I decided to do a DIY organic beeswax lip balm. Why? I have an obsession with lip balm. Or chapstick. Or lip gloss…whatever you want to call it, I have to have it. I have one in my purse, one in my car, in my nightstand. I even keep one in my kitchen junk drawer. It just needs to be readily available to me at all times.
I recently switched to an organic lip balm that I love. The problem is, it’s pricey. That would be okay if I had ONE stick of it that I used until it was gone. But that’s not the case. I normally lose them about half way through the stick. Secondly, since I’m addicted, I have to keep several tubes of it stashed throughout my house and car. You can see how pricey this could become.
Recently I tackled a new DIY project. I decided to make my own beeswax food wraps. It was an awesome project, but I had lots of leftover beeswax! (The beeswax in my photos looks slightly different than this one, but I’ve used both and they both have a great smell and consistency.)
Well, it turns out there are a lot of uses for that stuff. I decided to use it to make my own lip balm. I also did a DIY Salve to replace the ointment for all the cuts and scrapes in our house.
The recipe I came up with made 12 tubs of lip balm. You could cut the recipe down if you’d like, but I prefer to have several on hand. This recipe only took about 15 minutes to make, start to finish!
My beeswax came in large pieces, so I first grated it so it would melt easily.
DIY Organic beeswax lip balm
- 3 Tablespoons organic coconut oil (I use this oil)
- 1 Tablespoon grated beeswax
- Empty tubs or tubes of your choosing (I prefer these because they are more cost effective than tins)
- ¾ teaspoon tint (optional)
- 8-10 drops essential oil (optional)
- Melt the coconut oil and beeswax in a double boiler on the stove. This does not take long. Stir until completely melted.
- If you want to add essential oils or tint, add to the mixture on the stove.
- Pour mixture into tubs or tubes.
- Let cool for 45 minutes to an hour.
The melting process only takes a few minutes.
If you go with the lip balm sticks, you made need a funnel. I prefer small tubs, so pouring was easy.
I let it cool on the counter for about 45 minutes and it was ready to use!
I used lavender essential oils in my first batch. Lavender is always a great option as it’s so good for your skin and lips in particular. I made a second batch with sweet orange essential oil which smells fresh but light. You can use any oil that is recommended for topical use. Some prefer to use more drops, but I prefer a light scent.
I used organic hibiscus powder as a tint, just to give it a try. I don’t normally wear color on my lips on a daily basis, so this isn’t exactly for me. But it came out beautifully and the tint blended well on the stove with the mixture.
I love this DIY organic beeswax lip balm. It goes on silky smooth and smells wonderful. It’s also incredibly cheap to make. Now my habit…addiction…whatever you want to call it, doesn’t break the bank!