Handmade Gifts: How to Make Lip Balm

Handmade Gifts: How to Make Lip Balm
This simple, super moisturizing lip balm can be customized to your liking and makes an adorable gift for anyone. For simple packaging, pour into 1/4 oz metal tins. Lip balm tubes, 1/4 oz white jars or any repurposed tiny containers are other great packaging options.

A note on ingredients...

For even more nourishment in the winter months, you can switch up the carrier oils. Try replacing the sweet almond oil with hemp seed, jojoba or even coconut oil.
Nice essential oil options for these lip balms include orange (sweet orange or red mandarin), peppermint or spearmint, cinnamon leaf (one drop only in entire recipe), anise or fennel, cardamom, vanilla, or the synergy blends Walkin' on Sunshine, Candy Cane or Air.

Basic Lip Balm Recipe 

(Makes about 10 lip balm tubes or 5 lip balm tins)

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Coarsely chop or grate your beeswax (vegans may use Carnauba Wax as an alternative), and place in top part of double boiler with your butters and carrier oils. Melt gently over heated water, making sure that the water does not boil over into your oil mixture. 1 -2” of water in the bottom of your pot is enough. 
  2. Once your beeswax mixture has melted, remove from burner and let cool slightly.
  3. Mix in essential oils and Vitamin E (if using). 
  4. Immediately pour the hot mixture into lip balm containers. If the mixture cools too rapidly while you are pouring, then heat the mixture back up over the double boiler. 
  5. Allow to cool completely before placing the caps onto your lip balm containers.


Want to learn more great DIY gift ideas? Check out upcoming Holiday Gift Making and BodyCare classes!

Posted by Lindsay on 11/23/2018 to Recipes

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