Making your own beauty and skincare products can feel like an inaccessible, mysterious thing to do. But really, once you get into it, I have a feeling that you’ll be hooked.
I’m here to demystify this process by introducing you to one really wonderful (and simple!) entry point into DIY natural skincare: lip balm.
The hardest part of making your own things such as this can be the question of, “Where do I get ______?” As in, where and how do I acquire the ingredients necessary to make lip balm, deodorant, makeup or other commonly purchased readymade at the store items?
In this post, I not only share a very easy to follow how-to, but I link to where I purchase my ingredients. I’m always happy to chat more about how to come by certain things, especially if you are feeling the common, “But I only want to make 1 of these,” and gathering all these ingredients seems like a waste. Feel free to contact me if that’s your situation.
Anyhow, let’s get to creating!
Here’s what you’ll need. . .
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp Shea butter
2 tbsp beeswax pastilles
15-20 drops essential oils
(I used 12 drops peppermint, 8 drops lavender)
And here’s how to make your own lip balm . . .
1.) Fill pot with water a couple inches high & turn on low heat.
2.) Add coconut oil, Shea butter, and beeswax to a clean & dry mason jar.
3.) Melt on low heat, stirring occasionally until all is fully melted. This takes about 10 minutes for all ingredients to fully combine.
4.) Turn heat off, and keeping jar with mixture in water, allow to cool slightly. Keep it in the hot water with the heat off or the mixture will begin to harden too quickly!
6.) Add essential oils to the melted mixture and stir well.
7.) Immediately fill your lip balm containers! I recommend pouring from the jar you melted in immediately into a warm measuring cup for easy pouring.
If you end up having extra lip balm mixture leftover that hardened a bit in the process, reheat using the process above and fill more tubes as you’re able.
And that’s it! You now have delicious, soothing lip balm that will get you through the windy winter months and the summer sun.
This mixture made about 15 lip balm tubes, 0.15 oz each.
If you don’t feel like making your own . . .