Diy lip balm is so fun and easy to make. Plus it’s a little step you can take towards saving more money.
The prices of the store bought lip balms are outrageous to me.
With this recipe you can make your own lip balm for pennies.
Plus I like the fact that I know exactly what is in it.
This homemade lip balm uses very moisturizing and hydrating ingredients.
It is sure to keep your lips soft and kissable all day long!
Homemade Lip Balm Supplies and Ingredients:
These lip balm tubes come in 50 a pack.
These droppers come 20 a pack. I couldn’t find them in stores anywhere but amazon has them for a great price.
The ingredients: 1 tsp coconut oil, 1 tbs shea butter, 2 tsp beeswax and 2 vitamin e capsules.
I think people are sometimes intimidated by the thought of making their own lip balms and personal items but I’m telling you it is so easy and quick!
It’s not complicated at all. A double boiler is not required. I make my own with a saucepan and a glass bowl.
DIY Lip Balm
This recipe makes enough for 5-6 tubes. I usually like to make extra and give them to friends and family.
These diy lip balms are super moisturizing I like it way better than any store bought lip balm I’ve ever bought.
I really do and I feel proud knowing I can make it myself. Once you’ve made it a few times and feel comfortable with the process feel free to get creative as there are so many different ways you can customize your lip balm.
However you have to be careful to use enough beeswax as this is what keeps the balm nice and firm.
I know that some people put essential oils in theirs but I wasn’t completely comfortable with that since my kids use these and I’d rather stay on the safe side.
When filling the tubes don’t fill it all the way to the top. Leave about a half inch at the top because after filling they will be moved to the freezer to harden up and we don’t want the balm to spill down the sides of the tubes.
I really hope you enjoyed reading this post! If you like DIY projects like this then you may also be interested in reading about how to make your own Jasmine body butter at my friends Yami’s blog The Latina Next Door.
Time needed: 25 minutes.
DIY Lip Balm
- Boil water
Fill saucepan a little less than half way with water and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat
Reduce heat to medium and place the glass bowl on top of the saucepan.(the glass bowl shouldn’t be touching the water.)
- Add ingredients
Add the shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax to the bowl.
Slowly stir as the ingredients begin to melt.
- Add vitamin e oil
Once melted squeeze the vitamin e oil into the bowl and give a good stir.
- Turn off stove
Turn stove off and use the droppers to fill the lip balm tubes.
Place in freezer to harden for about 10 minutes.
- Remove from freezer
Remove from freezer and use!