I am THAT girl.
I seriously CANNOT live without lip balm.
Come on over to my house and you will find tubes in EVERY room of the house!!
So I thought to myself… HECK… I can make this stuff, right!!?
Mmmmmm… Lets make one that tastes like a MARGARITA!!!!!!!!!!
With the plethora of essential oil combinations, you can go cray cray over this! I have also seen some people add mica powder to make it tinted, so if that’s your thing, GO FOR IT!
Its fun and EASY and great for gifts 🙂
I ordered some of the ingredients off Amazon and have TONS of the coconut oil and butters left over for other projects. Need your own pure, therapeutic grade essential oils?? Drop me a line HERE!
PLUS you can get super creative with what you store it in. I have these cute little white tubes PLUS some metal tins and tiny plastic jars. TOTES ADORBS!!!
Why is everything cuter when its small?? Swooooooon!
OK, here you go! Have fun and make sure to post your comments and pictures below of how YOU made your super awesome lip balm!!!
1 ounce Beeswax Pellets (around 3 tbsp)
1 ounce Coconut oil (around 2 tbsp)
1/2 ounce Shea butter (around 1 tbsp)
1/2 ounce Cocoa butter (around 1 tbsp)
20 drops Wild Orange essential oil
20 drops Lime essential oil
Large skillet/saucepan with water
Glass jar Scale & Lip balm containers
-Measure beeswax, butters & coconut oil in glass mason jar. For this recipe I had a block of beeswax on hand and would HIGHLY suggest getting the PELLETS. Trust me, trying to shave that off the block or grate it is a beast. Save yourself the time and trouble… Unless you want a killer arm workout! HA!
-Fill a large skillet/saucepan with 2 inches of boiling water & add the glass jar to the center of the saucepan. I found it easiest to use a mason jar that is designated for your DIY projects. When the melted product dries, it’s nearly impossible to get it off, so use something that you aren’t worried about ruining.
-Melt & combine ingredients. At this point DO NOT put essential oils in. Just the butters etc. Reason being is that the heat will destroy the therapeutic benefits of the oils and we don’t want that now do we!? NOPE!
-Stir all ingredients until melted & combined. It takes about 10-15 minutes depending on your type of beeswax.
-Once melted, remove from heat and let sit for 3 minutes then adding the essential oils. Keep an eye on the time so that your mixture doesn’t harden. If it does, just place it back on the burner and let it liquefy again.
-Pour mixture into your lip balm containers. If you are using the tubes, you can cut holes in a box and have them set upright. We found this easiest to pour and have them not knock over. It’s okay if you spill, wax easily comes off plastic & counter-tops.
-Let cool for about an hour or so and you are all done! Add cute little labels if you want or decorate with a sharpie. The possibilities are endless.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY as much as I did! This recipe made about 12 tubes of lip balm and its by far my favorite to use! The consistency is SO emollient and luxurious. We played around with the oil amounts a bit and found that if it’s not quite the strength you want, you can add a drop or two more while they are in the tubes cooling. You can also add more beeswax if you want it a bit firmer. Choice is yours so get creative!
Have fun and as always, HAPPY OILING!