Homemade Lip Balm

by Josée

If you want to try making your own bath and beauty products lip balm is an easy place to start. Today I whipped up a batch of Peppermint Lip Balm. I substituted avocado oil with jojoba oil because that’s what I had. The beauty of lip balm is that you can experiment with it and if it doesn’t work you can simply rewarm it and add a few ingredients to fix it.

Mountain Rose Herbs gives a general rule of using 3 parts carrier oils (sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, jojoba oil etc.) and 1 part beeswax for making lip balm. Butters (cocoa butter, shea butter) which are a nice addition are usually left out of the above equation because they are solid at room temperature.

The most difficult part of making lip balm is finding the ingredients. I collected my ingredients from a variety of sources. I purchase the beeswax from a local beekeeper. The carrier oils and cocoa butter came from soapcraft.caMountain Rose Herbs also sells good quality oils and butters. I purchased shea butter from Serf to Surf Products and the rest of the supplies, like essential oils and vitamin E oil, were picked up at the local health food store.

Once you’ve gather your ingredients the options are endless and it takes very little time to make. The batch I made today took me no more than ten minutes from measuring the ingredients to pouring them into the tins.

Here are few more recipes that I’ve come across recently. I haven’t tried them (yet) so I can’t say how they turn out but they look promising.

Homemade Lip Balm @ Mindful Momma
Homemade Lip Balm @ Design Sponge
DYI Recipes (pdf) from Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

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Mandi @ Catholic Newlywed February 8, 2012 - 3:51 am

Where do you find the tins?

Josée February 8, 2012 - 3:55 am

When I ordered my shea butter from "Serf to Surf" I received a package of sampler tins. They do sell tins of all shapes and sizes on their site. The only problem is that they sell them in bulk amounts, so unless you are wanting a lot it might not be the best place to buy them. Another option would be to check out some thrift stores or craft shops for tins or little jars.


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