DIY Lip Balm
I’ve made a few batches of lip balms in the last little while and ever since the first batch I made, I have never purchased another store lip balm or lip gloss and here’s why: it’s full of all kinds of all natural goodness that’s nourishing for the lips, never watery and lasts forever so you don’t have to keep reapplying. It’s incredibly cheap to make compared to what you buy from the store, I love that it’s so simple to make, with simple ingredients, and it’s customizable to what I want. Now, what girl wouldn’t want that? This is really fun to do and can be a great project to do with girlfriends (because there’s plenty to go around) or even as a mother daughter craft. Remember, this doesn’t have to be just for the girls. Leave out the colour, add a minty scent and you will have your guy’s smearing this stuff on to keep their lips just as soft and smooth. Pucker up!
Add the beeswax, cocoa butter and coconut oil into a bowl.
Place the bowl onto a pot of boiling water to create a double boiler. Make sure that the bowl is big enough to sit on top of the pot and the water in the pot is low enough it will not touch the bottom of the bowl.
Over medium heat, melt together until completely dissolved.
In the meantime, prep all the containers on a counter to be filled.
Take the bowl off the heat and add the drops of Vitamin-E, the mica powder, and the flavoured oil. Stir until combined. You don’t have to use mica powder it is optional. I like it because it does add a little colour to the lip balm and a hint of shimmer. Also, if you don’t have Vitamin-E on hand or can’t find it you don’t have to put it in; it won’t affect the recipe it’s just super good for your lips!
I chose to flavour mine but if you just want an aromatic balm then scent it with essential oils.
You need to move a little quickly filling all the containers with the balm before it sets. The first time I made this I tried using a syringe to pull up the melted liquid and squirt it into the containers. But that cooled it too quickly and it seized up the syringe. So, learn from my mistake the first time I ever made lip balm and just use a container with a good spout on it to pour it into the small containers.
Let it sit on the counter until it sets.
With a little bit of shimmer from the mica and a tasty flavour you have some pretty fabulous lip balm you just DIY’d!