This homemade orange lip balm recipe is made with all natural ingredients like pure beeswax, Vitamin E, honey and sweet orange essential oil! Quick and easy to make, this is a fun project to do with your kids and these sweet little lip balms make great additions to gift baskets.
With 4 girls in the house, we seem to go through an insane amount of lip balm! Honestly, I feel like I would buy a pack of Burts Bees chapsticks only to have hem disappear in a week. (its almost as bad as those disappearing bobby pins!) All natural lip balm isn’t cheap either! I’m pretty careful about the ingredients we’re putting on our lips, so making homemade just seemed like the best alternative.
I love orange flavored just about anything. I don’t know, there’s just something about how its citrus but also sweet at the same time. Reminds me of summertime. If you’re an orange lover too, you need to try my homemade orange blossom face wash.
I really wanted to make a lip balm that had that sweet orange scent, but was completely non toxic. This is the recipe we came up with that we are all LOVING! It leaves my lips feeling rehydrated and smooth. I don’t have to worry about what chemicals I’m putting into my body because I know that each ingredient we use to make this lip balm is 100% natural.
My girls and I are planning to make make some more of these lip balms with a couple added drops of cinnamon essential oil to add to Christmas gift baskets for their teachers! We’ll probably pair it with some of our gingerbread body lotion as well since it has a lot of the same ingredients in it.
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WHY YOU WILL LOVE MAKING THIS Orange LIP BALM Recipe
- You can whip up enough lip balm to last your family all Winter in just 15 minutes!
- All natural, no worrisome chemicals
- Moisturizing and soothing for dry and burning lips
- These orange lip balms are so pretty and make great party favors or additions to gift baskets
- Smells and even tastes delicious if you happen to lick your lips after applying it!
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE HOMEMADE Orange 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.
- Raw Honey – a good quality raw honey is best for using in skin care. Raw honey contains antioxidants that are beneficial to the skin and lips, as well as deep moisturizing properties.
- Orange Essential Oil – orange essential oil can be used on the skin when diluted with a carrier oil such as jojoba or almond oil. Use with caution when going outdoors since it can exaggerate the sun’s affect on the skin, causing a sunburn.
- 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
- Chapstick Tubes
What Ingredients Do You Need To Make Homemade Lip Balm:
The basic ingredients for homemade lip balm are shea butter, coconut oil, vitamin E oil, beeswax pellets and almond oil or jojoba oil.
Add in essential oils and honey for flavor.
How Do You Make Easy Homemade Lip Balm:
- Melt the ingredients (except for the essential oils) together in a double boiler.
- Add in the essential oils.
- Pour into chapstick tubes.
- Let harden for an hour.
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.
How To Make This Orange Lip Balm Recipe:
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 honey and 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 honey and essential oils of your choice, 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.
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 – Add a couple drops of vanilla essential oil, clove, cinnamon or peppermint essential oil for variety.
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