This homemade beeswax lip balm recipe is made with all natural ingredients like shea butter, Vitamin E, honey and coconut oil!
Lip balm is one of those things like bobby pins. You can never find one when you need it! Why is that?
We go through so much lip balm in the Winter with the dry cold weather. The kids take some to school (never to be seen again), I carry some in my purse. Everyone has one next to their bed at night. It just makes sense to make our own!
Making our own homemade toiletries and skincare, I know exactly what my family is putting on their skin. No chemicals or artificial fragrances that could lead to a bad reaction or worse health problems down the road.
Buying all natural lip balm in the store, you’re going to be spending a good $3 a tube, maybe even more. What if I told you, you could make your own homemade lip balm for 30 cents a tube?! Its kind of a no brainer when you do the math!
Why You’ll Like This Beeswax lip balm recipe
- all natural – no worrisome chemicals in this lip balm.
- easy to make – you can whip up enough lip balm to last your family all Winter in just 15 minutes!
- super cheap – it only costs a few dollars worth of ingredients to make 10 tubes. That’s a fraction of the cost of store-bought all natural lip balm!
- moisturizing – all of the ingredient are hydrating and soothing for dry lips.
- creamy – this beeswax lip balm is really creamy and melts into your lips.
- easy to customize – its easy to make this lip balm in any flavor you want using essential oils!
What You Need To Make this recipe for beeswax lip balm
- white beeswax pellets – adding beeswax to your lip balm helps to make it feel less greasy on your lips while still moisturizing.
- vitamin E oil – known for its healing benefits, vitamin e oil helps nourish and protect your skin and lips.
- shea butter – softens your skin and lips, and tones and soothes. Shea butter is also known for its anti inflammatory properties making it a wonderful ingredient for homemade skin care products.
- coconut oil – helps protect your skin and lips by providing antioxidants as well as minimizing signs of aging.
- almond oil – has healing properties that make it helpful with acne and other skin blemishes. Jojoba oil is a good substitute if that’s what you have on hand.
- essential oils (optional) – adding your favorite fruity or spice essential oils to your lip balms, you can customize them to your taste! Its so fun to get creative and maybe copy the flavors of your favorite store-bought chapstick.
- double boiler – or you can just add an inch or two of water to a saucepan and a glass bowl on top of the saucepan. Heat the water over medium heat and add your ingredients to the glass bowl to melt.
- little funnel or eye dropper – filling the chapstick tubes is kind of tricky. Using either an eye dropper or tiny funnel makes it easier to fill them without over-flowing.
- chapstick tubes – either tubes or lip balm tins work for this recipe.
how to make lip balm With Beeswax
Prep – Use a double boiler to heat about a cup of water over medium heat. (I made a homemade version of a double boiler by heating the cup of water in a saucepan with a bowl set on top of it)
Melt – Add all of the ingredients besides the essential oils to the bowl of your double boiler. Let these melt, stirring occasionally until the mixture is completely melted.
Remove the Pot From The Heat – and add in the essential oils (optional), stirring completely.
Pour Into Tubes – Using a tiny funnel and a spoon, fill the chapstick tubes all the way to the tops.
Let Sit – Let the tubes sit and harden for about an hour until they’re completely solidified.
Tips for success:
To Avoid a Hole in Your Lip Balm – Homemade lip balm gets a hole down the middle as it sits and hardens. To avoid this, fill the tubes almost to the top. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then add a bit more of the melted mixture to the top to fill the hole.
Keep the Mixture Melted – If the mixture starts to harden or solidify as you’re filling the tubes, put it back over the heat for a minute or two until it melts again.
To Use – Use homemade lip balm within 6 months.
Substitutions – Jojoba oil can be used in place of almond oil.
Variations – Use up to 25 drops of your favorite fruit or spice essential oils in your mixture to make flavored lip balms.
FAQ about this recipe for beeswax lip balm
is beeswax good for lip balm?
Beeswax is a great natural ingredient to use in homemade lip balm because it locks in moisture and protects your lips from the sun’s harmful rays.
Using beeswax lip balm keeps your lips looking smooth, and plump.
is white or yellow beeswax better for lip balm?
Both white and yellow beeswax can be used in skincare. Although yellow beeswax is more natural since white beeswax has undergone a bleaching process.
White beeswax is usually what is used in making cosmetics since it looks more appealing. And yellow beeswax is more typically used in candle making.
what type of containers can you use for making lip balm?
You can make lip balm in a wide variety of different containers depending on whether you want to rub it directly on your lips, or use your finger to apply it.
These basic tubes will give you the same size lip balm as Chapstick and Burts Bees brands.
For a larger size lip balm, you could use these paper tubes.
how many lip balms does this recipe make?
This recipe makes about 8-10 standard sized lip balms.
What Essential Oils Can Be Used In Lip Balm?
Some essential oils that work great in homemade lip balm are sweet orange, peppermint, lemon, vanilla, lavender, lime and geranium.
Clove, cinnamon, tea tree and ginger essential oils are considered hot oils and should be used in moderation. They make good additions to the oils listed above, just use a couple drops so they don’t burn your lips.
More DIY Toiletries On The Blog:
If you liked this recipe, I think you’ll really enjoy these other homemade toiletries on the blog!
- All Natural Baby Wash
- Homemade Honey Oatmeal Soap – With Pink Clay
- DIY Strawberry Lip Balm
- Homemade Orange Blossom Face Wash
- Handmade Orange Lip Balm
I hope you love this recipe for natural beeswax lip balm! If you make it, I’d love for you to come back and leave a comment and rating so that I know how you like using it!
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