Homemade Sweet Orange Lip Balm
This homemade orange lip balm recipe is made with all natural ingredients like pure beeswax, Vitamin E, honey and sweet orange essential oil!
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.
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Why You Will Love Making This Orange 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.
How 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.
- 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 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 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.
FAQ about Homemade orange lip balm recipe
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 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 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.
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 – Add a couple drops of vanilla essential oil, clove, cinnamon or peppermint essential oil for variety.
More Handmade Ideas for You:
If you liked this tutorial, I think you’ll really enjoy these other homemade ideas on the blog!
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- Homemade Strawberry Lip Balm
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- Gingerbread Body Lotion Recipe
I hope you love this recipe for homemade orange lip balm! If you make them, I’d love for you to come back and leave a comment and rating so that I know how you like them!
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This looks so good! What a great gift to make for friends or to enjoy yourself!
We made some to give teachers last year as gifts and everyone loved them!
Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?
You’re welcome Vanessa! And yes, it lasts for at least 6 months!