DIY lip balm- simply divine!

2016-01-16-16.54.21.jpg.jpegI love this recipe posted by my friend Barb at momofftrack.com and used it as a base for making my first batch of tubes of lip balm.  I love it, and it keeps my chapped lips hydrated and moist upwards of 12 hours – no joke.

Here’s what you will need to make 12-13 tubes of this lip balm, but if you are using small jars or containers, I think those are better.  The tubes I had were narrow and it got a little messy.   You can get your lip balm tubes here:
Or your lip balm containers (small convenient jars) here:
You can add more to the recipe to make more, or account for small jars for lip balm jars:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (you can use pure or organic)
  • 2.5 tablespoons of beeswax (you can use yellow or white)  I got mine from Amazon:
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E – best to use a capsule and crack it open
  • 2 teaspoons of shea butter (really brings moisture into the mix)
  • 18 drops of essential oil of choice, or if you choose two, make sure to put MORE drops of the less dominant oil and less of the other one.  For example, peppermint and spearmint are strong, so do 7-8 drops, and then if you are doing Lavender Mint, put in 10 drops of lavender and 6-7 of the mint.  The mint is just stronger.  My faves are:  Grapefruit-Lime, Lavender-Orange, or plain old Lavender (my fave) and what I made, added only 15 drops.  Get pure essential oils through my distributor link.
will initially look like this
the mixture will initially look like this

Melt the coconut oil first, and slowly add in the beeswax pellets.  They take the longest to melt, so I added it in slowly, and stirred.  I added in shea butter and the vitamin E last because it melts quickly.  Last, add the essential oils.

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final melted liquid- Warning: It’s hot!

It worked out great melting it all over low heat, but got messy pouring into the skinny tubes, so if you can use a small beaker for pouring, or rubber band the tubes together in a glass container (easier to clean), and then pour it all in, that is definitely less messy.  Or, better yet, I recommend using small round containers for lip balm, and not a tube or stick.  This stuff gets hard quickly, so work quickly. Put the covers on the tubes, and you can place  a sticker on the side of the tubes, or ribbon, but I prefer to just keep them as is.

The girls each have their own now, and with this dry weather in Colorado, I love that they are using all-natural ingredients to keep their lips from getting chapped. Happy Winter!

*Disclaimer:  These statements are not FDA approved.  The statements made here are my own and not attributed to young living.  The experiences are real, and my own.  I received no compensation for this or other posts on essential oils.  I am a distributor of these products because I believe in them.

**If you want pure essential oils for this and other great things, don’t forget to read all my posts on Essential Oils, and get started on the starter kit.  It is a life-changing journey.

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