I make a lot of lip balm. It’s easy and the lip balms actually work. How easy, you ask?
Making Lip Balm
First, get your ingredients ready. You’ll need oil, some wax, and some butter if you feel like it.
Next, melt all of the ingredients together. I do this in a pot on the stove on the lowest heat setting possible. If I had a double boiler, I would use that instead. It’s important not to overheat the ingredients or burn the oil.
Once everything is melted, take the liquid off the heat and add your essential oils.
Finally, pour your lip balms. I use this fancy lip balm tray to hold all of the tubes steady. As it turns out, I actually need help holding my hand steady as there is always some spillage.
Finally, let the balms set and cool. It’s a bit like watching the kettle boil, so it’s best to find something else to do in the meantime. When possible, I like to let mine set overnight. Once they are ready, you can taken them out of the tray and pop the lids on each tube.
Do these simple steps and you’ll have a homemade lip balm. I like to call mine Lip Lube.
Here’s a shot of two tubes I just made up for a friend who was brave enough to try out my formula.
It took me a long time and many trials to come up with the recipe that I use. I like it because it’s soft enough to be used in the cold winter months, but doesn’t melt in your purse or pocket in the hot summer months. I just might end up selling these tubes of Lip Lube one day. So, for now, I’m opting to keep the recipe to myself.
If you’re looking for ideas, check out one of my favorite sites here. It’s the Crunchy Betty site. It’s full of ideas, recipes and tips. It’s a great starting point! Or, if you’re more adventurous, try a few combinations out on your own. It might take a few tries, but I’m sure you’ll end up with a formula that works. Either way, have fun!