Making your own lip balm has never been easier with this DIY recipe that allows you to make just one tube at a time. Gone are the days of being stuck with a dozen tubes of lip balm that you’ll never use before they expire. This recipe uses the perfect ratio of ingredients, so nothing goes to waste, and you can easily customize the flavors and scents to your liking. Making just one tube at a time is not only convenient but also ensures that your lip balm is always fresh and potent. So, get ready to pamper your lips with this easy-to-make lip balm recipe that is perfect for those who don’t need or want to make a large batch.
What you need
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- Natural vegetable wax extracted from the Candelilla plant
- Rich in nutrients and prevents moisture loss
- You can substitute beeswax here if you don’t require this to be vegan lip balm
- An excellent emollient for dry skin
- Also a natural humectant which draws in moisture
- Has antioxidants with anti-aging properties
- Highly moisturizing
- Contains vitamins A and E
- Calms irritated skin
- Provides anti-aging properties
- Has antibacterial properties that are great for the skin
- Helps to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Helpful for treating acne, eliminating cellulite and fading stretch marks
- Comforts breakouts, sun exposure and other lip irritations
- Soothing and healing
- Also known as lemon balm, but is not a photosensitive essential oil
- They are also re-usable, so don’t toss them when you’ve run out of lip balm, just make some more and refill!
- I’ve repurposed a glass jar for this (from this!), so use what you have
- I try to repurpose old bottles and jars whenever possible, since it’s a great way to be more eco-friendly
- It doesn’t have to be glass (think ceramic, metal or stainless steel) ⏤ but it has to be airtight and heat-safe!
- Great for transferring liquids and precise measuring
- Works well for pouring hot wax and not burning yourself in the process
How to make
- Fill a lidded pot halfway with water and place on medium heat
- While the water warms, grab your heat-safe airtight container and get ready to add:
- 1/4 tsp of Candelilla wax, 1/4 tsp of Castor oil followed by 1/2 tsp of Shea butter
- Secure the lid
- Now place the heat-safe airtight container into the pot of warmed water add the lid back on until the wax and butter have melted
- Check on it every so often, and give it a shake to encourage it to dissolve, and be careful since the contents will be hot!
- Mine took 15 minutes to completely melt
- Once it’s fully incorporated, carefully remove the top
- Add 1 drop of Melissa and Rosemary essential oils
- Stir to combine
- Use a plastic pipette to pour the melted mixture into the lip balm tube
- Allow to cool completely
- You’ll know it’s ready when the mixture turns from transparent to opaque in color
- Add the cap
- All done!
Ways to use
- You know what to do!
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