Lip balm is one of my more recent experiments in making all-natural personal care products. I recently made 24 containers of lip balm, many of which were claimed by my children, and others that I’ve given to some friends and family. This lip balm absorbs quickly, is very soothing, and does not have a shiny appearance, making it suitable for men or women.
Want to give it a try? Here’s how.
- 2 Tablespoons beeswax (about 1 oz)
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 Tablespoons shea butter
- Optional: sarsaparilla powder (use this if you’d like tinted lip balm. I only tinted 6 tubes, and the color did not show up on my lips when I used it.)
- 12 lip balm tubes (alternately, you could use a small tin or baby food jar and smooth the lip balm on with your fingertip.)
- medicine dropper
- Over low heat, melt beeswax in a small pan. Add coconut oil and shea butter, and mix until all ingredients a melted.
- If desired, add a bit of sarsaparilla powder to add a hint of color.
- Use a medicine dropper to pour the melted liquid into lip balm containers.
- As the mixture hardens and cools in the containers, it will shrink. Add a few extra drops to the top of each.
- Cool completely to harden, then cover with cap.
We poured the excess mixture into an ice-cube tray to make hard lotion bars. These are wonderful for dry skin!Note: I bought all of my ingredients and containers from Mountain Rose Herbs. The quality of the ingredients is excellent, and the prices are too. Shipping can be a bit pricey, as it is everywhere these days, so I recommend buying in bulk if you like to make all-natural products. I maximized this order by purchasing all of my ingredients, jars, and dispensers for a number of recent projects (deodorant, lip balm, diaper cream, moisturizer, etc.) at the same time. This allowed me to save a lot in shipping costs than if I’d placed several separate orders.
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