Oh y’all! Do your lips get as chapped as mine do as soon as cold weather hits? It’s downright painful!
I use to be a professional lip balm buyers in winters past (I kid, but only slightly), but ever since making homemade baby lotion, I’ve wanted to make my own homemade natural lip balm too, and this winter, I finally did it! And I can assure you, it’s ten times better than anything I’ve ever bought!
No more of this reading ingredients on lip balm tubes and tins, and searching for one that is natural, but works. No more trying to find one that isn’t too waxy, or too oily.
It’s so easy to customize your lip balm recipe to make it exactly the way you like it! This is another one of those recipes that make me so happy to live in the modern era of online shopping. It means that ingredients, such as shea butter and bee’s wax, are just a few clicks of a mouse away! Of course, you can always get them at a nearby Hobby Lobby or JoAnn’s too if you prefer to shop locally.
Oh, and did I mention that you can flavor it? My current favorite is spearmint essential oil. It’s such a lovely, sweet flavor. I had a peppermint lip balm one time, and let me tell you – that took some getting use to! But spearmint isn’t harsh as all!
Other great essential oil to use for lip balm are orange, lemon, vanilla, or tea trea.
You’ll also notice that there is very little different between making homemade lip balm, and other skin conditioning agents such as tummy butter. The ingredients and ratios can vary slightly, but you need very little variety in ingredients to make them all!
Homemade Natural Lip Balm Recipe
Makes three lip balm tubes.
Melt 1 ½ teaspoons of the oil, butter, and wax together in a heavy-bottomed sauce pan.
Remove from heat as soon as everything is melted.
Stir together and add several drops of essential oil if desired.
If this is your first batch, you might want to let it harden in the pan, to make sure that you like the consistency, then remelt it, adding oil, or wax if you want.
Carefully pour melted, lukewarm lip balm into twist tubes, or other containers.
I used a teaspoon, holding the tube over the pan to catch drip. A syringe, such as one you could get from a feed store would work excellently for this too!
That’s all there is to it! You will love your homemade lip balm! I gave a tube to my mother-in-law, and she loved it as much as I did. (I gave a tube to my 3-year-old who insisted that he needed one, and he lost it – not recommended! 😉 )
Have fun making natural lip balm!
Recipes everyone can make!
Nourish your body with ingredients you already have in your kitchen!