Making lip balm is quick and easy when you know how.
It’s also a useful and enjoyable homemade gift ideas for mothers day. I hope this tutorial will encourage you to try making some of your own!
This DIY recipe was created to make a fairly solid balm, more like a chapstick.
We wanted a homemade lip balm that could be kept in your pocket without melting!
Here is a quick video tutorial that demonstrates how simple it is to make lip balm with further instructions follow.
- 2 tablespoons beeswax, grated (or use pastilles)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
- 1 tablespoon cocoa butter
- 15 drops essential oil (optional) – I used sweet orange essential oil in mine.
Note: Keeping the above ingredients on hand will allow you to make all kinds of body care products.
Many of the recipes I use include most, if not all of these ingredients; Simple Lavender Salve and Belly Butter for the Pregnant Mama for example.
Lip Balm Recipe Steps
- Measure all ingredients into a glass measuring cup.
- Place cup into a small saucepan. Add a few inches of water to the pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Stir occasionally until ingredients have melted.
- Add essential/flavoring oil, if using. Stir well.
- Pour carefully into tubes straight from the measuring glass (be sure the handle is not hot). Or, use a medicine dropper.
- The balm will shrink as it cools and hardens, so fill as high as possible. You may want to use the medicine dropper to top off each tube.
- Let cool completely before covering with cap (about 10 minutes).
- Voilà! Your very own homemade lip balm!
This recipe is easily adapted to make a softer, or, firmer balm.
You would increase the oil to make it soft (but be sure to put in a small pot as it won’t work in a tube)
You would add extra beeswax to make it more firm.
If using a medicine dropper, use one that you are willing to throw away or keep for making things such as this. It is very difficult to clean!
You may also use a double boiler or a crockpot to make this recipe. The same principles apply: measure ingredients, melt over low heat, pour into containers.