Making your personal beauty and skincare products can feel as an inaccessible, mysterious thing to do. But really, once you receive into it, I have an atmosphere 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 personal 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 and other commonly purchased readymade at the store items?
In this post, I not merely share a super easy to follow along with how-to, but I url to where I purchase my ingredients. I’m always happy to chat more about how exactly to come by certain things, particularly if you are feeling the common, “But I only want to create 1 of the,” and gathering each one of these ingredients seems such as a waste. Feel free to contact me if that’s your situation.
Anyhow, let’s get to creating!
Some tips about 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)
Lip balm containers (I use these tubes or these metal tins)
Lip balm filling tray
And here’s how to make your own lip balm . . .
1.) Fill pot with water a couple inches high & start low heat.
2.) Add coconut oil, Shea butter, and beeswax to a clear & dry mason jar.
3.) Melt on low heat, stirring occasionally until all is fully melted. This takes about 10 minutes for many ingredients to fully combine.
4.) Turn heat off, and keeping jar with mixture in water, allow to cool slightly. Keep it in the warm water with the heat off or the mixture will start to harden too soon!
5.) Snap your empty, clean lip balm tubes on to your filling tray.
6.) Add essential oils to the melted mixture and stir well.
7.) Immediately fill your lip balm containers! I suggest pouring from the jar you melted in immediately right into a warm measuring cup for quick pouring.
If you wind up having extra lip balm mixture leftover that hardened a little along the way, reheat using the procedure above and fill more tubes as you’re able.
And that’s it! You now have delicious, soothing lip balm which will enable you to get through the windy winter season and the summer sun.
This mixture made about 15 lip balm tubes, 0.15 oz each.