less depending on desired scent/flavor) Pure Essential Oils (Young Living brand is all I recommend and use)
- 2 drops Pure Vanilla (optional). I like the clear cold pressed Mexican vanilla but it can be pretty expensive so you will want to decide if that type is right for you.
- 10 lip balm containers
- 1 syringe (I just used one I had leftover that came with my kids medicine, but you can find them on Amazon too)
- Melt the coconut oil and beeswax together. You can either do this is a double boiler or by microwaving it. I microwaved mine for about 2 minutes and stopped halfway through to stir it.
- After the coconut oil and beeswax is melted, add your essential oils and if you are using vanilla add that as well. Stir. Then carefully use the syringe to fill the lip balm containers. You will want to work quickly because it does start to solidify.
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Lip Balm Empty Container Tubes 3/16 Oz (5.5ml), Pack of 12; Natural (Translucent) Color
Nutty Montanan Authentic Real Pure Mexican Clear Vanilla (White) 8 Ounce Cold Pressed No Coumarin Imported
Beeswax Pellets 8 oz, Yellow, Pure, Natural, Cosmetic Grade, Bees Wax Pastilles, Triple Filtered, Great For DIY Projects, Lip Balms, Lotions, Candles By White Naturals
Spectrum Essentials Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil, 15 Fluid Ounce
Lip Balm “flavor/scent” ideas
Lemon Lavender: 6 drops lemon and 6 drops lavender essential oil
Orange Creamsicle: 12 drops Orange essential oil and 2 drips vanilla
Lemon-Lime: 6 drops Lemon essential oil 6 drops Lime essential oil
Lavender: 12 drops Lavender essential oil
Lavender Vanilla: 12 drops Lavender essential oil 2 drops vanilla
Peppermint: 12 drops Peppermint essential oil
Cinnamint: 4 drops Cinnamon Bark, 6 drops Peppermint (these are both strong or “hot” oils so be careful with these and don’t use too much of the essential oil)
Citrus Kiss: 4 drops Lemon essential oil, 4 drops Lime essential oil, 4 drops Orange essential oil, 4 drops Grapefruit essential oil
Basically the possibilities are endless! You can combine whatever essential oils you wish. I do have to say one more time, I ONLY USE YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS. They are 100% pure, no pesticides touch the crops, no additives to the oils, no watering down, distilled at the right time of year for the specific plant, distilled at the right temperature, for the right amount of time (no short cuts here). To read more about Young Living and their seed to seal guarantee go to www.seedtoseal.com and you will see why I only use them. PLUS, I cannot speak to the quality of other brands and cant guarantee they will be any good at all.
Another option is to use these lip balm tins instead of the tubes. I personally prefer the tubes because I think it’s a cleaner way of applying lip balm than sticking my fingers in the tin every time, but to each his own!
If you are giving these as gifts, you can even add a pretty label to it. You can print them on Avery Labels or do it the easier and prettier way by going here for free printable labels.
I’m giving a $20 Amazon gift card to all new members who purchase any of the Young Living Premium Starter Kits using my link! I’ll also keep in touch with you and share all about how to use essential oils (unless you want me to leave you alone, then I will lol). To order your kit click here. To learn more about the Premium Starter Kit click here.