Homemade Lip Balm Recipe – All-Natural Clove and Orange

With the cold, dry winter air here to stay for the foreseeable future, here is a super moisturizing, all-natural, chemical-free lip balm recipe you can make at home in just 10 minutes or less! It has a wonderful scent with the clove and sweet orange essential oils and makes for an excellent gift with Christmas approaching.

Homemade All-Natural Lip Balm Recipe with Clove and Cinnamon

This recipe comes from Mountain Rose Herb‘s blog where they have tons of recipes for all-natural living and homemaking. I love their products and company as they are green inside and out! They are one company I can really stand behind. They sent me these ingredients, all of which you can buy online in the comfort of your PJ’s and no makeup (my fav part!) and not have to hunt at speciality stores:

Homemade All-Natural Lip Balm Recipe Ingredients

Homemade Lip Balm Recipe

So, I was really not paying attention (blame it on pregnancy brain, being tired, and two rambunctious boys running around at the same time!) and accidentally added 3 times the amount of beeswax I needed. Needless to say, the recipe was super hard and not useable! After it all hardened in the tins, I scooped it out with a spoon and melted it back down in the double boiler, adding more oils to complete the recipe. Now I have enough balm to give to EVERYONE for Christmas! It will literally fill a dozen or more tubes or tins.

I loved using Mountain Rose Herb’s shea butter- normally I buy mine from Amazon and have been happy with it, but this was free of impurities (like tree bark) and was so easy to scoop out. The above recipe makes enough to fill about 6 small tins – such a cheap, but special gift to give!

How To Make Your Own Lip Balm

  1. Chop your beeswax bar in half (it’s 1 ounce, and there are about 2 tablespoons in 1 ounce). I would start with that because the recipe turned out rather hard when I used the full amount of beeswax, making it hard to rub onto my finger and use.
  2. Melt all the ingredients in double boiler (I don’t have an official double boiler, so I use one smaller pot inside of a bigger pot of boiling water). It will take 5 minutes or so on low to medium heat.
  3. Pour directly from the pan into your tubes or tins and it will harden in about 5 minutes. Done!
Homemade All-Natural Lip Balm Recipe - Melt all ingredients in a double boiler
Cleaning Up – I was able to get the pan clean with super hot, soap water and a good sponge.
I didn’t want to go out searching in craft stores for lip balm tubes or tins, so I’m buying more from Amazon (click on the links to buy). I gave some to my sweet aunt for her birthday and she loved it! It was such a special way to show I cared about her without spending a ton of money.
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About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


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