The One with Lip Balm

Have a few spare minutes today? Want to try your hand at an enjoyable and easy DIY project? Read on!

This project is a favorite of mine because it combines two things I love: essential oils and lip balm! Seriously, it’s almost too easy! Why spend money on overpriced lip balm that contains chemicals you can’t even pronounce? {Now, don’t get me wrong, some days I just don’t have time for a DIY with all the littles in my house. On those days, I have a back-up Burt’s Bees lip balm lying around.} This recipe will give you about 14 lip balms so you can save one for those busy days or gift a few to friends and family.

 

Recipe:

  • 2 TBSP Coconut Oil
  • 1 TBSP Beeswax Pellets
  • 1 TBSP Shea Butter
  • 1 tsp Vitamin E oil
  • 10-12 drops of Essential Oil of Choice
  • About 14 lip balm tubes

Directions:

  1. Use double boiler to melt coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter until liquid.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  3. Add Vitamin E oil and stir.
  4. Add Essential Oil(s) of Choice and stir.
  5. Pour into lip balm tubes.

Some tips I’ve learned along the way:

  • If you don’t have a double boiler you can use a pan and bowl. Simply add a small amount of water to the pan and place the bowl directly on top of it. {See picture above} Use low-medium heat as the water can start to boil and will cause the water to splash.
  • After removing the ingredients from the pan, I will pour them into a glass Pyrex measuring cup with a spout. This makes it SUPER easy to pour into the small tubes without making a mess. Also, once the mixture starts to harden, you can place in the microwave and quickly zap it to melt it back to liquid form.

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For this recipe today, I used Lavender essential oil. However, the possibilities are endless! Feel free to mix and match to find a scent combo you enjoy. Some combinations that I enjoy are: Lime & Peppermint (smells like a Mojito!), Lavender & Lemon, Grapefruit & Orange and Lemon & Lime. {Please note that Citrus Oils can cause photo-sensitivity}

Click to learn more about the only brand of essential oils I use.

 

 

 

 

 

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