There are lots of ways to make lip balm, some use petroleum oil, aka, Vaseline (which sounds close to gasoline – so I’m not crazy about putting it on my skin or lips). The types of lip balm I prefer to make incorporate beeswax and coconut oil.
The Best Lip Balm Recipes
This recipe will fill ten .25 ounce pots:
- .5 oz beeswax
- .625 oz coconut oil
- .375 oz palm kernel oil
- 1 oz sweet almond oil
Melt everything together in a double boiler over water. You can use a glass measuring cup just don’t let it rest on the bottom of the pot. I read somewhere where a gal used the ring from a mason jar as a base for the measuring cup and thought, genius!
Once your ingredients are all melted you can add color, or a slice of lipstick that has a color you like to them, melt it in and then pour your lip balm into your little pots. If you decide to use lipstick containers, you will need to use a plastic pipette, not one made of glass. Apparently if you use a glass pipette the balm will harden in the glass and that would not be good.
Lavender oil is just so good for everything that one would absolutely want to be using it in their lip gloss. So from her 3 homemade lip gloss recipes…
Luscious Lavender Lip Balm Recipe – by CrunchBetty
4 Tbsp jojoba, almond, or olive oil
1 Tbsp grated beeswax or beeswax pearls
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp vitamin E oil (or 3 punctured, squeezed out liquid vitamin E capsules)
7 drops lavender essential oil (or other essential oil)
1 tsp cocoa powder (optional)
1 tsp colored, natural lipstick (optional, if you want it to have a hint of color)
Warm the oils, beeswax and honey in a small, stainless steel pot or bowl. Be sure to warm it on VERY low heat. (You can use a double boiler, if you’d like.) Stir until the beeswax is completely melted. Remove from heat and quickly whisk in the essential oil, vitamin E, cocoa powder, and colored lipstick. Place the bottom of the bowl into a shallow pan of ice water and continue whisking quickly as you add the honey. Once the honey is incorporated, quickly transfer the balm into your lip balm container (tube or tin) and allow to set for 3 hours.
Here is one for Chocolate lovers! Works great for one little slidy topped tin.
2T apricot kernel oil
1T cocoa butter
6 chocolate chips
Add:5 drops vanilla EO
oil from 3 vitamin E capsules
It makes 4 .25 oz size slider tins.I hope you enjoy. It just has a hint of flavor (not enough to keep you licking it all off) but a great aroma. Glossy too!
Living on a Dime’s contribution is:
1 tsp. beeswax beads
1 tsp. sunflower oil*
1 tsp. coconut oil*
1 tsp. (total) comfrey and/or rosemary extract (optional)
2-5 drops flavoring (optional)- peppermint, cherry, grape, vanilla, orange or anything you like.
1 capsule Vitamin E**
Heat oils and beeswax just until melted. Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well. Use a dropper to place in tubes or small jars.
This is my favorite homemade lip balm and I’m very picky about what kind I use.
* Note: Most days, I don’t have both sunflower oil and coconut oil on hand so I just use one or the other.
** Be sure to use the vitamin E. It’s a preservative and the lip balm will go rancid after a few months if you don’t use this. (Ask me how I know! ? )
Use these best lip balm recipes for gifts or everyday lip care. There is something special about using products that you’ve made yourself and are confident about the ingredients that went into creating them.
DIY Lip Balm Kit – Everything You Need To Make 24 All Natural Lush Lip Balms For Healthy Smooth LipsDeluxe Lip Balm Making Kit (Tins Tubs Tubes) with Popular and Exotic Flavors (Makes 36 Lip Balms)Lip Balm DIY Kit Professional Natural Lip Balm Base with Aloe Vitamin E 12 Tubes12 Dual Wall Containers12 Transfer DroppersMC2 Create Your Own Lip Balm Lab
This is a fun little video done by a young gal. The base for all of these lip balm recipes is Vaseline. While Vaseline is a petroleum product it was my first go to remedy when I suffered from cracked lips as a kid and still offer it up to my boys when they have dry cracked lips from hanging out in the cold and wind during the winters in Idaho because you know, boys don’t care if you have the best lip balm recipes around, if it makes them think it could be in any possible way misconstrued to be lipstick.