- ¼ Cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
- ¼ Cup Shea Butter
- ¼ Cup Beeswax or Soy Wax
- 10 drops of an Essential Oil blend
- Natural Colourants (Optional)
- 1 tbsp Vegetable Glycerine (Optional)
Everyone loves a good, soothing lip balm on a windy day, adding extra moisture, maybe even a little colour, but no one wants to have to think about the weird chemicals in them or pay a fortune for a specific brand. Well, I give you a fun, easy and cost-effective solution…. make your own! I know that might sound difficult but hear me out. It is surprisingly easy and well worth the peace of mind knowing exactly what you are putting in your body. Plus, you can customize each stick to be any colour and fragrance you feel like!
When choosing your essential oils, there are a few tricks and tips. Different oils have different effects on the body, so it is important to choose ones that will enhance your usage in the right way. I recommend using 10 drops of Lavender and 10 drops of Peppermint for a soothing, calming blend that also revitalizes you. Or try 10 drops of Orange and 10 drops Lemon for a warm citrus explosion of energy. Play around a bit and try a variety of combinations to see what you like the most! Have fun with it!
First off, measure the Fractionated Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and the Beeswax or Soy Wax into a heatproof glass jug or bowl. You can add 1 tbsp of Vegetable Glycerine if you would like to as well. It will add a sweet flavour to the lip balm and make it spread more easily. Place this jug/bowl/pot into a pot of water and heat on the stove (Double Boiler) or place in the microwave for short stints. Heat the mixture until it is fully melted and combined, stirring frequently to prevent lumps and burn spots. Then add the essential oils you chose, and any natural colourants you would like. I always suggest using a few shavings of a Vegetable Based Dye Block or a pinch of Mica Powder for added personalization, try linking up the colours with your essential oils, for example, make a Lavender lip balm purple coloured. Separate the mixture into different bowls if you want a few different fragrances or colours. Remember to work quickly because it will begin to solidify minutes after its off the heat. Once it has reached the colour and fragrance you are happy with, poor it carefully into containers. You could use Lip Balm Tubes or small 10ml Aluminium Tins or large 100ml Aluminium Tins, depending on how you want to use it. If you are using smaller containers, I recommend also using a Pipette, it makes filling them so much easier and cleaner with much less wastage however remember to soak the pipette in hot water or replace it once you finish.
There you have it, an easy, fun and simple way to make your very own lip balms, customized to your tastes and all natural, chemical free goodness.
If you are interested in more simple, creative and interesting ways to make all natural, healthcare products for a variety of uses around your home, have a look at the Recipe Page on our website.
There is nothing better than breathing in the scent of your very own homemade candle or applying lip balm made in your own kitchen, knowing all the ingredients by name!
Enrich your life with all-natural tastes and smells, minus all the harsh chemicals you will find in most of the ‘off the shelf’ products and live a healthier, happier life!