I made my own lip balm today. It was a good start, but what’s a girl to do with 13 lip balm sticks, 2 lip balm pots, a lip balm tin, and a contact case (!) full of lip balm? Can you tell I made too much? I like it, though, and will be making more, but maybe not right away…
This recipe made a lot of lip balm, but I wanted to make 13 tubes of it only… And the lavender scent is not very strong, which is a little disappointing. Next time: less butter/oil, more scent. But this was a good start, and the lip balm will be very nourishing and natural!
*all measurements in ounces are weight, not volume.
- 2 parts cocoa butter (I used 2 oz. Next time: 1 oz.)
- 1 part candelilla wax (I used 1 oz. Next time: 0.5 oz.)
- 2 parts coconut oil (I used 2 oz. Next time: 1 oz.)
- 30 drops of lavender essential oil
- double boiler
- small metal or glass bowl
- thermometer (optional)
- 13 lip balm tubes (and a bunch of extra containers if you’re a dork and measured too much ingredients)
- In a double boiler, melt the wax, butter, and oils in a small container (glass or metal).
- Once the mixture is completely melted (around 160 F), add the essential oil.
- Turn off the heat, but leave the oils in the hot water. Otherwise, it will start to solidify as it cools.
- With a pipette, pipe the oil mixture into lip balm tubes. I put a rubber band around all 13 of the tubes to hold them in place.
- Allow them to cool completely before capping them.