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.
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 Lip Balm Recipe
- 1 tablespoon Organic Shea Butter (or buy it at Amazon)
- 3 tablespoons Organic Sunflower Oil (Almond and Grapeseed Oils will also work)
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Beeswax (or buy it at Amazon)
- 25 drops organic Sweet Orange essential oil (or buy it here)
- 5 drops Organic Clove essential oil (or buy it here)
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
- 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.
- 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.
- Pour directly from the pan into your tubes or tins and it will harden in about 5 minutes. Done!