I love to make my own personal care products not only to save money but because when I make my own I know exactly what goes into them. Homemade lip balm was something that had always intimidated me a bit because it seemed difficult. Boy was I wrong! Making it is super easy and I tweaked the recipe a bit so it also functions as a healing salve. Keep a tube of this in your purse for a variety of uses.
Uses for this balm:
- I apply it to the inside of my nose in the winter when it’s really dry
- I apply it to cracked knuckles and dry skin patches
- I use it on scrapes
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil — where to find
- 2 Tbsp shea butter — where to find
- 3 tsp beeswax — where to find
- 1 tsp honey — where to find
- essential oils (add 20-30 drops, depending on the strength you like)
- lip balm tubes — where to find
- In a double boiler over low heat melt the coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax
- Remove from heat and add honey and essential oils
- Whisk together, but act quickly so it does not begin to harden
- Pour the mixture into lip balm tubes or small canisters (to make it easier, I use pipettes to fill the lip balm tubes)
- Let them cool until hard
- Cap and label
- Store unused tubes in the fridge and they will last a long time
- Makes approximately 16 tubes
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6 Replies to “Homemade Lip Balm”
What is the honey for in this recipie and would it work with out it?
I know you mentioned using pipettes, but I found irrigation syringes on Amazon: they are huge, but filled my lip balm tubs so well, and quickly. They would work for using to fill deodorant tubes, or other small or large containers without making a mess. I highly recommend them.
Carol, what a great idea! I could grab a few of those at work (shh don’t tell!). I’m totally going to try it. The pipettes can get messy
I tried this recipe and the honey all settled to the bottom of the chapstick holders. Any ideas what happened?
Was the honey you used raw and unheated (in the crystallized form)? That could make it heavier