Lip balms can be a great stocking stuffer and gift for the holidays, especially with the dry weather we find ourselves immersed in over these winter months. Here is a lovely, moisturizing recipe that is simple and easy to make at home. Get creative with your flavor profiles using essential oils and switch up the butters or base oils to best suit your preference.
Basic Lip Balm Recipe
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon beeswax pellets
- 4 teaspoons sweet almond oil
- 1 teaspoon jojoba
- 1 teaspoon cocoa butter
- 1 teaspoon shea butter
- 5-10 drops essential oil of your choice
- 8 lip balm tubes
Tip: If you do not have a lip balm tube tray, place tubes in a straight walled container (ex. Tupperware, dish, cup, etc.) and use paper towel or tissue to tightly pack them in, this will ensure that the tubes are standing up straight.
- 1.In a one-cup pyrex glass measuring cup set in a shallow pan of simmering water on the stovetop (medium low), add the beeswax, carrier oils and butters and begin melting. The water level in the pan should be no lower than one inch.
- 2.Once the beeswax has melted completely, remove from heat and add your essential oils. It is important not to add them while the heat is on, as they will burn off quickly and leave your lip balm virtually scentless.
- 3.Immediately pour the hot mixture into lip balm tubes or pots. If the mixture cools too quickly while you are pouring, scrape it from the sides of the glass and re-melt it over the double boiler again.
- 4.Allow to cool completely before capping each container.
The combinations are endless when it comes to flavoring your lip balms! Some personal favourites are pure organic peppermint, cocoa absolute + cardamom, vanilla absolute, blood orange, cinnamon, spearmint or lemon tea tree.