Tutorial : Lip Balm

Ever wanted to know how simple it is to DIY lip balm?

You will be surprised at just how easy it is!!

Here are a few recipes to get you started.

Simple Lip Balm

The addition of grapeseed oil to this lip balm will lend a light, satin-like finish to your lip balm.

40g Grapeseed Oil

10g Beeswax

10 – 15 drops Flavour Oil

Combine beeswax and grapeseed oil in a saucepan. Melt over low heat until beeswax is fully melted. Remove from heat and add flavour oil. Stir well. Pour into lip balm pots or tubes and allow to solidify.

Peppermint Lip Balm

Adding peppermint essential oil to this lip balm will produce a fresh and hydrating lip balm with that distinctive peppermint tingle.

40g Sweet Almond Oil

10g Beeswax

8 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Combine beeswax and sweet almond oil in a saucepan. Melt over low heat until beeswax is fully melted. Remove from heat and add essential oil. Stir well. Pour into lip balm pots or tubes and allow to solidify.

Lip Balm with Cocoa Butter & Honey

This is a lovely sweet lip balm, thanks to the addition of honey.

15g Cocoa Butter

30g Apricot Kernel Oil

20g Beeswax

5g Honey

10-15 drops Vanilla Flavour Oil

Combine cocoa butter, apricot kernel oil and beeswax in a saucepan. Melt over low heat until cocoa butter and beeswax are fully melted. Remove from heat and add honey and flavour oil. Stir well. Pour into lip balm pots or tubes and allow to solidify.

All of the above recipes can be tinted if you would prefer a coloured lip balm. Why not have a browse through our colourants to see which ones are suitable for lip balms?

If after making any of the above recipes, you find that the final product is either too hard or too soft for your liking, its as easy as melting it again over very low heat, adding a tiny bit more oil or beeswax before allowing it to set again.

 If you would rather not make your own lip balm, but would still like to use a natural product, lip balms can be purchased from us here.

For the supplies needed to make the above projects, please check out the links below.

Apricot Kernel Oil

Beeswax

Cocoa Butter

Colourants

Flavour Oil

Grapeseed Oil

Lip Balm Pots & Tubes

Peppermint Essential Oil

Sweet Almond Oil